Second Year Blog

This week’s big event was the Hampton and Waldegrave Junior Musical: Tin Pan Ali.  After months of hard-work and preparation it was no surprise that the show was a huge success.  A total of 41 pupils were involved in the production, which was performed here at the Hammond Theatre.  Ben tells us about his role as a member of the technical crew:

“On Tuesday and Wednesday, the school performed Tin Pan Ali. Me and a team of pupils did all the scene changes, which personally I thought were quite slick. We had to dress in all black so as to not alert the audience of our presence. Even from the wings the show looked great and the whole cast performed amazingly.” – Ben Wix (2J)

We look forward to hearing more about the show once the cast and crew have had some well-deserved rest!

Stuck for something to do over the break? Why not enter a piece or two into the 2017 Hampton Creative Writing Awards? You could win Amazon vouchers, book tokens and a place on a Creative Writing Masterclass. This year’s three categories are Poetry, Prose or Play-script (selected scenes; short play; dramatic monologue).  Boys can submit as many different entries as they wish and should hand their entry to their English teacher or in to the English Office by Monday 13 March 2017.  The word count is 750-1,000 words for Prose and Play-script.  Boys, see your English teacher or Mrs Bartholomew in the English Department if you have any questions.  And look out for the competition flyers, coming soon…

This is also the time for Second Year boys to choose their options for the Third Year. Completed option forms need to be handed in on Tuesday 21 February, so please do use the break to make your selection if you haven’t already done so.

Before finishing for the break we turn our attention to the U13 Table Tennis team’s most recent victory.  The team played Whitgift in the London South Schools League on Monday evening and despite missing Ethan Clapham, who was ill, they clenched a 6-4 victory with fine performances from all the team – special mentions go to Tim Lee and Sam Colvine (2L) who won the bottom doubles and saved us from a 5-5 draw!

We wrap up this blog by saying a huge well done to the following boys in recognition of their merit achievements: Mac Crawford, Fergus MacEacharn, Fraser Dunlop, Min Jea Liew, Max Leman and Luke Jansen (20 merits), Kyle Seth, Oliver Stokes, Oliver Pulfrey Baker, Edward Finnett, Alex Dinan and Chris Hardy (30 merits) Tom Olby and James Bantick (40 merits) Sohan Sodhi and Fred Darley (50 merits) and Abhi Sundaram (70 merits!)