Third Year Blog

Well, we are all rather getting into the flow of things in the Third Year by now. New boys are almost indistinguishable from those who have been with us since First Year. Friendships are being forged and, for the most part, routines have been established.

It’s that tricky time of the term when summer holidays are a distant memory and half-term is still a long way off, so we’re all just knuckling down and getting on with things for now.

That’s not to say it is too late to join in with one of the many clubs or activities taking place at lunchtimes. Just turn up and have a go! This week’s feature club is:

  • Lego League Robot Club for 3rd year boys. Time 13:00 Place IT3 on Wednesday

Specialist sports clubs are also available at the following times:

Monday

12.35-1.20pm    Badminton & Table Tennis (Sports Hall)

12.35-1.20pm    Running Club (meet in Sports Hall foyer)

12.35-1.20pm    Climbing (rock wall)

4.00-5.30pm      Badminton & Fencing (Sports Hall)

Tuesday

12.35-1.20pm    Badminton & table tennis (Sports Hall)

Wednesday

7.45-8.30am      Karate (North Gym)

12.35-1.20pm    Running Club (meet in Sports Hall foyer)

Thursday

12.35-1.20pm    Basketball & Volleyball (Sports Hall)

Friday

12.34-1.20pm    Fencing (Sports Hall)

12.35-1.20pm    Running Club (meet in Sports Hall foyer)

12.35-1.20pm    Climbing (rock wall)

At Hampton, boys are encouraged to take part in a sporting activity, other than their main choice on their sports afternoon. Boys of all ability levels are welcome and invited.

A big thank you goes to the main contributor to this week’s blog – Joel Arulpragasam (3H) – for his match report from the U14D football team’s opening fixture of the season. If any other team captains would like to update our news hungry public on their team’s performances, please send match reports weekly to thirdyearblog@hamptonschool.org.uk.

News from around the forms

Easan G(3C) sat his ABRSM Grade 5 Music Theory exam over the summer; he is absolutely delighted that he achieved a Distinction – and so he should be. Well done!

3G are looking forward to the new Kingsman film and Stephen King’s IT, despite the films being a 15 certificate.

Theo D (3G) has bought a new backpack!

Sandy (3A) reports that the U14B football team beat Winchester 3-0 (although there was some debate whether it was 4-0 or not!) – Rohan Sahota with two and Sam Walker were the goal scorers. The opposition didn’t pose much threat going forward says our correspondent Sandy…

Jonah B (3A) reports that the U14A football progressed through to next round of the Surrey Cup 4-0 on Thursday.

Jai S (3A) claims that the U14D football team ‘destroyed’ Winchester 8-0 yesterday. Samaksh A performed an amazing goal-line clearance to keep a clean sheet for Hampton.

3G are hoping for success with Tom O, Sam B and Conor B potentially entering the Lego Robot competition.

Sports

U14A football match report:

A great start to the season with a 4-0 win away from home against Bede’s U14A team, goals from Zander W, Joe O, Eddie M and Ben B.

U14D football match report:

“On Saturday, the D team made a rather long journey to Bede’s School. All of the D-team players were enthusiastic and prepared for the first match of the season. Early on in the game, Bede’s played a ball in behind the defence to make it 1-0. A few minutes later, Bede’s found their way past our defence with a shot at goal. Xandy S dived low to his left and got a touch to it but couldn’t keep it out. 2-0. The D-team knew that we weren’t out of the game as it was still early on. With many shots at goal and many chances, we managed to pull back a goal with a defence-splitting pass through to Jai S, who finished with a cool, calm left-footed goal to make it 2-1. We were showing signs of finding an equaliser. However, as half time was approaching, Bede’s scored a goal from close range. Miss Smith gave us an inspiring, uplifting team talk to help us to try and get back into the game. With a change of tactics and formation, we went into the second half with more confidence. We had many shots on goal with a few hitting the woodwork. With 20 minutes to go, Joel A passed the ball to Jai on the edge of the box who then bagged his second with a lovely shot into the top corner. Our wide midfielders made many fine runs down the flanks. With a few minutes left, Freddie H scored to make the scores level. For Bede’s, two points lost, for us, one point gained. Overall, we played some great football and played well as a team. Tom N was the Man of the Match due to his high work rate at centre-back.”

U14 rugby:

It was a tough week for both the U14A and U14B rugby teams. They found that their Whitgift opponents were very strong and aggressive in attack, which ultimately proved overwhelming. Both will be looking to bounce back from defeat with strong performances this weekend against Bromsgrove School.

J14 rowing:

Third Year rowers don’t compete during their first term of rowing, but the boys are working hard to learn the technique whilst building up their strength for the challenges ahead.