Bundesliga and Creative Writing Awards

1st Year Blog

It was lovely to hear that so many boys have braved the cold weather over the last week attending their sport fixtures. I received some great reports from the boys, thank you to Archie H for this excellent report of the Under 12B match against Abingdon:

The game started excitingly, with Hampton going 1-0 up in the first 10 minutes after a low cross from Harry S befuddled the Abingdon keeper and defenders and drifted in. A bit of luck, but it counted. Hampton then had a tough spell, in which Harry S had a long range shot at the goal which seemed to hit the crossbar, bounce past the line, and spin back out of the goal. This was disallowed. Abingdon then dominated, scoring a well worked goal which Hampton could have defended better against. After half-time Abingdon won a controversial penalty which Hampton’s keeper had no chance saving. But in the dying minutes of the game, Hampton equalised with a goal that Abingdon players unfairly thought was offside. After a talk with the referee the Abingdon players and coach were explained to why it wasn’t offside. A controversial game, with the final score Abingdon School 2, Hampton School, 2. 

Thank you also to Ronit R for this great report on the internal Bundesliga matches:

The Bundesliga has kicked off and six teams in the First Year are up against each other to prove themselves as the best football team in Germany. All six teams will play each other and the team with the most wins are the winners. My team, Werder Bremen, were against the formidable opponents Bayer Leverkusen. The match started off very evenly. Both sides were playing a cautious game in the first ten minutes. The ball was going back and forth until Werder Bremen scored two goals back to back.  Bayer Leverkusen had to come back and were very close with one of the shots hitting the post. The score was 2-0 to Werder Bremen at half time.

 Both teams were discussing team tactics and our plan was to keep applying pressure on them and to keep the ball out of our half. It was definitely clear that Bayer Leverkusen had not given up as they scored a goal making it 2-1. We were a bit shaky, however a great pass from Zach K set Joe M to make a wonderful finish. This gave us a boost in confidence to score over and over again. In the end, Rudi P scored a magnificent hat-trick in the second half, Henry F scored two goals and Joe M also scored a goal, making the final score 6-1 to Werder Bremen.

Unfortunately, today’s matches have been cancelled due to the inclement weather, but hopefully we will be back up and running as usual next week.

Creative Writing Awards 2019

If boys are looking for an activity to occupy them on this chilly weekend, then it would be great to see some of them entering this year’s Creative Writing Awards. More details can be found on Firefly using the links below:

creative writing awards 2019 information  creative writing awards 2019 ideas brief

To enter, write a story opening of no more than 750 words and submit a printed version to the English Office by 9am on Tuesday 26 February. You could win a place on a Creative Writing Masterclass with published writer Sara Grant. Book vouchers are up for grabs too, and the winners will have their writing published in this summer’s edition of Lion Print, Hampton’s Creative Arts magazine.

If you have any questions, please speak to your English teacher.

Weekly Conundrum

Well done to the boys who got the correct answer to last week’s conundrum – the logic was spot on and the solutions were all really well presented! This week’s offering is as follows:

Look forward to hearing the answers next week!

Miss G. Russell