Triple victory in the Cambridge Schools Debating Competition
- Created on Thursday, 05 December 2013 11:02
Congratulations to Caspar Everett and Hugh Turner, Matthew Burwood and Francis Newman, and Miles Kekwick and Rufus Morgan, the three teams who were all victorious in the preliminary round of the Cambridge Schools Debating Competition last night. They all performed outstandingly against stiff competition, speaking on motions including ‘This House believes housewives and househusbands should be paid a state salary’ and ‘This House would ban essential services from strike action’, and will now go through to the next round in the New Year. Well done to all of them.
Public Speaking Success
- Created on Friday, 22 November 2013 14:48
Congratulations to the two CRGS Public Speaking teams of Will Deasy, Honor Webb and Kate McIntosh and Ben Daniels, Coran Allen and Matthew Palmer who came first and second respectively in the area heats of the BPW competition this week. Honor spoke with great humour on the subject of the North-South divide and was named the best main speaker in the event. Will was awarded the prize for best chair and Matthew for best proposer of thanks. Both CRGS teams progress to the Regional Final where they will compete to represent London, Anglia and the South East in the National Final at Easter.
The occasion was as enjoyable as ever with a high standard of public speaking from all the teams competing. The Stanway School won the junior trophy with a speech on the topic of intervention. Our thanks to Barbara May and the BPW for organising such a worthwhile event for the students.
- Created on Thursday, 14 November 2013 11:04
The school’s annual remembrance service was held in the school library on Monday 11th November. The Year 12 music students sang ‘In Flanders Fields’ before Year 13 student Ed Buckley played the Last Post and Reveille to mark the minute’s silence. Readings were given by Ian Sutherland, President of the OCs, George Wall, School Captain and Dr Tom Cullen, at 96, CRGS’s oldest surviving war hero present. The service was concluded by Tom Chippendale from Year 13 singing George Butterworth’s ‘The Lads in their Hundreds’. The service was attended by staff, students, OCs and friends of the school and was followed by refreshments in Gurney Benham.
This week’s school assemblies have been given over to remembrance and will be followed next week with further reflections on the theme.
11+ Selection Tests 2014
- Created on Thursday, 14 November 2013 10:59
There will be some changes to the 11+ selection tests from September 2014. Further details are available on the CSSE site (www.csse.org.uk).
6th Form History Society: Talk on Germany in the 20th Century
- Created on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 08:40
Mr Sydenham will address students this Thursday, November 7th on the topic of Germany in the 20th Century: a German perspective. He will draw on his own personal experiences of the country and seek to question some of the myths about this great country. The talk will start at 12.50 in Room T. Students from the Year 9-11 History Society are also welcome to attend.
- Created on Monday, 21 October 2013 14:26
It was with great sadness that the school heard at the weekend of the death of Tom Bowdidge. Tom had been battling a rare and aggressive form of cancer since he left the school over a year ago and had shown himself to be a truly inspirational young man.
Full of courage, spirit, good humour and generosity, Tom raised awareness for the Teenage Cancer Trust and a phenomenal amount of money for the cause. It is desperately sad to lose one so young, with the world at his feet, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this most difficult of times. Tom will be remembered with great affection by everyone who knew him as a student and a friend and with pride, awe, admiration and humility by those of us who witnessed his remarkably courageous and truly selfless response to adversity.
K L Jenkinson
Autumn Fayre/Raffle Update
- Created on Tuesday, 15 October 2013 09:11
Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to the success of the CRGSA Autumn Fayre and Grand Draw, which raised a fantastic £9430.
CRGS students make National Real Tennis Final
- Created on Monday, 14 October 2013 13:29
The original Tudor game of tennis was brought alive by Calum Mills, Lower Sixth and James Bargent, Year 10 when they competed for the Tennis & Rackets Association Category G National League 2013. Both players of Prested Hall Raquets Club, had to compete against the 15 entrants to a showdown in the final with James Bargent taking the set and title of National winner,8-6. Congratulations to both boys.