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With only one week left of this half term the First Year boys are looking forward to a well-earned rest. As the days start to get longer our First Years have been encouraged to think a little more about their environment and small things they can do to make a difference. Our School Captain team encouraged the School to think about switching their TV’s off to save £15 a year! What do you think you could do to make a difference?


Next week is “No Limits Week” at Hampton for the First, Second and Third Years and all First Year pupils will be encouraged to try a new club. Have a look over the Co-Curricular calendar over the weekend, what do you fancy trying in the last week of this half term? Maybe pop along and learn how to play a new board game? Pick up a new sport and have a go at Badminton or Table Tennis? Feeling a bit more creative, how about trying your hand at Architecture Club?

Creative Writing Awards

Are there any budding authors out there? It’s time for the annual Creative Writing 2020 competition! To enter, write a story opening of no more than 750 words and submit a printed version to the English Office by 9am on Thursday 27 February.

You could win a place on a Creative Writing Masterclass with published writer Sara Grant. Book vouchers are up for grabs too, and the winners will have their writing published in this summer’s edition of Lion Print, Hampton’s Creative Arts magazine. All information can be found on the Firefly section for the Creative Writing Awards (links below):

All information can be found on the Firefly section for the Creative Writing Awards (links below):

CReative writing awards 2020

creative writing awards brief 2020

Have a listen to Isaac’s winning entry from last year’s competition:


If you have any questions, please speak to your English teacher. Why not have a go during half term?


Many a goal was scored last Friday against Wilson’s, between our five Football Teams, the First Years netted 12 goals, resulting in four successes and one defeat. I’m sure all those who played would like to thank their coaches for accompanying them all for their away fixtures.

The U12C footballers followed success with success as they won 7-0 against Gordon’s School last Saturday, congratulations to all those who played and particular well done for playing back to back fixtures.

Our U12A and B rugby teams played one of their most difficult fixtures last Saturday against Whitgift School and both teams left with wins, a huge well done to all those who played.

Good luck to our U12A, B and C footballers who are up against Dr Challoner’s Grammar School this Saturday and to our U12A, B and C rugby players for their matches against St Benedict’s School this weekend.


Many of our First Years will have been looking at these in Biology recently, it was a mushroom!


Merits can be collected from Mrs Halford in the Biology office for any correct answers, happy solving!

Have a great weekend!



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