Month: February 2023

Reflection: World Book Week

27th February 2023

I would start this speech with a question: why should we read?   Today marks the start of RGS book week, and Thursday is World Book Day – an international celebration of books – so there is arguably no better occasion is there to address this question. I have always loved reading and I enjoy it, so for…

King’s Lecture – Lent Term

24th February 2023

  For this term’s King’s Lecture, we were delighted to welcome current RGS parent Richard Burrell to deliver a talk entitled, How to have a career behind the camera – and other ways to terrify your parents. Richard joined the National Youth Theatre, alongside Daniel Craig, whilst still at school and after university pursued a…

Star Warts – The Umpire Strikes Back!

20th February 2023

RGS Prep’s Drama Club presents; ‘Star Warts – The Umpire Strikes Back!’ ‘Star Warts’, featuring a collection of galactic characters on a space adventure, is the latest RGS Prep Drama Club’s production. A hilarious parody of ‘Star Wars’, the cast includes Daft Ada and Luke Warmwater who live on Junction 51, their quiet space station….

Reflection: Global Citizenship

20th February 2023

You may wonder what one of the founders of the Duke of Edinburgh Award, Kurt Hahn, has to do with this week’s theme of global citizenship.  Hahn was a German educationalist who was once imprisoned in Nazi Germany before seeking refuge in Scotland.  In the post-war years, he became a staunch believer in advocating unity,…

Children’s Mental Health Week

10th February 2023

Children’s Mental Health week (which commenced 6 February) encourages UK schools to focus on making meaningful connections using the theme ‘Let’s Connect’. At RGS Prep we have been running a range of activities for the students to take part in, including planting seeds, making bread rolls, expressing themselves on a graffiti wall and dancing their socks…

Musician of the Year

10th February 2023

Now in its twenty-third year, the Steynor Prize or RGS Musician of the Year has justifiably become one of the highlights of the RGS musical calendar. Established to showcase the extraordinary abilities of our most talented musicians, last night’s final proved to be no exception. After a fiercely contested preliminary round, six finalists were selected…