Autumn Photos, Christmas Concerts and Mr Jenkins!

2nd Year Blog

Welcome to the Second Year Blog!

One week to go until the end of term and time for a well-earned rest! We have the LEH and Hampton School Christmas Quiz, and the Carol Service to look forward to and get us all into the festive spirit!

MERITS

A big well done to the following boys for hitting their merit milestones before the end of term. Keep up the excellent work!

Hugo K – 10

Nicolas W-H – 10

Leo C – 10

Thomas D – 10

Elliott M – 10

Eden M – 10

Louis S – 10

Harry H – 10

Joe C – 20

Tom C – 30

Rohan C – 50 (amazing!)

TEACHER OF THE WEEK

This week Edmund (2H) interviewed Teacher of Religious Studies, Mr Jenkins:

Why did you go into teaching?

Well, the first reason I went into teaching is because I enjoy doing a job which helps other people and is rewarding; so, as a teacher I obviously see people get into university, get qualifications and start their lives and that’s what’s important to me because without teachers, society wouldn’t evolve; we wouldn’t have people doing important jobs and developing vaccines, becoming doctors and mechanics and engineers. I suppose you think, well how does RS come into that and, you could say that in an RS classroom you don’t see the immediate impact to society but if there was a society without RS it would not be as good as it is now. People would only learn about religion from their religious buildings, and a great number of things like Law come out of Ethics. Secondly, I enjoy the subject that I teach and fundamentally I spend my time here talking about something I’m interested in.

If you weren’t teaching RS, what would you teach?

I would be teaching Physics. The reason I didn’t do physics at university is because it’s just maths with nice pictures.

While you were a pupil at Hampton School, would you say you were a disruptive student?

Yes, actually. In my first term here, I got a lot of detentions.

CHRISTMAS CONCERTs

The Music Department’s two Christmas Concerts took place on Thursday and Friday this week.  Olly (2J) and Harry (2J) tell us more!

On Thursday 5 December, the first Christmas concert took place. It began with a strong performance by the junior guitar ensemble. From Doctor Who to Bohemian Rhapsody, the first half produced an array of talent across all year groups.

As the second half started we enjoyed the wonderful First Year choir. Finally, the Symphony Orchestra blew us away with their rendition of the Hansel and Gretal overture. Stephon Umashangar stunned everyone with his Piano Concerto in A minor to wrap the concert up.

FOOTBALL

On Monday the U13A team played Brakenhale School in their ESFA round 4 match. The boys won 5-0 which is a fantastic result and continues their winning streak this term! Best of luck to all our teams in their next matches.

COMING UP NEXT WEEK

The Great Hampton and LEH Form Charity Christmas Quiz!

On Monday just over 100 Hampton boys will be taking part in the annual Form Charity quiz. Boys should meet Mrs Samuel outside the Dining Hall under the cover, to collect their lunches before heading over to LEH. Boys can wear a Christmas jumper for the quiz to add some extra festive fun to this fantastic event raising lots of money for our form charities!

Carol Service

On Tuesday the School Choir will be singing in our annual carol service at St Mary’s Church in Hampton. The service begins at 7.45pm and everyone is welcome to come along.

JOKES AND TRIVIA

Answer to last week’s question: What is the best-selling Christmas Number 1 single of all time?

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby is the best-selling single of all time, with estimated sales in excess of 50 million copies worldwide.

A geographical trivia question to get you thinking this week.

PHOTO COMPETITION

Well done to everyone that has submitted an entry to our ‘Autumn’ themed photo competition. Take a look at some of our final entries below! The winning photo alongside a runner-up will be announced in next week’s blog.

Form Charity

Form Charity is appealing for donations to give to local charity, Richmond Food Bank, to help others this Christmas.

While most enjoy the festivities of the season, many will struggle for the bare necessities such as food and toiletries. Hampton Form Charity is working in conjunction with Richmond Food Bank to help those who need it most at this time of year.

All donations big or small are greatly appreciated although specifically: shampoo and conditioner, deodorant and razors, washing up liquid and detergent, long life fruit juice and raisins would be greatly appreciated.

There will be a box at reception for your donations.

Have a great weekend!