WELCOME TO THE FIRST YEAR BLOG!
What a week it has been! The First Years have had an incredibly busy few days since arriving at Hampton School for the first time in their (slightly oversized) brand-new uniforms! On Tuesday, New Boys’ Day was packed with activities – meeting their new classmates, fun games, a scavenger hunt to explore the School site, a delicious lunch in the Dining Hall and lots of useful information about the School. On Wednesday, the new Hamptonians had another morning filled with Hampton knowledge, including IT training from their Form Tutors and Mentors, before it was time for their very first lessons.
With fun-filled break and lunchtimes on the School fields and exciting lessons in lots of different subjects, the rest of the week has flown by! Today the First Years were able to explore all the different clubs on offer during the Co-Curricular Fair, and they will hopefully arrive home tonight with lots of enthusiasm for the clubs they’ll try next week, as well as looking back on a fun, informative and exhausting first few days as a fully-fledged Hamptonian! Well done on completing your first week and enjoy some well-deserved rest this weekend!
1B’S FIRST WEEK
Nerves, excitement, new friends, lessons and computers: Gabriel, Jiashan and Alex from 1B share their experiences of their first three days at Hampton!
New Boys’ Day by Gabriel K-S (1B):
On my first day at Hampton, when I walked into the main gate my nerves went haywire. I didn’t know what to expect. Would teachers be strict and scary? I didn’t know. Yet within an hour of arriving, I felt right at home. Teachers were informative, my classmates were friendly, and everyone was welcoming. When I got to class my Form Tutors Mr Fuldner, and Miss Alishaw made sure everyone understood the school, and explained to us all the rules, regulations, how things would work in an extremely friendly manner. This went on until the afternoon when, after changing into my rugby kit, we did informative, fun rugby exercise and short games. This went on until the coaches saw lightning which meant that, unfortunately, we had to go inside. At the end of the day – when I was walking home – I remember thinking how weird it was that in such a short amount of time the school managed to make me feel so welcome.
Wednesday by Jiashan L (1B):
Today was the first day of the Hampton School year and I am not going to lie, it was quite scary at first. That’s because the day before only the First Years were in school because of new boys’ day whereas today everyone is coming, and it was really overwhelming to have the whole school instead of just the First Years. Although it was scary, it was also extremely exciting. A new chapter was opening in everybody’s lives. Today we only had three lessons because we spent the morning with our Form Tutors, we were learning about where we could have our breaktime and how to use the Hampton computers. I have made loads of friends in these past two days. Although it was quite nerve-wracking, I had a great time and I look forward to the upcoming weeks especially the Avon Tyrrell trip in a few weeks.
Thursday by Alex G (1B):
On Thursday 1B had their first full day of lessons. We started off the day with two languages: Latin and French before morning break. After lunch I also really enjoyed playing djembe drums in music and exploring apparatus in chemistry.
FIRST DAY Photos
Take a look below at some of the photos from your first day here.
The School gathered for a special assembly this morning, where pupils and members of staff remembered The Queen’s distinguished and remarkable 70-year reign. A two-minute silence was observed to honour Her Majesty, who was an inspiration to generations of Hamptonians and we pay tribute for her lifetime of service. We will have more opportunities to reflect on Her Majesty’s reign over the coming weeks.
The First Years were able to explore all the clubs on offer to them during today’s Co-curricular Fair. They have written three clubs they would like to try next week on a card, and taken this home with them, so we hope they are excited to share what they are planning to do with their families this weekend!
The full list of all clubs, societies and other co-curricular activities on offer at Hampton can be found here:
We are currently putting the finishing touches to our exciting 2022-23 Co-Curricular Booklet and, with over 130 clubs and societies on offer, the biggest challenge will be deciding which ones to join! Keep an eye out for notices from your Form Tutor for any changes to this year’s clubs.
SPECIAL SHOUT OUTS!
We love to hear about what you have been getting up to outside of school and to celebrate your successes in the First Year Blog! Please do send any information about any of your achievements through to Mr Fuldner (email@example.com).
FIRST YEAR 5 QUESTIONS
Every week, we’ll challenge you with a few tricky questions! Why don’t you have a go or challenge people at home and see if they know the answer. Merits are awarded for everyone who has a go! Just click on the link below and enter your answers. Points for the Interform Competition will be awarded to the form with the most entries over the term.
- What is the capital city of Switzerland
- How many of Henry VIII’s wives were called Catherine?
- At which venue is the F1 British Grand Prix held?
- Pedro Pascal stars as the lead character in which original Disney+ series?
- Where is the smallest bone in the human body located?
Why don’t you have a go and enter your answers here.
Take a look at next week’s blog to find out the answers and which Form is crowned our weekly champion.
Remember to write your name in the form so you can be credited with merits!
Have a great weekend!
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