It’s back to Hampton School life with a bang this week after a long and much deserved Easter break. 3F made the most of the time off! During the holiday, Matt Wilson visited the island of Mallorca, and bumped into classmate Joe Trevor while taking in the sunlight! Other interesting holidays included Rory Carr’s coasteering trip to Sardinia, Ewan McBride’s exotic beach holiday in the Dominican Republic and Tom Hayward’s trip to sunny Orlando, Florida for some roller coaster thrills. Cameron Fraser, who spent his Easter on an unarmed Greek island with his family was fortunate enough to see a whale whilst sailing in the Mediterranean!  Mayank Dasannacharya went to Dubai for a cricket camp. Olly Maskell 3B is proud to have completed the ice cream challenge on the Third Year Adventure Society Trip in Snowdonia trip.  It’s very hard and few complete it!  Also on the trip were Sean Cruice, Tom Davies, Matt Randall and Paul Carden (all in 3A). They all enjoyed the experience.  Four 3F members attended the gruelling rowing camp in Exmoor. Adam Winskell and Edward Metcalfe were the only 3B participants. They reported that the weather was half decent and the water relatively warm, which was lucky for Ewan McBride – whose capsizing was the highlight of the trip for Joe Trevor and Alex Saul! The Rowers from 3A are looking forward to the Basher race on Saturday at Dorney lake.

In the world of performing arts, Taran Chawla (3F) has had a busy few weeks, not only gaining a ‘distinction’ in his grade 6 singing, but also making his theatre debut at the Rose Theatre in Kingston, taking part in a highly acclaimed political drama about the migrant crisis.  Max Elliott (3F) has, after much expectation, finally ‘dropped his mixtape’. The song is named ‘Forever in my Mind’, and is available on Soundcloud to all those interested. Max likes to think of himself as the next Ed Sheeran, but may need to swap hair with Matt Wilson to achieve a compete likeness! Charles Maddox (3A) has got another acting job for sky TV and we wish him all the best!

In football news, the U14A football team were knocked out of the Surrey Cup Semi final, after a ‘jammy’ penalty was conceded. In a Vardy-esque rant, Tom Randall 3B explains his fury at an unfair referee decision.  Developments in the Premiership have been keenly followed and discussed by the members of 3C.  Newcastle’s perilous flirt with the relegation zone has been the source of much discussion, with Stephon Umashangar believing they will be relegated. However, Jack Humpish still believes his team will stay up after a well-earned draw against Manchester City. Liverpool have scored 8 goals in the last 2 matches and are doing well! Says William Nyhan. James Hodge is enjoying the title race, noting that Tottenham are only 5 points behind the leader Leicester and have a fighting chance of winning the Barclays Premier League.  Paul Wilkinson went to the Manchester City vs Chelsea football match and got a selfie with Graeme Le Saux

In other news, this week Miss Goodman arranged an interesting meeting for budding engineers. Three Engineers, two of whom work for WSP (the Structural Engineers behind the Shard and the new Chelsea stadium) came into Hampton to discuss their careers with the boys. Firas Khalil (3C) had a demoralising 6 hours Karate grading last week where he got his second dan black belt.

The ROAR challenge has been launched at Hampton.  For a chance to win a voucher of your choice, bake a cake this weekend and bring it in on MONDAY 25th April for 1ST YEARS, and TUESDAY 26th April for 2nd YEARS and 3RD YEARS.  Make sure you bring some money on WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY of that same week, in order to buy cakes from the cake sale!


Finally, a reminder of the 6 Nations competition winners are below.  If you haven’t collected your prize yet from Miss Millar then do so soon!

EnglandOllie Aust
I’ll try if i want to.
IrelandPaddy Walsh
Paulinho’s Props
IrelandPaul Wilkinson
Thanks to our news correspondents: Faisal Jumaily, Robert Morey, Rahul Desai and Joe Helm.  See you next week!