Biathlon: Zoe wins a place at Olympic Park nationals

Congratulations to Zoe Brickley, year 9, who finished 22nd nationally in the U14 British Modern Biathlon Championships at the weekend, achieving 26th place in the swim and 17th in the run. Zoe previously achieved a fantastic 3rd place in the West Midlands Schools’ Biathlon Championships in Solihull in November. After a strong performance in the pool, finishing 5th, Zoe put in an exceptionally strong and determined run to record the fastest time on foot and hence overall third. This performance has ensured qualification for the British Championships at the Olympic Park, London, in March 2015. Zoe’s performance was made even more incredible by the fact she competed only the day after the West Midland Cross-Country trials. Well done Zoe and good luck at the Olympic Park.

Zoe

Cross-country News

Following a very successful Wolverhampton Schools’ Cross-Country meeting in September, a record number of pupils were selected to represent Wolverhampton at the West Midlands Schools’ Cross-Country Trials at Perry Park, Birmingham. Congratulations to Amelia Samuels, Lucy Evans, Zoe Brickley, Olivia Davies, Caitlin Price, Abigail Preston, Emilia Ferrara, Emily Kelham, Harry Dyall, Matt Hogg, Tom Watson, Jack Hughes, Nile Nesbeth, Oscar Trump, Joe Phillips and Daniel Johnson.

At the trials Amelia Samuels (pictured), year 9, stormed to victory in the Junior Girls’ race making her the one to beat at the West Midlands Schools Championships later in the season. A further congratulations must go to Lucy Evans (year 9), Abigail Preston (year 7) who qualified for the West Midlands Championships.

Amelia

Sports Day Timetable

The timetable for Sports Day Friday 12th July. Parents are more than welcome to attend our Sports Day at Aldersley Stadium.

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Girls Athletics

Six S. Peter's girls have qualified to represent Wolverhampton in the West Midlands Schools' Athletics Championship at Alexander Stadium in June. They put in top class performances at the Wolverhampton heats, qualifying for the city finals along the way.

Myah Walters (Y9) – 100m & 200m

Simone McKen (Y9) – Shot Putt

Holly Fones (Y8) – Discus and javelin

Tianna DeFreitas (Y8) – 100m

Molly Perkins (Y10) – 1500m

Bethany Harris (Y10) – High jump & long jump

In addition, congratulations to the following Year 8, 9 and 10 pupils who were successful in qualifying for the Wolverhampton City Finals in July.

Year 8 – Eleanor Spilsbury, Emily Smith, Coral Thacker, Laura Evans, Megan Price, Emilia Ferrara, Tianna DeFreitas, Holly Fones

Year 9 – Brittany Jarman-Watson, Miracle Ahme, Katie Rooney, Myah Walters, Simone McKen

Year 10 – Kerry-Anne Watkins, Mary Harrow, Melisa Erbas, Molly Perkins, Emily Smissaert, Bethany Harris. 

 

 

City Champions

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Senior Boys' City Football Final
S. Peter's 2 – Wolverhampton Grammar 0

After losing 3 consecutive Senior Cup finals, the 1st XI were in a determined mood not to let it happen again. From the first whistle to full time, they gave 100% and did not want to receive another runners up medal. Harry Corbett scored both goals, but it was a team effort, whereby everyone put in a performance that enabled S. Peters to win the Cup for the first time in 8 years. Well done to all pupils involved!

International Honours for Amy

After coming second in the U20 400m at the Birmingham Games in the a PB time of 55.45seconds and 3rd in the U20 England Athletics Indoor Championships at the NIA, Amy Hillyard (Year 12) was asked to represent England at the Welsh Athletics Indoor International in Cardiff. Wearing England colours for the first time, Amy won the 400m in 56.11seconds, equaling the previous meeting record and then ran the anchor leg in England's victorious 4x200m relay team. We wish Amy every success in the upcoming outdoor season. Congratulations. Click here to view a video of Amy's race at the Welsh International.

 

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Gymnasts qualify for Black Country School Games

Three teams of gymnasts from years 7-9 competed in the floor and vault competitons of the Wolverhampton Schools Gymnastics Competiton at Highfields. All 3 teams pulled out top performances, despite the pressure of performance. Their performances were a credit to the hard work and dedication most of them have shown in gymnastics club over recent months. 

The competition was tough but the 'Beginners A' team of Evie Hughes, Monique Pascall, Amy Phillips, Liz Williams and Katie Rawlins finished a very respectable 6th place (only 0.8 behind 3rd place) and the 'Beginners B' team of Brittany Jarman-Watson, Amelia Spencer, Megan Price and Alice Porter finished 10th. There were some very strong individual performances by many of the girls on the vault especially with Monique, Brittany, Amelia and Megan finishing within the top 17.  Top individual floor performances in the beginners competition came from Evie Hughes, Katie Rawlins and Amy Phillips. 

