Third Year Blog

3rd Year Blog

On Monday the whole School gathered for the Remembrance assembly. This was led by Mr Worrallo and included a touching piece from the school choir “Voices of Lions”.

During PSHE on Thursday the Third year boys continued their new topic on “oracy”. The focus this week was how to debate effectively and persuasively, using a range of communication techniques and skills.

Third Year Special Mentions:

Jack H (3C) is now qualified for the British Youth Sailing Zone Squad which means that he’s being coached by the GB team over the winter period.  His initial session was a classroom day at the beginning of the month and he will have his first weekend of coaching and racing this coming Saturday and Sunday at Island Barn in West Molesey. Good luck Jack, keep the dry side up and the wet side down!

The following boys enjoyed a lunch with Mr Woods and Miss Smith on Monday to discuss their first term at Hampton so far:

Stanley C (3G)

Tom K (3G)

Kamran M (3G)

Tom S (3G)

Emilio A M (3G)

Henry B (3G)

Billy D (3G)

Edward M (3G)

U14 Sports Reports:

Rugby:

Our first match after half term was a cup game, our opponents – UCS.  It was great to have extra players from our Bs. They were a welcome addition to the team. In the first half we were asleep and had no linespeed. UCS capitalised on this and broke our line to score twice. Finally we woke up and began to play more attacking rugby so at halftime we were in the lead. Gus C (3A) made a great defensive effort, when he forced a knock on from a try saving tackle. During the second half we dominated the game and didn’t allow UCS to put any more points on the board. Joshua A (3J) made many line breaks and lots of strong carries however he couldn’t finish his run off. He deserves MOTM for his performance.

On the following Saturday we had another match against a strong opposition, Wellington. They were well drilled and very organised in defence making it hard to break the line. In the first half the weather conditions suited our play conditions, resulting in a try from Gus C (3A). We played the first half well and managed to score 8 points to their 10. Over half time the weather conditions changed and we could no longer play flowing attacking rugby, as we were used to, due to the risk of knock ons. Wellington then proceeded to pick and go from the rucks making ground. By the end of the match Wellington were leading 25-8. Jamie B (3B) acted very well under pressure from Wellington to make decisions for that reason he got MOTM.

Cameron H (3J)

Football:

On Saturday, the U14 C team played in a football fixture against a strong Charterhouse side. Despite the horrific weather conditions and having no substitutes the team fought hard and earned a 4-0 victory. Some key players were Kyan (3E) who scored twice and Cameron B-T (3F) who was key in most attacks on the right-wing. Overall, it was a good well deserved win and the boys thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Stanley C (3G).

 

Third Year Form News:

News from 3H…

Several of the boys have been enjoying Japanese club on Thursday afternoon.

Joe M (3H) played a football match against Charterhouse.

Xav (3H) attended a chamber choir concert on Friday.

News from 3G…

U14A/B played a Futsal match against KGS (won 9-5).

U14B rugby won their third game in a row, which, according to Hal L (3G), is the longest winning streak of any U14 team in recent years…

U14A rugby lost, but Henry D (3G) thought they played really well.

Form 3G are enjoying the view of the construction site for the new building, directly opposite room 6.

Form 3G were sad to hear the news of Stan Lee’s recent death, and look forward to seeing his last recorded cameo in the new Infinity Wars film.

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

Department question:

This week’s question comes from the History 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…

Given we are commemorating the end of WWI, it seems appropriate to have a History question in this week’s blog:

Why are John Parr and George Ellison significant?

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.

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…

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 X-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 Cr 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!