Third Year Blog

3rd Year Blog

The final week of half term has seen the temperature rise for Hampton’s Third Year students – both meteorologically and academically speaking. Soaring temperatures have given our sportsmen a test on the cricket pitch, tennis court, river and athletics track. Meanwhile the sprint finish before exams is keeping everyone occupied in the classroom. Most boys seem to be keeping on top of their studies. Hopefully they will find time for some rest and relaxation as well as revision over the imminent half term break.


The day our Third Year rowers have been training so hard for since they first took to the water in September has finally arrived: today, Hampton have five J14 crews racing at the National School’s Regatta, being held at Eton’s Dorney Lake. This three-day regatta is the highlight of School Rowing, second only to the School events at Henley Royal Regatta. Good luck to all boys racing in the A-E octuples and their coaches, who have worked so hard for the boys! Racing kicked off today with time trials in the late morning; if successful the crews will proceed to the semi-finals being held from 4.30pm and the finals soon after 7.00pm. Good luck, boys – you’ve certainly got the weather for it!


Lucas Mangham (3C) went to a youth rugby trial with London Irish last weekend… No need to wish Lucas luck at the Irish. Let’s hope it works out as well for him as it did for the First Team this week.

Tanmay Thanawalla (3C) visited Lord’s cricket ground on Friday to receive his youth county cap in a ceremony hosted by Middlesex County Cricket Club. Tanmay is developing his skills nicely as a wicket-keeper / batsman and we wish him luck for the remainder of the season. Tanmay joined recent Third Year alumni Jack Berg and Blake Cullen at the ceremony where Director of Middlesex CCC Angus Fraser presented the caps.

Declan Connolly (3C) represented Richmond at the London Youth Games in the tennis tournament – he won all his matches but this was not enough to propel his team to victory. You can’t win them all Declan! To get the tiredness out of his legs, he is going to run the Vitality Westminster Mile this Sunday… Mr Studt – if he provides evidence of completion does this qualify him for an inter-form point?

Speaking of which, 3D have clearly thrown down the gauntlet….



3D: 21 points (Mr. Studt x 4, Alex Taylor x 2, Alex McMillan x 2, Jamie Benson, Tom Netterfield x 2, Tom Tomlin x 2, Henry van Spall, Ravi Franzini x 2, Max Robinson x 2, Cameron Hair, Dylan Straker-Grimes, Leo Gregory)

3A: 6 points (Chris Austin x 5, Jack Murphy x 1)

3C: 5 points (James Ho, Declan Connolly, Robin Little x 2, Max Bailey)

3F 2 points (Mr Walsh x 2)

3H 3 points (Oscar Nolan x 3)

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

Next chances to get points for your form are Saturday 27.5. and 3.6. – please email Mr Studt if you run as your tutor may not be registering you on the first Monday of exam week!

And remember, every point counts…!


Calling all those interested in the Creative Arts…

Hampton School is hosting a Creative Careers Event to showcase to pupils the vast array of fascinating and wonderful careers in the creative industries. This event on 19 June will be attended by some of today’s leading figures in the creative professions, including journalism, film and broadcasting, computer game design, advertising, architecture and writing.

Hosted by internationally renowned Foreign Correspondent, Christina Lamb, the Creative Careers Afternoon will commence with an introduction from industry guests, after which boys will be invited to join a range of workshops hosted by specialists from a range of professions, where they can learn more about the creative careers they are interested in.

This event is open to boys in the Third and Fourth Years, as well as those in Lower Sixth. Those who are interested must sign up by completing the online form at by Friday 9 June, ranking the workshops that they would ideally like to attend in order of preference. We cannot guarantee attendance at specific workshops but we will, of course do our best to accommodate the boys’ requests. Those attending will miss Monday 19 June afternoon lessons P6-8 inclusive.