Critical Workers’ children in school for the national effort
In order to support the national effort, the RGS Family of Schools are open for pupils of Critical Workers so that parents can continue their vital work.
RGS Worcester has seen a number of pupils onsite this week across all Year Groups, with a healthy contingent of Year Seven and Year Eight pupils! Pupils are kept in Year Group ‘Bubbles’ and are tested twice weekly in our School Testing Centre.
Working from classrooms based in the Sixth Form Study Centre, pupils have the space to access their lessons individually and work in a focused environment. It has been lovely to see so many of the pupils contributing to their classes, and also to see lots of smiling teachers on-screen too.
Away from online lessons, pupils have been looked after by specialist sports staff each afternoon, who have engaged them in an activity after lunch and before the afternoon lessons begin. During Core PE and Games sessions, we have seen pupils participate with gusto – it has been exhausting just watching the completion of burpees, squats and mountain climbers in these sessions!
Pupils have also been fully contributing to their ‘Downtime’ sessions at the end of the day, with separate spaces being made available to interact with members of their Form or to attend online Co-curricular Clubs and Societies.
The RGS Family of Schools continues to recognise the importance of assisting those families most in need of critical childcare, and are very pleased and proud to help those working on the frontline as Critical Workers, helping to combat the impact of this pandemic.
Mr Lloyd Beecham
Senior Deputy Head