Third Year Blog

The smartest Third Years are currently being extra mindful to make a good impression with their subject and form teachers because they have worked out that their reports are being written over the next couple of weeks. Now is therefore a good time to be well organised and get homework done on time, as well as being alert and attentive during lessons. That’s a free top tip!

Music News:

This blogger was pleased to hear from a member of 3F what a brilliant weekend it was for music.

On Sunday, at the Kingston Festival of Performing Arts, Tom W (3F) entered as a soloist in the Advanced (Grade 8+) Woodwind category, playing Slipped Disc by Benny Goodman on his clarinet, and he was delighted to achieve second prize (a Silver medal).

Topping this superb individual achievement, the clarinet ensemble achieved a Gold medal in the ensemble category as well as retaining the Rosebowl Cup for being the best ensemble at the festival. This means that the trophy can remain in the Hampton trophy cabinet for another year.

Science News:

Frank R (3E) participated in science day this week with many other schools, including LEH. We’re not sure whether he made any ground breaking discoveries of his own, but he certainly learned a lot on the day.

Congratulations to Abhinand S (3A) and Ben F (3B) who made up half of Hampton’s team in the first round of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s ‘Top of the bench’ competition for young chemists. Problems were solved and questions answered and finally the team successfully built molecular models, two of which, methylamine and methylimmine are only formally taught in the last year of Pre-U Chemistry!  The team worked hard together and ended the event victorious moving forward to the next round. We look forward to hearing how they get on in the future.

U14B Football Match Report:

“Last Saturday the U14B football team played their ESFA cup match against Glyn school, one of our toughest opponents. After conceding early, we fought back with two goals each from Rohan S and Billy A. They scored two late goals, but Mr Burke’s calm demeanour helped us hold on, as we emerged 4-3 winners in what will be one of the closest games we will play all season. Well played the B’s!”

Please continue to send your news updates and team match reports to thirdyearblog@hamptonschool.org.uk.