Second Year Blog

The Hammond Theatre was once again packed to the rafters with enthusiastic boys from three Second Year forms.  The boys were treated to a live screening of Twelfth Night, which they have been studying in their English classes.  William gives the show a big thumbs up:

“The Twelfth Night performance on Thursday 27 April was a great show. It was entertaining, fun and really conveyed a good message of how gender doesn’t have to matter. The small changes to Shakespeare’s original play were effective and I would definitely recommend more shows like this.” –  William Barnes (2W)

The cricket season has started well for the U13A team, who faced Dulwich last week.

“On 29 April 2017, the Hampton Cricket U13A team won convincingly against Dulwich College in a one-sided encounter. We bowled first and an outstanding performance in the field kept Dulwich down to 75 all out. There were good bowling performances from Alex Zotov (2B), Ollie Stokes (2W) and me, Kyle Seth (2W). On the batting front, Arjun Bhat (2H) scored a fast 50 with solid ball-striking. Overall it was a very good team performance.” – Kyle Seth (2W)

We look forward to bringing you more news from the crease as the season rolls on.

Earlier this week four of our Second Years attended the Salters’ Festival of Chemistry at Brunel University where they had opportunity to compete in various chemistry-based challenges and practicals as well as watch some exciting demos.  Sam reports back to us:

“On Tuesday 2 May Toby Kerr (2W), Teddy Jerome (2L), Danny Miles (2B) and I travelled to Brunel University with Dr Langdon, to participate in the Salter’s Festival of Chemistry. Our first challenge was to identify a murderer by testing ink and powder samples, as well as translating a section written in Ancient Greek writing (with a key). Following lunch and exploring the vast campus, we had the next challenge, creating a soap using alcohol and nut oil and comparing it with mainstream brands. At the prize giving ceremony we were very pleased to find that we came second in the first challenge! Certainly it was a day well spent.” – Sam Berthon (2W)

Let’s congratulate Jake Costen (2P) who achieved a Merit in his Singing Grade 5 exam.  In other news, we say well done to Amar Mukherjee (2L) won the bake-off with his five-layer rainbow cake.  Jack East (2L) also gets a special mention for his delicious and ambitious treacle tart.

On the merit front we say well done to the following boys:  Alex Mehta (40 merits), Samaksh Agarwal, Sohan Sodhi (60 merits), Jai Saha, Fred Darley and Billy Hutchings (70 merits) and Sam Colvine (90 merits).  Boys, don’t forget to get your merits signed off by Mrs Owen every Wednesday breaktime!