Charitable activity is at the heart of RGS Worcester. We support a significant number of charities both local and international. All our endeavours are pupil-led and are an opportunity for students to make a meaningful contribution to society.
The Charity Committee, a group that is made up of pupils from all year groups, takes feedback from their peers to suggest charities the whole school might support and the methods for raising funds.
From supporting Save the Children with the whole School’s involvement in the World Marathon Challenge to Worcester’s Myriad Centre through an Easter Egg Hunt, from supporting the NSPCC with the Fancy Dress Workout to supporting the local Maggs Day Centre through food donation, pupils at RGS are extremely busy and committed to assisting those in need.
From an RGS record of over £2,000 raised for BBC Children in Need, to nearly £4,000 made for St Richard’s Hospice’s ‘Worcester Stands Tall’ Giraffe Project by Year Eight’s ‘Flourishing Fivers’ initiative, it was a very successful year for charity fundraising at RGS. Over £15,000 has been donated to charities including Year Seven’s support for the NSPCC, Sport Relief, the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal, Macmillan Cancer Support, Worcester Snoezelen, the Myriad Centre, Place2Be, Guide Dogs for the Blind and Acorns Children’s Hospice. A lot of fun was had in the process, with very brave and sporting members of staff taking part in ‘Sponge the Teacher’ and a military-style ‘Bleep Test’ for BBC Children in Need and Sport Relief respectively. Lower School Harvest Festival donations were taken to Maggs Day Centre and we have also supported the Worcester Food Bank. Huge thanks go to our pupils, the Charity Committee, members of staff and parents for all their support over the year.