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by Mr deSausmarez [Staff] - Monday, 17 December 2018, 2:43 PM

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Interhouse Sports – 19th December 

21st December School finishes at 1:15pm  

Non-uniform day in aid of Kenya - On Friday 21st December 2018 pupils are being encouraged to wear red, green and black, preferably as part of a Christmas jumper. In order to have the privilege of not wearing school uniform pupils will be asked to pay £1 and this money will buy food for the 3 projects in the slums of Nakuru, Kenya where 40 Romsey School pupils will be working in the summer. In Kenya 1 in 3 children have stunted growth due to malnutrition and our aim is to leave enough food at our projects to feed the children for 3 months. All of the children at our project schools live in abject poverty and go to school mainly to be fed and to learn basic English, maths and Swahili, skills which give them a fighting chance of earning a living.   In addition we will gratefully receive any clothes and shoes for children aged 3-12. Please put any donations in a plastic bag and bring to the school's reception. All donations will be taken to Kenya in the summer where they will make a difference to the lives of the young children.  Asante sana

Wednesday 19th December - Inter House Sports - All pupils in KS3 are to come to school in Romsey PE kit and will remain in sports kit for the whole of the day.  It is recommended that all pupils wear a black tracksuit over the top to keep themselves warm.  After their inter house tournament the pupils have been advised to bring with them a spare PE shirt to change into. The showers are available to all and pupils.

Year 7 & 8 boys will be taking part in rugby and must have studded footwear and it is advisable to wear a mouth guard.   Year 9 Boys will be playing football on the field and also require studded footwear and shin pads.  Year 7, 8 & 9 girls will be playing football on the astro and require suitable trainers as well as shin pads

Thank a Teacher - Has someone in your school made a difference to you and your family? Why not say ‘thank you’ through our #ThankATeacher campaign?  It’s free, and it’s open to everyone. Simply go to  Write a message to your teacher, and we’ll send them a lovely card through the post.

Presentation Evening and Carol Service Photographs - Malcolm Smith of Fotogems in Romsey took pictures at both of these events.  They are available to buy on his website and you will need the following passwords:

Presentation Evening: TRS2018                                                  Carol Service: TRSCAROLS18

Sports Results - The U16 boys returned to form this week with a convincing 78 - 13 win over Test Valley School. Fine performances from all with Jude V making a big difference rebounding at both ends. Finn L attacked at pace and Joe L played with flair.   Toynbee at home next Tuesday.

Rugby – Year 11 - The year 11 rugby team have progressed through to the final of the Hampshire schools Bowl competition. They came out victorious in their hard fought semi-final against Ringwood school 34-29. After taking an early lead from a try scored by James M following on from some very strong defensive work, Ringwood battled back to score the next three tries. Going into half time the team knew that it was very important to score next to gain back the momentum. Romsey came out very strongly and scored some very well worked team tries scored by Jude V, Cam M. This was followed by a superb interception try from Finn L to take us back into the lead. After further pressure in attack secured a Romsey scrum in the Ringwood 22m area, number 8 Rhys H picked up from the base of the scrum and scored an excellent solo try. Ringwood continued to battle right until the end scoring a break away try which was converted in the last play of the game. It was an excellent team performance in both attack and defence from the team and I look forward to seeing them continue to develop in the final after Christmas.

Basketball U16 - The U16 Boys Basketball team suffered their second loss of the season to top of the table and unbeaten Toynbee school. In a close match the boys knew that they missed a chance to secure their place into the play-offs. With just 4 minutes remaining Romsey were 3 points up but could not contain their best player down the straight as he won the game for Toynbee. Final score 30-26. Romsey man of the match was Jude V.