Rugby Match February 2017
The St Edmund’s girl’s rugby team played Thursday 23rd Feb in there first competitive ‘contact’ rugby fixture against Trafalgar. We did some joint group training for girls to get to know each other first then played a match in which we won 20-10 against a much more experienced team!
The girls loved it and were ‘buzzing’ afterwards.
Football Match May 2016
The girls’ U16 football team reached their first ever County Cup final this year in May, and in very wet conditions were very unlucky to lose narrowly 1-0 to a strong Kingdown School. The weather conditions were far from ideal after a heavy downpour and definitely played a part in the end result.
Coach Mr Byrne said the girls gave their absolute all and he could not have wished for more determination and effort.
Cross Country – December 2015
The cross country squad have enjoyed another fantastic season. Girls from St Edmund’s competed in the Salisbury League’s 4 races. After all the races Olivia Roderick (7P) received a silver medal for the minor girls, with Lily Battersby bringing home gold and Becky Service the bronze for the Inter girls. This left the minor girls in 2nd overall and the junior in 3rd. Well done to all those who competed.
From the 4 Salisbury races girls are selected to represent Salisbury at the Wiltshire Championships in January. For the minor girls: Olivia Roderick (7P) and Imogen Primmer (7F), junior girls: Kate Greenall (9P) and Ellen Tilly (8F) and our inters are: Lily Battersby (10G), Heidi Porter (11P), Becky Service (10K) and Gemma Hayden (10F). Congratulations ladies!
Leweston Cross Country Relays
On Thursday 26th November St Edmund’s participated in Leweston Cross Country Relays in Sherborne. Sixteen girls attended the event, making four relay teams from Years 7, 8 , 9 and 10. Overall there were 74 teams that had taken part. When the 2.30 p.m. race started the course was very muddy. All runners did the same route, coming back with mud all up their legs! All St Edmund’s teams did extremely well and finished the race. We went to the awards ceremony, where everybody enjoyed hot chocolate and marshmallows and a piece of cake! We also picked up one award which was second fastest Year 7 lap by Olivia Roderick (7P). Well Done! Phoebe Gunstone 8F
Badminton – December 2015
On Wednesday 2nd December the KS3 and KS4 badminton teams were in action at Avon Valley for a Level 2 School Games tournament. The KS4 B team worked well together and came 3rd overall but the A team won the majority of their games and so qualified through to the level 3 event in 1st place.
The KS3 teams had some new year 7 players in this year who coped well with the pressure of competition. The B team finished 3rd and the A team 1st meaning that they too qualify through to the next round. Well done!
Duke of Edinburgh Expedition June 2015
43 girls participated in the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s expedition on the 20-21st June 2015. The students were in teams of seven and planned their routes around the Pewsey Vale area. Everyone was tired but in high spirits by the end of the weekend. The assessors commented on how pleasant all the girls were and that it was a fantastic expedition. Well done girls!
Football Festival – Stanley Sports Ground, Chippenham
The Football Festival was extremely enjoyable. There were many activities that you could learn and have fun at. The whole day was organised to expand our knowledge of football.
My favourite activity was the penalty shoot-out. You had to kick the ball into holes in an inflatable goal; I liked this activity because I think I needed to work on my scoring capabilities and it worked because later in the day we played matches against other schools. In our first match we drew 1-1 and in our second match I scored a goal; the game was very close and exiting until the very end with a score of 2-1. In our final match I scored again and everyone worked really well as a team; we communicated a lot and worked together but unfortunately lost 3-1.
Overall I really enjoyed my day and I think everyone else did too. It is great to get girls realising that women’s football is bigger than they think and that football doesn’t always have to be competitive.
