We cannot begin this week’s edition of the Third Year blog without paying tribute to Mr Studt, who is transferring to Assistant Head of Fifth Year after two and a half years as Third Year AHoY. Mr Studt has been the driving force behind many inter-form challenges throughout his time as AHoY, including dodgeball, Fantasy Six Nations, Park Run, and today’s inter-form rowing competition. These activities reflect Mr Studt’s belief in the importance of physical fitness and enjoyment of team activities and sports as a way of bonding within form groups. Mr Studt has also chaired the Third Year Council collating suggestions from boys about issues they face and improvements that can be made in School. He has been a firm but fair pastoral leader and we will miss his enthusiasm for helping Third Year boys achieve their potential in all areas of School life. Thank you for everything Mr Studt and good luck in your new role next term.

Well done to all Third Year boys and tutors for another highly successful and busy half term at Hampton! Some of the highlights from this week include the whole School assembly that the Third Years attended on Monday morning. We heard an entertaining talk from Mr Hill on his love of the Olympics, having been to six Olympic Games. He spoke about the friendly environment and inclusion of all countries in the Games. The Headmaster congratulated those boys involved in the Modern Languages debating and discussion competitions, as well as those boys who performed in the Rock Concert last week. We also heard an inspirational and thought-provoking talk from Umesh Kumar OH (2007) on Thursday, as part of the careers topic in our PSHE schedule. Umesh is a Strategy and Innovation Consultant who has had a very interesting career journey. He is currently the Director and CEO at Peel Foods, a food start-up based in London, which provides delicious, healthy and Michelin star quality food to office workers across the city.

Pens down day

Hampton took part in the No Pens Day Wednesday initiative for the first time this week – activities included card games, stop animation and The Great Triangle Stock Exchange in Maths.

Third Year Special mentions

Congratulations to James D (3C) for performing with creativity and confidence in the National Mandarin Speaking Competition (group category). It was fantastic to see James awarded his plaque by the Headmaster during the Monday assembly!

Good luck to Aaryan P (3J) with his Grade 5 guitar exam!

Six Nations Rugby Fantasy League 2019

Congratulations to the manager of Equipe de Josh a Sailor, who is in the overall lead after Round Two. Don’t forget to collect your prize for that round from the HoY when you return from Half Term – who knows, you may be able to collect for Round Three as well! The prize for highest amount of points scored in Round 2 goes to the Manager of Don’t worry we have time for Tom Curry, who left a motivational quote for the competition – check the second table.


Round Two top scorers:

Third Year Inter Form Competition – Rowing:

Well done to all those Third Year boys who competed in the Inter Form Rowing Competition this Lunchtime – results to follow in the next edition!


Creative Writing Awards

There’s still time to put pen to paper for this year’s Creative Writing Awards. So get your thinking caps and have a go over half term.

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.

More details can be found below:

creative writing awards 2019

The Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon 2019

Apply to be part of the team to represent the London Borough of Richmond in the Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon on 28 April 2019. There are also details available on our website www.richmond.gov.uk/minimarathon

Trials are taking place at Parkrun events until 2 March.

See Mr Bolton or Mr Clarke for further details on how to get involved.


We hope you all have a restful and enjoyable Half Term break and look forward to seeing everyone afterwards for another great Hampton half term!

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