Monday, 28 April 2014

Tough Mudders

11 of our most daring teachers completed a 12 mile, 24 obstacle course on Sunday for “help for heroes”.  Mannan Mohamed, John Lawson, Rebecca Lund, Andea Howie, Sarah Southern, Holly Nettleton, Josh Hearn, Barry Goosen, Alex MacKula, Phillip Moss and Martin Byrne began and completed the challenge that included lots of mud; electrocutions by 10,000v; monkey bars and hoops; climbing Everest and pretty much anything else that could be thrown their way. If running the course wasn’t enough they had to carry another “hero” for part of it also!! 

The team managed to raise £700 for the charity picking up a few cuts and bruises along the way. Needless to say they were all present and ready to be counted again Monday morning.

The Year 11 Boys' Football Team Continue to Impress

The year 11 students played in the Surrey County Cup Final on Thursday 24th April at Fulham’s Training Ground in New Malden.
The game started off at a frantic pace with both teams pushing for an early goal. For all of Overton’s early possession they couldn’t break down the compact,  resilient and well organised Winston’s defensive. As the half grew older Winston began to play much better football, chances came through Rob Atkinson, a header expertly tipped over by their sensational goalie and Harry Chew was denied by the body of the goalkeeper of which his shot that crept agonisingly wide of the post. On another day we would have been 2 goals up by half time.
The second half pattern of play was the same as the firsts as Overton started the better, it didn’t last long as Winston came close with a few chances and some great set pieces delivered into the very resolute Overton penalty area.
With 25 minutes left Overton were awarded a free kick centrally from 30 yards out. The left footed centre half for Overton ran up to it and hit a curling strike that flew into the top right corner with Ben Weston helpless to reach it, it truly was a fantastic strike.
Winston huffed and puffed and it only seemed like a matter of time before they would equalise. They had shots cleared of the line, Overton’s goalkeeper again was in great form and kept Winston at bay. On another day Winston would have won this game but sometimes this happens in Football and you have to give credit to Overton and especially their goalkeeper who was definitely man of the match.
Despite the loss this was a great achievement by the Year 11 lads following up their semi-final exit of the national cup, they have a district semi-final on the 29th April and hopefully they will finish of their season by retaining the District cup at Woking FC on Tuesday 6th 4.30 KO.


Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Opportunities to Excel

The Year 7 and 8 Dance Show

The Year 7 and 8 Dance show was a fabulous success showcasing a wide range dancing talent.  The evening incorporated a wide variety of dance styles, with contemporary, street and tap with pupils even contributing pieces of their own choreography.  The entire evening was prepared and put together by our fantastic dance prefects Mollie Jarrett and Millie Collier who worked tirelessly with these pupils over the term to teach, choreograph and prepare the evening.   Bonnie McFarlane and Laura Tweedie wanted to personally thank Mollie and Millie as well as all the other prefects who stayed to help.  “It was a fantastic night and a great experience for all us dancers”.  The show was well accepted, and all agreed that it was very professionally run by these young year 11’s, they are a credit to the school. 

G&T PE Sports Science Sports Park Visit

The G&T students had the exciting opportunity to take part in a strength and conditioning workshop and run a  lab tests for a VO2 max test at the Surrey Sports Park, to provide them with in depth experience of strength and conditioning coaching, whilst increasing their understanding of the sports science field of work.  As well as the olympic lifting and jumping challenge, three brave candidates also took their turn to complete the extremely hard maximal endurance cycling test (VO2 Max) whilst their peers performed the lab work statistics such as looking at oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, recording changes in heart rate  and measuring their RPE.  Two of the year 9 pupils Aiden Grainger and Ieuan Woods absolutely stunned the professional lab technicians recording VO2 Max results of 20points above the value for a trained adult athlete.