Rosie Bibby – 8 Frank
Super8s Athletics – 20th May 2015
On Wednesday 20th May four St Edmund’s teams competed at the Super8s Athletics competition at SWGS track. The Year 7 A team finished in 2nd place so qualify for the School Games on 8th July at Marlborough College. Stand out performances came from Talia Card (7G) in the 200m (29.60s) and Long Jump (3.71m), Rosie Beer and Lorien Witt (7K) in the high jump (1.20m) and Alisha Hirang (7G) in the Long Jump (3.71m). The A team relay team also brought the baton home first beating both SWGS and Godolphin. The Year 7 B team finished in 4th place overall. The Year 8 A team finished in 3rd and the B team in 4th. Performances included Sophie Huntly (8G) winning the long jump (4.14m), Kate Greenall (8P) finishing the 800m in 3m09s and the relay team coming 2nd.
Well done to all those who competed and a special thanks to those reserves who stepped up in to an event to help their team.
Our Sports Promotion Fair inspired Future Sporting Prodigies
On Tuesday 28th April we held our first ever Sports Promotion Fair. The focus of the fair was to inspire and elicit interest within the school and to highlight the benefit of sports participation at club level. The girls had the chance to acquaint themselves with the local coaches and current club members. They were encouraged to ask questions and any apprehension was quickly killed by the smiles and enthusiasm shown by the coaches.
Clubs from all across Salisbury attended to promote their sport and to sign up new players; it was truly astonishing how many opportunities there are in the area. Clubs in attendance put on competitions and displays to showcase the essence of their sport.
The event encouraged the girls to get involved in sport and informed them of the varying options within Salisbury for sports participation. Sports represented ranged from athletics to netball and cross fit to orienteering.
What inspired me most was seeing the range of our girls already taking part in these opportunities and engaging with others persuading them to join their club, showing innate passion for their sport and its future.
The sheer number of girls who visited the fair was amazing and showed how many are interested in finding out about the local clubs. It was a very successful fair and enjoyed by all.
Written By Alice King, Young Ambassador
Touch Rugby Festival at Avon Valley
Tuesday 14th April 2015
Avon Valley College was the host to St. Edmund’s on a glorious spring afternoon for the Touch Rugby school games tournament. Avon Valley and St. Edmund’s were treated to coaching sessions before a mini tournament got under way.
St. Edmund’s B team played some good rugby with a narrow loss to Avon Valley’s Year 8s and a loss to St. Edmund’s A team but finished the tournament with a convincing win over Avon Valley’s Year 7s. St. Edmund’s A team stole the show, a comfortable win against Avon Valley’s Year 7s and St. Edmund’s B. With a slow start in the first half against Avon Valley Year 8s meant St. Edmund’s were 1 down at half-time, but after a half-time rally and the impressive performance of Anais Wilman, St. Edmund’s came back to win the game. St. Edmund’s A team won the tournament and with her impressive performances Anais Wilman was player of the tournament.
Year 3 & 4 Orienteering Festival – 23/3/2015
On Monday 23rd March, 26 St Edmund’s pupils helped to organise and run a year 3&4 Orienteering Festival for the local primary schools. For the first half of the festival pupils were split into 3 groups with a different activity to run. Pairs from the primary schools were scored on each task and the overall winning pair received a certificate. The year 11 Sports Leaders were in charge or the overall running and scoring of their activity and pupils from the Cross Country squad helped the pairs in their tasks. In the second half the schools battled it out in an Orienteering relay challenge with St Andrews completing the task first. All the primary pupils were very enthusiastic and enjoyed their afternoon. The St Edmund’s pupils were a credit to the school and showed excellent leadership skills.
On Tuesday 10th February 2015 the Year 10 Sports Leaders were involved in the year 1&2 FUNdamentals Festival which saw 180 primary school pupils on the St Edmund’s courts. The Sports Leaders designed, practiced and led stations which help to develop generic movement patterns required for lots of sports. Although it was very cold the Leaders were able to keep their groups’ attention and motivate the pupils to do their best. The primary pupils had a fantastic day and the Leaders experienced what it would be like to be a PE teacher for the day.