Well done to the Year 7 team who all performed extremely well in the 60 metre sprint on 26th October at the Great School Sprint event. The team also had the opportunity to meet (and get a photo with) GB athlete Chris Thompson. Kai Kaberry, 7E, ran well reaching the final of the boys' event, and Ava Griggs, 7S, stunned the other athletes by winning the final gaining the gold medal and a trophy! Ava will now go on to represent Portsmouth in a sprinting event, shown on television in Manchester next year. Congratulations to Ava and well done everyone who took part.
Pictured below: Leyton Howard, 7S, William Hammond, 7L, Chloe Parker, 7N, Hallie-Jade Colarusso, 7P, Trinity Ward, 7D, Ava Griggs, 7S, Isabel Graham, 7D, George Buck, 7F, Noah Tiller, 7E, Kai Kaberry, 7E.
A huge thank you to all the University of Portsmouth architecture students who have given up their time over the past few weeks to visit our Year 9 Product Design classes. Pupils enjoyed engaging lessons during which they designed and built their own model building designs, giving them an insight into the world of architecture and model building.
Congratulations to Springfield pupils Teagan Williams, 11R and Dylan Pilgrim, 10R who were selected to represent the UK at the World Hip Hop, Electric Boogie and Break Dance Championships in Copenhagen this week. We have heard today that they have achieved first place in the formation junior team category (this is the first time the UK has ever won the category). The team competed against 30 other teams some of which were as far afield as Canada and South Africa. Dylan has also achieved first place in the solo boys juniors category (an amazing achievement with 67 others on this category). We have also been informed that Dylan has also come 1st in the junior hip hop battles! A huge congratulations to Tegan and Dylan on your success!
Year 11 have been treated to a 'Study/Life Skill' themed Focus Day today. This is a new event organised in recognition of the challenges faced by pupils due to the modified GCSEs that are now widespread throughout the curriculum. We welcomed 'The Life Skills Company' who provided a two hour session for each Year 11 pupil on 'Maximising Success' with the aim of developing memory retention and revision techniques. Our thanks to 'The Life Skills Company' for providing such an effective event with useful ideas/techniques ready for pupils to practice during half term.
Sam Darton, 11S said "It was really eye opening as I have not thought about most of the techniques before!"
Jess Chudley, 11G commented "I found the experience very helpful to develop an understanding of different techniques to help me revise."
Luke Veal, 11P said "I found it very informative and it will help me when I am revising."
Mr Lomas, Head of PDL and Enterprise
Well done to Springfield's pupils who quickly and efficiently evacuated the school buildings yesterday when the fire alarm sounded at the start of lunchtime. The alarm sounded because the building contractors accidentally activated a smoke sensor in their work area. Due to the excellent way that pupils conducted themselves, the whole evacuation and registration process was completed in well under ten minutes!
We were delighted to welcome Solomon Theatre Company and Actionwork to the school yesterday (12th October), they ran some fun but informative sessions for our Year 10 pupils. This extra focus day was organised in response to feedback from pupils via a recent pupil survey. Challenging subjects were tackled including cyber bullying and building relationships during these engaging sessions. Thank you to Soloman Theatre Company and Actionwork.
The Year 9 rugby team attended a tournament on 6th October 2017 at St Johns College playing fields which was attended by approximately twenty schools from all over Hampshire. The team played eight games in total and won four, drew three and lost one so they can take much confidence from this encouraging performance. The tournament was organised by the RFU and Hampshire Rugby. This provided game time and useful development opportunities against many teams we would not usually have had the opportunity to play against. We would like to thank both organisations for continuing to organise these fixtures. Well done to those students who took part and continue to train with us afterschool on Thursdays. We are also very lucky to have Jake Harfield, an ex student with a significant rugby knowledge, who has returned to volunteer with us on Thursdays to help coach this team.
Stewart Legg, Rugby Coach
Another fantastic result for girls netball at Springfield. The Year 9 Springfield B team came third and the Springfield A team came first, beating all 7 opposing teams on Monday 9th October 2017. Well done Year 9s - keep it up!
For those families whose son/daughter are going on the school ski trip in January and would like an early idea about what items to get ready the suggested clothing and personal effects for the trip are:
Anorak/ski jacket, ski trousers/salopettes, headwear, 2 sports shirts, 2 sweaters, scarf/neck warmer, 3 – 4 ski socks*, ski gloves/mitts* (*these are important, go for quality), underwear for skiing, ski goggles/sunglasses, plasters, sunblock cream, lip salve, evening wear (casual trousers, skirt, shirts, pullover), socks, underwear, nightwear, toiletries (soap, facecloth, toothbrush, toothpaste), hairbrush, stout shoes/boots (not trainers) for walking around the resort.
John Lomas, Head of PDL and Enterprise
Year 11 pupils - please find below revision topic sheets for your Maths Revision.
The foundation sheets are for 11X4, 11X5 and 11Y4 (shown first).
The higher sheet is for 11X1, 11Y1, 11X2, 11Y2, 11X3 and 11Y3.
This is for your assessment on the 17th October.
Miss Hawkins, Teacher of Mathematics
Thank you to all the prospective pupils and families who came along to our annual Open Evening last night. This was a great opportunity for visitors to get a real taste of Springfield. Some of the demonstrations/performances on hand included a cabaret of musical entertainment, indoor sports as well as dancing, cooking, textiles and drama performances. Visitors were able to view the great displays of work and pupil demonstrations in each of our subject departments. Our helpful Prefects and TGAs gave thorough tours of the school showcasing each subject area. Thank you to all the pupils and staff involved you did a fantastic job. More photos will follow next week.