Tom is awarded Athletics Blue
- Created on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 11:18
Ex CRGS student and Cambridge Economist Tom Neill was awarded a Blue after winning 3 golds in the Varsity athletics match.
Tom who is studying at St Catherine's College won the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay and achieved a Blues time in his 100m (10.85s) resulting in him being awarded his Cambridge Blue for athletics.
It was an exciting day with a spectacular finish by Tom, winning on the line in the 4x100m in Chariots of Fire fashion , defeating Oxford and giving Cambridge an overall win in the Varsity match. He was awarded the Le Touquet baton for “most improved athlete”.
Top of the League
- Created on Thursday, 09 May 2013 18:21
Congratulations to the CRGS Year 8 and Year 10 Rugby League teams who both won their southern region finals at the Allianz park in London yesterday. The Year 8 team has also reached the semi final stage of the schools' national rugby league competition, having beaten the Yorkshire champions Sirius Academy of Hull last week in the quarter finals. Wembley is now just one match away! Thanks go to coaches Mr Marshall and Mr Murray and to the families who have ventured North and supported the teams so well.
Lindsay’s going to Namibia!
- Created on Wednesday, 08 May 2013 10:54
Year 12 student Lindsay Malone will take part in the British Exploring Society’s expedition to Namibia this summer. She will be conducting scientific field work including the documentation of ancient cave paintings which are in danger of eroding away, and will also work on an elephant conservation project. Lindsay has spent over a year raising funds for the trip – you may well have bought her fantastic cakes from her stall in the small close – and has been very fortunate to receive a grant from the Lord Mayor’s 800th Anniversary Awards Trust. She will write a report for the Trust and attend a reception in the City of London in the autumn. Further news will appear in the next edition of The Colcestrian.
Katherine’s going to America!
- Created on Wednesday, 08 May 2013 10:54
Katherine Baker of Year 12 is the first ever CRGS student to be selected to visit Yale University as part of the Sutton Trust’s US programme. Run with the Fulbright Commission, the project’s aim is to encourage applications by high-grade British students to top American universities. The selection process for the programme was very demanding and included a residential weekend where over 1,200 applicants were whittled down to only 150 successful candidates. Katherine will spend her time at Yale this summer experiencing student life US-style and receiving coaching on how to navigate the American university entrance process.
Talk by Garrison Commander
- Created on Friday, 03 May 2013 09:15
There will be a talk given by Col Mike Newman MBE on Colchester Garrison in the school hall on Thursday 9 May at 7.30 pm. Admission is free and is open to all pupils, parents and friends of the school. It is organized by the English Speaking Union and promises to provide a fascinating insight into life in one of the town's most famous communities. All are welcome. Parking via Creffield Road.
Senior Quiz Team Success
- Created on Monday, 29 April 2013 08:08
The Senior quiz team did exceptionally well in the National Finals of the Senior Schools’ Challenge Quiz at Warwick School on Sunday 28th April, coming equal third overall. Congratulations to the team – Afham Raoof and Nathan Penney (Year 13) and Will Harington-Clark and Sheldon Harrison (Year 9).
School Travel Bursaries
- Created on Friday, 26 April 2013 08:41
Sam Donnelly has been awarded the Ahlefeldt-Pierson Bursary for 2013 and Helen Beckett is the recipient of the Elam Travel award. The OC travel bursary of £250 has not yet been allocated and the application deadline for students in financial need who want support for a worthwhile summer travel project has been extended to May 3rd. Letters of application must reach the Headmaster by this date. This bursary is open to students in Years 12 and 13. The Derek Wyatt Travel Scholarship was awarded to Olivia Daw, Amber Mansfield and Rebecca Lynne, following interviews with Derek in school last week.
Teenage Cancer Trust appeal - £3749 and rising!
- Created on Monday, 15 April 2013 09:45
Many thanks to those who have already sold their raffle tickets for the Tom Bowdidge/Teenage Cancer Trust prize draw. The total raised so far for the TCT from a Boarders' concert, the non-uniform day before Easter and raffle ticket sales is £3749. With just two weeks to go before the deadline for returning raffle ticket stubs/money (Friday April 26th), we still have a long way to go towards our target of £8000. Please keep your raffle ticket returns coming in.
Many thanks also to those who have donated directly to Tom's Just Giving page (http://www.justgiving.com/Tom-Bowdidge), which now stands at an amazing £39335!