Third Year Blog
On Monday the whole School gathered for assembly which was lead by Mr Morris and The Headmaster. The boys heard about the weekly sports results and successes from the Woodwind instrumentalists and the Voices of Lions choir. The School Captain and Vice-Captains then lead the rest of assembly with a Hampton School special of the game show “Would I lie to you?”. This was highly entertaining and enjoyed by all, as the School Captain and Vice-captains shared some unusual and interesting tales from their time at Hampton.
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.
MUN Taster Day:
This is a message for any boys who would be interested in taking part in an MUN taster afternoon. It’s taking place at LEH on Friday 30 November 12:30 – 4pm. This is an ISSP event, so there will be pupils from our local partnership schools there too.
This event would be suitable for any boy who has not tried MUN before and would like an introduction to how it works, with some entry-level practice debates!
Third Year Special Mentions:
Congratulations to Dominic M (3F), Tom S (3F) and Nicholas M (3F) for collecting 50 merits and collecting their Headmaster Merit Certificates.
Congratulations to Tom S (3F) for his achievement in the Mensa Supervised IQ Test. Tom scored a total of 161 (out of 162) of Cattel III B and 140 on the Culture Fair scale. This puts him in the top 1% of the population, granting him a membership to the Mensa High IQ Society.
Aryan S (3F) has been selected out of several scouts to attend a four week trip in summer 2020 to Tanzania to help build and renovate a school and medical centre! Great work Aryan, well done!
The boys listed below served refreshments during Upper Sixth Parents’ Evening. Both Mrs Jones and Mr Keenan commented on their outstanding efforts:
Ben F (3H)
Greg M (3H)
Hugo P (3H)
Last weekend, Luke T (3B) represented Ethiopia in the Economic and Finance Committee at CROYMUN (Croydon High Model United Nations). Miss Field remarks ‘considering Luke has only recently taken up MUN, he debated confidently against many experienced Sixth Form pupils.’
On Monday, members of 3F joined Mr Woods, Mr Moore, Mr Rigby and Miss Smith to discuss their experiences since joining Hampton in September:
Zooey C (3F)
Aryen K (3F)
Aryan S (3F)
Joshua W (3F)
Seb B (3F)
Seb E (3F)
Charlie H (3F)
Rafeal M (3F)
U14 Sports Reports:
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE U14A XV FOR BEATING GUNNERSBURY IN THEIR SEMI-FINAL MATCH AND ADVANCING TO THE FINAL OF THE MIDDLESEX CUP BEING PLAYED AT ALLIANZ PARK NEXT WEEK!
The U14A squad headed out to play Trintiy away. We started the game poorly by not having line speed and we weren’t as aggressive as them allowing Trinity to be leading at halftime by 22-0. In the second half we stepped up in intensity and scored a well worked try in the corner with Gus C (3A). Trinity replied with a well worked try of their own. However, in the last few minutes we finished off the game with a try. Resulting in us winning the second half but Trinity winning the overall match, final 29-10. MOTM goes to Nico L (3J) for fronting up in defence and attack with good caries when under pressure. There is lots of things to work on for the match next week and cup game next Thursday.
Cameron H (3J)
The U14B team’s glorious winning run came to an end on Saturday at the hands of Trinity School. We dominated the early stages but failed to turn pressure into points and were 5-0 down at half time. As the game went on, Trinity’s superior physicality started to tell and they scored several tries from simple line-breaks. We got one back after a powerful no 8 pick-up from Gregor W (3B), but the match ended 34-5 to Trinity.
On Saturday morning, I travelled up to Croydon along with many of my school friends to watch the U14 A and B team rugby matches against Trinity College.
After a one hour journey to the school we were all ready for a huge game of rugby. Despite the great standard of rugby we were playing, both of our teams were losing by two tries at halftime. After a short rest the teams were ready to play again and both of them won the second half with great plays from Raffy F (3H), Nico L (3J), Charlie U (3D) and Will B (3J).
Unfortunately even though both of our teams won the second half of the game, Trinity had still beaten the A and B teams by less than 10 points. Even though we lost, everyone on both teams played exceptionally well and it was a pleasure to watch them play .
Seb L (3J)
On Saturday the U14C team played in a thrilling match against a strong Lancing College B side. The boys played well using the wingers to get round the defence. Some key players were Louis W (3E) in centre back keeping the game controlled and Tom S (3H) who scored two magnificent goals. Keshav A (3H) also scored and showed great team spirit when he subbed himself off so that another player could have their chance. The final score was 3-0 to Hampton and the C team continued their unbeaten run of form.
Stanley C (3G)
On Saturday morning the U14D team took on the annual friendly against Lancing College. During the match there was some great football played and unbelievable ‘screamers’ from Cameron our Left-Back and Yannis one of our Strikers. The end score was 11-0 in our favour. The weather was chilly but we perservered as it was nothing compared to last week at Charterhouse.
Greg M (3H)
For photos and updates from the Boat Club, check out their twitter feed at @HamptonRowing
Third Year Form News:
News from 3F…
“Mrs Reilly completed her first ever park run on Saturday, in preparation for the spring inter-form points challenge. She reports that pushing a buggy through wet grass was tougher than anticipated, and despite being overtaken by a few pensioners, she finished alive and well, but in a non-record breaking time of 38 minutes. (The baby fell asleep on the way round!)”
“The boys in 3F have surprised Mrs Reilly by taking a keen interest in her restoration of a vintage chair (a 1970’s Norrell “Ari” chair). They have helped select the leather which the seat cushion will be made out of, from a staggering 10 samples. They took into account the colour (which had to match or compliment the existing leather) and the grain pattern which had to be similar to the original. Good job boys!”
- Toby G (3D) completed an indoor rowing competition at LEH and came 2nd in the B race!!
- Johnny E-H (3G) reports that last Thursday the U14A Football team progressed to the second round of the Surrey Cup after winning against Christ School. U14A also progressed to the fourth round of the ESFA CUP.
- Kamran M (3G) reports that U14Bs drew 2-2 playing a tough match against Lancing College A team.
- Emilio A-M (3G) won a Bronze medal at the karate competition last weekend.
Now, your chance to win merits and an edible prize…
This week’s question comes from the Government and Politics 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…
Which members of the Cabinet resigned this week?