The week started with a School assembly on Monday morning. The boys heard about the three week long Adventure Society expedition to Namibia which took place during the summer. This was an incredible trip, including white water rafting, safari drives, teaching agricultural studies in a school and working with the local big cat charity “Africat”.

The boys also heard Mr Nicholson talk about the 43rd Anniversary of the 1975 Everest ascent by British mountaineers Scott and Haston – focussing on the teamwork and achievement of this famous event. Mr Knibbs then delivered the sports results from last week and celebrated the incredible achievement of the Boat Club with their 80 mile charity River Row along the Thames, from Radley near Oxford to Hampton and LEH Millenium Boathouse – the rowers have raised over £63,000 for Shooting Star Chase.

Arts Award

For Thursday’s PSHE lesson the boys learned about an exciting opportunity to commence their own Arts Award. They found out about how the award, equivalent to a GCSE qualification, offers the chance to pursue a creative project in any art form of their choosing. Boys had the opportunity to ask questions and to look at examples of projects from last year. The deadline for applications is Friday 12 October – competition for places is likely to be fierce, so if you are applying you are strongly encouraged to think carefully about your idea to create a thoughtful and detailed application. If you have further questions before completing your application form, please contact Miss Teunissen or find her in the English Office.

Messages from the Third Year Pastoral Team:

A reminder that the brand new 2018 – 2019 Third Year activities timetable is out!

Don’t forget to look at the spreadsheet and yellow posters will shortly be going up in all Form Rooms as well as the Third Year Notice Board in the Physics Corridor, next to the Third Year Office.

Boys, you are strongly encouraged to actively participate in the School’s extensive co-curricular programme. This will enable you to gain the most out of your time at Hampton.

Third Year Special Mentions:

Special mentions go to Xavier MM, Jack F and Harry S (all from 3H) for helping at the Shooting Star Chase youth group event at School last Friday.

Xavier MM (3H): “We had a great time playing rounders with the disabled children from Shooting Star Chase. We got to see what it was like to be in a wheelchair and have limitations to what they could do. It was really fun and I hope many people will be encouraged to do it next time as it was a really nice and eye opening experience to help the children from Shooting Star Chase have a great time”. 


Congratulations go to Luke T (3B) for his involvement and contribution to the Hampton team at the annual MUN conference held at Reigate Grammar School last week.

Congratulations go to the following boys (all from 3B) for giving the correct answer to the blog puzzle question:

Freddy L, Arya LA, Joshua MH, Kai K

They received an edible prize and will be checking the blog again this week!

Well done also to Sherjeet K (3F), Dominic M (3F), Luke T (3B) and Freddy L (3B) who received an edible prize for collecting 10 merits.

U14 Sports Reports:


On the 15th September the U14 squad all headed down to Tonbridge for a tri-match against Tonbridge School and St John’s. Hampton were resting during the first game as the two opponents fought hard on the pitch. After the game had finished Hampton ran on to the pitch to face John’s. In our first match we played great flowing rugby utilising every player on the pitch. This was our best match of the season so far. Our skilled rugby proved too much for St John’s defence and we went onto win our first game of the season 27-15.

After this match we faced a more challenging opposition of Tonbridge. They were quite a sizeable team and decided to go through us rather than around us. Our defence was good but we were worn out from the previous game. So after Tonbridge put together a few phases they eventually managed to break our line and score. Leaving it 25-10 to Tonbridge. After the two games had finished the man of the matches were announced, Zack G 3J was given one for his performance.

The next week was our longest drive to an away game. We arrived at Bromsgrove to a hail of rain, this later proved to go against our style of play. After the first half it appeared that we were still on the bus and asleep. Although, during the second period we got into their half and maintained the ball inside their 22 but couldn’t cross the line to put some points on the board. In the last few minutes of the game we were pinned on our own five metre line. However, we stuck at our defence and didn’t allow them to score for over five minutes this showed a lot of grit and determination not to give up and let them run through us. The U14A score ended 38-0. Although we lost there was a lot to take away from the game and improve on.

It was a heavy defeat for the U14Bs at Bromsgrove, but tempered by the triumph of scoring our first try of the season. After a good team effort to strike down one side of the pitch and then the other, prop Alexander H (3A) made the final dive over the line, winning five points and eternal glory. Players are now starting to show their strengths: Will B (3J) made a good impression in his first ever game at scrum half, as did Nick A (3G) in his debut on the flank, and both led by example with fierce and technically excellent tackling.

Third Year Form News:

Good luck to Jack H (3C), who’s got his GB sailing trials this weekend!

Now, your chance to win merits and an edible prize…

Department Question:

This week’s question comes from the Chemistry Department:

If you think you know, take your answer to Miss Smith or Mr Rigby in the Third Year Office for the chance of winning merits…

….CH3CHO   +   ….[Ag(NH3)2]+   ….OH   →   …. CH3COO   +   ….Ag   +   ….NH3   +   ….H2O

You are currently balancing equations. Can you balance this equation that some of our Sixth Form pupils struggled with recently?

Third Year Inter Form Competition Update – The Wills’ Cup:

Every year, the Third Year compete in a wide range of events in the Inter Form Competition. The Wills’ Cup, donated by two long serving members of the Pastoral Team, is awarded at Prizegiving to the Form which amassed the most amount of points in competitions running throughout the School Year.

Team building is the first of these scored events and points were awarded as follows:

FORM POINTS IN EVENT 1 (Teambuilding)
3G 9
3E 8
3C 7
3F 6
3H 5
3J 4
3B 3
3A 2
3D 1

Watch this space for details on the next event…

Mr Moore and Mr Studt, who are busy organising the next Inter Form Competition Event, strongly advise boys to watch in order to familiarise themselves with the “5 Ds” – dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge must become second nature. It was filmed around the time you were born…

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