Students have enjoyed a wide range of sports during this term in lessons and through the extra curricular programme with many opportunities to represent NLS in competitions.
Our core PE curriculum has included rounders, cricket, tennis, athletics and softball and through our extra-curricular opportunities students have been able to participate in these sports and additionally volleyball, tennis and cheerleading. We have enjoyed fixtures in athletics, tennis and cricket this half term also. We would like to thank all the students who have participated in our extra-curricular programme throughout the year and say well done to those that have represented the school in fixtures against other local schools, contributing to the fantastic array of successes students have enjoyed.
We are delighted to share a number of excellent achievements by our students this summer through fixtures and competitions with local schools and in county and national events.
Jimmy Ward & Archie Lane English Schools
Firstly Jimmy Ward (Year 10) and Archie Lane(Year 9) have enjoyed great success in Athletics this season culminating in most recently both being selected to represent Warwickshire at the English Schools Athletics competition at Alexander Stadium last weekend ( on 30th June and 1st July. )
Jimmy achieved a new PB of 49.61 seconds, in his 400m heat on the Friday coming 2nd and securing a place in the final on the Saturday. He had an extremely tough final race where he finished in a very respectable 5th place. We are extremely proud of how well Jimmy has done this year, and we wish him all the best success in the future!
Archie ran a well-executed 1500m heat on Friday, securing a place in the final on Saturday with a comfortable time of 4 minutes 13 seconds. On Saturday he led the race from the front battling against head winds and very tough opposing athletes. Archie was successful in maintaining his place at the front throughout the whole race, securing himself the Gold medal with a time of 4 minutes 9 seconds.
We are extremely proud of Archie’s athletics success this year and know he will continue to impress us with further PBs, county and national success. Well done Archie!
Both students were selected to represent Warwickshire at this event following representing Warwickshire Schools Athletics Association (WSAA) at the Mason Trophy Inter Counties Athletics Match held at Stoke on Trent on Saturday 17 June. At this event Jimmy won his 400m event with a PB time of 50.38 seconds! Jimmy also ran in the 4x100m mixed team relay which came first.
Archie won his 1500m event, beating his PB by 2 seconds and setting a new junior record for the Mason Trophy meeting. Archie also received the boys best performance trophy after he set a new 1500m record of 4:08.
A number of our students qualified for the Mason Trophy Athletics match this event after their fantastic performances at the Town Champs at Edmondscote in June.
Our students that entered finished in the following places:
Tom I – 100m – 7th
Tom I – 200m – 6th
Jimmy W – 200m – 2nd
Jimmy W – 400m – 1st
Theo R – 100m Hurdles – 6th
Theo R – High Jump – 6th
Joe C – 100m – 6th
Archie DP– 200m – 6th
Archie L- 1500m – 1st
Archie DP – Shot Put – 4th
Martin S – Long Jump – 8th
Lily P – Long Jump – 6th
Elissa W – Discus – 5th
Following on from Archie’s athletics, and also cross country, success this year he has achieved two further awards. Firstly the Coronation Cup by Warwickshire County Athletics Committee for his outstanding performance at the County Championships in the 1500m race this year that was held at Nuneaton. Prior athletes that have been successful in winning this award include Olympians, Basil Healey, (Marathon 2nd), Dave Black (10,000m), Mike Rawson (800m) and Andy Hart (800m) along with many other GB and England International athletes.
He has also been successful in winning the ‘Outstanding Boy Athlete’ at the Warwickshire Athletics Championships.
U14 Girls County Football Success
We are absolutely delighted that two of our students, Esme B (Y7) and Paulina S (Y8) have been selected to represent Warwickshire in their U14 County Schools Girls’ Football Team for the 2023-24 season. We have been informed that the selection process was really tough due to the high level of ability displayed at the trials however, they were extremely impressed with Esme and Paulina’s attitude both on and off the pitch as well as their playing ability
Year 7 & Year 8 Athletics Town Champs Competition
Our Year 7 & Year 8 students have also enjoyed athletics success when they participated in the County Championships at Edmondscote on Tuesday 27th June. Students showed great resilience, sportsmanship and professionalism when competing in their events and behaved in an exemplary manor.
Y7 Boys – 1st Place
Y7 Girls – 6th
Y8 Boys – 1st
Y8 Girls – 7th
We entered KS3 and KS4 teams into the LTA ARGON tennis tournament this year which our students really enjoyed despite some tough opponents. All students involved in these matches played with fantastic resilience, sportsmanship and commitment. We look forward to entering the tournament again next year.
On Wednesday 19 July the school community came together to enjoy Sports Day. Morning events included dodgeball, football, netball, tennis, rounders and athletics events. During the morning students, working in teams, displayed good strategies and tactical awareness when aiming to beat their opponents. As we progressed to the afternoon we witnessed breathtaking sprint events and incredible strength in the tug of war.
Our students demonstrated great sportsmanship and enthusiasm and the cheers and support from those spectating the events helped to create a fantastic atmosphere, reinforcing that sports day is not just about physical ability but also growth, learning and personal achievement.
Congratulations to Mr Butler and Blackdown college on your well-deserved victory
Summary of Sporting Success this academic year
We end our update with a summary of our sport successes this year - well done to everyone involved!
- Squash: KS3 A team won a bronze medal at the National Squash Championships Plate Final
- Sports tour: Football A team came second
- Y7/8 girls Football: won the District Cup Final
- Y7 boys Football: won the league and District Cup Final
- Y10 boys Football: won the league
- Y7/ Y8 Athletics: Y7 and Y8 boys athletics teams won the Town Champs
- Y9/Y10 Athletics: our Y10 boys and Y10 girls athletics teams won the Town Champs
- Y8 Rounders Team: won the Y8 tournament against local schools.