You might think there is not too much that can be said about School this week. Third Years have spent the whole week doing their exams. They spent much of last week on half term preparing for their exams. However, this does not tell the whole story. For starters, Thursday afternoon saw the latest round of the Wills’ Cup, the inter-form athletics competition. Results of that are detailed below. There were also just under half the boys in the year group who did not have an exam scheduled on the final session of the week on Friday afternoon. This gave them an opportunity to enjoy a mixture of activities including touch rugby, 5-a-side football, croquet, basketball and dodgeball.
Mr Bolton, Head of Athletics (and 3E tutor!) was delighted with the performances (and the result) at the inter-form athletics competition. He has gone on record saying: “This was genuinely the most impressive inter-form athletics competition I’ve seen from a cohort at Hampton School. The strength in depth was fantastic, with many B team events being won with A team performances!” This statement is also backed up by the fact that two School records were broken during the event. Louis Middleton (3E) won the hurdles race in a record 12.1 seconds and Neo Sukhraj-Hammerl (3C) threw a record 39.46m to win the javelin event. The results and final standings were as follows:
|Long J B||1||5||3||9||4||8||2||6||7|
|Long J A||6||5||4||7||2||3||9||8|
|Triple J B||6||3||9||8||4||2||2||7||5|
|Triple J A||8||7||9||6||5||2||4||3||2|
|High J B||1||4||8||5||9||2||3||7||6|
|High J A||3||1||9||2||6||5||7||8||4|
Well done to 3E for running out as eventual winners of the competition.
Well done to every boy in the Year Group for taking part and making the afternoon such a worthwhile and enjoyable occasion.
Mr Morris was keen to express his gratitude to Shiv Takyar (3G) and Amar Midha (3H) who both received very late call-ups, from the U14C cricket team, to play for the U15Bs, on the Saturday before half term against Whitgift. This would have been daunting against a strong opposition, but they did really well.
Louis Middleton (3E), Neo Sukhraj-Hammerl (3C) and Antonio Polleri (3A) have all been selected to represent Middlesex Schools’ in the South England Combined Events Athletics Championships, after their performances at the London Schools’ competition. Louis finished second in the competition and broke the schools 80m Hurdles record during the day, with an impressive run of 12.17 seconds.
Please let your Form Tutor know if you would like to attend the next SNRG meeting, taking place on Monday 25 June during period 3 in Room 3. The School Nutrition Review Group meets to discuss pupil feedback and preferences regarding food options in School.
Despite having a full programme of revision, Noah Wood (3F) found time for a little R&R in Rome over the half term break. He reported that the pizza is very good!
Rohan Vasudev (3B) has produced a photography book entitled ‘Nature Through the Lens’ whilst Ben Francis (3B), Luke Jansen (3B) and Ollie Pulfrey-Baker (3B) have created a book of short stories, pictures and fact-files exploring how an inter-galactic traveller might view different animals on earth; it is entitled ‘Mission Animalia: Earthly Adventures of an Intergalactic Shapeshifter’. Pictures of the covers of both books are below.
Park Run Update:
A rather disappointing Park Run turnout over the Half Term! Mr Studt would have thought that more boys would have welcomed the opportunity to take a break from revision with a bit of exercise to clear the head – but apparently not…
Well done to those who ran – updated table below. Rumours are that some Forms have made plans to turn out en-masse this Saturday – we may well see huge changes to the table!
|Sam M||3F||Crane Park||1|
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