Welcome to the Third Year Blog!
As we come to the end of the spring term at Hampton, our Third Years have had a very memorable week. We have been very impressed with how efficiently they have worked through this week, taking on the challenges of remote learning and continuing with their lessons with as much enthusiasm as if they were in the classroom. As a country we have had to adapt to a different way of life this week and our Hamptonians have shown great resilience in doing so!
Hampton Skills Challenge
The sun has been shining this week and our PE & Sport Department have been busy planning a whole range of skills and exercise challenges to keep you active. Mr Mills kicks us off with a press up challenge and Mr Chaveneau shows us some nifity footwork. Go on, give it a try!
Learn a new Skill
In light of recent events in the UK and around the world we thought it would be nice to think of new skills we could learn from home.
Why don’t you try some of the following over the Easter holidays:
- Learn a new skill – try juggling, skipping or origami
- Why don’t you write a letter to someone you know who is self-isolating at home
- Learn a life skill – ironing a shirt or learn how to use the washing machine!
- Cook your family a meal using leftovers from the fridge or cupboard
- Find the bookworm in you – pick a book from your shelf that you wouldn’t usually choose to read and read it all the way to the end
Email your photos to Mr Moore and we’ll include some of them in the first blog after the Easter holidays.
The Science Fair took place last week, it was a fantastic event with many different experiments on display. We were all really impressed by the creativity and hard work that had gone into all the projects over the past few weeks! There are definitely some very talented future scientists amongst you! Well done!
Take a look at some of the highlights of the Science Fair 2020:
Stay at Home Save Lives
Thanks to our fabulous Modern Languages team for doing their bit to drive home the government’s message. Can you spot your languages teacher?
Josh H (3G) reports on the U14A draw against Whitgift School:
The U14As just fell short of victory despite a brilliant brace from Zain S in a great game that ended 3-3 with Whitgift. The game began with relatively unconstructed football and a series of passages of play that almost led to a goal on both sides, but the well organised defences prevented this on various occasions.
However, after about 10 minutes, Hampton’s playing style started to adjust to the pitch, as more direct and attacking moves happened. Soon enough, a run and cross from Hayden C prompted a set-back from Paddy H and excellent finish, powered across the face of the goal from Zain. To double the lead, Hayden sprinted down the line again, avoiding various tackles before cutting the ball back to Zain, who took a few touches before carefully slotting the ball into the left-hand side of the net.
Then, for the third of the match, Paddy played an inch-perfect ball through to Ben W. Seconds later, having cut back in, dribbled past a few players and passed the ball into the goal, Hampton were 3-0 up and in a good position heading into half time.
Despite this, 5 minutes into the second half, the Whitgift right winger played a ball through to his striker for him to then, take a touch to the side and finish the ball into the opposite side of the goal. In a confident manner, Hampton continued to play their football and occupy the majority of the possession until, a long ball was played over the top to the same Whitgift attacker who, in a very similar manner, hit the ball into the net.
Once again, the quality of football did not degenerate after this with much more attacking play carried out by the U14As. However, from a free kick won on the edge of their own box, the home side cleared the ball forward only to put their forward through for his hat-trick. For the third time in the match, he did not miss and tied the game at 3-3 with minutes left on the clock. Excluding a last minute scramble to get a winner from Hampton, no chances followed, leaving the players slightly disappointed with the result but equally satisfied with the quality of football that they had played.
English schools cross country championships 2020
Freddie B (3G) reports on the National Schools’ Cross County Championships that was recently held in Liverpool:
After two tough rounds of qualification, Finlay H and I were delighted to have qualified to run for Middlesex in the National Schools’ Cross Country Championships, which is the finale of the cross country season.
Joining Finlay and I were three Hampton Sixth Formers, Pavit, Dec, Indy and a lot of hand gel. We assembled at the coach and met the rest of the Middlesex team. The journey to Sefton Park in Liverpool, where the championships was taking place, was long but we finally arrived at our hotel.
Waking up early and eating a hearty breakfast, it was time to get on the coach for the short journey to Sefton Park. Trying to find the Middlesex tent through a maze of various others made us realise how big the event was! We walked the muddy course and started warming up, pinning on our numbers and putting on our long spikes. Walking over to the start, we stayed warm for as long as we could, as it was starting to rain. A horn sounded for the one minute warning, and before we knew it, we were off. It was very busy and sharp elbows came out to jostle for space. Being the fourth of eight in a pen was a struggle as 44 other counties raced either side of us, also fighting for a good position.
After a long 15 minutes, we finally crossed the line, exhausted! Finlay was the second Middlesex runner to finish, coming in 66th place, 4 seconds but 13 places ahead of me in 79 as the third Middlesex runner home, out of a large field of 334 runners. After watching the other races and having a well-earned pizza, I got on the train home. It was a great experience and a privilege to be a part of it.
Well done Freddie and Finlay!