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PE Update- Summer 2


Sports clubs and fixtures against local schools are now complete for the summer term. Competitive fixtures have taken place in Cricket, Rounders, Athletics & Tennis– congratulations to all students who represented NLS so brilliantly.


Sports Day – Tuesday 12 July 2022

Sports Day is one day in the school year where we come together as a whole community through Sport. Every year, new stars emerge and remind us of what hard work and dedication can achieve.  All students play their part in accumulating college points in what is one of the highlights of the school calendar.

In the morning EVERY STUDENT in Y7-10 competed for their college in one of the following sports against their own year group for college points:

  • Football (Mixed)
  • Netball (Girls)
  • Tennis (Mixed)
  • Athletics (Mixed)
  • Dodgeball (Mixed)
  • Rounders (Mixed)

In the afternoon the WHOLE SCHOOL were out by the athletics track for a non-stop action packed afternoon, cheering their college on in 100m, 200m, Relays and Tug of War across all year groups.

Final Standings were as follows :

Congratulations to Mr Foxon and students in MANOR college who were this years Sports Day winners, claiming back-to-back success!!

Congratulations also to the following students who broke whole school records this year:

  • Archie Lane Y8 800m - 2:20s, beating the previous record held by Jai Sispal by 7 seconds!
  • Y8 Blackdown Boys 4x100m Relay - 56.56s, beating the previous record held by Park in 2018 of 57.03s.



  Total from year 7 Total from year 8 Total from year 9 Total from year 10   FINAL TOTAL FINAL POSITIONS
Binswood 154 162 116 128   560   3rd
Blackdown 118 134 148 158   558   4th
Croft 138 118 178 136   570   2nd
Manor 164 172 140 144   620   1st
Park 146 118 118 130   512   5th


Sports Personality of the Year

Congratulations to the following students who were named Sports Personality of the Year in their respected year groups. The students were presented with personalised glass trophies at Celebration Evening and their names will now appear on the prestigious boards in the PE foyer area, becoming a part of NLS history!

Y7 Sport Personality Award

Jacob Smith

Eva Del Torre

Y8 Sport Personality Award

Archie Lane

Daisy Golding

Y9 Sport Personality Award

Joel Hewitt

Elissa Wicks

Y10 Sport Personality Award

Noah Boyes

Martha Bown

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award

119 students across Years 9 & 10 signed up to undertake their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award, with a fantastic 115 of those making it across the finish line by completing their qualifying expedition in the magnificent Cotswolds. We had expeditions out on weekend of Friday 8 & Saturday 9 July and Friday 15 and Saturday 16 July with routes starting in Broadway, Condicote, Sedgeberrow and Naunton - making their way to our campsite at Hayles Fruit Farm. During their expedition, our students' navigation and camp craft skills were kept under constant scrutiny by our qualified NLS DofE assessor team. There were of course one or two navigational mishaps along the way, but all groups across both weekends showed a good level of competency with all students successfully passing this element of their certificate. The energy, spirit and teamwork throughout both expeditions was a sight to behold and memories made on the expedition will last a lifetime.

To receive their bronze certificate our students will need to ensure evidence is uploaded to their eDofE account in the form of a completed assessor’s report card for each section. For troubleshooting and support with this process, please see the DofE Youtube channel or contact your DofE Leader. All units must be completed by 1 September.

Year 9 – Mr Schofield

Year 10 – Mr Beese

News regarding the Duke of Edinburgh Award in the 2022-23 academic year will be circulated in September.  Please see below a selection of photos from our expeditions



Under 13 Girls County Finals (Small Sided)

Congratulations to our U13 girls who qualified for and participated in the County finals small sided tournament. The finals were hosted at the fantastic Solihull Moors Damson Park Stadium, and featured the best female school football teams from across the Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull area. After a chastening defeat in their opening game vs Stratford upon Avon School, a side that made it all the way to the National U13 girls cup semi-finals this year – our girls turned on the fireworks, winning their next 4 matches to cruise into the semi-finals. The girls would play Tutor Grange Academy in the semi-finals, and having had the better of the game – girls would bow out on penalties after the game ended 0-0.

Mr Burt and Mr Beese