Welcome to ‘Fun Friday’: RGS Co-curricular by remote control
Co-curricular activities returned to RGS this week, with many Clubs and Societies providing online alternatives to encourage some much needed ‘downtime’ and promote enjoyment, creativity and wellbeing.
Some Clubs are running as ‘live’ Google Meet sessions, whilst others offer pre-recorded videos, setting tasks or challenges to engage and inspire pupils. As always at RGS, there is a wide variety of activities on offer, and we have seen the return of Clubs which proved very popular during the ‘lockdown’ last spring, such as ‘Sweet Treats with Mrs Harkness’ and ‘Cooking Club with Mrs Nicholls’.
The RGS Sport Department has again risen to the challenge and is setting daily challenges via Showbie and @RGSWSport on Twitter, to help pupils stay active and fit. Pupils (and parents!) can choose from ‘Motivation Monday’, ‘Threshold Tuesday’, ‘Workout Wednesday’, ‘Thinking Thursday’, ‘Fun Friday’ or join in every day!
To keep hands busy and ideas flowing, RGS Textiles Club has supplied its members with a resource pack. Containing essential materials and matched with films, time lapse clips and photo journals shared on Showbie, pupils will be able to complete some mindful embroidery whilst away from school. RGS Music also continues, with instrumental lessons and Choral rehearsals going online, as does Dance Club, Film Makers’ Club, Psychology, Art Club, Debating, several Book Clubs, Environment Club, Code Club, CCF and Duke of Edinburgh – all delivered by our team of dedicated staff. New members are always welcome to join an activity, so any interested pupils just need to get in contact directly with the relevant activity leader. All details can be found in the Co-curricular section of Schoolweb.
Mr Matthew Parker
Assistant Head (Co-curricular & Outreach)