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Galileo brought back to life

By Martin Chapman on Thursday, 7th December 2000.

IN WHAT has been a quite week for the school Peter Joyce presented the life of Galileo and some of his fundamental inventions that have changed the course of science.

Peter Joyce has visited the school for the performance for several years and performs to Year 9 students and Year 8 students from Clare and Chalkstone Middle Schools.

Itís been a busy week for the technology department with our new computers suite open for ICY teaching. Although some bugs are still in the system pupils and staff are working together to iron them out.

Year 12 ICTí students received their new laptops this week This will enable them to extend the work they do in class. New laptops will be available later in the year for both the science and maths department.

On Friday the school hosted a highly successful concert by West Suffolk Youth Orchestra in which a number of Samuel Ward students participated. Refreshments were provided by the parent teacher association.

Tickets for the Sixth Form Ball went on sale last week and have been selling fast The ball is a chance for sixth formers to let their hair down after a busy term.

Auditions have been taking place for the annual Stars In Their Eyes event. This yearís tickets go on sale soon at £1 with money raised going to various charities. This year tickets are limited so will no doubt sell like hot cakes!

Much praise must go this week to our under 19 girls football side, who took on rivals Stowupland in the county semi-final. Despite losing to the opposition on three previous cup final occasions, the girls were determined to change this trend and took the game by the scruff of the neck from the first whistle.

The midfield trio of Neeley Spicer, Caroline Merch-Chaimnon and Karl Hammond put in many excellent challenges to let their opponents know they were in for a difficult contest. Against the run of play, Stowupland scored when they followed up a superb save from Amanda Potts.

Undeterred, a great run by Neeley resulted in her being fouled for a penally which she duly smashed home.

Halftime and hopes were high, but playing against the wind and two quick forwards it was always going to be difficult. A couple of early goals seemed to knock back Samuel Ward, who never gave up, but in the end Stowupland began to take control

Despite a late goal from Natalie Gilbert, and a magnificent team effort and performances from the likes of Sian Randall, Neeley Spicer and Amanda Potts, Stowupland ran out 5-2 winners.
Congratulations to Sally Morton and Jemma Thake, whose recent efforts in the county cross country races have seen them close in on Suffolk representative honours.

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