Third Year Blog

3rd Year Blog

We reach the end of a very busy second week of term for Third Years at Hampton.

After fearing the Third Year were a bit slow off the mark with Park Run, we can now report that a small number of boys have chosen to get involved and start collecting points for their Form; we would still love to see more of you getting out and about in Bushy Park, Old Deer Park, Richmond Park and many more London parks on a Saturday morning though, regardless of how good you at running! Mr Studt ran Bushy Park with his baby in a buggy last Saturday and earned a point for 3D; you have another chance to beat him this Saturday 6 May at the next run! Current standings:

3A: 3 points (Chris Austin x 3)

3D: 1 point (Mr. Studt)

3J: 3 points (James Bradley, Ross Hyde, Ollie Blair)

This week has been Roar Challenge Enterprise Week for 18 Third Year boys. Four teams ran social enterprises to raise funds for education programmes in rural India. The social enterprises were:

  • Team Raffle – Tickets cost £1 with edible prizes on offer.
  • The Cookie Cartel – ran a tuck shop at morning break on Tuesday and Wednesday with homemade cookies and cakes sold, alongside other snacks and drinks.
  • T-shirt Trouble – Tie died T-shirts on sale for £6 each.
  • The Hampton Bake-Off – Students were invited to bake a cake to enter into the Hampton Bake-Off. Entries were judged at morning break on Tuesday, with edible prizes for all entrants and the winner. The cakes then immediately went on sale for £1 a slice.

Collectively the four teams generated profits of just over £500 which will be donated to the RISE charity which runs educations programmes in West Bengal. A superb effort – and well done to all involved!

Good luck to “The Cookie Cartel” who will represent Hampton at the Dragon’s Den final of the ROAR Challenge at the HSBC building in Canary Wharf on Monday.

In other news:

Cameron Hair has won First Prize in the Never Such Innocence Competition for his superb artistic piece. Mrs Williams is delighted with his achievement!

The following boys were all Specially Commended in the competition: Jamie Bird, Marcus Chan, Thomas Cross, Peter Godun, Joey Hibbert, Tanmay Thanawalla, Haris Williams, Leo Nathwani, Elliot Patient and Johnny Powell.

Kishan Bouri took part in the Jugend Festival playing rugby with the London Irish squad and won the whole thing against 16 teams from five different countries.

Thomas Cross, Jacob O’Laughlin, Charlie Close, Nicholas Lee, along with many other members of the J14 rowing squad, attended rowing training over Easter and worked jolly hard!

Jack Lucas took part in a contemporary dance day with Rambert held at Orleans Park School, where they learnt two new routines based on Rambert’s own routine choreographed by Mark Bruce. He thoroughly enjoyed it.

Joe Dormer took part in the Laser 4.7 European championships for sailing over Easter and came 230th out of 500. Well done Joe!

Patrick Wall performed in Gulliver’s Travels at the Rose Theatre, playing Gulliver!

Lion Print

An opportunity for creative writing….

Students who have either poetry or prose pieces that they would like published in this year’s Lion Print Creative Writing Magazine should email them to  or with their name and form and the words Lion Print in the subject of the email. We will consider any original writing that has been done in or out of school during this academic year.

The final deadline for submitting entries has been extended to Friday 19 May 2017.


The U14 A, U14 B and U14 C Cricket Teams all beat their respective Dulwich opponents on Saturday – the A Team won by 9 wickets and they are looking forward to away fixtures at local rivals Tiffin this Saturday (further details for Cricket are below).


Saturday 29th April vs Dulwich (won by 9 wickets)

Dulwich – 93 All Out: Pranav Pandey 3/18
Hampton 95/1: Matthew Avant-Smith 43*
Tanmway Thanawalla 38

Thursday 4th May vs Reeds (won by 5 runs)

Hampton – 162/8: Dru Shori 41, Jack Slaney 44
Reeds – 157ao: Alfie Onslow 3/17
Pranav Pandey 2/22

Great game, close win


Following their successful day at Radley last week, the J14 Rowers will continue their campaign towards National Schools Regatta success this weekend as the squad head up to Bedford Regatta on Saturday. The boys are getting ready for a long but hopefully successful and enjoyable day and are really excited about all of it, apart from the 6.00am start! It’ll be a long day, gents, but hopefully well worth it and you’ll get some great race experience!

We’ll look forward to receiving the full results and reports next week!