Winchester Science Centre, Peak District and Chess Achievement

1st Year Blog

Welcome to the First Year Blog!

Triptastic!

On Wednesday, we were all off on the Physics trip to the Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium.

The boys all enjoyed exploring the museum’s interactive exhibits – the “Journey Through the Colon” walkway proving popular – before taking part in the “Rocket Challenge”. This involved producing a rocket, before firing it off to see which team’s design proved the most effective and gained the greatest horizontal distance. It was good fun, and quite challenging – but then again, it was rocket science! I hope that next week’s visit to Marwell Zoo is just as exciting.

The only way is up!

A huge thanks to Mr Saul for organising an adventure society outing to the Peak District last weekend. As you can see from the pictures, a great time was had by all, as both beginner and experienced climbers alike coped with some tricky rockwork and challenging weather.

The Adventure Society really is one of those aspects of Hampton life that all boys should take part in at some point, and I do hope many more take part in adventurous activities over the coming years. You don’t have to visit Malawi or Borneo (although those trips are available!), just getting out into the great outdoors and – as Mr Saul said in his assembly earlier this year – pushing yourself out of your comfort zones is time well spent.

Chess update

Well done Rajat M, who was part of the winning team at the French National Championships two weeks ago. Rajat also won the best player award for his age category and will go on to represent France in the European Championships later in the summer. What a fantastic achievement, and a real testament to the hard work he has put in over the last few years. Well done Rajat.

Joke of the week

Have a great weekend!