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Another busy and exciting week draws to a close for the First Years, with the approaching deadline for applications to the Lower School Science Fair, and summer sports training getting into full swing. As part of their PSHE lessons this week, the boys discussed healthy relationships, and how they might approach their own relationships with others in future, and had a valuable session on revision technique on Thursday, in which they were able to try out different revision and note-taking techniques. This Friday also sees the U12B, C and D football teams playing a fixture against Halliford, as a happy end to their first year of football at Hampton – good luck, boys!


Lots of clubs are up and running now; watch this space for more clubs and sports training as they open!


Monday Library day – lunchtime

Clarinet Ensemble – P3 (Rm. 35)

School Choir – P3 (Music Hall)

Biology Club – 12:40 (B4)

Book Group – 1:15 (Library)

Cricket training – 12:40 (field)


Tuesday Chamber Choir – 8:15 (Music Hall)

Goalkeeping -12:40 (field)

Athletics (Sprints) – 12:40 (field)

Board games – 12:40 (field)


Wednesday Physics Club – 12:40 (P1)

Tennis training – 12:40 (Front Courts)

Athletics (throws/jumps) – 12:40 (field)


Thursday Philosophy Circle – 1:15 (Rm. 21)

Golf – 1:05 (golf nets)

Athletics (hurdles) – 1:05 (field)


Friday Tennis training – 1:05 (Front Courts)

Basketball Club – 1:05 (Sports Hall)

Chess – 4-5:30 (Rm. 25)


Science Fair

A reminder that applications for the Lower School Science Fair are due in next Wednesday 5 May! Lucas S-T (1P) gives a bit more detail:

Put your safety glasses on everyone because this year’s Science Fair is here! You can do anything for your project as long it’s to do with either Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Computer Science! You can do it alone or in a small group and anyone can do it! All you have to do is get an entry paper from the Physics department and hand it in by Wednesday 5 May and you’re in! Enjoy!

The Science Fair will take place as follows:

Date: 11 May 2021

Time: 12:35 – 1:50pm

Location: Hammond Theatre

If you’d like to take part, please collect an entry form from outside the Physics Office and give it to Mr Cook by Wednesday 5 May. If you have any questions, please see Mr Cook in the Physics Office, or speak to your subject teacher in the subject that your project seems to fit most closely within. Entry forms can also be downloaded here.

So, get your thinking caps on over the bank holiday weekend!

May the 4th Be with You

As we celebrate Star Wars Day on Tuesday May 4th, look out for the tasty galactic treats that will be on offer in the Dining Hall:

May the fork be with you!


Arun S (1H) has really enjoyed the reopening of sports clubs, as it has allowed him to return to target shooting school. By the looks of it, he certainly hasn’t lost his edge over lockdown; well done, Arun!

We love to hear about what you have been getting up to outside of school. Please do send any information about any of your achievements through to Mrs Ziegler (h.ziegler@hamptonschool.org.uk).

Calling alL  LEGO Enthusiasts

Mrs Moore in our Art Department is setting up a new lunchtime LEGO Club which will start in September 2021 and she is appealing for donations of LEGO bricks, boards, pieces or mini-figures. So, check your cupboards, under your beds, on top of your shelves for anything that has been forgotten about and the Art Department will happily give it a new lease of life at LEGO Club. More information will be available at the start of the new academic year.


A few questions for you to have a go at yourself or challenge people at home if they know the answer. Merits are awarded for everyone who has a go! Just click on the link below and enter your answers and points for the Inter-Form Competition will be awarded to the form with the most entries every week.

  1. How many different teams have won the Premier League since the start of the inaugural season in 1992/93?
  2. Pedro Pascal stars as the lead character in which original Disney+ series?
  3. Gouda is a popular cheese originating from which country?
  4. What is the currency of Vietnam?
  5. Who were the other two astronauts with Neil Armstrong on the Apollo 11 mission?

Why don’t you have a go and enter your answers here. 

Remember to write your name in the form so you can be credited with merits!

We had an impressive 24 entries for the 5 questions last week, 1J are in the lead with six submissions! Well done to the following boys (make sure to add your merits in the back of your homework diaries and to collect your merit certificates when you reach 10!):

1B: Boris D,  Advait B, Syn Foh N, Adam M

1H: Alex C, Prabodha A

1J: Daniel T, Ameya M, Freddie T, Nathaniel J, Ben B, Joshua R, Casper S

1L: Agalyan S, Jaipaal G, Sriyan S

1P: Arish K, Eugene K, Raif D

1W: Oliver A, Leander KB

1F: Charles H, Leonid K, Eric M

And here are the answers to last week’s 5 questions:

  1. How many spice options are there at Nandos? 6 – Plain…(ish), Passion Fruit and Mango, Lemon and Herb, Medium, Hot, Extra Hot
  2. Which chamber of the heart pumps deoxygenated blood to the lungs? Right ventricle
  3. What is the capital of Argentina? Buenos Aires
  4. Who discovered penicillin? Alexander Fleming
  5. What number is a baker’s dozen? 13


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