Welcome to the Third Year Blog!

Welcome back, everyone! We hope you all enjoyed a restful Easter and wish those of you observing Ramadan all the best over the coming weeks. What an exciting term we have lined up for you, particularly as the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions will hopefully start to allow the number of events and competitions that can be run with neighbouring schools to increase – exciting stuff! There’s the small matter of progress assessments to take care of in the final week of this half term, but your Heads of Year, Form Tutors and subject teachers will have some useful tips and guidance on this over the coming weeks, so don’t panic!

Over the break, it sounds like you’ve been a busy bunch! J14 Rowing camp was a roaring success with loads of progress made by all taking part, and the U14 Cricket sides are well underway with their preparations for the first matches of the season. In other news, I heard reports of a fiercely contested football match between members of 3H over the break that went to penalties after a 24-24 draw, Alec H made limited progress in his attempts to learn Norwegian and Hugo K dedicated his time to eating as many Easter eggs as physically possible! Just a standard Easter break then, chaps?!

J14 Rowing Camp

I’ve heard great reports from your coaches on the progress you made over the Easter holidays at the J14 Rowing Camp. Hopefully you were spurred on by Charlie Marcus OH (2018) as the winning cox in this year’s Boar Race, what a performance from Charlie.

Take a look at what some of our rowers got up to on the water:


100 Days of Practice Challenge

A message from the Music Department!

How is your 100 Days of Practice challenge going and how much progress have you made so far? Please remember that all forms of musical practice will count towards your challenge and it will still be valid if you miss the odd day or two of practice…so let’s keep going!

As we are approaching the ’25 day’ stage of the challenge, please make sure that those of you who are documenting their progress via video upload their first progress video this week. This will be an invaluable, visual way of showcasing your progress throughout the challenge. The video should be related to the objectives you set yourself at the start of the challenge and can be as long or as short as you want.

Please upload your videos here: https://hamptonschoolorgmy.sharepoint.com/:f:/g/personal/o_goodwin_hamptonschool_org_uk/Eq0ajOS1rH5Os53VJy-pDacBSFfvBIrkm9fWC5VSknSTLQ

 (Please make sure your background is neutral or blurred for all videos uploaded)

Alternatively, please make sure you are filling out your practice planner each day.

Hopefully you have begun to ask for sponsorship from friends/family. When asking for donations, please send them this link (Hampton School Just Giving page): Hampton School Form Charity – JustGiving

Keep an eye out on the Music Department Twitter page for written tips from some of Hampton’s visiting music teachers which will hopefully provide you with some extra motivation.

If you have any questions, please contact either Mr Goodwin (o.goodwin@hamptonschool.org.uk), Miss van Ments (e.vanments@hamptonschool.org.uk) or Miss Estall (j.estall@hamptonschool.org.uk) in the Music Department.

Happy practising!

The Music Department

Fantasy Six Nations League

Huge congratulations to Will S and Toby S who dominated the rankings in the Fantasy Six Nations League last term and have deservedly earned themselves some edible treats from the Head of Year office, as well as a bonus Inter-Form point for 3F! Well done, chaps – great effort!

Sports and Inter-Form update

The Third Year Inter-Form competition for the Wills’ Cup is all to play for this term, with some exciting events still to come!

The current table looks like this:

Can anyone catch 3B? It’s all to play for!

Form Teambuilding Cross-Country Penalty Shoot-out No Detentions Lockdown Marathon Football Rugby Six Nations Total Position
3A 4 5 6 9 5 2 4 35 6
3B 5 9 5 9 8 5 9 50 1
3C 7 2 5 2 0 8 1 25 8
3D 2 3 5 5 4 4 2 25 8
3E 3 1 4 7 6 1 6 28 7
3F 8 8 5 3 0 7 8  1 40 2
3G 6 4 5 5 7 3 7 37 3
3H 1 6 2 6 9 9 3 36 4
3J 9 7 5 1 3 6 5 36 4


Have a great weekend!



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