Welcome to the Third Year Blog!

Welcome back everyone! We hope you had an enjoyable and restful half term.

The Third Years were in Assembly this Monday. We heard Mr Chaveneau speak about the diversity of global linguistics and how this enriches the cultures of different societies. Mr Chaveneau announced the start of Modern Languages Week and advertised the available talks, lectures and activities on offer to the whole school. We then heard from Michael Timbs OH (2010) who spoke about his career since leaving Hampton and the invaluable skill of speaking another language. The Headmaster welcomed everyone back after half term and congratulated the Ski team for their excellent results from the International Schools Ski race competition in Wengen, and all those involved in the Wizard of Oz production last half term.

On Thursday in PSHE, the Forms were split and the boys commenced the new topic of Sex and Relationships Education with their Form Tutors.

Here are some other highlights from the week:

Third Year Special Mentions

Hayden C competed last weekend at the England Athletics Indoor Championships in the junior boys 60m hurdles competition. Having safely negotiated his heat, with a solid set of hurdles and automatic qualification in second place, Hayden went on to take sixth place in the final. Congratulations to Hayden and a great start to athletics for Hampton this year!


Well done to all the Third Year boys involved in the ISSP Music Day on Wednesday at LEH!

The following boys from 3J had lunch with Mr Woods and Miss Smith this week. They discussed their transition into Third Year life at Hampton and what they liked about Hampton and any potential improvements they would make.

The boys were Matthew B, James T, Aaran T, Mylo V, Max I, James M, Thomas Y, Davlat S and Lorenzo BF.

Chamber Concert

This Friday night is the annual Chamber Concert, starting at 7pm in The Hammond Theatre. The concert features the smaller groups such as the Guitar Ensemble, Piano duets and trios, String groups and Clarinet and Brass Ensembles. The performers are from across the whole School and will include three groups who have been selected for the semi-final stage of the Pro Corda Chamber Music festival on 3 March.

Tickets are free and can be reserved on www.tinyurl.com/hamptonschooltickets

Good luck to the following Third Year boys involved:

Adam S (3D)

Henry H (3A)

Theo W (3H)

Sam Y (3H)

Thomas B (3H)

Charlie B (3B)

Joseph E (3D)


The Modern Languages Department started the half term off with a bang! Boys have been able to take part in a whole host of exciting activities such as:

  • A language quiz
  • Reading the accounts of their Languages teachers on their year abroad (Modern Languages)
  • A guess the language competition
  • A guess the city landmark competition
  • And enjoying international cuisine throughout the week in the dining hall!

There have also been lunchtime talks to showcase to the boys the value of studying languages! On Friday, former pupil Joe Terry OH (2009) spoke about his languages journey. Joe is a freelance interpreter, working for FIFA, amongst other organisations, and whilst open to all, any pupils who had opted for Russian as an option choice next year were encouraged to attend.

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


Have a great weekend!

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