First Year Blog

Welcome back after half term. I hope that all the First Year boys enjoyed a relaxing holiday and feel back into the swing of things at school.

Thursday saw all the boys holding 11+ offers for entry in September 2016 come in for a Visitors’ Afternoon, which included a Q&A session in the Hammond Theatre with some of our current First Years. Aadam Shazad, Theo Mantle-Cooper, Joe Moylan-Jones, Marcus Bob and Ollie Gwynne fielded questions on as diverse a range of topics as homework demands, co-curricular activities and favourite trips. They were excellent ambassadors for the School.

The week before Half Term Hampton played host to the National Future Problem Solving competition – congratulations to all the boys who took part, and particularly to our prize winners! Akshat Mathur, Hal Lewis, George Garofalo and Tristan Robinson triumphed in the junior division, while Aadam Shazad, Tom Shtasel, Jamie Reger and Dominic Must took a deserved runners-up position. Well done on performing so excellently!

Future Anthony Horowitz or William Shakespeare’s amongst the First Year boys may wish to consider entering the Creative Writing Competition coming up this term. The deadline to enter is 13 March and entries can include poetry, prose or play-writing. I think writing this blog counts as my creative endeavour for each week, and could perhaps serve as inspiration for one or two budding creative writers out there? I’m sure the boys will produce much finer work. The attached flyer gives details of the completion and the boys can ask their English teacher for more details if required.

Finally, can I wish congratulations to Marcus Bob who is Tutee of the Week. He receives this for his all-round contribution to school life and his helpful input to this week’s Visitor’s afternoon. Well done Marcus!

I look forward to seeing how the boys get on in this weekend’s busy schedule of fixtures. Good luck boys!

Mr T. Hill