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Category: Senior News

Reflection: Mental Health

13th May 2024

I’m sorry to start on a low, but let me begin with some statistics that I found while researching Mental Health Awareness Week.  Every year, 1 in 4 people suffer from a mental health problem, and the number of young people struggling with mental health has doubled since 2017.  Suicide is now the biggest killer…

Reflection: Volunteering

13th May 2024

Volunteering is a word whose meaning is well understood by modern-day culture; however, I believe that the attitude with which it is expected to be done is far less grounded.  Many say that by volunteering for a cause, be it a House charity event such as the pancake race, or at a local food bank,…

Concerto Concert

3rd May 2024

The Concerto Concert with Southern Pro Musica has become a standout event in the RGS musical year, and this year’s performance was no exception. In front of a sizable audience, four performers (and one composer) graced the stage, delivering an exceptional display of musicianship. The evening commenced with Thomas McLean’s rendition of Poulenc’s Concerto for…

Classics Trip to the British Museum

3rd May 2024

On Wednesday, 50 Third Form students travelled to London to visit the Legion exhibition at the British Museum. The exhibition shows some stunning artefacts relating to the Roman army, with the narrative thread of the life of one recruit, Terentianus, told through his letters to family, running through the show. Highlights among the exhibits were…

Charity Sleep Out

3rd May 2024

The rain started at about 6.00pm, just as 35 Second Form pupils, 3 Fourth Form helpers and 5 staff arrived at the RGS to sleep out to raise funds for the charity Transform. This is the third year we have held this event, inspired by Umun (a Fourth Form student). Unfortunately, the rain continued throughout…

Physics Trip to Geneva

3rd May 2024

The Swiss trip over the Easter holidays provided a mix of adventure and education for our students. The group gathered at Gatwick Airport for an early morning departure to Geneva and arrived in high spirits. The students settled into their hostel before touring the United Nations buildings. Evening meals at Les Brasseurs encouraged were enjoyed…

French Trip to Normandy

3rd May 2024

After an early start, 39 junior students embarked on a French trip to Normandy for five days of culture, adventure and language immersion. The diverse programme, primarily in French, included activities such as a circus workshop, outdoor brain teasers, a climbing wall and a massive scavenger hunt. A highlight was Dinan Market Day where the…

Choral & Orchestral Concert

29th April 2024

This term’s Choral and Orchestral Concert took place in Holy Trinity Church on Wednesday 24 April. In front of a large crowd, the audience was treated to a programme of mostly English choral and instrumental music from the twentieth century. Under the baton of Mr Chambers, the RGS Symphony Orchestra took to the platform for…

Classics Trip to Greece

29th April 2024

In the first week of the Easter holidays five members of staff and 46 boys flew off to Athens to explore the ancient sites of Greece. In Athens, they visited the Parthenon and the Parthenon Museum, the theatre of Dionysus, the Agora and the National Archaeological Museum. They also experienced the buzz of the old…

Reflection: Mentoring

23rd April 2024

“Do or do not.  There is no try.”  A quote from Yoda, a character in the 1980’s Star Wars film, Empire Strikes Back.  Where Yoda shows great wisdom to teach Luke to focus on the present and demonstrates, as a great mentor does, how to give support and how to offer challenges that permit one…