Polar Explorer Alex Hibbert, Athletics and Summer Picnic

1st Year Blog

Welcome to the First Year blog!

I know that the boys will be in the midst of receiving their results and grades from last week’s exams. Mrs Peattie would like to pass on her heartfelt congratulations to all the boys for their efforts during exam week, and she hopes that they can now relax a little, and enjoy the last few weeks of term. There are a number of exciting trips planned – starting with next week’s Physics trip to Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium. The Inter-Form Founder’s cup will be building to a climax too as the merits are added up and the final inter-form event: The Swimming Gala, takes place in the final week of term. The Inter-Form Athletics event was as exciting as ever, and it all came down to the final baton relay races. 1P emerged as the winning team, but we had a three way tie for second place. Any of the remaining forms could take home the trophy, if they perform in the pool in a few weeks’ time!

Please could I remind everybody that at some point in the next few weeks there will be a final “cut-off” for merits, and the top boys in the year will receive prizes at Lower School Evening in the last week of term. So, please do get those diaries into Mrs Peattie over the next week or so!

Tutee of the week

Congratulations to Joel H who is our “Tutee of the Week”, he has displayed all the positive traits we would expect in a Hampton boy this week, so well done – a thoroughly deserved accolade.

Alex Hibbert talk

Polar explorer and author Alex Hibbert gave a fascinating talk to First Years on Monday about his inspiring travels to the extreme north of Arctic Greenland. I’m sure the boys will enjoy reading their signed copies of his book.

 

Summer Picnic reminder

Please do remember that the HSPA Summer Picnic is on Sunday 23 June – if you are thinking of attending, then please click here to register your interest. It promises to be a relaxing and enjoyable day out, in a wonderful setting – you really can’t beat our playing fields in the summer.

I do hope that everybody enjoys a slightly drier week than we’ve been subjected to so far – who would have thought we could get so much rain in June! Hopefully the weekend sports fixtures won’t be too badly effected, and I look forward to hearing all about them on Monday.