We were delighted to welcome back Hamptonians and their guests to this year’s Old Hamptonians’ Alumni Dinner on Saturday 23 March.
Held in the Main Hall, the evening was a wonderful opportunity for Hamptonians from the 1940s to the current decade, to revisit the School and meet up with friends old and new.
Our guest speaker for the evening was Owen Wyatt OH (2003), Managing Director at The Stylist Group. Owen gave an engaging speech about his career to-date and how it had been shaped by his experiences at Hampton. Owen started his career in journalism at Hampton School, writing in the Lion and hosting Talk! interviews, before progressing to roles at Sky Sports and Reuters. Owen expressed his gratitude to the School and in particular, his Spanish teacher, Dr Alexander, who noticed and then nurtured his linguistic ability, which has served him well throughout his career in the media. Owen stressed the need to always keep learning and to give back, highlighting the opportunities to speak at careers events at Hampton.
The Headmaster, Kevin Knibbs, provided an update from the School and spoke about the new Sixth Form Centre and the positive relationship between the School and the Old Hamptonians’ Association. The Headmaster also provided an update on The Fitzwygram Foundation, and its aim to increase the number of Free Places available at Hampton School. The evening ended with an enthusiastic rendition of the School Song!