Second Year Blog

This week’s big event was without doubt World Book Day, which the Second Year celebrated in true style. The costumes were as impressive as ever with boys (and staff!) dressed as Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Alice, Snowball, Shmuel, Paddington, Frankenstein and Dracula (to name but a few!)  turning heads at Hampton throughout the day. The English Department’s official costume committee will declare the winning character soon. Watch this space…

Speaking of competitions, the long and eagerly awaited results of the Hampton Maths Competition are in! Congratulations to winner Sandy Mitchell (2J), runner up Tom Olby (2W) and third-place finisher Andrew Lees (2P)! We also take this opportunity to congratulate Sandy and Younes Tahir (2H) who, in a team with two Third Year boys, have just won their Team Challenge regional final and who have gained a place in the national final later this year.

We have exciting news on the Inter-Form competition front: Second Year Inter-Form Rugby and Football competitions are confirmed to take place on Monday 27 March from 1.45pm – 4pm. Each form needs to organise a rugby and football squad and it would be great if as many people as possible could get involved. Boys who ordinarily play rugby during games can play football for the Inter-form competition and vice-versa – but don’t forget to bring the appropriate safety equipment (gum shields for rugby and shin-pads for football). Due to popular demand, the PE department are also going to run Inter-Form Volleyball and Basketball competitions this term. The precise details are still being confirmed but, boys, if you want to compete in the volleyball competition, you must attend volleyball training next Thursday to develop some basic match skills. We look forward to seeing which forms will be victorious in these exciting events!

Today a select group of boys were invited to Mr Knibbs’ study where they received Headmaster’s Merit Certificates. There was a mixture of pride and amusement as everyone was dressed to the nines in honour of World Book Day!  This week our worthy merit certificate winners are: Theo Wedge, Jamie Lund, Xandy Slater, Olly Coles, Jay Heading, Max Broughton and Oskar Zieleznik (20 merits), Luke Michels, Ben Wix, Milo Heard, Vathshan Ramanakanthan, Rohan Raj, Arthur Hopley and Max Bublik (30 merits), Jai Saha and Samaksh Agarwal (50 merits) and Jonah Blake (60 merits).  Well done boys!