This has been a highly successful year for Langtree Rounders teams. The Year 11, Year 10 and Year 7 teams all won their Area competitions beating our partnership schools. Consequently both the Year 10 and Year 7 teams were invited to represent South Oxfordshire in the Oxfordshire Games, held at Abingdon on 11th July.
The Year 7 team played extremely well as a team and in the first game showed off their strong hitting skills and tight fielding, especially between backstop and first base, to beat Cherwell 3 -4 1⁄2. The next match was against North Oxfordshire Academy, with Langtree batting first they hit deep and comfortably won the match 7 1⁄2 – 3. In the final game John Mason batted confidently, however our girls kept their cool and fielded well deep between second and fourth bases. Not daunted by their opponent’s high score, everyone focused and placed the ball well to win 6-10. A massive well done to COUNTY CHAMPIONS – Alexa Varnham, Jade Blakemore, Sophie Webb, Debs Hanstock, Emma Johnson, Millie Kent, Madie Warren, Rosie Turtle, Storm Carter & Maia Harby-Guincho.
The Year 10 team faced some stiff opposition and were unfortunate to narrowly miss out on winning their matches. It was a great achievement to win the Area tournament, so Charlotte Clark, Emily Shepherd, Lucy Cheng, Ella Parr, Megan Lee, Ellia Jones, Annie Clark, Jess Hogan, Thalia Swann, Lottie Drury & Josie Kent should be proud of their efforts.
Dear Parent/ Carer
Each year we hold a very successful Sponsored Walk to raise money for a range of additional school equipment. In addition to the financial benefits to the school, the event is an extremely valuable experience for students in terms of promoting healthy activity, physical fitness and an appreciation of our local countryside.
Please find enclosed a letter for the walk and the sponsored walk form.
Students in year 8 from Langtree and Icknield Community College took part in a maths challenge day at Ewelme Park in May, students worked in small groups on 4 maths challenges including tree hugging and measuring, livery yard, crops and trees and the environment – the aim was to allow students to see how maths plays an important part in farming and related areas. A busy day at the estate – fact finding was followed by 4 weeks of work, preparing a presentation – both schools selected the best 2 teams and went head to head in a competition held at Langtree with Michael Colston the estate owner and Liz Davies Consortium manager having the unenviable task of deciding the winner – presentations were innovative and involved rapping, poems, videos, a quiz show, leaflets and brilliant communication skills from all 4 teams – however, Langtree team of Nicholas, Isaac, Jamie and Orin won the challenge cup to be officially presented at assembly at the end of term – well done to all who took part and congratulations to the winning team. Thanks to everyone at Ewelme Park for a great day out and taking maths out of the classroom.