Welcome to the Third Year Blog!
We hope the first full week back at School has gone well and you’re back in the swing of Hampton life. Welcome especially to our new boys joining the Third Year and to the new Third Year tutors who have joined the Third Year team!
We have had a busy start to the Autumn Term with the Co-curricular Fair taking place last Friday lunchtime. Third Year pupils have been encouraged to join up to at least three new clubs this year. The boys had the opportunity to see the variety of clubs on offer and speak with the members of staff running the clubs to learn more about these.
On Monday morning, the Third Years learned all about e-safety when they listened to talks from Mr Talman and an external speaker. During their Form time on Monday, they also discovered more about how to be safe online and how to spot a scam or phishing email.
On Thursday this week we had the Third Year Team Building Day. This is always a highlight of the year for Third Year Hamptonians and much fun was had by all. The boys took part in different physical and mental challenges throughout the day, practising their leadership and communication skills whilst working as a team to complete a variety of tasks. The forms were competing against each other to earn points in the Inter Form Competition.
Catch up some of the highlights from this year’s Third Year Team Building Day below:
Third Year Special Mentions
Congratulations to Rex Booth for winning the Acrobatic British Championships in the Mens 11-16 age group along with his teammates during the Summer holidays and as a result, being selected for the GB gymnastics team. Rex will be competing at the European Championships which will be held in Israel in October. Well done Rex!!!
U14 Sports Reports
Congratulations to the U14A XV for winning their first game of the season 17-7 against John Fisher. Special mentions go to Sam Ho (for his first game at second row), Max Cardosi (for excellent game management and phenomenal cross kicking), Fin Wiseman (incredible footwork and speed) and Hal Leman (great lineouts in his first game as hooker).
Congratulations to the following boys who played in the U14B XV against John Fisher last Saturday. Tom Holland (first time at fly half, stayed calm and controlled the game well, great distribution and line breaks), Matt Lyons (good go forward with the ball in hand, great footwork and tackling) and Oliver Goodchild (outstanding work rate all game, great go forward and supporting play too).
For photos and updates from the Boat Club, check out their twitter feed at @HamptonRowing
Third Year Inter Form Competition – 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 amass the most points in competitions running throughout the School year, which range from a variety of sports to activities such as chess and a hotly contested quiz.
Points from Team Building Day to follow…