At RGS Worcester we aim to make a difference in our local community and further afield. We offer our amenities, engage with organisations and welcome members of the local and wider community to enjoy the School’s grounds and facilities.
The RGS Worcester Parents’ Association holds regular events which not only raise funds for the School, but also provide an opportunity for the School to come together in a social setting. Pupils and their families moving up through the School are also invited to events dedicated to help them enjoy a smooth transition, at whatever stage of School they are moving to.
We have students involved in fundraising and volunteering through the Duke of Edinburgh’s award scheme and support charities which range from the local, such as Worcester Snoezelen, Acorns Children’s Hospice, St Richard’s Hospice, the Myriad Centre, to National charities such as The British Red Cross, NSPCC, Cancer Macmillan and International organisations like Save The Children.
In the summer of 2018, the streets of Worcester City were brought to life with a fantastic initiative ‘Worcester Stands Tall’ using giraffes and raising funds for St Richard’s Hospice.
The trail consisted of: 30 large sculptures and 27 small sculptures all placed within a one-mile radius of Worcester City Centre for a ten week period over the summer. The trail was approximately 6 miles from giraffe to giraffe, took approximately 16,500 steps on a pedometer and a total of 4 hours to complete. Following the trail ending the giraffes were auctioned raising an amazing £210,400 which will have a huge impact on the families who access the care facilities at St Richard’s Hospice.
The RGS Worcester large sculpture giraffe, ‘The Dreaming Giraffe,’raised £5,000 and we took ownership of our smaller sculpture ‘Razzle Dazzle’ who is now standing proudly within our School community. We were able to participate in this project thanks to the generosity of the Alumni Association and the fundraising efforts of the pupils. We are delighted that the ‘Worcester Stands Tall’ trail has been successful and that RGS Worcester was able to play a full part in such an exciting community project. Thank you to Petr Horcek, the internationally published Worcester artist, who took design and painting of the RGS Worcester giraffe.