The top team of Ella Bennet, Kai Kehler, Coral Thacker, Sophie White and Abby Walford were entered into the Black Country Games qualifying competition and so had to completed the more demanding floor sequence and vault. Consistently was key across both events and despite no individual medal a fantastic day was topped off by winning bronze in the team competition and hence qualifying to represent Wolverhampton  at the Black Country School Games competiton in Walsall in July. 

It was a pleasure to take all pupils to the competition and they were a credit to the school. There were tears when they realised that Liam Payne was in school and they were going to miss out but they should be very pleased with their achievements….one direction can wait!!

A huge thank you to Paige Thacker (Year 11) for all her hours of coaching and assistance at Gymnastics Club. 

Year 7 Indoor Athletics – City runners-up

Congratulations to the Year 7 girls who were runners-up in the City Sportshall Athletics competition at Aldersley Leisure Village.  They pushed winners Smestow all the way and finished second by just 4 points. Well done to Sophie White, Lois Ross-Plummer, Amelia Samuels, Leah Povey, Katie Critchlow, Ellie Larkin and Yasmin Sailsman. 

Alice rises up the national rankings

Alice has continued to put in hours of training with Wolverhampton Wheelers and has reaped the benefits in her latest races. With points from 3 races in the last month, Alice has climbed up the National Rankings, reaching as high as 10th earlier in the month and now is at an excellent 17th. 

Alice's training will be stepping up another gear in preparation for the North West Youth Tour in May, a 3-day race finishing at Blackpool Pier. 

Good luck Alice!

Netball update

Year 7 – League Semi-finals

Well done to the year 7 netball team who qualified for the semi-finals of the main netball league. They have had a tough year competing against the Grammar School and the Girls High but have really improved over the last 6 months and have lots of potential to improve further. They lost to Grammar A in the semi-final but after playing them earlier in the year the improvements made since then by all players was clearly evident. Well done. 

Year 7 team: Demi Andu, Kelsey Edwards, Ashleigh Stanway, Kiera Langley, Zoe Brickley, Grace Newey, Ellie Larkin, Lucy Evans, Scarlett Bennett-Weston, Katie Critchlow. 

 

Year 8 – Friendly League runners-up

In a closely fought final of the City Friendly League, S.Peter's played exceptional well, displaying the enornmous improvements they have made since the start of year 7. The girls had to work hard through but never gave up. The centre court players, Eleanor Spilsbury, Coral Thacker, Preeya Kaur and Leoni Allen-Johnson chased down every ball, hassling and making play difficult for the opposition. There was accurate shooting from Janke Augostine, Penny Watson and Holly Fones and committed defence from Emily Smith and Emily Smith and Sasha Jackson. Unfortunately the speed and accuracy of play from Tettenhall College was just too much and S. Peter's had to settle for runners-up. Well done to all the year 8 girls involved in netball this year, 18 have competed in inter-school competition at some point this season. 

 

Year 8 City Tournament 

The year 8 A team surpassed their achievements of last year by winning all but one of their round matches at the city tournament.  In the semi-final they lost out to a very strong Grammar School team but played with great desire and commitment throughout. Hopefully they can go one step further next year. 

Year 8 A team: Penny Watson, Janke Augostine, Preeya Kaur, Eleanor Spilsbury, Coral Thacker, Leoni Allen-Johnson, Sasha Jackson and Emily Smith.

Despite being a little out of practice the year 8 B team put in some very respectable performances. They improved with each game they played, gelling together better and better. Hopefully they can build on this further in September when training starts again.

Year 8 B team: Holly Fones, Melissa McLaren, Amy Phillips, Laura Evans, Hannah Millichamp, Robyn Sheldon, Kim Cartwtight, Eleanor Potter, Katie Rawlins, Emilia Ferrara. 

 

Year 10 League Semi-finals

The year 10's faced Wolverhampton Girls' High School in the league semi-final. At times they showed some of their best netball but posession was given away to cheaply at times and there was a lack of drive and speed in movement. Beth Harris and Hannah Lambeth put in a stirling effort in defence,  piling the pressure on the oppositions attack pulling off some excellent interceptions,making it as difficult as possible for Girls High. The absence of Molly Perkins and the experienced GS Madison Jackson was a blow but Jordan Barratt stepped in and linked up well with captain Megan Topham at GA who was a class act throughout the game. At one point they came within 3 goals but Girls High kept the pressure on and S. Peter's were unlucky to lose Alice Leadbeater to injury in the second half. A big thank you to Kiera Langley in year 7 who came on from the subs bench of the year 7 game on the next court to take Alice's place. 

Year 10 A team: Megan Topham (c), Jordan Barratt, Esther Maggs, Ellie Hughes, Alice Leadbeater, Hannah Lambeth, Bethany Harris. 

A well done to the year 10 B team who have competed in the Friendly League this year, winning the vast majority of their matches and only just missed out on the final. Most of the team have represented S. Peter's for the first time this year but this wasn't reflected in the standard of netball they displayed. This is a credit to the hard work they put into their GCSE PE lessons earlier in the year.

 Year 10 B team: Jordan Barratt, Emily Smissaert, Emily Kelham, Kathryn Grayson, Georgia Perkins, Georgia Blatchford.