Quiz Team Trials, Major League Soccer and String Concert!

2nd Year Blog

Welcome to the Second Year Blog!

Winter has definitely shown its face this week and the boys have braved some very chilly weather out on the fields and the 3G! This week a fun football league kicked off and boys had the opportunity to test their general knowledge against each other in the Junior Quiz Team Trials.

MERITS

Lots of you have reached merit milestones this week! Fantastic work!

Charlie H – 10

Abhay B – 10

Ollie S – 20

Thomas T – 20

Rishi V – 20

Aaron C – 20

Joel H – 20

Louis S – 20

Oli C – 20

Isaac T – 30

Sam G – 30

Edmund N – 30

Isaac C – 50

Rohan C – 60

Umar K – 80, 90, 100 (Tremendous! Fabulous! Amazing!)

FOOTBALL – MLS

The Hampton D-G team footballers are having a great time competing in a Major League Soccer tournament this term. Adam (2J) tells us more about it:

On Monday afternoon the Hampton MLS league kicked off with: LA Galaxy beating New York Red Bulls 3-2 in a tight game; Colorado Rapids losing 7-4 to Chicago Fire; and Chivas USA beating Inter Miami 5-3. Next week sees Colorado play LA; Chicago playing Chivas; and New York playing Miami.

JUNIOR QUIZ TEAM TRIALS

Trials for the Junior Quiz Team took place this week, from which a squad to compete in the Schools Challenge competition will be selected!

Adam (2B) tells us more:

On Monday and Thursday lunchtime, quiz team try outs were held. First and Second Year pupils were trying out for a spot on the quiz team, which is competing throughout the Spring and Summer Terms. Participants were asked 60 general knowledge questions, varying between many topics, such as geography and history.

Some sample questions:

  • What state is Denver in? 
  • Who was the first Hanoverian King of England? 
  • What is the fifth word in this sentence?

How do you think you would have fared?

MUSIC

Rock Concert 2020!

The auditions are over, the set list has been finalised, tickets have nearly sold out and now it’s time for the gig! Good luck to all the boys taking part this evening! The event is being held in the Hammond Theatre 7:00pm until 9:00pm.

For a sneak preview of what’s in store at Rock Concert 2020, take a look back at last year’s show:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouKYCtFPtYs

There are still a limited number of balcony tickets available for Rock Concert 2020. Tickets are priced at £3 and the boys would really appreciate your support.

It’s always a great night! You can book here: Rock Concert 2020

 

String Concert

A number of Second Years took part in the String Concert on Tuesday. It was a very varied programme from Bach and Beethoven to Tico-Tico and Keane. Some of the best string players in School performed and there was also a short performance by some of the instrumental teachers. Well done to everyone that took part!

string concert

Science Fair

Boys are invited to participate in the Lower School Science Fair. Competitors may work individually or in teams on a Science Project of their choice. Competitors will present their experiment and/or findings at the Science Fair during lunch time on Tuesday 17 March. Entry forms are available from the Physics Department and should be handed in to Mr Cook by Friday 7 February.

Find out more from Third Year pupil Felix who entered last year’s Science Fair with his project How Suggestible are Hamptonians:

Have a great weekend!