And it was with this idea in mind that the boys learned how Tommie Smith and John Carlos stood up for what they believed in at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, by making the Black Power salute at the 200m medal ceremony and the Australian, Peter Norman, stood with them in solidarity. Finally, the boys tried their hand at long jump, attempting to match Bob Beamon’s 52-year-old Olympic record jump of 8.9m. When the distance is seen measured out, the immensity of his leap is astounding. However, that didn’t put the boys off from making their own immense efforts.
And so, we head for the final week of this half term and happily it is packed with football. Rounds 9 and 10 of the Hampton Prep Premier League begin. Match slips for a proper fixture against Willington for Years 4,5 and 6 will be going home. Parents, do please sign and return these. The match will be in the first week after half term. To finish off the week, House Football will be taking over Friday afternoon. I ask that all boys come to school in their Games kit on Friday and a reminder to parents that, unfortunately, this will be a pupil only event.