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It has been a busy final week of Half-Term in the Third Year. Boys were at full speed on Thursday for their DASH speed of writing test. Only 10 minutes, so hopefully no hands cramping up!? Many of the boys are looking forward to a well-deserved rest over the holiday, but before that there was an exciting end to term with the latest round of the Wills Cup contested in the Inter-Form events…

Inter-form Chess

The Third Year Interform Chess competition has reached fever pitch today. Well done to all 16 participants. After two rounds of matches, the semi-final draw for today was as follows:

Luke Prisk vs James Emery

Joel Arulpragasam vs Riyaaz Khan

Joel played well but was eventually beaten by inspired play from Riyaaz. The other semi-final ended with a stalemate and so a rematch was held, which was won by James. This meant, however, that there was no time left for the final and so we are left on tenterhooks over the Half-Term as we wait to see who will ultimately be crowned Inter-form Chess Champion.

Creative Writing Awards

The English Department would be delighted to receive written entries in poetry and/or prose on the theme of “Memories” or “My Life”.

The deadline for entries is Wednesday 28 February 2018. They can be handed in to the English Department or the Library.

Finalists will attend Creative Writing Masterclasses with a published writer. These will take place at Hampton on Thursday 15 March.

Oliver! – The Musical

Well done to all Third Year boys involved in the highly successful production of Oliver! this week. All members of the cast and crew performed their roles superbly well. Consider yourselves… congratulated!

Chemistry Lecture

As part of the LEH Science Week Prof Tim Harrison, an atmospheric chemist at Bristol University, is visiting LEH and giving various talks on Monday 5 March. There is a lecture for Third Years at 11.00am.

LEH have kindly offered slots for ten Third Year students. If you are interested, please email D.Schofield@hamptonschool.org.uk to register by Tuesday 20 February (please make sure you have the permission of your class teacher to attend).

Fantasy Six Nations

After a very exciting first weekend of the Six Nations, Tom Ketel  has taken the lead in the Third Year Six Nations League – it is not lonely at the top, though, as Studt’s Studs, Ball Hogg and I’ll win are in hot pursuit.

Tom has wasted no time to collect his winnings from the Third Year Office. It looks as though handing the Smarties over will be the closest Mr Talman will come to a winning prize…