Languages Day, Chess and Wizard of Oz!

2nd Year Blog

Welcome to the Second Year Bulletin!

Autumn has certainly arrived this week with a torrent of rain and blustery wind to make sure we know Summer is well and truly over. The inclement weather of course has not stopped the boys enjoying themselves on the 3G, but it did sadly mean that the whole School photo had to be postponed. Fingers crossed that we see better weather over the weekend for those away on the Watersports Trip! We will look forward to hearing all about it when you get back.

LANGUAGES

This week a small contingent of Second Year linguists participated in Languages Day. Thank you to Ronit (2P) who sent in this report:

On Tuesday, Languages Day was hosted by LEH and the talented linguists in our year attended the day alongside several other schools. The day was not just about languages, but also about the geography and culture of the countries it is spoken in. We were split into groups with other school children and then participated in many different fun activities including workshops in French, German and Japanese. We also took part in Spanish flamenco dancing. After lunch, we watched an Italian film called ‘Life is beautiful’. It was about a father who convinces his son that their time in a concentration camp is merely just a game. It is an emotional, heart- warming movie and I highly recommend you watch it.

It sounds like a fantastic day learning about just some of the many fantastic languages and cultures that we are lucky to have in the world!

Boys if you want to explore the language you’re studying further through activities such as film making, theatre, board games, songs and dance, then remember that the Modern Languages Department and the assistants are offering three new fun and engaging language clubs. These are every Thursday between 1.10 and 1:40pm in Rooms 14, 14a and 14b. Come along and have a go!

THEATRE PRODUCTIONS

Exciting news for all budding performers! Auditions for ‘The Wizard of Oz’, with Waldegrave School are commencing next week. You will find all the information you need and an important audition pack on the Drama page on Firefly. https://hamptonschool.fireflycloud.net/drama/theatre-trips-and-productions

Come along on either Wednesday 2 October between 4 – 5.45pm and Thursday 3 October between 4 – 5.45pm.

 

 

CHESS

Hampton Chess Players have been back in action. Rajat (2L) sent in this report:

The start of the Hampton School chess year has kicked off to a promising start. We have competed in two different tournaments this year, both were a great experience for us. The first one was the Eton rapid play, held at Eton college. The Hamptonians fell narrowly behind RGS Guildford, by just half a point, taking second place in the very competitive tournament with 54 teams competing. The second tournament was the Russell Jamboree, held at RGS Guildford. The home team won that event as well quite convincingly, while Hampton finished in second place again! Two second years participated in the events, both from 2L: Rajat (Board 3, 1st team), Yangzi (Board 3, 2nd team). Rajat competed in both events winning all his games without dropping a half point!  Yangzi played in the Russell Jamboree, finishing with 1.5 points out of 2, a promising start. We hope to have a good chess season this year.

Good luck boys over the course of the year, we look forward to hearing how you get on!

At the weekend, Rajat (2L) also competed in the world’s biggest chess championship called UK Delancey chess challenge in the tera final stage. This tournament starts with 40,000 participants and Rajat finished joint first (2nd after tie-break) so very impressive indeed! Well done Rajat!

TRIVIA

A great riddle this week curtesy of Avinash (2P).

Send your responses by email to Miss Kugele or pop into the Geography Office!

COMPETITION

A brand new competition will be starting here soon, watch this space for more details!

Have a great weekend!