Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52For the second year in succession William House has embraced the activities of the House system with a determination to be as competitive as possible. The first round of activities began with year 11 winning the inter-house 5 a side football competition. In the House photography competition, Arjun Borhara (year 12) was highly commended for his entry. The House spelling competition saw Mohammed Haseen (year 8) and Manamrit Bains (year 10) both win in their respective year groups, whilst Aasim Mahmood from year 9 was placed second. And, finally, in a day of sports activities, the year 7 basketball team were worthy winners and were second in the handball. During the spring term, the year 8 were the overall winners in the table tennis and also achieved a commendable second place in the debating competition. The House quiz was particularly successful for House William, with winners from year 7 (Ali Mohammed and Gurshaan Dhillon), year 10 (Bilal Akram and Manamrit Bains), and sixth form (Rajdeep Thandi and Khizar Hussain). Mr D.McCarron 38 CLUBS AND SOCIETIES This year has seen another exciting and competitive house competition with more activities and competitions than ever before. We have seen the introduction of house Handball which was introduced in year 8 as well as seeing more sporting and non-sporting activities throughout the year. The house football took place on the new astro turf which now sits on the Baker street playground. Last year’s winners of the coveted House Trophy were Nelson House led by the irrepressible Mr Mohsin. This year however, it has been Galahad house led by Mr A Campbell who has been at the top house since the start of the year. Indeed it has been said around the school that Galahad have been like Leicester City this year, making a strong start to the year and maintaining a high standard throughout the whole year. Galahad got off to a strong start with maximum points gained by Nikil Gandhan (10G) who won the KS4 house photography competition. They also gained top marks in the year 7 spelling competition as Sadikur Chowdhury (7G) fought off his fellow spellers. Galahad consolidated their excellent start with a victory in the year 7 table tennis team competition and had the individual winner in Ibrahim Zaman (7G). They added to their points totals by winning both the year 8 handball and basketball competitions to establish a mid-year lead. However, Mr Mohsin’s Nelson house have been keen to retain the trophy which they won in 2014/15. They have won the year 9 table tennis competition, and the year 9 house debate. They also had a winner of the photography competition in Emdadul Ali who won with his entry. They also proved adept in general knowledge as for the second year running the Nelson team of Caleb Brown and Marcus Grandison won the house quiz. Mr McCarron’s William house have also had their successes this year. These have included Mohammed Haseen in year 8 who won the spelling competition and the year 7 William basketball team which won their year group competition. They also showed their strength in table tennis where they won the year 8 competition and proving that they had brains as well as brawn, Bilal Akram and Manamrit Bains won the year 10 quiz for William. Mr Bird’s Alfred house have continued to fight doggedly for success in the house competitions. They had early winners in year 7 as they won both the year 7 handball and year 7 debate. They then scored well in year 9 winning both the basketball and handball competitions. Solomon Khan in 9A won the spelling competition for year 9 pupils and 8 Alfred under the direction of their tutor Mrs Brown created a stunning photograph featuring all of the pupils in the form to win the staff photography competition. They also showed that they were a multi-talented house as their year 9 quiz team of Sahil Mufti and Ikhlas Sayed won the year 9 quiz. It has been a tough year for Mr Campbell’s Henry house who have performed well in many events but have not gained enough victories in events and achievement points in lessons to challenge for the top spots in the competition. They had successes with Saud Nasir in 11 Henry who won the spelling competition for his year group, and in the year 8 quiz competition when Kijani Sullivan and Raul Bhatti won their year group quiz. They will be looking to get off to a flying start next year in the house competition. However, as always it has been achievement points earned by hard working pupils which has taken Galahad to the top of the leader board. Their pupils have consistently gained more achievement points than pupils in other houses and that has taken them to the brink of winning the house trophy this year. We look forward to even more exciting house competitions next year as we look to one of the other houses wrestling the trophy away from this year’s winner. C.J.Conway For the second year in succession William House has embraced the activities of the House system with a determination to be as competitive as possible. The first round of activities began with year 11 winning ced Mr D.McCarron House Activities Overview for 2015/2016 WILLIAM House Alfred have shown competitive spirit thus far this year in all House activities; the notion that we are just a ‘sporty house’ is being slowly eroded! Our thanks and congratulations go to Rayyan Mohammed in 7 Alfred for winning the House Photo Competition, Solomon Khan in 9 Alfred for outperforming all others in Year 9 in the House Spelling Competition, Rohan Minhas and Jack Griffiths in 7 Alfred for securing 100 points in the House Quiz Competition and all others who participated throughout the year and gained valuable points for taking part – good on you! Rayyan Mohammed (7A), Mohammed Hoque (8A) and Usman Ahmed (10 A) narrowly missed out on first places in the House Spelling Competition. 7 Alfred took the Debating Competition to a tight finish and shared first place. Ms Brown and 8 Alfred inspired us with their 8 Alfred choreographed-photo and won hands-down (not only for the best photo but for creativity and initiative). 8 Alfred were also busy earlier on the in year when they organised a collection for local food bank the Trussell Trust – truly inspirational stuff! They raised £70 by organising a football competition during Sports Relief Day; what will these fantastic philanthropists come up with next?! And then came the sport activities. Great stuff from 9 Alfred when they dominated the Basketball and Handball Competitions to secure 1st place in both events. 10 Alfred won their football competition and 7 Alfred the Handball Competition. Salmane Nasri in 8 Alfred conquered all others in the Individual Table T ennis Competition. It’s no doubt that sports is a strength of ours, perhaps Sports Day will make a difference, we will see. But let’s not forget the bit we can all do by having a good Conduct Score. T o quote King Alfred, conqueror of the Vikings: “For man is man and master of his fate!” Mr D.Bird events. 10 Alfred won their football competition and Mr D.Bird ALFRED