Patrick attended Hampton on a Free Place. He was keen on Athletics, Rugby, Theatre Studies and Science. After studying Cancer Biology at the University of Bristol, he decided to pursue a career in wildlife film-making. He is now a regular presenter across a range of mainstream channels including BBC and Sky.
“The support I received to attend Hampton enabled me to become the person that I wanted to be. Hampton not only allowed my enthusiasm for science to grow, but also encouraged me to be conscious of the world around me. I am eternally grateful for all the opportunities that Hampton provided me with and I am delighted that The Fitzwygram Foundation will provide further free places to future Hamptonians.”
Luke graduated from St Edmund Hall, Oxford in 2017 with a First in Materials Science and a nomination for a national academic award. He is pursuing a career in patent law. While at Oxford, Luke spent one summer on placement at Tsinghua University in Beijing, and another researching synthetic diamond materials. He continued playing rugby after Hampton, representing his college as well as the Oxford Colleges XV against Cambridge Colleges XV.
“Hampton provided me with incredible opportunities and I am very grateful for the generosity of the benefactor who supported my place at the School. Hampton is far from a typical school; its nurturing atmosphere allows boys to work towards their ambitions, encouraging all-round development as people as well as students.”
Koby is currently studying Medicine at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge and attended Hampton on a Free Place. A chess prodigy since joining in the First Year, Koby went on to accrue many titles including U18 British Chess Champion. Koby immersed himself into Hampton life – he joined the orchestra and performed with the male-voice choir Voices of Lions at Edinburgh. A School Vice-Captain in his final year, Koby was an excellent mentor to younger Hamptonians and organised several charity fundraising events.
“Hampton has just really shaped who I am. I can’t imagine being the same person I am if I had gone to another school. The School has provided such an amazing foundation for the next stages of my life and I’m really looking forward to what the future has to offer.”
Luca Cericola OH (2016) is currently a Trainee Solicitor. Luca studied Biochemistry at Bath University and at Hampton, he was an integral part of the First XV rugby team and a School Vice-Captain.
“I was given a free place at Hampton and I knew that I had to make the most of my time at the School. Throughout my time I wanted to repay the School for giving me such an incredible opportunity. It was an absolute pleasure to get involved with as many sporting, social and academic opportunities as I could and I continuously pushed myself to my limits to ensure that I achieved my goals. Hampton gave me the chance to explore and express my potential in all aspects of life and this is something I simply could not have even dreamed of until I was awarded a free place to Hampton.”