Year 8 Newsletter
Hello, we would like to give a warm welcome to all our eager readers (oooh, it rhymes, sort of!) We hope you enjoy reading the column
about all things house championship.
One of the ﬁrst house events of the Spring term was the thrilling cross-country. With many year 8 participants, the race proved to be highly
competitive, even within houses. We would like to point out here, that there was only one MacCarthy and Dobinson entrant from year 8.
Roach, as with everything, achieved an astounding victory in ﬁrst place (Paul Shioleftou) Barker made second, Dobinson came third, and
MacCarthy came fourth. We would like to congratulate all the runners on their brilliant effort, even those who appeared to be in the early
stages of a heart attack (i.e. me, Kaleb Ells) at the end of the race.
Another major event was the breath-taking house drama. Many year groups competed in this tense battle for the key points that could
decide who would hold the stunning house cup (we would like to apologise for the overuse of superlatives in the previous sentence, the
person responsible has just been sacked). All the houses gave really great performances, and the effort put into them by everyone was
plain to see. Mr Scargill and his stage adaption of Goldilocks was indeed a sight to behold. The results were: Roach and Dobinson joint
1st; MacCarthy 2nd; and Barker 3rd.
This season the rounder’s team has put a lot of effort into training, the squad larger than
either the netball or hockey. They have played six ﬁxtures so far this year, including four
losses against Camp Hill, Wolverhampton Grammar School, King Edward VI High School
and Edgbaston High School. On a lighter note, they won against St Martins and Solihull
School. Fielding has been their strong point and in the home game against Solihull School
they got out all the batters in both innings, preventing them from scoring. Next year they
aim to expand their skills and knowledge by working on their batting technique.
On the 28th June a combined Year 7 & 8 Rounder’s Team took part in the Birmingham
School Games. Having battled through their group stage matches the team qualiﬁed
for the semi ﬁnal where they beat Kings Norton Girls School by 3 rounder’s. Heading
into the ﬁnal Five Ways faced foundation rivals KE Camp Hill who unfortunately batted strongly to take victory. Five Ways were placed
in silver position and will hope to go one better next year!
Space Club, set up by Year 8 form tutor Mr Jeavons, launched a balloon from
Kinver Edge, equipped with a GPS tracker and camera to see if they could
capture any images.
The camera eventually came to rest 100
miles away in North Yorkshire, after
reaching a staggering 60,000ft. Some
amazing images were taken by the
camera during its ﬂight and after 10
weeks of planning staff and pupils were
pleased at the project’s success.
King Edward VI Five Ways School
Year 8 Newsletter
Subject Prize Winner at Speech Day
Geography Thomas Wright
Amir Van Eekelen ICT
Technology Henry Budden
All of these people are pictured below:
Kate Roberts fought off
ﬁerce competition to win
the AIP Masterchef with a
chicken and ham risotto. Dan
Grogan also won Masterchef
last year when it started.
Josh Gordon has recently