Neasden Mandir, Football round-up and joke of the week

1st Year Blog

Welcome to the First Year blog!

Trip Report

Max M reports: “This week we had a really fun time on our R.S. trip. We visited a beautiful Hindu temple and observed a ceremony. We then went to a Jewish museum and looked at many artefacts whilst learning lots. It was great fun and I can’t wait for the next School trip.”

Many thanks to 1W’s Tutor Miss Russell for organising the trip for all the boys. She tells us a little bit more about what went on:

At the Neasden Mandir, the boys enjoyed learning about the history of the building and spending time exploring the building itself and looking at the murtis which we had studied in lessons. They also spent time learning more about the history of Hinduism at the exhibition before taking part in a Q&A session and watching the Arti ceremony. Everyone was blown away by the incredible architecture. They also thoroughly enjoyed all the singing and interaction at the Arti Ceremony.

At The London Jewish Museum, we were treated to three really interesting workshops in which the boys learnt more about Jewish artefacts, explored an exhibition on Jewish artefacts and learnt to write their name in Hebrew. It is certainly fair to say that some of the boys demonstrated some very skilful penmanship.

It sounds like a great day out – I’m sure the boys can’t wait for their next excursion after Half Term.

Reflections on a Season

Now that the Football Season is over, Josh K has written to me with a wonderful summing up of the U12A Football Season:

The U12A team for Hampton started out as a bunch of individuals, but now we are a team and always work for each other. We started off as a good team, but now we are a brilliant team. At the start of the season we beat many teams and were almost unbeatable, sadly after much time on that brilliant run we lost. Some notable highlights were beating Alleyns 4-1, Orleans Park 6-1 and St Paul’s 5-0. We kept going and picked ourselves up. We won 17 games, and lost 5 games altogether, an incredible tally. After a long season of up and downs we eventually made the County Cup Final against the formidable Whitgift. Unfortunately, we lost to Whitgift 4-1, but I am still proud of what we have achieved. Hampton football has taught me to never give up, work for the team and play with Hampton spirit. Mr Hurst and Mr Burke have been brilliant and a pleasure to work with.

Cricket Corner

Hugo K returns with another match report from goings on from the wicket:

Another day for the U12A cricket team. This day would be against Tiffin.  Hampton lost the toss and batted. A confident 50 for Umar K and Asa J’s 36 lead Hampton to a well scored 150 off 25 overs. When bowling Hampton were always in control. Three wickets for both the captain Natty T and Thomas T would lead Hampton to a convincing win; Tiffin scored 65 all out.

What an impressive performance by the sound of it, keep up the good work boys!

Tutee of the Week

Well done to George C who is Tutee of the Week! We were particularly impressed by his conduct on our trip this week and his excellent commitment to School Life in general. Thoroughly deserved – well done George!

Joke of the week