First Year Blog

I have heard great things about last weekend’s mountain biking and board games weekend at Bentley Copse. I can only hope that the boys didn’t try and do both at the same time – I really struggled changing gear and tackling a difficult set of scrabble letters at the same time the last time I participated on this trip a year ago. Joe W writes this report:

“When I got to to Bentley copse I was so excited because I haven’t done proper mountain biking before. I have been cycling on roads and in parks but not up hills in Surrey. We played board games when we got there for a couple of hours and then started night orienteering. My group got lost so we ended up walking in circles! I was so exhausted when I got to sleep but I couldn’t stop thinking about tomorrow’s mountain biking. The next day was very tiring with a hard three hours of cycling including going up very steep hills and hurtling down the other side. When we had lunch on the top of Pitch Hill, where we had a beautiful view across Surrey. Overall I loved this trip and I want to thank all the teachers who organised this trip and Bentley Copse for letting me stay at their campsite.”

What a fantastic trip, and I do hope as a many of the boys as possible take advantage of all that the Adventure Society has to offer during their time at Hampton. On that note, Josh F has been selected as Tutee of the Week, partly for his all-round enthusiasm and contributions while on the trip. Well done Josh!

Sports fixtures continued apace last weekend too, Aran T has this report from the U12A Rugby Team:

“This week the under U12As lost a hard fought match at home to Emmanuel school losing 30-10, in what was a very physical match. Hampton made far too many handling mistakes, but kept competing until the end. Lots to work on for the next match this weekend against a notoriously strong Whitgift School”

Good luck in your match to all those involved! Meanwhile Jamie W reports for the U12A Football team, who played Whitgift on Saturday:

“We played on a beautiful pitch on a warm Saturday, the first half was action-packed with five goals scored, two for Jamie, two for Paddy and one for Chibby, every goal was created by brilliant teamwork.
After a team talk on what we did well and what we could improve on, we were fired up for more goals. We attacked even better, but the goals didn’t come and the final score was 0-5”

Well done on a great performance from the team in this match.

Mr T Hill

Assistant Head of First Year