First Year Blog

It’s been a busy second week back, and I think that some of my form were surprised to hear from me this morning when I told them that there were only three weeks to go until Half Term!

The boy’s spent this week in PSHE lessons thinking about Role Models, Mrs Peattie’s talk on her own role models was inspiring and thought-provoking, and we have asked the boys to think about who their own role models are, and who inspires them before we discuss this in class next week.

Delighted to note that this week’s Tutee of the Week is Alexander Hulsenbeck for his all-round enthusiastic attitude and fantastic co-curricular contribution to School life. In the merit tally Akshat Mathur, Luke Trotman and Timothy Lee all visited the Headmaster to collect their varying Headmaster’s Merit Awards- a big well done to all of those boys.

The beguiling prospect of sunny June afternoons spent in lazy contemplation by the cricket boundary rope seemed a world away in the chilly January pre-dawn this morning, but First Year sights have been set on the summer game this week.  Winter nets began on Wednesday after school, and all boys who are interested in playing cricket as their summer sports option are invited to attend.  Attendance is not compulsory for consideration, but if the boys wish to improve their technique they are very welcome to come along. Any questions, please just ask.

While the Rugby fixtures were an unfortunate casualty of the cold weather last weekend, the football matches did go ahead, and Sam Brewster and Timothy Lee report on how the A and B teams got on:

“On 14th January, Hampton U12B played their first football match of the term. Things did not go well for us – we let in 4 goals in the first half. Yet after a stern talk from Mr Thomas at half time, Ben Fryer scored a great goal from outside the box. Shortly afterwards, William Knowles added another well-worked goal. Our keeper, Louis Simonds-Gooding kept us in the game with some spectacular saves. There were just 5 minutes left when Timothy Lee beat the keeper for the third time. In the closing seconds of the game, Samay Gajree smashed in the equaliser to make the final score 4-4. Thank you very much to Mr Thomas for helping us this week.”

“On Saturday, the 14th of January, Hampton U12As played a challenging game against Dulwich College. From the kick off, we saw that this game was going to be a physical one. As we fought bravely, the half ended 2-0 to us; with great finishes from Jo Treacy and Ben Robinson. In the second half, our opposition bounced back and scored a goal against us. Our Hampton spirit was untouchable though as Jo Treacy calmly put away two more good goals, including a memorable dribble past three players. The game ended 4-1 to Hampton- a big thank you to Mr Sims and everyone involved in the build up to the game.”

Well done on some great results in some exciting games boys – long may this form continue!

Good luck to all those involved in the Rock Concert this evening – I hope you all have a great time and I look forward to hearing all about it next week!

Mr T. Hill