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In Term 2 students were asked, as part of Antarctica Day, to create a flag which represents the region. There were a number of really good flags submitted but one was chosen as it really clearly met the brief. The winning flag by Saniya Nair was taken to Antarctica by a group of research scientists to be flown. The Flag was held up next to A68A the largest remaining part of the iceberg that broke away from the Larsen C ice…

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You’re at such a cross roads in your academic life, making decisions can be difficult. To help, we’ve spoken to our students and teachers, who know all there is to know about studying the International Baccalaureate, and here are their 11 reasons to go on your ‘pros’ list. 1. It puts you through your paces The International Baccalaureate is a powerful and purposeful choice. You are choosing to commit and work hard to create and maintain skills that…

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To celebrate inspirational black people and their achievements The Thinking Schools Trust (TSAT) launched its first ever Black History Month art competition. Talented students from all year groups across our Trust jumped at the chance to flex their creative muscles and submissions quickly rolled in; we were overwhelmed with so many fantastic and imaginative entries! After time to ponder some difficult decisions were made, the judging panel chose 3 overall winners and 2 of those were students at RGS. First Place: …

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ProjectVoice2020 was born in lockdown, and was completed and shared online. The aim of the project is to raise awareness for the positive effect music (and in particular, singing), can have on mental health and to support further funding to incorporate music and singing into therapeutic interventions. The project is in partnership with YoungMinds. Please see the link below for the full story: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10164874143150554&id=776920553&sfnsn=scwspwa The video is best watched on a mobile device, full screen and headphones (where possible) to…

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Many congratulations to Kelvin Streater, Year 13, who came first in the UCA 2020 Fashion Competition. “Irregularity is random, uneven, eccentric, distorted or imperfect, it is the quality of not being regular in shape or form, something that is unusual or unexpected.” 1st Place ‘COLLATION’ by Kelvin Streater My entry consists of a limited colour scheme of black, silver, and red, composed in various ways; exploring the use of shapes, mark-making, and print-making. The pieces are irregular due to abstract pattern and…

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During lockdown Janelle, a Year 13 student, entered a national competition organised by The Financial Times and OFCOM.  They wanted young people to write in with their thoughts on the question: “What must traditional broadcasters and streaming services do to make sure they appeal to the audiences of tomorrow?” Janelle won the blog post competition, gaining national recognition for her writing talent and also a prize of £100.  Read her winning entry here. https://www.smallscreenbigdebate.co.uk/student-competition Janelle and other sixth form students…

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INFORMATION FOR PARENTS & VISITORS REGARDING FACE COVERINGS IN SCHOOLS Following updated guidance, announced this week by the Government we require all parents, carers, adults & visitors to our schools to wear a face covering. This includes when dropping off children at the school gates and entering the school grounds / buildings for any other reason. As a reminder, when on site you will be asked to follow the social distancing, hand hygiene and one-way measures that we have in place. Thank you for your continued…

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Students and teachers at Rochester Grammar School gathered – at a safe distance – to collect GCSE results today As our Year 11 cohort close the book on their secondary education they are now ready and waiting to take their next exciting steps, whether into further education, apprenticeship or employment. This year has certainly come with its own unprecedented challenges, with students having to navigate the uncertainty of a nationwide lockdown and home-schooling, remote and digital learning, and the much media-discussed…