This month has seen more examples of outstanding success achieved by Ramsey Grammar School students. For the third year in a row an RGS student has won the “Who else?” competition, staged by One World Charity Challenge. The competition was won by Megan Walkom who had to complete a written application, personal statement and an hour long panel interview to win the prize of a four week trip to Rwanda, where she will work on a development project. Megan is now working hard to raise £500 to contribute towards the trip. She follows in the footsteps of former RGS students, Lucy Johnson and Emily Stevens.
Will Farrant repeated the success of Rose ten Donkelaar in winning one of the ManSat Space School scholarships to NASA for 2017. Again, Will had to see off considerable competition and had to work through a demanding application process in order to win this coveted scholarship. We wish Will and Megan well and are extremely proud of their achievements.
I take this opportunity to thank students in the Sixth Form and in other years who came into school on a cold February evening to help us welcome prospective Year 6 students to Ramsey Grammar School. We have received a large number of compliments about their conduct and tour guide skills. They performed the role of ambassadors of the school with distinction.
The timeline joining the English and History departments is coming along nicely and will be we hope, ready in time for the opening ceremony in March, which will be presided over by Hector Duff . We are sure that the delegation of 30 Spanish head teachers due to visit the school at the beginning of March will be extremely interested in the timeline and all of the other unique features of our wonderful school.
All of our Year 9 students are now ready to commence the Microsoft Office Qualification course online We hope that some of them will complete this by 13th March, in time to enter a competition to win a place in the UK competition finals to find the best student overall, taking place in London later this year.
Watch this space for more news about the Ramsey Theatre Experience!
Finally, good luck to our Year 11 and 13 students in particular as they continue their preparations for the forthcoming examination season. I hope that they and you have had some rest and relaxation over the half term holiday and have returned refreshed and ready to face the challenges ahead.