Second Year Blog

2nd Year Blog

Welcome to the Second Year Bulletin!


Congratulations to all these boys who have reached the following merit milestones:

10 merits – Cameron Gosal, Raffy Froud, Edward Baxter

20 merits – Oliver Rochard, Yiannis Markellos, Daniel Townend

30 merits – Alexander Cresswell, Zain Khan, Cameron Bara-Taylor, Riley Wilkin

50 merits – Aadam Shahzad

70 merits – George Garofalo

80 merits – Harry Spencer


The week began in exciting fashion with the annual Inter-Form football and rugby tournaments. This is always a very enjoyable afternoon which generates a lot of excitement amongst pupils. But who would be victorious?

Rugby: “2J, 2P, 2B, 2H and 2L were all lining up changed into the yellow shirts. The five Forms split up into two groups and the afternoon began. Each form played one another. Every game was fast-paced and included lots of tries in a short space of time. By the end of the afternoon 2J remained undefeated continuing this form from the previous year. So in 5th place 2L. Next 2B. 3rd place 2P. In 2nd place 2H and finally 2J in first.”

Cameron Hill

Football: “All five forms competed in the Hampton Inter-Form Football cup. Each Form played four matches each against each other and after all the games had been played, it was a very close affair. Whilst everyone knew 2L had come fifth and 2H had come 4th, 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed positions were unclear. 2J, 2P and 2B had all finished on 7 points and had all scored 4 goals. It had to be decided by goals conceded and 3rd place was given to 2B, 2nd place to 2P and 1st place given to the brilliant 2J.”

Jack Farthing

Thank you for those reports and congratulations to 2J who had an excellent afternoon, your form tutors must be delighted ; )


  • A reminder that all HELP forms should be with Mr Wilkinson already. If you are planning to complete a project and have not yet submitted the form this must now be done urgently.
  • It’s not too late to enter the Creative Writing Awards 2018. Book tokens and Creative Masterclass sessions are up for grabs. The theme is Memories or My Life, poetry or prose. Get writing this weekend and hand your entry in to either the English Office or the Library – the deadline is Wednesday 28 February. Good luck!



Thank you very much to Louis Simmonds-Gooding for this special report on what sounds like a fantastically well-spent week visiting an orphanage whilst in Kenya:

“We travelled along the dirt road until reaching the orphanage called Rainbow House, when we entered, many faces greeted us from small toddlers to young adults about to leave for university for the first time in the history of Rainbow. Next, a couple of the children, around my age, took us for a tour. While on this tour we were allowed to try a fruit called a tamarind, it was very sour and like nothing I had ever tasted before. Once this tour was over we decided to play around with a football they had. We played until we had to go to the football match which was the elder boys at Rainbow against a local bank which was going to sponsor them. The match was very enjoyable to watch, the pitch that they were playing on was a good standard for them, but it did make the football seem to pop up off the ground a lot. Rainbow won the match 4-1 and their celebrations were spectacular.”



The answer to last week’s brainteaser:

 What appears once in a minute 

            Twice in a moment 

            But never in a thousand years?           

was of course the letter M.

This week here is another one of Tej’s Teasers to try:

The more you take out of me, the bigger I become. What am I?

A merit for the first correct answer. If you fancy taking over from Tej Mosaku and setting next week’s puzzle, just email it in.


Finally, this week’s Joke of the Week comes from Joe Treacy:

Q: What do you get if you cross a hyena with an Oxo cube?

A: A laughing stock.

If you Knorr a better joke, send it in and you could earn a merit next week.


Have a great weekend!