First Year Blog

Well, what a week it has been! Congratulations to the boys on their first full five-day week as Hamptonians. I’m sure many of them will be feeling a little tired after the experience, which is perfectly natural and they can enjoy a well-earned rest this weekend.

Next week we will be off to Avon Tyrrell, what a great opportunity to get out and about away from school for a few days, to get to know one another and to have some fun too. I’m sure the raft building and high ropes will be particular popular activities with them!

In a few weeks time, they will have the chance to attend their first subject trips as they make their way down to Kent with the History Department and to the South Downs with the Geography team, please make sure that you return the forms for both of these trips as soon as possible.

I know that many of the boys have been keenly attending their first clubs this week. Lots of the sports activities have proved popular, Bridge Club was well attended, and the interactive quiz in Geography Club extremely well received! Although the full roster of activities hasn’t quite started yet, most of them will be up and running on our return from Avon Tyrrell and I encourage any boy who hasn’t joined in and attended one yet to do so – they are great fun and there are so many to choose from! Try as many as you can and see what takes your interest!

The Hampton jersey was proudly pulled on by some of our students for the first time last week, and I am delighted to report that the U12 A Football team beat Sutton Grammar School away 5-3, while not to be outdone the B team notched up their first win with a 7-0 win also away to Sutton. What a great start to your Hampton sporting careers boys – well done and I look forward to seeing how you get on over the course of the season. The rugby players are yet to take to the pitch against an opposition yet, but as soon as they do I shall include a report in this weekly bulletin.

Finally, each week Mrs Peattie awards a First Year boy the title of Tutee of the week. The boy gets an email home, use of Mrs Peattie’s Football for the next week and a mention in the First Year bulletin. This week’s Tutee of the week is Rohan Crowe of 1B, Miss Bedford and Mrs Ziegler have been incredibly impressed with his excellent attitude, this has been evident to both his teachers and classmates.  Furthermore, Mr Boardman wanted to commend the excellent sporting attitude he displayed at the 5-a-side tournament last Saturday.  Well done Rohan!

I’m sure we will have much to report after our visit to Avon Tyrell next week.

Mr T. Hill