Third Year Blog

3rd Year Blog

Well done everyone – you made it to the end of another hectic term at Hampton School. Third Years have really packed a lot into the last ten weeks. Oliver! The Musical was a huge success, the U14A rugby team won the Orleans Park 7s tournament, the U14B football team reached the final of the ESFA Cup, J14 rowers are preparing to compete in their first events after the Easter training camp, and Third Year delegates have excelled at Model UN conferences. In fact, with an apology to make to the boys involved for the late inclusion, this blogger has unearthed an unpublished report of the MUN conference at Magdalen College earlier this term…

MUN

Over the weekend (23rd to 25th February), Alex B, Fred D, Jack E, and Oliver P-B, along with Nayaaz H and Alex Mehta, took part in the three-day Model United Nations Conference at Magdalen College School, Oxford. They represented their nations’ (DR Congo and Poland) perspectives on various international issues, such as the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, the Syrian Civil War, the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the Rohingya Crisis, LGBT rights in Russia, and the prospect of a nuclear war between India and China.

The conference was a great experience, allowing the boys to utilise their debating skills and understand some of the major geopolitical issues of today.

Third Years were no exception to the record-breaking 11 prizes won by Hampton – in total the Third Years won two Best Delegate Awards, three Best Junior Delegate Awards, and one Commended Delegate Award.

Every Third Year won an award, for the first time in recent MUN history.

What a superb achievement – well done to all of you!

News:

Before we go any further, 3D erupted in conversation about the merits (or otherwise) of online gaming. Thomas C (3D) won a game of Fortnite. However, his classmates did not seem to respect this achievement. The debate raged on from there, but views for and against online gaming were well expressed.

Fantasy Six Nations – Final Scores

After an exciting last round, the winner of the Third Year Six Nations League (first boy, that is..) is Shane Bowden (3B) with his team Five Press-up Penalties. Well done to Shane, who can collect his large edible prize from the Third Year Office.

An honourable mention must also go to Mr Studt for creating the competition and sitting at the top of the table throughout. There is a steward’s enquiry underway to investigate Mr Studt’s conduct throughout this tournament amid rumours that he received inside information from an anonymous source at the Romania Rugby Union and that he rigged the table in his favour. However, Mr Studt has moved to counter these allegations by threatening to fire the steward in charge of the investigation. Keep abreast of the latest updates in next term’s Third Year blog.

Commiserations to Mr Rigby who, despite a strong round five, remained rooted to the bottom of the table throughout the entire tournament.

 

Final standings can be seen below:

Rank Team Manager Points
1 Ben Freer ben freer 100
2 Colvine’s Kings Sam Colvine 97
3 The special ones… Ollie Hartley 83
4 Studt’s Studs Mr Studt 75
4 Class on Grass Paskin Luke 75
6 Kabir’s Kickers Kabir Sait 74
7 Neo’s kiddos Neo Sukhraj-Hammerl 71
7 London Dutch Thomas Ketel 71
9 Sam’s cool people Sam Walker 70
9 Smith’s soldiers victoria smith 70
11 Ollies Wollies Ollie Verny White 68
12 Rigby’s Ruckers Tom Rigby 67
12 Ball Hogg Ethan Knight 67
12 Jonfoxdavies Huw Harris 67
15 Jay’s Lightning Jay Hothi 66
15 Fred Darley 3C Fred Darley 66
17 Faletau’s followers Sam Brewster 65
18 5 Pressup Penalties Shane Bowden 64
19 I’ll win Alfie Simonds-Gooding 63
20 Tallman’s Tanks Jack Talman 62

 

OVERALL

1 Studt’s Studs Mr Studt 75 439
2 5 Pressup Penalties Shane Bowden 64 407
3 Ball Hogg Ethan Knight 67 384
4 London Dutch Thomas Ketel 71 378
5 Neo’s kiddos Neo Sukhraj-Hammerl 71 374
6 Class on Grass Paskin Luke 75 362
6 Smith’s soldiers victoria smith 70 362
8 Ben Freer ben freer 100 361
9 Jay’s Lightning Jay Hothi 66 356
10 The special ones… Ollie Hartley 83 348
11 Will’s Lions William Simpson 58 341
12 I’ll win Alfie Simonds-Gooding 63 333
13 Sam’s cool people Sam Walker 70 332
14 Ptolemy Wallace-Jones Ptolemy Wallace-Jones 59 322
15 Colvine’s Kings Sam Colvine 97 312
16 max s Maximilian Schaefer 60 299
17 Ollies Wollies Ollie Verny White 68 288
18 Faletau’s followers Sam Brewster 65 283
19 Freddie Seddon XV Freddie Seddon 56 281
20 Rigby’s Ruckers Tom Rigby 67 279