Third Year Blog

3rd Year Blog

The first full week of lessons is always a rude awakening after the long, lazy days of summer subside and the thrill of Teambuilding day fades into memories. Nonetheless, Third Years have managed to maintain high spirits and are getting into the swing of things – balancing their academic commitments with co-curricular activities and sport.

Congratulations to the three U14 rugby players who were named in the Hampton Select XV following last weekend’s block fixture against John Fisher.

3 – Theo Wedge (U14B) – leadership of pack and work at the breakdown

11 – Ollie Verny-White (U14B) – consistent attacking threat in first ever game for Hampton

12 – Ethan Knight (U14A) – offered attacking threat throughout with strong carries and offloads

Neither U14A or U14B rugby teams managed a win in their opening fixture, but coaches Mr Moore and Mr Hitchings remain upbeat about the prospects for the season ahead – good luck against Whitgift on Saturday lads!

In other news:

Sam Skinner (3G) and Sam Davidson (3D) have prepared well for their History lessons this year by visiting the WWI battlefield sites around Ypres over the summer holidays. They found the graves of two Old Hamptonians (Lt. Stirling and Rifleman John Poppmacher) who were killed in the battle of Passchendaele, discovering that their visit was exactly 100 years to the day after Lt. Stirling was killed.

Also over the summer holidays, Frank Rahmatallah (3E) received a scuba diving instructor qualification from PADI and Louis Middleton (3E) won two skate decks at a local skate park.

And finally…

All Third Years should be commended for their excellent conduct during the Fire Drill on Thursday morning – they all got out alive!

Next week sees the whole year group undergo MidYIS Testing. This will take place during timetabled lessons and is nothing that the boys should be worried about. There is no need to revise for them (and indeed no point). Boys should just ensure that they try to do their best on the day. That’s all.

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