RGS Worcester’s ‘Magnificent Seven’
The School was contacted by Network Rail recently as they wanted to thank seven girls in Years Eight and Ten who had worked together to get help for a man who was clearly distressed at Foregate Street Station. The girls acted with compassion, maturity and were calm under pressure and staff at the station were so impressed that the Managing Director at Network Rail dubbed them the ‘Magnificent Seven’. The Headmaster, Mr Pitt, and the seven pupils attended a socially distanced virtual ‘thank you’ meeting which was hosted by the Managing Director of Network Rail, Mr Tim Shovellor, and their Communications Director, Mr Simon Evans. This was the first time that Network Rail had contacted a school in this way, and during the meeting the pupils were thanked and praised by Mr Shovellor for their actions.
Network Rail are currently promoting a national initiative called ‘Small Talk Saves Lives’, which encourages people to speak to people who may be upset. Mr Shovellor commented that what the campaign asks us all to do, was exactly what the girls did on that day when they assisted the gentleman at the station. Mr Pitt said that he was incredibly proud to present the pupils with their thank you letters on behalf of Network Rail, and that they had all demonstrated the true spirit of what being part of the RGS Family means. All of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ were suitably humble about the role they played, but relieved that they, and the staff they alerted at the station were able to help.
The ‘Magnificent Seven’ are:
Year Ten: Sophia Jenkins, Nancy Kelsey
Year Eight: Elizabeth Worsfold-Oliver, Amelia Godfrey, Ella Wain, Lexie Hubbard, Olivia Waters
Well done girls!
Dr Lee Andrew
Assistant Head (Pastoral), Designated Safeguarding Lead