Model UN at Withington High

Model UN, Withington-High, June2015The school took a team to Withington Annual MUN conference on Sunday 28th June. This was a great opportunity for our younger delegates to experience a conference. Despite this, we had a number of students who   really excelled. There were three prizes awarded to our two delegations; all received ommended delegate awards.  These went to, Lucy (Year 9), Sophie (Year 9) and Florence (Year 10). Well done to all the girls who took part, they all took the opportunity to speak which is an impressive achievement since the standard of debate was so high.

Well done, girls!

Teaching and Learning Newsletter – Questioning

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Rounders

Congratulations to the Year 7 + 8 rounders teams who both beat Wellington school to reach the finals of the Trafford Schools’ League.

Year 7 won 22 1/2 – 6

Year 8 won 6-4

The year 9 team are also in the finals which will be played in the week beginning 6th July.  Keep an eye on the notice board for further details.

 

Double drama win

Double Drama WinnersCongratulations to Claudia Gallagher and Olivia Harris, two of the talented cast members in Altrincham Creative Theatre School’s production of ‘Panto Inc.’ by John Banks.  The production has been touring the regional drama festivals. They have recently won Best Junior Play at Chelford Drama Festival and the Adjudicator’s Award at The Wilmslow Festival of One Act Plays. They will also be performing at Glossop Drama Festival this week, alongside their partner group Act II, which includes Emily, Emma and Lauren.  They will perform ‘Melons at the Parsonage’ by Nick Warburton. Good luck!

Cricket Tournament

Cricket Success June 2015Absolutely Fantastic !

Extremely well done to all the girls who were able to take part in the tournament on Sunday 28th June.

They  started well by winning the toss. Then they demonstrated good quality consistent bowling with few errors.  All of them !  Everybody got a decent bowl and showed they were worthy, with most (if not all ?) taking wickets.  Their fielding was superb.  Catches were taken when offered, and brave attempts made at some other difficult chances.  What followed was batting straight from the training ground.  Cricket Success June 2015Great running between the wickets, with some memorable drop and run combinations, batters at either end being alive to what is possible. This together with hitting the bad ball when given, and some glorious half volley drives to cover which gave some parents reason to offer positive statements of disbelief !

With a score of 110 v 103 after taking account of wickets, my reflection is that they were more consistent overall in batting and bowling.  The greater number of wickets taken was the difference …… or was it the shots for 4s and 6s…. or was it the run a ball approach…..  Who knows? They WON !

They have a medal each.  And there is a trophy which they will share around.  We await to hear whether that win gets them to the northern finals.

The girls are: Ojas, Emily, Amber, Elle, Hannah and Hollie

Year 8 tennis team win King’s School Chester U14 Invitation Tournament.

A year 9 and a year 8 team were entered into this tournament. Two couples made up each team and the result was determined by adding the scores of each couple together.

In the first round of matches the year 9 team beat Stockport Grammar School 9-7  :  beat Queen’s School, Chester 14-2  and beat Moreton Hall School, from Shropshire 10-5.

The year 8 team beat Ryday School 14-2  : beat king’s School, Chester 11-6 and Moreton Hall School 11-6.

Both teams won their sections and were placed in the final group of 4 teams to play for the trophy. 

In the first round of matches the year 9 team beat Stockport Grammar School 10-4 and the year 8 team beat Moreton Hall 11-6.

In the second round of matches the year 9 team lost to Moreton Hall 7-8 and the year 8 team beat Stockport Grammar School 11-6.

Coming into h

The final round the year 8 team had not lost a match. They now had to play our year 9 team. In the 25 minute match the year 8’s won by 13 games to 7 and so won the trophy.

Well done to everyone for such a great achievement. A particular well done to the year 8’s for beating the year 9’s!!!!!!!!! 

 

Welcome to the new Charity Committee 2015-2016

Charity Committee 2015-16The girls took over from last year’s committee at the end of last term. Last year’s committee raised an amazing £ 5 641.

So far this term, the girls have helped to raise £1 240 for the victims of the Nepal Disaster. This term’s charity is Shelter Box. Shelter Box provides emergency shelter and vital supplies to support communities around the world overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis. The girls have plans for a cake sale, a netball match and other events to raise more money for their chosen charity.

Inter form

Do not forget the inter form competitions that are coming up.

Tuesday 7th July : Sports Day

Wednesday 8th July : Year 10 inter form tennis and rounders : all day

Thursday 9th Jult : Year 9 inter form tennis and rounders : all day

Friday 10th July : Year 8 inter form tennis and rounders

Monday 13th July : Year 7 inter form tennis and rounders
                                 

                                 

Tennis v Alderley Edge School for Girls

it was the turn of some of the year 7 and 9 players who come to practices and who do not play in Saturday matches to play for school.

The year 9’s played against a strong team and lost 14 games to 23. Nevertheless they played some great tennis.

The year 7’s won 24 games to 8. Well done girls. 

 

Athletics

Congratulations to Annie Williams, Francesca Brint and Victoria Barlow who has all been selected for the English Schools’ Track and Field Cup in July.  We wish them all very good luck.