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Assembly shines light on sporting talent

13 December 2019

Our first Sporting Assembly of this academic year is an occasion on which we celebrate individual and team performances during this term, with further awards, cups and colours to be awarded in our annual Sports Personality Event in the summer term. This report details and celebrates all our pupils' sporting achievements.

Our Year 7 & 8 teams have enjoyed a number of 7-a-side matches this term and were delighted with recent victories against King Edwards Five Ways. Older teams have enjoyed their training sessions with Mrs Batchelor and Dr Rajp and we look forward to some matches next term for this age group. Hockey training this term was rounded off with our annual Christmas hockey fun. The event saw teams of santas, snowmen, reindeer and angels all playing friendly matches against each other. The best dressed team were the santas, with the angels winning the tournament overall.

This term, gymnasts have been preparing for the Milano British Schools Team Gymnastics Competition in Stoke that took place last weekend. Six gymnasts represented EHS at this prestigious competition, with the overall winners qualifying for national finals.  

The Under 13 team was made up of Matilda Goodrham, Rhea Ganesh and Charlotte Vaughan. Each gymnast had to perform a floor routine to music, two vaults and a trio routine. The girls performed with precision, energy and great execution. Their combined scored placed them in 4th position overall, very narrowly missing out on a bronze medal. Matilda must be congratulated for her floor and vault performances giving her the highest score for her age group.

The Under 16 team was made up of Charlotte Miller, Lucy Vaughan and Mollie Hewison. Once again the girls performed with great execution on the floor and vault and their trio entertained the judges with a routine that showed great artistry. The team must be congratulated on their team work as they won their age group and a gold medal and will now represent the West Midlands in March. We must congratulate Mollie Hewison on her floor and vault performances that gave her the highest score for her age group and second highest overall score of the day, only being beaten by 0.5. A big thank you must also go to Millie Corbett in Year 11, who was a great help to Mrs. Hewison.We look forward to hearing about National Finals next term.

Netball Club has proved very popular this term, with all age groups training on a Wednesday after school.  Whilst Year 7s have focused on improving their footwork and dodging, older netballers have developed their tactical awareness through match play. All age groups have enjoyed their first league matches in the Kings Norton League with some good results against local schools.  Several age groups, including our U19, U16 and U14 teams, have played in their respective Birmingham Schools County Tournaments with our U14 team narrowly missing out on a final place.  Elsewhere the U14s have also been playing in the national Sisters in Sport competition and enjoyed fantastic success against Malvern College, winning 56-15.

Next term will see the rest of the league matches being played as well as end of season tournaments, plus Saturday fixtures against Princethorpe, King Henry’s, Saint Martins and Newcastle Under Lyme School.  

The swim teams at EHS have had another successful term, enjoying galas against Saint Martins as well as the prestigious Warwick 100’s and the ESAA Heats at Malvern College and Bromsgrove School.  Girls continue to train before school on a Thursday and many of the girls swim outside school too.  At the ESAA relays in October, the team narrowly missed out on qualifying for national finals.  In the Warwick 100’s, against other top independent schools, the team made up of Carys Hayes, Jemima Jackson, Daisy Bevan and Poppy Couzens swam exceptionally well and Ms Vann and the team were delighted when the team were announced overall winners of this competition.  Daisy Bevan also won the individual title too so the team made their way back to EHS with lots of silverware.

During their PE lessons, Year 10 have the opportunity to participate in some Fencing taster sessions and girls have worked towards their Grade One in Foil.  Having never fenced before, both Professor Northam and Mrs Parsons were amazed at how many girls have successfully completed their level one award.  Well done to the following girls:
Aimee Borrows
Erendeep Chahal
Gursharan Bhamra
Iman Arshad
Jahnvi Patel
Jaiya Sodhi
Kimberley Mpofu
Polly Starkie
Reah Hayre
Silou Sun
Amaaya Mirza
Sarah Nowaz
Daya Gill
Afia Malik
Danielle Sanyanga
Lybah Mahmood
Amelia Groves
Nikita Basandrai
Laiba Salman
Keerat Bahrj
Pritha Das
Amal Hafez
Malayeka Shehzad
Indira Jagpal
Amrit Dhaliwal

Monthly Sporting Stars

This term, several girls have competed in various sports individually outside of school and we have enjoyed celebrating some of their achievements with our monthly sporting star awards.

Asmita Chaudhari has represented England in the Junior Badminton World Championships.  In the team event, Asmita and her team mates finished in 11th place out of 32 countries.  In the mixed doubles, Asmita and her partner reached the 3rd round.

Throughout the summer months and into the Autumn Term, sisters Millie and Megan Hardiman have enjoyed huge success in sailing with both girls winning prestigious events and collecting a lot of silverware between them.  

More recently, pupils in Year 9 have been enjoying some individual sporting successes. Sheau-En Lin competed in the figure-skating championships in Innsbruck, Austria. She finished in 9th place out of the 34 girls competing, and topped her performance off with a personal best score. We now have a short video of Sheau-En in action to show you.

Also in Year 9, Jemima Jackson qualified for the British Biathlon Championships where she had to complete a swim and a run. She got close to her PBs in both events, coming 17th in the swim and 21st in the mile long run. Well done, Jemima! 

Finally, we have Amy Campbell who has had a successful term in the tumbling world. She won the British title for the 17-21 age group at the beginning of October, scoring two personal bests to secure her victory. This secured her selection for the world championships in Tokyo.  Amy competed in Tokyo on Friday and we were delighted to see her qualify for the final. In the final, Amy had the highest difficulty out of all of the competitors.

She narrowly missed out on a medal, finishing in an incredible amazing 4th place in the world position.

Our final award this morning is the termly Sporting Star which goes to Daisy Bevan for her swimming achievements.  She continues to be committed to school swimming as well as her club commitments too.  

Well done to everyone that has represented Team EHS this term – we look forward to even more fixtures and events next term. Clubs will begin back during the first week of term and Hockey club for Years 7 & 8 will be taking place on the first Tuesday back!  


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