School Council hand over cheque to St Giles Hospice

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Pupils have raised £400 so far for St Giles Hospice. Students sold pens, cakes and bracelets  and held a concert (Norton Noel) in aid of the charity. St Giles was selected by representatives of the School Council.

Aaron from St Giles  visited the school today, 18th March, to receive the cheque for the interim amount. More fundraising events are planned for the second half of the year.

The money will be used to provide medical and nursing care for people living with cancer and other serious illnesses, as well as offering support for their families and helpers.

Millie and Charlie display at Crufts

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Millie Edwards in Year 8 and her Cocker Spaniel CHARLIE were invited to display their obedience skills at CRUFTS 2014 in Birmingham (6th and 8th March).

Millie was selected by the Kennel Club to demonstrate in the Silver Award display for the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme.

The Silver Award  builds on the skills of the Bronze Award and introduces new skills such as controlled greeting, road walk and vehicle control exercises which are important in everyday life situations. It aims to provide handlers with a good knowledge of understanding and training their canine companion.

Charlie will be coming into school in May to meet students in assembly, and it is hoped that Millie will be able to demonstrate some of the skills she performed at CRUFTS.

FUTSAL team win County Finals

 

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We are very proud that our Year 8/9 boys FUTSAL team have won the County Finals  and are through to the Regional Finals.

The event took place on Tuesday, 11th March at Fenton Manor Leisure Complex.  The Regional Finals take place on  Sunday 18th May 2014 from 12pm till 6pm at the  Futsal UK Birmingham Arena.

The team are:  Simon Evans-Elson, Morgan Richards, Sam Wilding, Mason Birch and Oliver Jones.

Staffordshire FA Year 8 & 9 Boys County Futsal Finals 2014

WON

DREW

LOST

TOTAL POINTS

GOALS SCORED

GOALS CONCEDED

+ / –

FINAL POSITION

Norton Canes

7

0

0

21

22

2

+20

1st

Thomas Alleynes

2

1

4

 

7

9

16

-7

5th

Madeley

3

0

4

 

9

16

9

+7

4th

Haywood

2

1

4

 

7

5

10

-5

5th

Cheslyn Hay

1

0

6

 

3

2

12

-10

8th

Discovery

5

1

1

 

16

14

6

+8

2nd

Weston Road

4

2

1

 

13

12

8

+4

3rd

Endon

1

1

5

 

4

3

20

-17

7th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Futsal is the only form of  indoor 5 a-side football approved by FIFA, UEFA and recently adopted by The FA. It is really easy to play and it is the closest you come to playing conventional 11 a-side football but indoors.

10 Reasons to Play Futsal

Futsal is easy to play. It’s just like playing normal 11-a-side football, but indoors

World class teams like Brazil, Spain and Portugal with world class players like Ronaldo, Robinho, Kaka and Fabregas have developed by playing Futsal. Here are ten simple reasons why you should play Futsal – join the global revolution now!

1. Rewards
Futsal develops the same basic technique, skills, tactics and knowledge of the game as the 11v11 outdoor game.

2. Ball touches
In a statistical study comparing futsal to indoor arena soccer with walls, players touch the ball 210% more often which will increase a player’s ball competency.

3. Ball control
With limited space, defined touchlines and constant opponent pressure, improved ball control technique and skills are required.

4. Speed of play
Constant opponent pressure and a 4 second restart law means players must learn to play and think fast, which develops intelligent players.

5. Support play
Without a wall or rebound boards to rely on in order to escape from tight situations, you must make supporting runs when team mates have the ball.

6.Continuity of play
Action is continuous and physically demanding, so players must continue the play instead of stopping and watching, which in turn develops physical conditioning.

7. Knowledge
With four on-court players, plus a goalkeeper that can join in the play, all the basic components of the outdoor game are present. As the action is non-stop, players are able to develop an improved technical understanding of futsal very quickly.

8. Finishing
The goal and penalty area assist the goalkeeper in narrowing the angle, which means players must learn to shoot accurately and deceive the goalkeeper instead of just relying on power alone.

9. Play well, play fair
The laws of the game of futsal, encourage playing skilfully and punish physical contact fouls. Gameplay also encourages respect for all players and officials.

10. Fun!
Futsal is a fast-paced, fun, skill-oriented game that tests your abilities at whatever level, whilst developing all-round individual technique.