Well done to all the students who participated!
When students return after half term we will be hosting our first STEAM week. This will encourage students to think about careers and promote valuable skills required for their future.
Activities taking place include:
• Virtual STEM morning for Year 8 (working with the PPMA)
• Medical Mavericks for Year 9
• Guest Speakers for Year 10-13
• DT Careers morning for Year 9 (an exciting range of fashion, textiles, product and industrial designers who will run workshops throughout the morning)
The following week is Bebra Coding Competition, open to all year groups, if students would like to participate, please see Mr Bedwell.
Year 7 students have more events to come, including an Arts careers afternoon and an Army STEM day.
Finally, if you have a career in STEAM we would love to hear from you, it would be wonderful if you could share your experiences with Presdales students. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
We have run two very successful printing workshops this term. The Year 11 learnt the process of mono printing producing a vast amount of exciting prints for their sketchbooks.
The Year 13 learnt about procion dye prints using a screen and squeegee. The results were beautiful and will now be developed using further media.
All students acted maturely and were inquisitive about learning more knowledge about the techniques.
Congratulations to all of the girls who took part in the 2nd District cross country league race at Simon Balle. All of the girls did exceptionally well but special mention to:
Lotty Hobson (Year 13) who came 1st in the Open Girls and then 1st overall in the league
Molly Barnard (Year 12) who came 2nd in the Open Girls and then 2nd overall in the league
Beth Botheras (Year 10) who came 3rd in the Open Girls race
Olivia Holme (Year 8) who came 2nd in the Year 8/9 race and 2nd overall in the league
Ava McManus (Year 7) who came 2nd in the Minor Girls race and 1st overall in the league
Keira Gale (Year 7) who came 3rd in the Minor Girls race and 3rd overall in the league
Lily Feast (Year 7) who came 5th in the Minor Girls race
Also, congratulations to the Year 8/9 team who came first overall in the league and to the Year 7 team who came first over all in the league.
I would also like to say a huge thank you and well done to Jessica Botheras (Year 7) who stepped in at the very last minute to run so that the minor girls had a full team and could therefore be crowned league winners!
The District Champs are being held in November, we look forward to seeing all of the girls running again and to more success!
Well done to the Presdales U16s County Football Team who beat Croxley Danes 9-0 last week. It was a dominant performance and a great start in the competition.
Highlights from the goals were a brilliant solo run from Eva Delaney where she dribbled past 3-4 players and coolly finished into the corner and quite an astonishing free kick from the half way line by Rimini Lowe which soared into the top of the net. The Croxley Dane supporters were heard to say ‘that was the best goal that’s ever been scored on this pitch!!’. There were a lot of gasps and open mouths!
Tonye Ikeyina was voted POM by Croxley Danes. Coaches POTM was Eva Delaney who was outstanding throughout. Well done girls and onwards to the next round!
Great performance by the Year 8s winning 6-1 in the District Football League against Chauncy this week. This is the first time that Presdales has competed in this competition and the girls thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
In a closely contested first half, Presdales were a little fortunate to go in at half time 3-1 up, however they dominated the second half and added a further 3 goals without reply.
Fantastic commitment from all the girls. Player of the Match was Mia Schillachi Rowland who scored 2 second half goals and excelled in the centre forward position. The Coaches Player of the Match was Annabel Guy who played a great game and never stopped running the entire match. Well gone to all the girls!
Congratulations to the Year 7’s who took part in the first netball match of the season against Simon Balle. The green team won 19-6 and the yellow team won 15-5. Green team Star Player as voted for by Simon Balle was Lottie Fellows. Yellow team Star Player as voted for by Simon Balle was Georgia Street. Well done to everyone who took part!
Excellent effort from both Year 8 teams this week. It was a combined effort due to Chauncy only having one team. Presdales won 14-3!
Star players were Darcey O’Reilly and Ellie Bradford.
Well played girls! Dresses look fab!
Well done to both the U14 and U16 netball teams who competed last Saturday in the county round of the National Schools Netball Competition!
The U14’s did amazingly in their pool, coming 2nd out of 7 and only losing one game. They unfortunately lost in the semi finals and came in 4th position overall! Star player was Darcy Bennett!
The U16’s were truly incredible. They won every single game in their pool, topping the group. They won 17-11 in the semis which meant they progressed to the finals. They then went on to remain UNDEFEATED all day and won the final 11-3 against Berkhamstead! Star player was Rosie Martin!
This means they are COUNTY CHAMPIONS and will progress through to the regional round in January!
Girls we are soo proud of you all! It was a long day but you were a credit to the school and a pleasure to be around!
Well done to all students for making a fantastic start to Sparx this half-term!
Here are the top three students in each year group across this whole half-term, as well as the overall form leaderboard.
Keep up the fantastic work!
Massive well done to the U16 hockey team who came 3rd in the County Cup round hosted by Haileybury. They started off with an excellent first game against Haileybury, losing 1-0 by a very unlucky deflection from a short corner that lobbed all players including the keeper! Well played girls, you were very unlucky not to be in top 2!
Fantastic effort from all our cross country runners last week! So many great individual efforts with Ava McManus coming 1st in Year 7. Special mention to Olly Hobdell in Year 12 for the first boy to run for Presdales! As a team our Year 10-13 team smashed it placing 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th:
Well done to our senior netball teams who both won their games against Richard Hale sixth form on Monday! The Year 11 team won 23-20 and the Year 12/13 team won 36-13!
Excellent efforts from all involved and a great way to start the season!
Congratulations and well done to the Presdales Equestrians who were out again last weekend at Brook Farm competing in show jumping, they did not disappoint. A team of Ruby Robinson, Ellen Beesley and a new member, Christina Feltham, came an amazing first in the 80/85 cm class, with a great individual 4th for Ruby in the same class. Ellen came into her own in the 70/75cm class and taking the top spot too, well done her. Really well done to them all and brilliant riding. Looking forward to the next date!
The Year 7 v Year 8 annual Football Challenge match took place on Wednesday and what a fantastic event! We had over 50 girls competing, which is an indication of the growth of football for girls. The quality of football was outstanding! As expected, it was was very competitive with every goal celebrated like it was the World Cup Final!
Year 7 (Team 1) were victorious beating Year 8 (Team 1) by 4-1. They came back from 0-1 down and scored 3 goals in the second half to take the game away from the Year 8s. The match was very closely contested and the final score probably doesn’t reflect how even it was.
In the Team 2 matches, Year 7 came back from 0-2 down equalising just before the final whistle! The girls wanted to do penalties to decide the result with Year 8 triumphant winning 3-2 on penalties.
Well done to all the girls who played. It was wonderful to watch and the games were played in a great spirit. I’m looking forward to next year already!
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