Dear Families, Students and Old Scholars
We are delighted at the success of our students in the Manx Music Festival (“The Guild”) which has recently taken place. Our instrumental string ensemble won the Clare Stringer Cup beating off the usual stiff competition and bringing home a very impressive trophy! Our girls’ choir put on a very impressive performance and finished in a very respectable position on the leaderboard with their rendition of “Lean on Me”. A full report of all our successes are found in this edition of the RGS Mail. By the time you read this I am sure that many of you will have enjoyed the wonderful evening at the Spring Concert listening to the music produced by our talented students.
The exam season officially kicks off on Tuesday 2nd May. As students ‘hit the home straight’ in their revision and preparation for the exams we wish them all the very best. Reading the school blog makes us very aware that this school is about much more than exam results, however important though they clearly are. Our students show a compassionate concern for the big questions faced by them as global citizens and strive to add as much as they can to show that they care. We had a very successful bingo evening, organised by Year 9 students who are raising money to help build schools in Nepal, inspired by what they have learned through our school link with the Gumlek School in Nepal, through the Pahar Trust.
An audience of sixth form students listened aghast to the horrifying stories of the plight of children in Syria, presented by Baraa Kouja, founder and director of the charity “From Syria with Love”. I am sure that many of those present will think about the issues raised and, typical of RGS students, will try to do something to make this world a better place. In this connection, we wish Megan Walkom luck as she prepares to go to Rwanda to help build homes for the homeless children, after negotiating the obvious obstacle of A Level examinations!
Mrs A Baker, Headteacher
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