It was great weather for Sports Day on Wednesday 20th June. There were many events throughout the day with everyone cheering on their House. Tuckwell House won Year 7, Ormond House won across Years 8 and 10 and Macmillan House won Year 9. The overall winners on the day were Ormond House.
Congratulations to all those who took part!
Junior District Athletics Championships 26th June 2018
This year we took 32 athletes from Year 7 and 8 to the annual championships held at Aldershot Military Stadium. Our athletes were fantastic all day, most of them competing in a stadium with 100’s of onlookers from over 20 schools. The nerves and the heat (oh the heat!) were put aside though for one of the most successful Junior Championships we’ve have had in the last 13 years I’ve been at Frogmore, especially doing well in the field throw events.
In the Year 7 boys’ competition, Ryan Aylmer came seventh in the Javelin whilst Haris Mannan won bronze in the discus. In the girls’ Molly Turner came eighth in the Javelin.
In the Year 8 boys’ competition, the relay team got through to the final of the 4x100m relay and came eighth, Dan Bozas came fifth in the Shot Put, and Hayden Mitchell won bronze in the Javelin. However, our biggest success came with Harley Paterson-Green and James Dickson taking home the silver and bronze respectively in the Discus. The boys’ team amassed 24 points overall, coming third in the division 2 trophy.
The Year 8 girls however went a step yet further in success! Christine Sekyere qualified for the final of the 200m and then came eighth overall. Kawtar Toubella came sixth in the straight final of the 1500m, Amy Baier however was the star of the track and won our only medal with a stunning bronze in the 70m hurdles as well as helping the 4x100m relay team to a great sixth place having qualified for the final. In the field events, Sienna Rooks came 7th in the long jump, while Frogmore won another medal with Molly Arndell in the Shot Put coming in third. The girls collected 21 points and came second in the division 2 trophy.
Overall, off the back of the wonderful district championships, four of our athletes were selected to represent the district at the county championships with another two on the list as reserves. Of the three athletes who then took part in the county championships in Southampton on Tuesday 10th July, in the Year 8 competition Harley Paterson-Green came sixth in discus, Hayden Mitchell came fourth in the javelin and Haris Mannan also came fourth in the Year 7 boys’ discus.
Performing Arts News
Congratulations to the cast and crew of the Wizard of Oz. We have just completed the first two performances and are gearing up for the next two. It has been wonderful to see the hard work of the whole team pay off on stage. Yesterday our Kansas cast were able to perform to over 100 excited Year 4 students followed by the Oz cast performing to a wonderful audience of those who could tear themselves away from the World Cup. Good luck and break a leg for the next two nights.
Mrs White, Head of Performing Arts
On Tuesday 19th June 2018, a selected few of students took a trip to Hawley Primary School. The purpose of this was to attend the Song Fest 2018. This is where they sang multiple songs including; We Go Together, You’ve Gotta Friend In Me, Lean On Me, Be The Change, Drop In The Ocean, Spread A little Happiness.
While they sang these songs, they combined with other schools including Potley Hill and many others .As visitors representing Frogmore, they enjoyed themselves thoroughly and loved every second. We hope as a community to be invited back and have even more fun for the years to come!
Martha Lilly, Year 7
Communications Faculty News
Yr8 Languages Day
On Tuesday 19th June the whole of Year 8 took part in Languages Day. Students had the opportunity to learn a variety of different languages, taught by Frogmore’s own Young Interpreters. There were 10 different stations and students were able to visit the majority of these, as well as spending a lesson in a computer room, completing some language quizzes. The languages on offer included Latvian, Czech, Turkish, Spanish, German, Mandarin, Cantonese, Arabic and even some British Sign Language. The Year 8 students had the opportunity to earn stickers at each station, which could then be traded in for sweets when the changeover bell went. Although the students were really well-behaved, as Young Interpreters, we were rather tired from teaching all day and now understand how hard our teachers work!
Luky Jones and Glen Telp, Y8 Young Interpreters
Feedback from our students:
“What I liked about Languages Day was learning the Mandarin characters, but I don’t know how some people learnt to write them so quickly!” Kieran Powley
“I enjoyed Spanish and British Sign Language as we did good activities and they were fun to learn.” Georgie Livesey
“I very much enjoyed the quizzes that we did in the computer room as it was different from what we do in class”. Max Green
“I enjoyed learning different languages and the chance to earn sweets whilst we learnt”. Isabelle Petford
“I found it interesting learning about colours and numbers in Spanish. I also enjoyed Arabic because we learnt the animal names.” Poppy-Jane Wilson
St Omer Trip
Mrs Yates, Mr Webster, Mr Inglis and Mrs Simmonds joined 26 Frogmore Key Stage 3 students for a fun-packed long weekend in northern France. We stayed in a beautiful chateau in the French countryside and enjoyed many including a town trail in the seaside town of Le Touquet and a traditional French bakery. The highlight for many was the extremely popular snail farm, where we had the opportunity to learn about caring for and breeding snails, as well as tasting some of the delicious produce! I can safely say that reactions to the delicacy were quite entertaining!
As well as experiencing French culture, we visited the historical site of Vimy Ridge where we were able to visit the First World War trenches and tunnels. A visit to a local Commonwealth cemetery with over 11,000 graves was also extremely thought-provoking for many.
On the whole, the trip was a fantastic opportunity for our students to sample French food, experience French culture and practise the French they have been learning in a real-life context. We hope the parents have enjoyed hearing all about the trip!
Tile Barn Residential Trip
On Wednesday 13th June, most of Year 7 went to Tile Barn on a camping residential trip. Tile Barn is in the New Forest, and we stayed there for 3 days before returning to school.
Most schools that go to Tile Barn stay in tents. There are about 20 Tents in total, with 5-8 people in each tent. The cooking tent and the marquee where we ate meals were at the top of the field.
During our time at Tile Barn we were split into groups. Over the 3 days, there were lots of activities for each group to do. These included Low Ropes, Abseiling, Woodland Walk, Problem Solving, Crate Stack, Climbing, Orienteering and Jacobs’ Ladder. The activities were great fun, and we were all hungry when it came to dinner.
In my opinion, the activities were the best part about the trip to Tile Barn. I particularly enjoyed the climbing as we got to scale a 7m purpose built climbing wall. The orienteering was also one of the best activities because we got to work as a group to find all the locations on the map. Finally, the trip gave us a nice break from school work!
I think Tile Barn was a great experience that I, and a lot of others, thoroughly enjoyed. There were lots of things to do and the food was excellent. I would definitely recommend the trip to any future Year 7’s. They would have a great time.
Leo Shaw Y7