Event Reviews 2015-2016

Take a look at the links below to see what the RGSPA has been up to recently.

  • Senior & Junior Prizegiving | 11 & 13 July 2016 Open or Close

    Review to come

  • Uniform Day | 2 July 2016 Open or Close

    Review to come

  • Y7 & Y8 Disco | 27 May 2016 Open or Close

    Review to come

  • Spring Fair | 30 April 2016 Open or Close

    A 500-strong crowd turned out to meet two GB athletes at the Spring Fair on Saturday.

    Silver medallist Dr Lena Poulton officially opened the Royal Grammar School Parents’ Association Spring Fair. GB hockey midfielder Ian Sloan did the raffle draw and showed off his skills with the Wycombe Hockey Club on the school’s pitch.

    Dr Poulton, whose two sons attend the school, said she was delighted to see so many young people keen to view her silver medal from the World Triathlon Championships and bronze medal from the European Championships last year. 

    She said: “I hope young people can see what you can achieve, even with a busy lifestyle, if you are determined.”

    Mr Sloan is part of the GB hockey squad and travelled to the World Hockey League finals in India last year.

    Headmaster Philip Wayne said he was delighted to see school parents, students and the community supporting the school.

    The fair raised more than £6,500 towards the refurbishment of the school’s 100-year-old classrooms.

  • RGS's Got Talent | 27 February 2016 Open or Close

    Well it is official, RGS officially does have talent, and lots of it.

    Eight acts entertained a captivated audience in the Queens Hall on Saturday 26th February, with a wide variety of talents. The acts included two bands; Wild Menagerie, a group of year 8 boys and West Berlin Zoo from year 12, three pianists; Adam Portch, Kush Tanna and Ben Alberts, a duet, Pick ‘n’ Mix, featuring Alp Lester and Andrew Hayes, Two Step, AKA Gurjas Bola, a street dancer and Ziggy Twine, a magician. We were delighted that Adam Richards and Rob Moffatt agreed to be our very own Ant & Dec, and they guided us through the evening, keeping the audience's attention in between acts.

    After all the acts had performed voting started in earnest, with the audience slotting 10p coins in to
    the boxes for their favourite acts. Luckily we had a plentiful supply of coins; over 2,500 votes were
    cast on the night!

    The boxes were then weighed to determine the top three acts. It was a tight run thing, with all the acts getting lots of support. The finalists then performed again, followed by a final round of voting.

    The cumulative votes were weighed again as the audience waited with bated breath. The final results saw Pick 'n' Mix, starring Alp Lester and Andrew Hayes in third place, West Berlin Zoo, featuring Michael Hannford, George Wellington and James Ringrose, in second place, with our amazing magician, Ziggy Twine, coming out on top as the RGS's Got Talent 2016 winner. Congratulations to you all.

     

    We would like to thank all of the acts; without you the event would not have happened. Keep practising, we are looking forward to seeing you all again next year. Massive thanks to Adam & Robert for hosting the event and also to the Stage, Sound and Light Team who spent nine hours at school getting everything set up for the night. Finally, thanks to everyone who came along and supported the event.

     

     

  • Family Quiz Night | 21 November 2015 Open or Close

    Fun was had by all at the revamped RGSPA Family Quiz. Twenty two teams battled through ten rounds covering everything from Blockbuster films to the sneakily named Architecture round, where teams had 5 minutes to build a tower out of straws, toilet rolls & egg boxes! "Chocolate Matters" reigned supreme once more, with a very impressive 138.5 points out of a possible 150. Just half a point separated second placed "The Slowcoaches" on 128 points and third placed "There is life after GCSEs" on 127.5. "The Slowcoaches" scored a maximum 50 points in the marathon round, in which they correctly placed every US state.  "Absolute.Gym.Lads" were the winning junior team, benefiting from a great score in the music round, whilst "The SDK" were the triumphant Senior team. They clearly know their Geography, scoring a very impressive 9.5 points in that round. The delicious Mediterranean platters and Cheesy Nachos went down well, along with the impressive array of homemade desserts.

    Thank you to everyone that came along and supported the event, all the volunteers who turned up to help out and all those who donated the delicious desserts. We look forward to welcoming you all to our future events.

  • Lord of the Flies | Theatre Trip | 18 November 2015 Open or Close

    The production of "Lord of the Flies" at the Wycombe Swan saw  160 people who bought tickets via the PA to Wycombe Swan attend the performance on 18th November.

    The production was very poignant and well delivered. 

    As one happy parent said:-

    "Thank you for arranging the trip - we have had a lovely evening!" 

    Another stimulating evening at our local theatre which stages such great productions. 

  • The Importance of Being Earnest | Theatre Trip | 14 October 2015 Open or Close

    The touring production of Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" came to the Wycombe Swan in October.  On the 14th, 48 RGS parents, children, and staff attended the production.

    It was a very enjoyable evening and a superb production enjoyed by all.
     
    This trip was arranged by the RGS Parents Association. For details of future theatre trips and how you can take part, go to the RGS PA website "Forthcoming Events" page.  The next trip planned is to Derren Brown's "Miracle" in March.

  • Y7 Coffee morning | 4 September 2015 Open or Close

    Each year the PA welcomes the new Year 7 parents by holding a coffee morning at the start of term. 

    The coffee morning was an opportunity for parents to renew old acquaintances and make new friends, coloured stickers identifying parents with sons in the same form. 

    The PA was pleased to see so many people there and to be able to welcome parents into the RGS community.

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