A group of 28 Second Year Hamptonians headed to Rockley Point in Poole Harbour for the annual watersports trip to Dorset.

The pupils enjoyed an adrenalin-packed weekend on the water, with activities including sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. The September water temperature was little chilly but soon everyone gained their sea legs and enjoyed the occasional drenching. After a full day of watersports activities, pupils threw themselves into some fun back on land, enjoying games of beach volleyball and archery.

On day two of the trip, the Second Years revelled in a series of team challenges. From holding the longest plank to telling the best joke, lots of fun was had by all. The competition culminated in the “Egg-drop Challenge”, where the Hamptonians were asked to design a landing craft to protect a raw egg when it’s dropped from up high. With plenty of head-scratching and lots of brilliant team work, there were some inventive constructions built to slow down the egg’s descent and cushion its landing, with varying degrees of success!

Take a look at the video and photo gallery below to get a flavour of the trip:

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