Friday 27 May

No. 39

From the Headmaster

The staff have been very pleased by the manner in which pupils in Years Seven, Eight, Nine and Ten have approached their internal examinations this week and I hope that their hard work has paid off with some encouraging results.
We continue to welcome prospective pupils and parents to look around the School, with a number of visits this week, and visitors make many very positive comments about all that they have seen and heard about RGS.
The RGS Times this week features last weekend’s Worcester Rowing Regatta and the anticipated National Schools’ Regatta taking place this weekend, together with news about RGS participation in the Worcester River Pageant to mark The Queen’s 90th birthday.  There is also information about the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) which is an excellent additional qualification, recognised by Universities, which a number of our Sixth Form students complete each year, with projects covering extremely diverse topics. Fencing news, a letter-writing competition, and seeds from space complete this Half Term’s news stories.
I wish all of the pupils and parents an enjoyable break after an unusually long seven week first half term. We look forward to a second half term of events and activities. Please do see the advertisements here in the RGS Times for details of these and come and join us!

John Pitt
What is an EPQ anyway?
Students in the Sixth Form at RGS have an opportunity to explore, in depth, something that really interests them, outside the curriculum.  This is called The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and is recognised and welcomed by all universities as excellent preparation for undergraduate study.  Read more here.
Worcester Regatta
RGS rowers came home with three wins from Worcester Regatta last Saturday. Crews of all ages from J14 to J18 entered the event on our home water which saw some impressive names in the world of rowing, such as Leander Rowing Club, (which delivers international athletes for Team GB) coming to race over the 750 metre course.  Read more here.
Alex Patterson – A grateful Finalist in National Letter Writing Competition
Over 40,000 young people have taken part in the 2016 Thank You Letter Awards and Alex Patterson, Year Nine, was selected as one of only 30 finalists. Alex wrote a thank you letter to her Grandfather, thanking him for all that he does for their family and the wider community.  Her letter is a moving tribute to someone whom she admires.  Read more here.
It is Rocket Science!
For the past 35 days, Year Seven pupils have been conducting an experiment in conjunction with Tim Peake, the British astronaut, who has launched a mass experiment to compare Rocket seeds that have spent six months in space with those that have not been in space to see if there are any differences in their ability to grow and flourish. The experiment is being run by the Royal Horticultural Society's campaign for school gardening and the UK Space Agency.  Read more here.
Young Blades
Will Osborne travelled to Duckingfield in Cheshire for the Ashton Leon Paul age group epee, where he finished third in the Under 15 age group; this will consolidate his position on the Leon Paul ranking list.  Will also won a Gold medal at the Herefordshire and Worcestershire County Championships making him the boys Under 14 epee County Champion.  Read more here. 


Staff Vacancy

RGS Worcester is currently recruiting a Facilities and Compliance Manager. Please click here to find out more.

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