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1st Year Blog

Welcome to the First Year Blog!

After a week of rest and recuperation the First Year have launched themselves into the first week of this half term. This week has been a busy week, particularly with our inaugural Modern Languages Week.

MODERN LANGUAGES WEEK

Our boys have had the opportunity to share the languages they speak, sporting badges of the flags of the countries, learning how to construct their own language and having the opportunity to attend a concert “Rock Around the World” with songs sung in different languages.  One of the main highlights for many of our First Years has been the cuisine. Every day the catering staff have cooked native dishes from Russia, France, Spain, China and Germany.

Take a look at some of the highlights from the week:

ISSP MUSIC DAY 2020

Hampton pupils across all year groups enjoyed spending an afternoon at LEH this Wednesday preparing for their concert on Wednesday evening. Arun B reports on what he got up to:

First we practised our piece – I was performing Jurassic Park. Then we watched a performance by a choral trio. We then had a run through of the performance. I liked watching the concert in the evening.

CHAMBER CONCERT

Good luck to Alex B, Xavier F and Jian G who are taking part in the Chamber Concert this evening. Break a leg!

INTER FORM COMPETITIONS

With the results of the Inter Form Rugby and Football from the last half term being announced, congratulations to 1L for their win in the Inter Form Football and to 1H for their win in the Inter Form Rugby! The Inter Form competition continues…

TUTEE OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to Mitul A who has been awarded Tutee of the Week for the enthusiastic attitude that he displays to all elements of life at Hampton. He was an outstanding ambassador for the School this week, answering questions about his experience of life in the First Year.

SPORTS

This week saw one of the biggest matches our U12 Badminton team has played against Whitgift School. Mitul, the team Captain reports:

It was a really close match. We won quite a few games but despite our best efforts their top teams were just a bit better. With some more training we could really stretch them. The result was positive considering the lack of time we have had to prepare. The future of U12 badminton looks bright!

Good luck to our U12A, B, C and E footballers today against Halliford School.

ANSWER TO LAST WEEK’S RIDDLE

At the end of the rainbow you find…”The letter W!”

RIDDLE OF THE WEEK (Of sorts)

Come and tell Mrs Halford what the word is in your best accent and she will award you with Merits in the Biology office!

Message from Mrs Peattie

I would like to take this opportunity to remind parents that the School suggests that it is sensible to regularly check your sons’ mobile phones and the conversations that they have on it, particularly on social media apps.  We have had reports of frequent very late night mobile use between boys. Studies suggest that boys sleep better if they don’t have their mobiles in their bedrooms with them. In PSHE we have been discussing Cyber Safety frequently and reinforcing the point that you should only write something online that you would be willing to say to someone’s face. It may also be useful for parents to be aware the legal age for boys to be on WhatsApp is 16 and Instagram is 13.