Friday 18 March

No. 31

From the Headmaster

The penultimate week of term has certainly included a wide variety of activities at RGS. The A Level Drama students followed the GCSE pupils last week by staging their production in the theatre on Monday. On Tuesday evening we were treated to a wonderful concert in Worcester Cathedral with choirs from all three schools singing beautifully. The orchestra was very impressive, as were flute soloists Andrew O'Hara and Toby Messervy-Whiting. It was lovely to see so many pupils, former pupils and staff participating in such an impressive event.
The Careers and Higher Education Fair on Wednesday was a really well organised and useful event for the pupils and their parents. With delegates from a huge variety of potential careers and universities, pupils could find out so much for their futures. Our considerable thanks go to Mrs Nicholls for organising the event and to the many alumni, parents and friends of RGS who attended the Fair as delegates.
On Saturday evening we eagerly anticipate the 'Superball' Netball match at the University Arena. The Senior pupils wished them well in a special assembly on Thursday.  We also look forward to ‘Cabaret’ on Tuesday evening in Perrins Hall. 
With 150 Year Five and Six pupils from local primary schools and our Prep Schools visiting us last Monday and Tuesday for the 'Eggstravaganza' challenge to mark British Science week, and other pupils from a local school participating in a Dance session with two of our pupils, as well as Spanish and French exchange pupils arriving, it has been another busy and extremely enjoyable week!
John Pitt
Getting Ahead at the Careers Expo
The whole of the RGS Worcester site became a Careers & Higher Education EXPO this week, which provided students from RGS and those from other Worcestershire schools with the opportunity to meet professionals from a wide range of organisations to gain an insight into and begin to build up a picture of what life in the world of work is like.  Read more here.
A Tailor Made Art Trip
Art and Textiles A Level students visited many renowned art galleries over half term which provided us with inspiration for our coursework and exams.  These institutions included Tate Britain, Tate Modern, The Victoria & Albert Museum, The National Gallery, The National Portrait Gallery, The Fashion & Textiles Gallery, Fashion Space Gallery and The Saatchi Gallery. Read more here.
The Community Sports Leadership Award
The Level Two Community Sports Leadership Award (CSLA) is offered as an enrichment option in the Sixth Form. It is a nationally recognised qualification awarded through Sports Leaders UK and provides an introduction for those wishing to lead groups in sporting and recreational activities.  Read more here.
Year Eight get Creative in Coventry
Year Eight visited Coventry Cathedral and the Herbert Art Museum on Field Day. We were lucky to see amazing works of art and photography as well as the old and the modern part of the Cathedral. During the day we took photos, sketched and learned about a variety of artists as well as the history of the Cathedral.  Read more here.
Rugby Sevens Round Up
Teams from all years have performed well on the Rugby Sevens circuit this season despite the very wet weather. The Under 13 boys went to the Rosslyn Park National Sevens and in their first match beat one of the favourites, Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital School, and narrowly missed a place on the second day by a six point difference.  Read more here.

‘Hetty Feather’ is a Dramatic Success
Last week 43 students from the Lower School went to see a production of Jacqueline Wilson’s ‘Hetty Feather’ at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.  Molly Eldridge, Year Seven, describes her visit: “Two lively Victorian men walked onto the stage singing, they encouraged the audience to clap along to the beat. When the theatre was full, they said goodbye and the show began! Read more here.
Year Seven Keep Studying on Field Day
Year Seven students explored Tintern Abbey and Raglan Castle on Field Day.  The trip supports the work our students undertake on medieval religion and castles. We had good weather and everyone was in high spirits as pupils filled in worksheets and explored the monuments.  They were able to reconstruct the daily lives of monks and understand the vital role they played in supporting the poor and helping the sick and vulnerable in medieval times.  Read more here.
Flourishing Fivers Update
Ben Wastie, Tom Hislop, Jon Edgson and Tom Ehlers have now raised over £1,000 for St Richard's Hospice following their 31 mile walk along the Worcestershire Way.  Many thanks to all those who have contributed to that impressive total.

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