Girls' football news (31.1.20)
With the football league finals a distant memory, this term the girl's football team took part in the 5- a-side competition at Bentham. A popular competition due to its fast pace and no boundaries, 6 girls were chosen to represent LJS. On the day we played 6 matches, winning 5 and losing one. Pure power and pace from Isla combined with the quick feet of Liv created many of the goals with Izzy commanding the centre of the pitch with a superb awareness of the game. This meant the girls had won their day of competition and had to return 2 days later to play the other finalists. Finals day arrived and the teams were split into two groups. Amelie in goal and Darcey and Lexi in defence produced some outstanding play to make it 3 clean sheets and 3 wins out of 3. This meant semi-finals. The match was incredibly close but unfortunately the girls narrowly missed out on a place in the final, however reaching the semis from 28 original teams is something they can certainly be proud of!
Boys' football news (31.1.20)
It’s been a busy start to 2020 for the boys A Team. A league victory against Parton Manor all but secured a league title whilst a few days later, they braved the elements and won the EFL trophy. It was a fourth successive victory in a competition that pitches the best of Cheltenham and Gloucester schools together. After running out clear winners winning all 7 games on the day, the boys will now represent the county at the national southern area finals in March. Last week, was the turn of the indoor finals at Bentham. After coming second in the group, the boys faced a nervous wait to see if they’d qualify as second best runners up. Results went our way resulting in an appearance in Fridays finals evening. The boys upped their game and ran out clear winners of the group before winning their semi final and then final against Fieldcourt in a tightly contested final in which we were on the right side of a 2-1 score line. I’d like to thank all the boys for their continued efforts as we approach the last couple of months of an already busy but successful season.
LAMDA exam success (31.1.20)
Congratulations to Aisha Badat and Maryam Khalif who passed their LAMDA Grade 1 Verse and Prose Speaking examinations with Distinction. Both girls were awarded maximum marks (20/20) for the theory element of the exam.