First Year Blog

The boys have been as busy as ever this week, and the myriad of clubs and activities on offer seem to find many takers from amongst our First Year forms. I am always delighted to hear about how the boys are getting on in activities as diverse as Film Making, Problem Solving, Volleyball, Fencing, Bridge and Chess. Please do feel free to let me know of any particular triumphs in any of our co-curricular spheres, either in school or outside it. Alternatively, your sons are more than welcome to let me know themselves!

With one week to go until Half Term, the sports fixtures continue apace:

William Aust reports: “On Saturday, the Hampton rugby U12 A Rugby Team came up against a tough opposition, in the form of Campion. We started off slowly but got better as the match went on, our best spell coming in the second half. This is when James Morgan managed to score our one and only try of the game. Despite us getting points on the board, Campion immediately retaliated, and managed to score another couple of tries. In the end, the score was 20-5 to Campion. In training, we need to continue to improve our tackling and work on running more directly to help us in future.”

Sam Brewster reports for the U12A Football team: “On Saturday we played Abingdon School. From the kick off it was a fast and physical game but we had most of the possession and we scored two quick goals, through Isaac Foster. After this tremendous start our play slipped and we conceded a goal before scraping a goal back, thanks to Alex Di Soccio. The first half ended 3-1. In the second half Abingdon fought back valiantly to level the score. After a few key substitutions we kicked up a gear and with a penalty smoothly struck from Isaac, for his hat-trick and two fabulous finishes from Joseph Treacy – one a stunning diving header – the game finally finished 6-3 to Hampton. Thank you so much to everyone involved and I hope everyone in the team continues the great concentration in training.” Well done to the team, and I look forward to reading about how all five of our football teams get on against Wilson’s this weekend.

Finally, Mrs Peattie asks me to pass on congratulations to George Garofalo who is this week’s tutee of the week. We are incredibly impressed with the pro-active enthusiastic attitude that George takes to all aspects of School and particularly his conduct within the Form. Well done George – this is thoroughly deserved.

Mr. T. Hill