Date Posted: 06/10/2017
2 October; the week at Read
Frankie Goes To Hollywood!
Ok, so she's not in Hollywood yet, but she's on her way! In this piece, Francesca Turton of Year 10 describes her recent forays into the world of broadcast media, as she earns the opportunity to sing nine (yes, 9!) of her own songs, composed and performed by her on local radio station, Vixen Radio. As many of you will know, she is one of a number of elite female vocalists we are blessed to have at Read. Here she tells us about these recent experiences.
"On the 29th of September I did a gig on Vixen Radio’s show ‘Fox’s Den’. The show was three hours long, starting at 9pm, and I got the chance to sing quite a few of my original songs.
In the first hour I introduced myself then sang three of my songs in between other records being played. This is also what I did in the last two hours. Overall I managed to sing nine of my own songs and talk a bit about each one beforehand.
I greatly enjoyed the experience and had great fun listening to the show being produced right in front of me. I feel very lucky to have had this experience, even if it was a bit tiring to have to stay up until midnight!"
Rugby: Read U16 v Fyling Hall
A convincing win for the Read team away, with 8 tries scored by our team to their 4: the U16 team were dominant in contact to win 54 - 28. A good, well-contested game, but with too much pressure for their backs to soak up, Read’s constant probing runs from Diljit Singh (outside centre) and Tom Broomhead (2nd Row) made their mark, battering both Fyling Hall’s lines of defence and confidence.
Well done boys, and thank you to the parents who travelled to support.
Rugby: Read U13s v Fyling Hall
Rugby on Saturday took us to Fyling Hall School near Robin Hood's Bay. The U13 team played very well to secure a 15 - 15 draw. An obviously close game with some well-contested rucks and mauls, showing that it was all about who shipped the ball out the quickest that made the most strategic ground. Both teams managed this at different points in the game.
Rugby: Read U15s v Silcoates
Matches against Silcoates are always tough and today was no exception. Starting very strongly, Read took an early lead, Silcoates made a few substitutions and the game became much more physical. Although Read lost 53 - 33, the scoreline didn't really reflect an excellent, even match.
U13 Hockey v Minster School; 2nd October
It is always a good game against Minster School but the girls had a slow start allowing the opposition to get two ahead, early doors. The girls soon found their feet and managed to come back with some fantastic defence from Lily Handforth, Martha Love and Lexie Maw in goal. The midfielders, namely, Charlotte Fildes, Emily King, Jess Henry and Kaela Abrams had a challenge on their hands, driving the ball up the pitch, but also ensuring they could backtrack in order to support the defence. Isobel Campbell-Baldwin initially played up front but she was flexible in her positioning and worked hard to link the balls from midfield. We scored a few goals but unfortunately succumbed to a 3-5 loss. There were lots of great set plays shown and supportive teamwork that shows potential for the future.
U15 Hockey: Read v Hill House, Tuesday 3rd October
This was an incredibly exciting game between two very well matched teams. The girls were also playing on a full pitch which is a rare eventuality. Albeit, they soon got into the swing of things and their positional play was superb. We had a couple of girls in the team who were new to the sport and they held their own. We were down 2-1 in the closing seconds and managed to equalise with an awesome goal in the top corner. The final score was a well deserved 2-2. The player of the match was Anya McAvoy.
U11 Rugby: Read U11 v Scarborough College
Read 35-5 Scarborough College. Read U11s put in a determined performance to see off the challenge of Scarborough yesterday afternoon. Strong tackles, quick breakaways and fine support of team mates paved the way for a well deserved victory.