We made it! Unbelievably, half term is upon us. In the past seven short weeks, the boys have gone through one of the most intense and potentially overwhelming periods of their lives, and have survived unscathed. It has been a pleasure to see them flourish with us. Evidence of this comes from the plethora for merit certificates that Mrs Peattie has signed off this week. Well done to Sebastien Abercrombie, Dhruv Duggal, Toby Gwynne, Leanesh Sivakumar, Zain Khan, Xavier Mikilichansky-Maddocks, Krishna Wijayasingam, Pranav Santhosh, Jamie Hacking, Akshat Mathur, Kyan Soni, Fahad Soni (10 merits); to Arjan Sian and Luke Trotman (20 merits); and to Timmy Lee (30 merits) Congratulations boys – a great way to finish the half term.
Congratulations too, to Owain Humphry’s, who is this week’s Tutee of the Week. This is largely due to the enthusiastic and positive attitude that Owain has displayed within the Form. He frequently makes very positive contributions to Form discussions and has been a fantastic charity representative; on top of this he has been incredibly charming and courteous to his fellow tutees.
It’s been a busy week on the sporting front. William Aust reports for the Rugby Team: “Another victorious match for the Hampton U12 As, this time the opposition was St. John’s Beaumont. The team played very well but a special mention has to go to Cameron Hill who claimed a well-earned hat trick. The other try scorers were Marcus Taylor and James Morgan. In the end, the score was 25-10 to Hampton. The larger pitch gave us an opportunity to utilise our passing game and allowed us to make some breakthrough runs. There is still more work to do on reducing our handling errors and getting the ball out of the rucks quickly. Overall, we are pleased with our second consecutive win and let’s make this the start of our winning streak!” Congratulations to the whole team, and also to the U12B’s who registered their first win of the season. I hope that the second half of term begins in the same vein.
Meanwhile in the round-ball game, Samuel Brewster gives us his report on the U12A’s recent performances: “On Friday, Hampton under 12A played Dame Alice Owens school. Right from the start Hampton piled on the pressure and scored four goals (three from Joe Treacey and one from Ben Robinson). Unfortunately for us they just scored a goal on the stroke of half time. In the second half they fought back and scored two goals but Ben Robinson replied with another two.
The Following day Hampton played Dr Challoner’s Grammar School. With luck not on our side and a tired team, the game ended 3-1 to them; the only goal scored by Ben Robinson.”
The U12 C Team followed up last week’s win with a thumping 7-0 defeat of Dr Challoner’s, congratulations to captain Daniel Townsend and the rest of the team.
Mrs Peattie, and the whole first year team would like to congratulate all the boys on their work since September, and to wish them an enjoyable and relaxing half term. We suggest that they have as complete a rest as possible. Next half term will be just as busy as the one just gone, they will want to come back refreshed and ready for the new challenges.
Mr T. Hill