Third Year Blog

3rd Year Blog

On Monday, the Third Year and the rest of the School community were told the extremely distressing news that Fahad (3B) had passed away. He will be very much missed.

The pupils have shown a great deal of care and compassion and there has been a genuine sense of mutual support throughout the Year Group. Many pupils have written their personal memories of Fahad in a book of Condolence in the Quiet Room and made use of the various avenues of pastoral support available. Fahad was a much loved and popular member of the School and our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.

 

The week before Half Term was “No limits week”. The Third Years were strongly encouraged to attend new clubs that they may not have heard of or experienced before. The boys aimed to attend 2-3 new clubs during the week, before the half term holiday.

In Assembly the boys heard from our partner charities – Actionaid, MNDA, React and Dementia UK. The Headmaster shared reports from the Duke of Edinburgh Silver training weekend, the joint senior production of ‘Crazy for You’, the weekly sports results and his own reflections on the HMC conference he attended earlier in the week.

During Thursday’s PSHE session the boys completed a self-review of their recent grade cards and then moved on to explore the concept of making friendships and how socialising helps to build key interpersonal skills and reinforce communication without a phone.

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.

Third Year Special Mentions:

On 4th October, the first Hans Woyda match took place at Hampton School. The Hans Woyda is a maths league that runs in London, and Hampton played Kingston Grammar in our first match. The team consisted of Nick D-F (U6), Edward A (L6), Jack M (Fifth Year) and I. Mr Griller was the referee in the match and our brilliant coach outside of the match. Hampton started off well, taking the lead before the food break, but Kingston Grammar made a sudden comeback and it was all fair and square before the last round, 44 points to Hampton and 42 to Kingston. However, with an almost clean sweep in the final round, Hampton came out on top, by 56 points to 44. Overall, it was a resounding victory for Hampton and I would like to thank Mr Griller for coaching us amazingly for the competition. Hampton will now play Tiffin Girls on November the 6th. Akshat M 3E

 

U14 Sports Reports:

Rugby:

Congratulations to the U14A rugby team for their excellent win against UCS in the next round of the Middlesex Cup competition!

Building on our win against St Benedicts, the squad headed confidently into the game against Seaford. At the whistle signalling the end of the first-half, Hampton were leading 15-5. Rory F (3D) was strong on the wing making great runs, Josh A (3J) made ground to be pulled just short before their try line and executed a great off-load. Unfortunately the match was stop start due to a number of injuries on Seaford’s team and this prevented the game to flow.  In the second-half we continued to pressure and scored a few more tries, resulting in the final score being 50-10 to Hampton.
Cameron H (3J)

The U14 Bs won their first match of the season in style, 42-0 against St Benedict’s. Our organisation in attack was not especially sharp, and that will need to improve, but in terms of physicality and spirit we built well on last week’s performance. Second row Gregor W (3B) scored five tries, no 8 Raffy F (3H) scored two, and fly half Calum W (3E) scored one.

The U14 B rugby team won their second game in a row, 36-12 against a physical and motivated Seaford College side. We looked well-drilled in attack, under the excellent direction of fly-half Calum W (3E), with the forwards working hard to make ground near the breakdown and allowing the backs to exploit the space out wide. Owain H (3H) at centre and full-back finally got a chance to use his impressive pace and footwork, and cut through the Seaford defence several times. Number eight Raffy F (3H) showed real quality yet again, carrying and tackling hard and even contributing some well-judged kicks in open play.

 

Football:

U14A vs Bradfield:

We started the first half well, but missed multiple chances but in the second half, they put away their opportunities well, scoring four goals. A disappointing result, but we will improve for our ESFA round two game on Thursday. Joseph T (3H)

On Saturday an undefeated Hampton side went to Bradfield College in an away game. A bit of a change in the team bringing in Louis S-G (3J) to share the goalkeeping responsibilities with Adam D (3H). It was a warm and windy day before we knew it, Conor M (3F) was in the middle tossing for Kick-off. The Hampton side started well creating chances up top and got what they deserved  midway through the half when Sam W (3A) showed his hunger for a goal and made a strong tackle on the Bradfield keeper, this left him an open goal which he calmly converted to make it 1-0. 10 minutes later after a through ball to the edge of the box Sam picked up his 2nd goal guiding it into the bottom corner. Then halftime came and after a few words of wisdom from Mr Cumberbatch and a couple of changes the team set out for the second half. There was a strong wind against the Hampton side in the second half which we didn’t manage to cope with at first and led to a melee in the penalty box from which the ball came to the edge of the box to an unmarked Bradfield player which struck the ball in the bottom left corner with almost an unstoppable shot.

