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Welcome from the Headmaster


The offer letters have been sent and we look forward to welcoming new pupils to RGS Worcester for the next academic year, following a very successful Entrance Examination Day last Saturday. Thank you to the pupils and staff who assisted and were so friendly and supportive of the candidates.
 
We had an extremely thought-provoking set of presentations from Martin Daubney about the challenges facing young people today. Martin is a controversial character but his message was one of hope, and the pupils, and then parents, thanked the School for encouraging an open dialogue about wellbeing and teenage mental health issues.
 
We had a superb Senior Piano Concert on Thursday evening as eight students performed pieces of Grade 6 and above with considerable expertise, followed by a performance by a professional pianist. The Mayor and Mayoress kindly joined us and congratulated the School for having so many talented pupils.

One of these talented pupils is Tazmin Barnes, Year Eleven, whose EP was released last night. It seems that Tazmin may be the youngest person to achieve two top 20 albums in their first releases. We wish her every future success.
 
The success of the Debating team once again is particularly impressive as they sweep all before them in national competitions. Please do read on about this, as well as articles about Sports success, trips, Music and even gazing at the Super Moon – which is particularly topical in a week when a car was launched into space!

John Pitt
Headmaster

 

Martin Daubney-Tackling Modern Issues

The journalist and campaigner, Martin Daubney, visited RGS Worcester on Thursday 1 February. Martin is the longest serving editor of men’s magazine, ‘Loaded’, where he won eight awards for journalistic excellence. Then came fatherhood, and a shift in his thinking. With his subsequent participation in the Channel 4 documentary, ‘Porn on the Brain’, Martin has become […]

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Piano Concert

The fourth in RGS’s series of Senior Piano Concerts was held in Perrins Hall on Thursday 8 February. A recital platform was provided for some of the talented pianists at the School. This year we were delighted to welcome the young Bulgarian Pianist, Marina Staneva as our guest soloist. Our young pianists had lunch with […]

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Tazmin’s New EP Enters iTunes Album Charts at No. 11

Year Eleven pupil, Tazmin Barnes’ new EP called ‘Powerful’ was released last night and has entered the iTunes Album Charts at No. 11 (eclipsing the No. 16 position she achieved with her debut EP ‘Trapped’ in 2017). We believe she is the first ever 15 year- old to have two Top 20 albums in the […]

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To Oxford And Beyond!

On Friday 2 February, not one but two debating teams from RGS Worcester qualified for the Finals of one of the most prestigious schools debating competitions in the UK: The Oxford University Schools competition. In the Midlands Regional round in Birmingham, over 52 debating pairs were fighting for only 8 places on Finals Day at […]

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Under 12s Win Worcester District Netball Tournament

Year Seven pupil, Annie Hallowell recounts the events of the Under 12 Worcester District Netball Tournament which took place Thursday 1 February: “Our Under 12A team Netball squad made up of Annie Hallowell, Teyah Farmer, Sam Ralph, Izzy Thompson, Jess Ashby, Darcy Nock, Arianne Eddy, Emma Mckay, Sophie Rouse, Rachel Pipe and Caitlin Lane headed […]

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Pupil Success

RGS would like to congratulate following pupils for the fantastic achievements they have obtained recently: Year Eleven pupil Myren Madden competed at the British Youth (Under 17/Under 15) Weightlifting Championships 2018 on 3 February at Venue 360 in Luton. He has subsequently been announced as Under 17 British Weightlifting Champion. Myren achieved 6 lifts out of […]

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Billingham Observatory- Super Moon Watching

The spectacular Super Blue Blood Moon was enjoyed by stargazing enthusiasts at the Billingham Observatory at RGS The Grange on 31 January. The Observatory was generously donated by the Billingham family. The late John Billingham was a pupil at RGS Worcester in the 1940s and went on to enjoy a star-studded career with NASA where […]

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Teatime Concert

On Wednesday 31 January, RGS Year Ten musicians put on an extensive and varied Tea Time concert in Perrins Hall. The majority of students who performed are taking GCSE Music, but a number of pupils who participated were from RGS’s co-curricular programme. There were performances by flautists, saxophonists, trumpeters, a guitarist, violinists, singers and pianists. […]

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A Brief Encounter With Drama

On Tuesday 6 February, Drama students from Years Nine to the Lower Sixth went to the Birmingham Repertory Theatre to see Cornwall-based Kneehigh Theatre Company’s re-working of Noel Cowards’ play Brief Encounter. This play stayed true to Kneehigh’s creative style, blending a mesmerising narrative with humour, song, music, abstract movements and beautifully cinematic black and white projection. […]

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Intermediate House Rowing Competition

Tension and excitement built in the lead up to Tuesday’s intermediate House rowing competition. It was a closely fought race for first, second and third position, but Wylde pipped Ottley to the post. The results are as follows: First Wylde 17.5s, Second Ottley 19.9s, Third Whiteladies 22.3s and Fourth Elgar 42.5s. The overall standings […]

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All Aboard HMS Blazer

On a cold, but sunny morning on 7 February, ten Royal Navy cadets travelled down to Portsmouth for a day of sea training. There was a quick stop where the Cadets were seen polishing their shoes and straightening their berets to make sure they did not let the Squad down. When the Cadets arrived, they had […]

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‘Biology Live’ Trip

Biology A level pupils attended a ‘Biology Live’ Trip to Birmingham on Wednesday 7 February. Lower Sixth pupil, Katie Hackett, recounts the day: “Did you know, that if you are of English descent, you are directly related to King Edward the Third? Dr Adam Rutherford carefully calculated mathematically the probability of this, with the answer […]

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