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HAPPY END OF TERM!!! It has been a very busy and eventful half term for our Second Years and I’m sure you’re all looking forward to a lovely Easter break. During assembly on Monday we learnt more about HELP projects and the benefits of completing one. Lots of you have already got started and the time off School is a great opportunity to make lots of progress.

On Monday and Tuesday we watched all of the Second Year perform various stories from Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes – I was so impressed by every single performance, you were all brilliant and very funny!

It’s been a week of intense Interform competitions – Rugby, Football and Rowing! We have reports on them all below, so read on to find out the results!

I hope you all have a wonderful break and I look forward to seeing you all refreshed and full of energy for the start of the summer term!

Tutor Question Time!

This week the pupils wanted to know what team the form tutors are on, team cats or team dogs!


TEAM DOGS; Mrs Owen, Miss Holt, Miss Tiller, Miss Winstock and 2H, Miss Bryant, Miss Mattinson, Mrs Hill,

Have you ever had a burning question you’ve always wanted to ask your form tutors, then please send your suggestions for next week’s Tutor Question Time to b.tiller@hamptonschool.org.uk.

Playful Plays

It was fantastic to see all of you performing on the Hammond Theatre stage this week. Dominic N (2L) tells us more about it:

Monday and Tuesday evenings hosted many entertaining performances of different Revolting Rhymes. I performed on the Tuesday night, the performances on that evening were: Cinderella (2J), Jack and the Beanstalk (2P), Goldilocks and the Three Bears (other half of 2P), Little Red Riding Hood (2F), The Three Little Pigs (2W) and Snow White (2L). The audience were constantly laughing or smiling, and all performances were incredible. All plays had some words or scenes added to them on top of the original script to add more humour. It was a lot of fun!



Monday afternoon saw the yearly Interform Football and Rugby games. Well done to everyone involved!

Interform Rugby

Umair M (2L) reports on rugby:

On Monday it was time for Interform Football and Rugby. Each form put forward a team for each sport and the games began. I was doing Interform Rugby for 2L even though I normally do football. My favourite game was our game against 2F. It was very tight and 2F were almost always metres away from the try line. However, our captain, Rafe, managed to kick the ball past 2F and we managed to get the ball and score a try. We won 1-0. We won two and lost four.

The final results were:

  • 6th 2F
  • 5th 2B
  • 4th 2L
  • 4th 2J
  • 3rd 2H
  • 2nd 2P
  • 1st 2W

Interform Football

Rory M (2B) reports on football:

Last Monday, all the forms sat in their lines and waited for Interform Football to start. Each of the forms faced off against each other once, with varying performances across the board. Our form played all of our matches with indomitable spirit, however, we finished our performances with the grand total of five points. However, we were not perturbed and already began to look to the future, namely, our Revolting Rhymes performances, which we were to perform in a couple of hours.

The results were:

  • 5th 2B
  • 5th 2B
  • 4th 2W
  • 3rd 2H
  • 2nd 2L
  • 2nd 2F
  • 1st 2J

Incredible Interform Rowing

Guradaes S (2H) reports on rowing:

Last Thursday, people from all forms stepped into the Sports Hall, all with the aim to secure first place in Interform Rowing. My team and I, despite knowing that we did not have the biggest team in terms of numbers, were all sure that we would try our best in representing 2H. After a quick briefing about how the race would work, we were ready to go!

From the start itself, we were taking the lead, and the gap was slowly increasing. It was all going well until we got to the halfway mark. We were getting a bit tired and as a result, the gap was closing. However, we knew we had come so far – we knew we couldn’t lose it now. Suddenly, everyone was energetic, determined to win. In the end, we won with a distance of more than 5 kilometres in 20 minutes!

  • 8th 2P
  • 7th 2B
  • 6th 2L
  • 5th 2W
  • 4th 2F
  • 3rd 2J
  • 2nd TUTORS
  • 1st 2H

Lesson of the week: Geography 

On Tuesday, we performed raps about the greenhouse effect in Geography. Over the course of a week, we had been working on it for homework and we were very excited to perform it. There was a variety of success and musical talent, but all were very entertaining. 

By Umair M (2L)


The Second Year Joke Competition continues to bring those who come to Blog Club a good laugh, thank you for all your submissions! This week the winning joke was submitted by Hamza Y (2B) Congratulations, you’ve won a Merit!

Once, my father came home from work and found me in front of a roaring fire.

He proceeded to get very angry, because we didn’t have a fireplace.

We will be continuing the competition after the break, you can enter by emailing b.tiller@hamptonschool.org.uk . If your joke gets a mention in the blog, then you can collect a merit from your form tutor. Remember to use your name and form otherwise you won’t get any credit for entering.

Try your best to crack us up – good luck!


Alexander M (2J) has received a Grade 6 with merit, in his recent violin exam – a huge well done, Alexander!

Harry S (2F) was awarded a Distinction in his Grade 5 trombone exam! Congratulations, Harry!

Theo T (2F) achieved ABRSM Grade 3 Violin with Distinction last week. Fantastic to hear!

We absolutely love being able to celebrate your achievements, so please make sure you send anything you’re proud of to: b.tiller@hamptonscool.org.uk


Well done to everyone who had a go at last week’s quiz. Merits go to:

2J: Nihal B, Jack H, Kian IB, Harrison G, Josh M-J

2L: Olly P, Umair M

2H: Henry W, Guradaes P S

2B: Rory M, Kiran G, Daniel M

2F: Ishaan A

2P: Ozan B, Jamie R

This week’s questions come from Max D (2L), have a go yourself or challenge people at home and see if they know the answer. Points for the Interform Competition will be awarded to the form with the most entries over the term.

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

Here are the answers from last week’s quiz:

  1. With what ground-breaking visual technology was the Mandalorian filmed with? The Volume
  2. Which city is hosting Eurovision this year? Liverpool
  3. Which 2022 film featured the song ‘danger zone’? Top Gun: Maverick
  4. Ole and Steen is from what country? Denmark
  5. What country has the most pyramids? Sudan

Have a great Easter holidays!

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