Welcome to the Third Year Blog!
Another week down, well done on getting through to Friday! Spirits have been high amongst the Third Year this week despite the damp weather!
On Monday the boys heard Mr Talman speak in assembly about the ethical and political challenges facing society with advances in Artificial Intelligence and online code-breaking. The School Captain delivered the weekly notices and the Headmaster read out the sports results from last Saturday. Don’t forget the Headmaster has an open door policy on Wednesday morning between 8.15 – 8.55am if you wish to speak with him. The School Captain and Vice-Captains then delivered their assembly of answering questions about themselves.
During Form Time on Thursday the boys discussed and explored different ways they can reduce their carbon footprint in the world.
Third Year Special Mentions
Congratulations to Monty F for his performance last week in the male tenor group “Blake”. Here is a short report from Monty on their performance:
Last Wednesday I had the opportunity with my drama club to perform alongside the Classical Brit Award winning group, Blake. We sang Hallelujah, Lift me up and a did a solo of pop melodies. The audience at the Epsom Playhouse gave us loud rounds of applause. It was a great experience performing live and something I hope to do more of.
Wizard of Oz Auditions
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.
Third Year – Come as a Different Species Day (Wednesday 9 October)
To mark National Biology Week, Third Year boys are invited to take part in our Come as a Different Species Day – an event that we hope will be a fun way for pupils to celebrate all things biological whilst raising money for Form Charity. This will form part of a week of activities which will be advertised on the School website. If you have any questions regarding any of the other activities, please contact Mrs Martin.
Come as a Different Species Day involves the boys dressing up as a species other than a human. Our Form charities this year are Momentum, a local charity working to support families whose children have life-challenging conditions or cancer; Off the Record, a charity based in Twickenham providing the only drop-in counselling service for young people who live in the Borough of Richmond Upon Thames; the Make a Wish Foundation, a national charity helping to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses; and Mary’s Meals, an international charity that works to provide children with one daily meal in their place of education.
The boys will be briefed on the details of the event and given the opportunity to discuss their choice of species with their Form Tutor or Biology teacher. Several members of the Biology Department will also be delving into their wardrobes in search of inspiration. We would be very grateful if you would assist your son in his costume choice by doing the same.
We look forward to welcoming the boys on the day itself. Please do not hesitate to contact Miss Barnes of Mrs Martin if you require any further information in the meantime.
3A have been busy in their Chemistry lesson investigating composite materials using plaster of paris – messy work boys!
U14 Sports Reports
Mr Sims is very pleased to announce that there will be U14E Football training on Tuesday lunchtimes from Tuesday 1 October!
Max I reports on reports on the U14C match against Eton College:
After a short coach ride Hampton were eager to start playing and hurriedly got changed into match kit. The boys headed over to the pitch and began to warm up after sensibly organising themselves into positions. The game began immediately with an early goal from Hampton. Unfortunately Dan had to sub off due to an injury early in the first half but we had players itching to get on so the game continued. Eton managed to gain a goal, getting themselves back in the game. However we scored another goal later on in the half leaving the score 2-1 to Hampton at half time. Following an encouraging team talk the players leapt back onto the pitch and fought for more goals. It is safe to say that Hampton dominated the second half with great runs and passes from everyone, every player contributing towards the goals. At full time the score was 9-2 to Hampton. It was an outstanding effort from all the players with goals from Maneesh, Freddie and Rohan and hatricks from Monty and Ben. After the boys were changed back into uniform they were rewarded with match tea from Eton, concluding the afternoon. Man of the match – Freddie B.
Leo H reports on the U14D performance on Saturday:
After a great start to the season with a 10-2 win against Bedes, spirits were high before our match against Eton College. We knew going into the match that it would be the toughest game any of us had played in a Hampton shirt. This became obvious early on in the game with Eton being very good at holding the ball, and using the wings and full backs. After a very closely contested first half, Eton took the lead just before half time with a great strike from outside the box. Going into half time we knew that our main focus was going to be keeping the ball and testing their keeper more. Just after half time we equalised with a goal from Leo H after a great through pass from Matthew Barnes. The second half was equally as close as the first, with some great tackles and clearances from Matthew Barnes, Charlie Bates and Frank Sanders in defence and some great ball progression and passing in the midfield from Sam Gale. Sadly Eton scored the winner with about five minutes to go after a good shot from a corner. Overall, the 2-1 scoreline didn’t reflect the great performance from the team with many positives to take out from it. Once again many thanks to Mr Boardman for coaching us.
Vishal reports on the first table tennis fixture of the School year, as the U16A team competed in the hotly contested Richmond Schools Championship:
On Monday 23 September the U16A table tennis team participated in the Richmond Schools Championship. The team contained Vishal and Ed and two Fourth Years Arya and Rohan. The first fixture was against Grey Court School. Everybody showed some great play, dominating matches and playing with aggression and skill. In the end, the team won all the matches winning 8-0. This was a very encouraging start in the tournament. Because of this victory the team therefore qualified for the finals. Hampton then umpired some of the other matches. In the finals, we faced Richmond Park Academy A team, who proved to be a formidable opponent. The matches turned out to be very close and challenging, with a few stretching out to the fifth set. In the end, after an exhausting set of matches, the team managed to edge ahead – earning a rewarding 5-3 victory over RPA. This meant we won the tournament and have earned a place in the next round: the London South Championships. Many thank goes to Mr Bolton for taking us to and from the fixture. Keep an eye on the @HamptonSchool twitter account for updates!
Third Year Inter Form Competition Update – The Wills’ Cup
Every year, the Third Year compete in a wide range of events in the Inter Form Competition. The Wills’ Cup, donated by two long serving members of the Pastoral Team, is awarded at Prizegiving to the Form which amassed the most amount of points in competitions running throughout the School Year, which range from a variety of sports to activities such as Chess and a Quiz.
3F have taken an early lead in the Inter Form Competition after an outstanding performance at Third Year Teambuilding.
With at least five events to go, there is all to play for at the next event which will be fancy dress dodgeball in the week before half term.
This event will give boys the chance to raise some money for Form Charity as well.
Have a great weekend!
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