Throughout the second half there was lots of passion shown by the Hampton team keeping their discipline in defence by staying goal side of the ball and pressuring the ball high up the pitch as well as showing the opponents to the touch line and not diving in. In the last 10 minutes Bradfield put us under immense pressure and were through on goal calling on Louis S-G to make a super save and on the rebound Nathan K (3D) made an amazing goal saving slide tackle. There were people making some strong tackles and leaping headers. Then from Euan G’s (3H) clearance from a corner with all 11 players behind the ball the final whistle blew. The team was ecstatic to keep our 100% record as well as overcoming our toughest opposition to date although sadly we did concede. Mr Cumberbatch started the celebrations post warm down with high fives all round and expressing how proud he was of the resilience we had showed that afternoon. The team now has a half term break but they will need to keep their football in mind, for an ESFA cup game vs The Forest School. This team has the potential to go a long way.

HT= 0-2

FT=2-1

Man of the match (voted by the team) was Sam after 2 good goals.

By Adam H (3E)

Hampton U14C vs Bradfield U14C:

A warm Saturday afternoon, and the stage was set. After a thorough warm up, we were ready. The game began with high tempo and quick passes from both sides, Hugo P (3H) was on the receiving end of a through ball and stuck it in the back of the net – 1-0 Hampton. The battle continued and at half time the score was 2-2, with Kyan (3E) scoring the second. In the second half, the battle raged on with shouts to the ref of ‘Offside!’ And ‘Ref it’s our ball!’ The excitement increased as we entered the final few minutes all square at 3-3, after Harry G (3E) scored, each side was desperately trying to create chances to put them in the lead. With fatigue starting to kick in, the crowd roared, spurring on their side. After an extremely exciting few minutes, neither side could get that vital goal, and the game finished equal. 3-3.

Last Thursday, Hampton’s U14 C football team triumphed over Kingston Grammar, in a game that ended 9-0 to Hampton. Goals were plentiful and came from six players, with Cajun scoring four of them. It took us a while to get into the game, and scored our first mid-way through the first half. Afterwards, a flurry of goals came our way, and soon we even found our centre back scoring. Many crosses, and two headers from Cajun put us nine ahead when the match ended. We did three cheers, and rushed to get on the bus back.           

Hugo P (3H)

 

Third Year Form News:

Well done to the following boys (including Second Years) for their involvement in the Basketball match after school on Wednesday:

Evan L (2B)

Daniel T (3A)

Yiannis M (3A) 

Freddie B (3A)

William H (3A)

Ben H (3J)

Raffy F (3H) 

Kamran M (3G)

Seb L (3J)

 

The following joined Mr Woods, Miss Smith and Mr Rigby for the 13+ lunch on Monday:

Toby D (3H)

Gregory M (3H)

Hugo P (3H)

James W (3H)

Gopal B (3H)

Neerav B (3H)

Rayan B (3H)

It was really interesting to hear how they had involved themselves in ‘No Limits’ week.

On Wednesday morning, 3H did an excellent job guiding prospective families during our Visitors’ Morning.

Also on Wednesday morning, Ollie L, Sam S, Henry F and George C were on hand serving tea and coffee and keeping our visitors hydrated.

On Wednesday evening, Ben F (3H), Billy D (3H), Edward M (3G), Seb E (3F) took on the very important job of serving teas and coffees during Fifth Year Parents’ Evening – the Milanese baristas would’ve been most impressed with their efforts.

The following Third Year boys will be attending the Science Day next week:

M-H, Joshua 3B
T, Daniel 3A
J, Ali 3C
M, Nicholas 3F
A, Nicholas 3G
S, Shaun 3D
P, Hugo 3H
S, Daniele 3J
B, Marcus 3A
C, Gus 3A
H, Alexander 3A
C, James 3B

 

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…

Congratulations to 3J for winning the dodgeball tournament, 3C came second but won best dressed with their “Bananas and Pajamas” motto. Special mention to 3F for winning the Fair Play prize! A precise breakdown of points to follow in November…

Below are the top results from the  Cross Country Inter Form Competition:

1 Daniel C 3G 13.28
2 Daniele S 3J 14.16
3 Arya L A 3B 14.5
4 Henry D 3G 15.01
5 Adam H 3E 15.03
6 Charlie C 3A 15.06
7 Ollie D 3D 15.09
8 Ollie R 3E 15.3
9 Riley W 3F 15.32
10 Euan G 3H 15.35

 

Well done to all Third Years involved!