The Under 14 football team were in action in the league cup semi-final against RGS. NSB started the stronger of the two sides and broke the deadlock through Cole C, who headed in at the front post from an Oliver M corner. The second goal of the game came from a through ball from Lucas DB for Alex N to run onto and calmly place the ball past the keeper. NSB dominance continued and, after wasting a number of chances to extend their lead, did so through a fantastic long range effort from Oliver M to finish the first half 3-0.
The second half was a more even affair and Max M was called into action for the first time in the game, having to pull off a double save to keep his clean sheet intact. In the final stages of the game, Cole C flicked on a cross from Lucas DB for James H to complete the scoring.
NSB now progress into the city cup final.
The Year 11 boys travelled to Pocklington School last week to take part in their sevens tournament. The tournament attracts the best school teams from the north of England.
In game one, NSB met the hosts who were in good form and went into a three-try lead. NSB rallied after half time with a well taken Charlie J try but could not secure and keep the ball long enough to score again.
In game two, the opponents were Mount St. Mary's. Our boys started superbly, moving the ball well as both Will Sh and Will St crossed for tries. Mount hit back but straight from the second half kick-off, Finlay F charged through four tackles to score before Will Sh rounded off a 26-12 win.
In game three, RGS Newcastle showed some excellent power and pace to win 38-7, despite some good tackling from Patrick C, Will Sh and Craig W. Johnson was again the scorer.
This placed NSB into the plate semi-final against Hymers College. Johnson scored two first half tries as NSB trailed 12-14. Tom F raced away for an early score before Hymers went 21-19 up. Johnson scored in the last minute to make it 24-21 to NSB, but in the last play of the game, NSB lost possession and Hymers scored to make it a 26-24 defeat. The boys can be proud of their spirit and performance against top class opposition.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Miss Tiffany White to the new Senior Leadership post of Head of Juniors and Infants from September 2017. Tiffany has been appointed from a very strong field of applicants and following a thorough and extensive selection process. I am very confident that she will complement our existing staff team and add further strength to our juniors and infants as well as to the School’s Senior Leadership Team.
Tiffany is currently Head of Junior phase and the academic and pastoral team leader at Red House School in Stockton-On-Tees where she has been since 2009 having previously worked in a variety of primary schools. Tiffany was educated at Dame Allan’s and Manchester University. She completed a PGCE at Durham University where she is also currently studying part-time for an MSc in Educational Assessment. Tiffany has a 16 year-old son and currently lives in Hartlepool although now plans to relocate to the Newcastle area. When not busy in school or studying, Tiffany enjoys the theatre, concerts and her garden.
We will arrange an opportunity for parents to meet Tiffany later in the current school year before she takes up her post in September.