Somerset Times

Senior School News

2017 - W3 - T2 -  Infinitim

Backwards and Forwards Passing the Test

By Andrew Wrigley, Senior Teacher - Mathematics

Rugby is a game about going forward but so are the passes – and that is the problem. It is an issue that is gaining momentum in both League and Union but it is momentum, in essence, that causes the confusion over the rule. A forward pass in both our rugby codes is against the rules whereas in 1906, American football allowed the forward pass based on safety concerns. At the time, the Chicago Tribune reported that in the previous year, 25 players had been killed and 159 seriously injured on the field of play. Theodore Roosevelt, the US President at the time had even threatened to ban the game were it not made safer.

Year 11 Presentation

By Nalin Batra and Jina Hong, Academic Captains

Recently, we had the opportunity to talk to Grade 11’s regarding their transition to their senior years, stress management and study strategies. The major strength of our presentation was that it was primarily based on the perspective of us as senior students. We used our personal experiences to detail some tips which we feel other people might find beneficial. For instance, we covered our strategies for tackling distractions and staying productive while working, as well as effective time management.