Cycling, Arts Award and Biology Week!
Welcome to the Third Year Blog!
During Form Time on Monday morning the Third Years completed a self-review and set some personal targets for this term. Form Tutors were able to discuss these one-to-one with the boys and shared feedback on ways to meet these targets. During Period 3 on Thursday the boys heard all about the Third Year Arts Award, coordinated by Miss Teunissen (further details on this below). We strongly encourage boys to get involved with this fantastic scheme and look forward to seeing their project applications!
Here are some other highlights from the week:
Third Year Special Mentions
Congratulations to Finlay H (3F) for winning his first cycling event at the time trial on Leith Hill last Saturday.
The upcoming season will be an important milestone for Finlay as it is at this age British Cycling start to select riders for their regional and national schemes, ultimately leading to the Olympic Development Programme if they are good enough. As part of that initial process British Cycling coaches will be attending and assessing riders at the London Youth Track League.
Track League takes place at the Olympic Velodrome in Stratford and hosts the best riders in the South East of England. For the last two years Finlay has finished second, racing boys a year older than himself.
Good luck with the rest of the time trials Finlay!
Third Year Arts Award
You can find out more information about the Arts Award on Firefly:
Take a look at some of last year’s projects:
Just a reminder, the deadline for applications is Friday 11 October and you must hand in a physical copy, rather than e-mailing your application. Contact Miss Teunissen in the English Department if you have any questions.
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 exciting activities. 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 any 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.
Return to the Forbidden Planet
Here is a link to book tickets for the joint LEH & Hampton School Senior School Musical ‘Return to the Forbidden Planet’.
Performances are 15 – 18 October, 7.00pm at LEH.
Any questions, please contact the Box Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Live long and Prospero!
U14 Sports Reports
U14C match report vs Winchester
After a picnic lunch the boys were raring to go and warmed up in preparation for the match. Hampton started the match strong, dominating the play and having much more possession. However, a shot did slip through and into our goal. The boys did not let their heads fall and kept playing to their maximum, which led to an excellent goal from Freddie B. All square at half time the players were keen to get back on the pitch and search for another goal. Unfortunately, our opponents managed to find space and score against us, leaving the score 2-1 to Winchester. The boys kept playing well and did not give up, everyone playing their best until the final whistle. The team were respectful and played with grit and determination. A great effort from all and man of the match going to Ben M-J.