Team Building, Thank You Teachers and Happy Holidays!

1st Year Blog

Welcome to the First Year Blog!

As the final week of term draws to a close, the boys have had an opportunity to reflect on a fantastic, and unusual year. On Monday, the boys discussed their achievements over the year, and it was lovely to hear what they had enjoyed this year (Avon Tyrrell and the 3G featured highly!). On Thursday, the whole First Year also celebrated their collective and individual achievements on Thursday during Assembly, which included some fantastic dramatic and musical performances from the boys!

We have been so impressed by the positive attitude of all of the First Year boys. In a challenging year, they have dealt with all the changes they have experienced with enthusiasm and humour, and it has been so heartening to see them throw themselves into lessons and co-curricular activities. I will leave the last word with Lucas S-T (1P), one of our First Year budding journalists:

It is finally here! The end of school!!! After the hard summer exams and all the lessons, the Hamptonians have deserved this break for very long now. This also means that we are going to be getting older so the Fifth Year are now in Sixth Form, First Years are no longer the little ones and the Lower Sixth are now the Upper Sixth! We will soon be having the new students coming in too! Second Years will get new boys in their classes for Third Year! It will be a very long break and lots of us will be going on holidays, so enjoy it lots. Also, thank you teachers for teaching us! We hope you enjoyed your time in school!

TEAM BUILDING AND ROWING

On their final day, while some of the First Years took part in the final round HPL Cricket Cup, others had a morning of team building activities and an interform indoor rowing competition. A lot of fun was had, and the boys really enjoyed working together on their final morning! Have a look at what they got up to:

INTERFORM CUP

The time has come to find out the results of the First Year Interform Competition. It was a close-run thing, but many congratulations to the winners, 1J!

1st 1J

2nd 1B

3rd 1W

5th 1P and 1H

6th 1F

FIRST YEAR 5 QUESTIONS

No questions this week, as it’s the end of term!

We had an impressive 18 entries for our very last 5 questions of the year, 1J are our final form winners with six submissions! Well done to everyone who entered the First Year 5 Questions this year!

1P: Raif D, Arish K

1F: Jasper E, Charlie H, Fraser K, Pranavan P

1J: Aarush J, Aaron L, Daniel T, Ben B, Billy T, Joshua R

1B: Advait B, Boris D, Joshua C

1W: Oliver A, Leander K-B

1L: Agalyan S

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

  1. Roughly how long does it take for the sun’s light to reach Earth – 8 minutes, 8 hours or 8 days? 8 minutes
  2. What is the largest country in South America? Brazil
  3. Where are the 2028 Olympics going to be held? Los Angeles (LA)
  4. Who is the Roman god of war? Mars
  5. What year was the Magna Carta signed? 1215

ENJOY YOUR SUMMER BREAK, WHATEVER YOU GET UP TO, AND ALL THE VERY BEST FOR A SUCCESSFUL second YEAR! WELL DONE, BOYS!