Welcome to the Third Year Blog!
Just like that, this half term is over and whilst exams at the end of a term is a draining way to finish, I’m sure it’ll make the time off next week even sweeter for the Third Years! Despite the impending exams, last Saturday was still a busy day for sport and saw the U14A, B & C Cricket Teams take on Brighton College, resulting in convincing victories for all three.
For obvious reasons, activities throughout the week have been few and far between compared with the usual standards, but yesterday’s Interform Athletics gave the Third Years the opportunity to blow off some steam with some friendly competition. The weather was kind to us, and it was fantastic to see so many getting involved – a great display of the talent we have within the year group. Well done to everyone that participated, but congratulations must go to 3F as they finished top of proceedings at the end of the day.
Thank you to the Third Year tutors for coming out to support the athletics, and of course to the Sports Department for running such a seamless and enjoyable event.
Well done to all for another fantastic half term – it has been brilliant to see so many of you enjoying Hampton life to the fullest. Whatever you are up to, have a superb half term break and we look forward to welcoming you back for the final term of the year in just over a week’s time.
Heads of Year Message
We are delighted with the way Third Years have kept going right until the end of this week. Their enthusiasm was palpable during Interform Athletics yesterday. It was brilliant to watch everyone compete so well and enjoying themselves. Thanks to Mr Simms, Mr Mills and the Sports Department for organising and running the event. All the pupils deserve huge credit for completing their assessments diligently this week. Our sense is that everyone has met our request to strive for personal best. There will be valuable learning outcomes after half term as assessments are reviewed and any gaps in knowledge can be addressed, but for now, the sense of achievement is deserved. Well done!
Third Years – enjoy a well-deserved half term break. Our top tips for this holiday:
- Get outside and enjoy the fine weather.
- Complete at least one act of kindness at home over the holiday – e.g. mow the lawn; cook a meal; take the bins out.
- If you’re not currently reading anything, start a new book.
Mr Rigby & Mr Moore
Third Year Hamptonians had the opportunity to take a well-deserved break from their assessments on Thursday afternoon with the hotly-anticipated Interform Athletics competition. From javelin to hurdles and high jump to 800m, there were some fine individual and team performances on display, and great to see everyone cheering on their peers from the sidelines.Take a look at some of the action from the afternoon:
Let the celebrations begin! The bunting looked superb in the dining hall this lunchtime, as Hamptonians were treated to a special Platinum Jubilee lunch! Enjoy your Jubilee celebrations over half term, we look forward to hearing all about the street parties that many of you will be going to.
HAMPTON GOLF COMPETITION
Hampton is organising a golf competition for various schools in the borough and we would like to enter some boys from the First, Second, Third and Fourth Year if possible. The competition will take place on the afternoon of Tuesday 21 June, at Fulwell Golf Club.
If you are a golfer and would like to put yourself forward, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or find Mrs May in the German office. You would need to own your own clubs, be familiar with golf scoring and etiquette, and have experience on a full-length golf course. We probably can’t take everyone who is interested, but please feel free to contact Mrs May for info.
There’s always the opportunity to try something new from the wide range of activities that are offered at Hampton, and this term some new clubs have started up. Here’s a reminder of ones that you might like to check out:
- Croquet Club takes place on a Wednesday from 1-1:45pm between the Porter’s Lodge and the tennis courts at the front of school. No previous experience necessary – just a steely streak of competitiveness! Come and enjoy the sunshine – all welcome.
- Psychology Club will be running this term on Thursday at 1.15-1.45pm in Room 98 – all Third Years are welcome to come along. We will be discussing fascinating psychological phenomena such as déjà vu and the Placebo Effect, and even be conducting our own experiments!
- Garden Club takes place in the Geography Department Garden from 1pm on Thursdays. If you are interested in how to grow your own food from seed, propagate plants from cuttings and generally want to experience a rewarding and therapeutic new life skill then come along and see what green-fingered Hamptonians are up to.
- Photography Club will be happening on a weekly basis this term – a chance for any budding photographer interested in developing their skills. It will take place in Art5 every Tuesday and will run by Aryan S in the Sixth Form.
- Current Affairs Club is up and running! The club is open to all in the First to Fourth year, and happens every Friday at 1.20pm in Room 99. From exciting debates to interesting news stories that you may have otherwise missed, this club is all about digesting what’s going on in the world in a fun and engaging way. Attendance is not compulsory week on week, so if the club is not for you – no worries!
- Maths Club takes place on a Friday at 1.10pm in Room 7. New members are always welcome – you don’t need to have attended before.
- Climbing Club happens on a Friday at 12.35pm by the climbing wall. Any level of experience is welcome – come and try something new!
- Philosophy Circle run by Mr Scott also happens on a Thursday at 1.20pm, taking place in Room 21. Come along and get involved in some thought-provoking discussions!
TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE
Last week Mr Rigby gave us two truths and a lie – well done if you guessed that Mr Rigby’s tortoise Boris was in fact a lie! 3H Tutor Mr Trivedi is up next…can you find the lie?
- Mr Trivedi has scored a half-century against the MCC.
- Mr Trivedi played two games for Chelsea U11s.
- Mr Trivedi has a pet dog named Freddie.
Answer to be revealed in next week’s blog!
Well done to the 24 Hamptonians who had a go at last week’s Connection Corner. Merits go to all those who correctly guessed last week’s Connection as types of pie. Big shout out to Rohan P, Freddie M, Leo R, Apurav S, Xavier F, Will M, Alasdair M, Edward R, Charlie C, Quinn S, Aaryan D, Monty S, Ed M, Joshi RdM, Oliver D, Evan R, Thomas W-M and Daniel F.
Have a go at this week’s instalment, a tricky one to get your teeth in to over half term:
In case you’re still perplexed, here are last week’s answers:
Which major tech company was founded by Steve Jobs in 1976? Apple
What is the name of the stadium where Fulham FC play their home games? Craven Cottage
What is a Jack-o’-lantern made from? Pumpkin
Hanger, porterhouse and strip are types of what? Steak
Connection answer: All types of pie (Apple pie, cottage pie, pumpkin pie, steak pie)