|11 Jul 2021|
And so it is time to bid farewell to another goregous Year 8.... Each year we create a film for our Year 8 leavers which we share at Founders' Day - please see below for the Class of 2021.
We also held a Leaver's Assembly in the Chapel where The Class of 2021 shared some of their favourite memories of Walhampton:
Jose Trenor 'I’ve been at walhampton already for three amazing years. My first year as a full boarder and the other two as a weekly boarder with my family in London.So as you might imagine I have great stories to tell about my time at this school. But because we don’t have enough time I will only mention my three best memories. Firstly in year 6 doing colditz i remember hiding behind the shed with Mauro an old spanish friend and getting scared to death by Mr. Harris who was an old australian Gapy and who was very fast. Also I will miss very dearly the rugby matches with Mr Eliott in year 7 actually being very nervous as I was with all the big year 8 but after all I did end up playing well. And my last dear memorie from this school which I am going to mention is actually this whole past two weeks with the leavers program doing various activities like flying in the air after being tackled by Mr Stanley in our zorbies or killing Me Miell in Laser tag. This school has been amazing and I am leaving ready and happy but at the same time sad and knowing that I am going to miss this school. I would like to thank the Miells for always putting joy into the boarding family and with baby Joshua putting a smile on our face. Also I would like to thank the Moores for pushing me in my academics and helping me concentrate also for the amazing stakes from Mr Moore. Mr Stanley is a great tutor and the best history teacher I will ever have. Thank you for teaching me many things and I wish you all the best at FCM. Mrs Bates as well for making me pursue my passion for drama and making me find that passion as well. This school has been great and I have learned a lot from here. Thank you very much.'
Hamish Walker "Throughout my time at Walhampton i have made many great memories. One of my strongest memories has to be our most recent expedition to Mount Kelly in devon. I loved this tri[p not only for the activities but for socialising with all my friends. One of the best things that happened that week was when we all were standing on benches belting out sweet Caroline as loud as we could.
I will really miss colditz with Mr Meil and the boarding team as that always made everyone smile. I would like to say thank you to all of the staff who have helped me throughout my time at walhampton. To Mr and Mrs meil for making me love boarding and always making me laugh. To my LSU teachers Mr wilson and Mrs Ray for really helping me improve on the exam results and boosting my self confidence in me.To Elliot for making all of our sports amazing. And finally to Mr stanly for teaching me wonderful history lessons and always believing in me. But to all of the staff i haven't mentioned i would just like to say thank you for making my time at walhampton amazing. Thank you.'
Amber Crighton 'Even though I have only been at walhampton for 3 years, I have still gained so many memories and experiences here that I will never forget. One of my earliest memories here was the foam disco in year 6, colditz and book club with Mrs Knight when we tried helping her organise her wedding. Some more recent memories were this year's expedition week, especially the gorge walking, swimming in leech infested waters and all the fun evenings. I also loved Graces aqua park where we all rugby tackled each other into the water. I have really enjoyed my time at walhampton, thank you!'
Grace Honeyman-Brown 'I have only been at Walhampton for 2 years but have still formed many memories that I will remember forever. One of my favorite memories was in the last two weeks of the summer term when one of our activities was den building, but when there was two minutes left we decided to abandon our built den and try to find another better shelter. This did not end well as when it was time to test the waterproofness of our den, Yasmin, Penny and I were crouched in a bamboo bush. As you can imagine this did not end well.
My next memory is from year 7 when Miss Night hosted a book club for year 7s and 8s, this was something I always looked forward to because we sat in the library, talked about our days and discussed the books we were reading. I have also had many many more memories like all of expeditions week, colditz and the aqua park. I will really miss Walhampton and I would like to say thankyou to everyone for letting all of these memories happen.'
Pierce Roe 'This time at Walhampton has had fond memories since my first day eleven years ago. I was here before I could read or talk and I wouldn’t have it another way. My fondest memory has to be the year eight Christmas dinner because there was a strong sense of togetherness. After this school I will be going to Bryanston which will be fun as I will be exposed to a bigger environment with more people. My favourite places around the school will be the chapel and the sportshall of which I will miss. My favourite teachers over my time at walhampton are Mr Stanley who tutored me in year seven and eight and Mrs Morgan who taught me how to read in reception. Leaving walhampton will be hard to me as most of my life has been here but the good Common Entrance results will make that transition easier. But for now, I will leave this school with a smile on my face.'
Jack Floyd 'I’ve been at Walhampton for three amazing years. During my time here, I have had many fun experiences. I joined in year six and settled in quickly. At the end of the year I was fortunate to go to PGL with my friends during expedition week. This super trip gave me memories I won’t forget. I have enjoyed competing for the school in many matches and sporting events and our Bath hockey tour was amazing. I also loved going to the battlefields in Belgium. It was an interesting adventure. I’ll especially miss playing Colditz in the dark. I’ll also miss my friends. I’ve had such a fun time after completing our exams. The Leavers’ programme has been fantastic. I would like to thank all my teachers for helping me through Common Entrance and for making my time at Walhampton so happy.'