Third Year Blog

3rd Year Blog

Summer is well and truly here! Exams are finished and the sun is shining. Third Years are enjoying outdoor activities as often as possible this week. The 3G remains a big draw at lunchtimes, but boys are encouraged to try out the various other clubs on offer, especially given the superb weather. Rock-climbing, sprints, golf and bee-keeping are all on offer – there are even rumours that an inter-form croquet tournament may be held following the keen uptake during exam week activities afternoon… watch this space.


Tobias Droy (3J) is looking forward to hosting a workshop on how to create electronic music using software Logic Pro X. This is happening in the Garrick on Wednesday and is part of his Arts Award.

Joshua Breadmore (3F) congratulated his own J14 Octuplet for finishing a creditable 4th in the country at the National Schools Regatta at Eton Dorney Lake.

Sam Sparrow’s (3G) new braces are really hurting.

Mr Saul reports on tremendous interest in the golf competition from 3C – Declan Connolly, Matthew Avant-Smith, Joe Sykes, and Angus Webber are all looking forward to playing!

Oscar Murphy (3F) was proud of the U14B cricket team for beating Eton in midweek, preventing them from completing a clean sweep over Hampton.

3G enjoyed writing reflective letters in PSHE on “advice they would give themselves if they restarted Third Year”, including ‘be yourself, make friends with new boys and score a length of the field goal for the U14F team.’

Rishi Chopra, Matthew Chapman, James Bradley and Ross Hyde (all 3J) are looking forward to taking on 3D in the Inter-Form Quiz.

Inter-Form Quiz:

The inter-form “University Challenge” style quiz got underway this week with the first round of the knock-out tournament.

Each form has entered a team of up to four boys. The format of the quiz is like University Challenge: each competitor has an electronic buzzer, and a series of general knowledge ‘starter questions’ will be read out. The first person to buzz is allowed to answer; if they get the correct answer then they win three ‘bonus questions’ for their team to discuss and answer; if they are wrong then someone from the other team may buzz and win the bonuses.

The first results are in with 3B beating 3F, 3D beating 3J, 3E beating 3A and 3C beating 3H. Mr Hitchings commented that Rhys Calder’s and Will McLoughlin’s knowledge was ‘awesome’!


The annual Richmond Schools’ Golf Competition will be held on Tuesday 27th June this year at Fulwell golf course. Mrs May would like to invite any golfers who would be interested in representing the school at this event to put their names forward.

There are two competitions, the 18-hole and the 9-hole. If you wish to be entered in the 18-hole competition, ideally you will have an official handicap or will be able to complete an 18-hole course in roughly 100 shots. If you are a less experienced player and do not have a handicap but are still keen to be involved, then the 9-hole course will be more suitable for you.

If you are interested, then please email


3D: 27 points (Mr. Studt x 4, Alex Taylor x 2, Alex McMillan x 3, Jamie Benson, Tom Netterfield x 2, Tom Tomlin x 3, Henry van Spall, Ravi Franzini x 2, Max Robinson x 2, Cameron Hair, Dylan Straker-Grimes x 2, Leo Gregory x4)

3A: 7 points (Chris Austin x 6, Jack Murphy x 1)

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

3J: 4 points (James Bradley, Ross Hyde x 2, Ollie Blair)

3H 3 points (Oscar Nolan x 3)

3F 3 points (Mr Walsh x 3)

3G 2 points (Angus Whitworth x 2)

Mr Studt thinks that the Third Year should get a bit better at admin – he received very few emails despite several reminders, and is sure that more people ran over the last three weeks and have now lost their points because they did not submit. This Saturday (17.6.) is the last chance you have to collect points. It looks relatively easy to at least pick up second or third place… or will a form even topple 3D from their throne? Come on Third Years!

Cricket Match Report from Dru Shori

U13A vs Trinity (10/6/17)

“Hampton won the toss and elected to bat. Our opening pair started off relatively well but after Dru Shori was dismissed, Matthew Avant-Smith went on to score a pivotal 53, after which  Pravin  Kirithatan and Tanmay Thanawala pushed the total onto 130 for 2 wickets off 30 overs, a respectable score on the pitch that we played on. The Hampton boys were very tight in the field and with an early run out, we could sense more wickets falling. Matthew Wilson bowled exceptionally well, finishing with outstanding figures of 4 wickets for 17 runs off 6 overs. Thomas Thomlin also bowled very well and took important wickets. This was supported by good bowling by Pravin , Jack Slaney, Pranav Pandey, Mikey Ford, Matthew Avant-Smith and Dru Shori.

With Trinity only needing 24 off 8 overs, Hampton pulled it back to a situation in which Trinity needed 6 runs off the last over. Dru Shori brought himself onto bowl and held his nerve to only concede 4 runs. In a tightly fought encounter, Hampton came out on top, winning by the slimmest of margins – 1 run.”

Happy weekend, all!