Third Year Blog

Welcome to a bumper edition of the Third Year blog. We have a news update from around the Forms, a match report, a science “plug”, a theatre review, a report on the “Get into Medicine Day”, but first, some exciting news regarding the annual Third Year Fantasy Six Nations league run by Mr Studt…

Fantasy Six Nations:

Herr Studt loves this time of the year – the Six Nations are around the corner!

I have once again set up a fantasy rugby league in which you can pit your selected XV against the entire Year Group, your mentors as well as other Third Year Tutors.

Every round, the overall leader as well as the highest point scorer of that particular round will receive edible prizes from the Heads of Year Miss Smith and Mr Talman.

To join, simply go on http://www.espn.co.uk/rugby/six-nations/choose ‘Fantasy Rugby’ from the drop down menu and set up your account. The pin for the group is 1310958-54801.

It is free, and unless you click the wrong box, you should not receive any emails from ESPN other than those relating to the game.

Good luck!

Mr Studt – Chairman of “Studt’s Studs”

Get into Medicine Day:

On Monday 22 January, six Third Year boys, along with pupils from Hampton High and our other partnership schools, headed to Tolworth Girls’ School for a Get into Medicine day run by The Medic Portal. Pupils learnt about the requirements to get into medical school and discussed different skills they might need and conditions they might encounter – some of the photos were not for the squeamish, but luckily, our boys are not faint-hearted! In the afternoon, they experienced a common style of teaching at medical school, Problem Based Learning, and got to use stethoscopes in a practical, hands-on activity. The day certainly got the boys thinking about whether this demanding career is for them, and the rewards and pressures of being a doctor.

 

Theatre Review:

This week, budding Benedict Cumberbatches and aspiring Andrew Garfields took to the stage in the hotly anticipated Third Year devised plays. What a treat they were! The boys did a truly brilliant job of (amongst other things) transporting the audience to Renaissance Florence, crafting a nautical murder mystery to rival one of Agatha Christie’s finest and performing a scandalous take on the 2015 General Election. The boys should feel rightly proud of their efforts, which produced an end result of humorous, intelligent and expertly executed plays. Hampton Drama clearly has a very bright future ahead.    Miss Smith.

News:

Jai S (3A) is doing an absolutely amazing job on his Arts Award – an intergalactic themed art book for younger boys.

Noah W (3F) spoke with dismay about the U14A football team being knocked out of two cups (ESFA and Surrey) in one week. He vowed they would bounce back stronger than ever.

Samaksh A (3A) reports that he particularly enjoyed his Chinese dinner yesterday – spicy chicken was delicious.

Jai S (3A) played in the rock concert – BSWM went down a treat with their pop set!

Mrs Ziegler has marked the Third Year Ancient History taster and Will C (3F) has written some amazing stuff – really detailed and perceptive, and almost a week earlier than the deadline. Well done Will!

The boys listed below did a great job helping at the 13+ entrance exam last Saturday. As a reward, they received three merits and some edible goodies (which they can collect from the Third Year Office):

Alex B, Ethan C, James R, Luke J, Sarthak D, Ben F, Abhinand S, Oliver P, James L, Joe B, Jake G, Dylen S, Jake M, Thomas J, Will M-J, Shivam T,  Ludo B, Lucas C and Will C

U14D Football – Match Report

Last Saturday, The U14D football team had a match vs Brighton College. The D’s started the game off with an early lead with a goal from Luke M. Soon after, Brighton College pulled a goal back. Alessandro R headed in two goals before half-time, leaving the score at 3-1. After the break, Alessandro completed his hat-trick. In the closing stages of the game, three goals from Joel A, two from Arjun G and one from Ishan N finished the game off for a 10-1 victory!