Creative Futures, Arts Award Leadership Day and HELP Projects

3rd Year Blog

The Third Year have been very busy this week with lessons recommencing and lots of presentations. On Monday morning during Form time the boys started their next PSHE topic on Enterprises. They worked in groups to create business and marketing plans for their chosen business opportunities. On Thursday morning Third Years were off timetable Periods one to five listening to a variety of informative talks from external speakers for their PSHE Risk Morning. These proved to be very interesting and some useful discussions were had on challenges that may affect some Hampton boys, including personal safety.

Special mentions

Congratulations to the following boys for collecting their Merit Certificates from the Headmaster on Thursday:

Gus C

George G

Charlie H

Alexander H

Aryen K

Freddy L

Alex L

Oliver L

Joshua M-H

Akshat M

Nicholas M

Dominic M

Tom S

Aadam S

Tom S

Luke T

Krishna W

We’d like to wish Ollie L good luck with his talk to the Year 8 boys back at King’s House on Tuesday 2 July. We hope it goes well!

Well done to the following boys for completing their HELP Projects:

Name Form Topic
Arjun K 3A Natural disasters
Ollie L 3B Plastic pollution
Luke T 3B British bees
Thomas C 3D Disposal of non-recyclable plastics and plastic in the oceans
Matthew S 3D What makes a winner in sport?
Akshat M 3E
Isaac Q 3E The Olympics
Aryen K 3F MCFC
Conor M 3F Doping in sport
Dominic M 3F Horticulture
Nick A 3G Mountaineers: courageous or selfish?
Henry D 3G Development of women’s rugby
Edward M 3G The science of food
Jack F 3H Putin’s rise to power
James W 3H The death penalty

Well done to the following boys on their Arts Award Leadership Day presentations. You all did fantastically well; the primary school teachers and pupils were incredibly impressed!

Boys Workshop focus
Toby G and Daniel T Photography
Bayley B Clothes Design
Ben S Creative Writing/ Storytelling
Mac C and Leanesh S Painting/ Drawing
Joshua M-H and Arjun S Model Building
Charlie C and Freddy L Model Design/ Building
Viduna D, Kai K, Arya L-A Music
Sam B, Charlie U, Marcus T Drama
Tom B and Jamie R Film
Toby D and James D
Photography
Krishna W Website Building
Kristian W, Cameron M (with support fromJames C and Alex H)
Music

 

Good luck to all Third Year boys involved with the Junior Summer Show Rats’ Tales, being performed in The Hammond Theatre next Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. We hope it goes well! Do try to go along to support your peers!

Tickets

Thank you to Max N and his family for sharing the exciting launch of his Father’s satellite this week. Max’s Father works for the European Space Agency and the satellite was launched to continue investigations into blackholes.

Creative Futures

Leading figures from across the creative industries shared their knowledge and expertise with Third Year pupils at Hampton School’s annual Creative Futures event. The 12 speakers ran workshops and a Q&A session offering an insight into their field of work and the career paths they have followed.

Sports Reports

Tennis

Last Tuesday, despite the difficult weather conditions, Hampton headed over to Eton to take part in the annual Eton Pairs Tennis Tournament. Although it is officially an U15 tournament, some of our U14 tennis players stepped up to gain invaluable experience against older opposition. Dominik H, Theo M-C and Ollie D played superbly alongside boys from the Fourth Year in two sides of four. Dominik played win the Hampton first four and acquitted himself admirably and, alongside Rohan V, helped us to crucial high-scoring wins against Charterhouse, New Hall and Wellington to help the team through to the semi-finals of the second plate competition. Although playing in the Hampton second four, Theo and Ollie, would play some superbly aggressive tennis to help the team to turn the ranking on their heads and reach the semi-finals of the main plate competition. Theo and Ollie’s most impressive results were a stunning 6-2 win against Abingdon and, even more encouragingly for the future, 4-3 versus a very handy Eton second four. Overall, it was a superb effort and these boys can look forward to taking another crack at the tournament as U15s themselves next year (hopefully in more favourable conditions!).

Cricket

The U14A team got back to winning ways last week, with two wins in two days of excellent cricket.

On the Friday, they played Heathlands School in the Quarter final of the County Cup. Winning the toss and electing to bowl, Hampton bowled out the opposition for 48 runs, with Ollie L taking another five wicket haul. Matthew M and Kyan S knocked off the runs with the minimal of fuss.

The next day saw the boys take on St Pauls in a much tougher game. On a difficult batting surface, Hampton could only muster 94 runs in 30 overs, which could have been even less were it not for some vital contributions from Tetsuro, Harley and Chand, getting 35 runs between them.

Having to defend another low total, Hampton got off to the best possible start with the ball, reducing St Paul’s to 20-3 from 13 overs. Zach G and William K were key. Both opened the bowling and conceded just 8 runs from the first 11 overs. William in particular bowled 6 consecutive maiden overs to finish with figures of 1 wicket for 0 runs. Chand D and Ollie L, the other two members of the spin king triumvirate took 5 wickets between them to bowl out St Paul’s for 70, and secure a seventh win in 10 games.

Next up this week is the County Cup semi final, and then a tough fixture away at KCS. Keep going guys!

Have a great weekend!