On Monday morning the Third Years attended the whole School assembly. They recieved a talk from Mr Nicholson on the remarkable jumping heights of fleas! The moral of the story was on limitations, breaking barriers and self-belief. We heard about the incredible achievement of Sir Roger Bannister’s 4 minute mile and how he led the way in long distance running. The Headmaster delivered the weekly sports results round up and Dr Hendry handed out academic ties to the Upper Sixth.

Thursday PSHE session was a talk on Friendship and Socialising with Mr Moore. The boys heard about what makes a strong friendship, how to start and maintain good friendships, along with the benefits of strong social networks and support systems. The boys also explored what modern day socialising is and how to get the most out of these activities instead of “friendships through screens”.

Next week is “No limits week”. The Third Years are strongly encouraged to attended new clubs and societies that they may not have heard of or experienced before. The boys should aim to attend three new clubs next week, before the half term holiday.


During our year group assembly on Monday morning the Third Years learned about the Hampton Extended Learning Project (HELP).

HELP is your chance to choose an area that interests you and to create a stimulating and exciting project to indulge your passions, in whatever area of the curriculum that you enjoy. You can take control of your learning! Doing a HELP project will help you develop key skills that will be essential as you move towards GCSE and A Level – time management, research, planning and organisation. There is plenty of time available – the deadline for the project to be completed is by the end of the first half of the summer term. Prizes are awarded to the best projects.

Go to the Level 2 (Third Year) HELP folder in the Academic area of Firefly for more information. Your first step is to choose an area, choose a member of staff as a supervisor and to fill out the Project Proposal form (in the HELP Firefly area) and return this to Mr Wilkinson.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr Wilkinson.

Arts Award Reminder

Don’t forget about the exciting opportunity to commence your own Arts Award! The award is equivalent to a GCSE qualification and offers the chance to pursue a creative project in any art form of your choosing and to lead others in your chosen area. The deadline for applications is Friday 12 October, and competition for places is likely to be fierce, so, if you are applying, you are strongly encouraged to think carefully about your idea and submit a thoughtful and detailed application. If you have further questions before completing your application form, please contact Miss Teunissen on l.teunissen@hamptonschool.org.uk or find her in the English Office.

Messages from the Third Year Pastoral Team

The brand new 2018-19 Third Year Activities Timetable is out!

The spreadsheet can be found on https://intranet.hamptonschool.org.uk/activity-lists and yellow posters should be up in all Form Rooms and on the Third Year Notice Board on 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 get the most out of your time at Hampton, and it helps you to really enjoy your time here and meet like-minded peers.

Third Year Special Mentions

Milton M (3H) spoke very well at the Visitor Afternoon.

Special mentions go to: Gus C (3A) and Osborn Z (3E) for outstanding analysis of the Telelological Argument for the Existence of God showing insightful understanding of highly sophisticated concepts. Their work shows perceptive inquiring minds and potential as true philosophers.

Last Saturday Hal L (3G) and the School’s Ski team went to Norwich to attend the National competition Slalom event on artificial surface. Hal reports that it was good fun however, wet weather did not cooperate and made the slope very slippery.

Last weekend Edward M (3G), Henry B (3G), Billy D (3G) and Sam E (3D) presented their eco-engineering project on solar panels to the Rotary Club in front of 600 people. Edward said that it was good fun but nerve racking speaking in front of so many people. The boys were approached by the Twickenham Rotary Club with regard to giving further talks on their project.

Special mention goes to Akshat M (3E) for organising the most amazing discussion on School Council.

Congratulations go to Tom S (3F) for giving the correct answer to the blog puzzle question! Tom received merits and an edible prize and will be checking the blog again this week!

U14 Sports Reports:


Adam H (3E) reports on the U14B match against Alleyn’s School last Saturday:

On Saturday the U14B team successfully defeated Alleyn’s 3-0 in emphatic fashion to maintain our 100% winning record. The team played very well in an unfamiliar formation of 4-5-1 due to injuries, however undeterred by this we battled valiantly throughout, not conceding again. The team were 1-0 up at half time with a smart finish from Adam H (3E). In the second half after creating numerous chances through our increased intensity we slotted in two more goals (Adam H (3E), Sam W (3A)) past Alleyn’s keeper who had up to that point single handedly kept them in the game to finish the match 3-0. The team are now looking forward to next week’s fixture against a Bradfield side which haven’t met this Hampton side in previous years.This result gives Hampton U14B defence an 80% clean sheet record and subsequently the goal difference has increased to a staggering +29 after 5 games. 

William H (3B) gives the following match report for the U14C match against Alleyn’s:

The game was an eight vs eight, because of pitch conditions. Hampton started on the back foot, letting in two goals from close range. After looking on top for most of the first half, Hampton then used their attacking advantage and Stanley C (3G) scored a brilliant goal, followed up by a great goal from Hugo P (3H). The ref blew for half time as Hampton switched the players on the pitch for the other seven players. The second half proved much easier as the Alleyn’s squad was tiring and Hampton netted two through Harry (3E), but the goals involved the whole team. Alleyn’s pushed at the end but it was defended well as Hampton’s defence showed its strength. The game finished 4-2.

Third Year Form News:

This week’s news come from 3H & 3J:

The following joined Mr Woods, Miss Smith and Mr Rigby for lunch on Monday.


Keshav A

Milton M

Thomas S


Tetsuro K

Aaryan P

Joshua A

Fred C

Theodore S

Mr Woods was delighted to hear how they are all making the most of the different opportunities on offer at Hampton.

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, which range from a variety of sports to activities such as Chess and a Quiz.

Teambuilding 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 InterForm Competition Event, strongly advise boys to watch Dodgeball 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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