OUR CO-CURRICULAR ETHOS
RGS The Grange is committed to the idea that the more someone is willing to try, the more potential they have to become. Our co-curricular provision, therefore, encourages pupils to do more and to be more and we provide each child with that opportunity. We are open from 7.45am – 6.00pm during term time which allows for downtime before and after the official School day.
We like the term ‘co-curricular’ at RGS. Unlike some other schools that refer to it as ‘extra-curricular’, we do not see co-curricular activities as a bolt on to our pupils’ education. The co-curricular provision goes hand-in-hand with their pastoral and academic development and, more than this, it forms a bridge between the various spheres of our quality provision. The co-curricular aspect of the School’s educational provision is crucial to support each child’s development. Often confidence and skills obtained outside the classroom support a pupil in their academic development.
We aim to teach pupils the pastoral value of community and service through PSHCE and assemblies, through curricular subjects such as Religious Studies and Geography, but it is in the co-curricular area that they can put these lessons into action. The School community hosts charity events, singing in local care homes, as well as an annual Worcester Cathedral concert.
We believe in offering our pupils the widest possible range of activities and encouraging them to launch their own in support of their own interests. The clubs on offer to any child will provide the opprotunity to make new friends and try new things.