Second Year Blog

2nd Year Blog


Firstly, it has been a record-shattering week in terms of merit milestones! Huge congratulations to all of the following students and keep up the good work!

10 merits – Joshua Maisuria-Hull, Zacharia Bartlett, Eddie Childs

20 merits – Cameron Bara-Taylor, Eric Rodrigues, Ryan Carey, Theo Mantel-Cooper, Sam Brewster

30 merits – Jamie Smith, Jamie Hacking, Isaac Foster, Kyan Soni, Dhruv Duggal, Tom Shtasel, Fahad Bhaiji, Freddie Skinner

40 merits – Edwin Martin, Xavier Miklichansky-Maddocks

50 merits – Joe Moylan-Jones, Joe Treacy

60 merits – George Garofalo, Dominic Must, Leanesh Sivakumar

70 merits – Timothy Lee, Harry Spencer

80 merits – Krishna Wijayasingam

110 merits – Luke Trotman


First, an excellent report on last week’s Futsal competition from Isaac Foster:

“We travelled to Brunel University for the ISFA Futsal tournament in high spirits ready to score some goals and maybe take home the tournament trophy. We started off in great shape, winning both our opening matches. Our best win was against St John’s school where our so-called centre back, turned striker, Eric Rodrigez scored two and goalkeeper Ali Jennings took the goal of the tournament by scoring with a long throw from a goal kick to win us the game 3-2. Unfortunately, our winning streak didn’t last and although we scored more goals we didn’t score quite enough, drawing twice and losing once. After our group stage matches were over, we were all waiting anxiously to see if we had got through to the semi-finals. But the news wasn’t what we were hoping for: we had missed going through on goal difference by a solitary goal. So although we left Brunel University with our heads down, we knew that, next time, with a bit more luck we might just come home with a trophy. ”

And we could all learn something about looking for the silver linings from Cameron Hill:

“Early on Saturday morning, Hampton turned up to torrential rain and a fixture against Warwick School.  It proved to be a tough challenge against a strong rugby playing opposition.  We fought hard and didn’t lose heart. The score ended up 50-0 to Warwick after a long battle, but at least our boots came home clean, thanks to the rain and 3G.”


It’s nearly show time at Hampton and it’s great to hear about some Second Years who are getting involved.

“On Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th of February Alex H, Oscar W and I are taking part in the upcoming production of Oliver! in the Hammond Theatre as part of Technical Theatre club. There will be two rehearsals on the 4th and 5th. Everyone has been busy preparing and we are all very excited. Hope that everyone will enjoy the show.”

Thanks to Alex Cresswell for that update. If you’re involved in the show, please let me know about your experience – it would be great to make a song and dance about it in the next blog.


A storming performance from the Junior Quiz team in our first ever competitive fixture! Conor McNeany tells us all bout it:

Hampton 710 – 150 ACS Cobham International School

This first round match was against a strong ACS Cobham team who put up a good fight but we were eventually able to overcome them ending in a comfortable win. The team consisted of myself, Akshat M (2L), Nick A (2J) and Will I from the First Year. Our quickness on the buzzer was a great help as we were steered to victory by captain Nick. Everyone involved had a great time in what was a new experience for everyone on the Hampton team. The win sets up a second round match after half-term against neighbours LEH!

Thanks Conor and well done on your own man of the match performance.



Well done Timmy Lee who was first to solve last week’s brainteaser.

Tej Mosaku has come up with a different type of puzzle this week. Simple? Or trickier than it seems? First correct answer wins a merit.

Finally, this week’s Joke(s) of the Week come(s) from Adam Coombs. They go well as a pair:

  1. The other day I was think why basketballs couldn’t ever stay in a committed relationship, until it finally struck me.

They were always on the rebound

  1. They laughed when I said I was going to be a comedian… They’re not laughing now


Have a great week!