Sports Day

Sports Day took place on Thursday which was a fitting end to a great week. Pupils, staff and parents came to school wearing their House colours and pupils of all ages completed a number of different sporting activities to collect points for their House Teams. Later in the morning the action moved to the track for a series of exciting races. Well done to everyone who took part and to our medal winners. Congratulations to Austen and Beckingham who were crowned Early Years and Key Stage 1/2 Sports Day Champions, respectively.

Our pupils showed great determination and sportsmanship throughout and should be praised for their efforts. A huge thank you to everyone for getting so involved in this great week and to Mr McCullagh for organising Health Week and ensuring it was such a success. The pupils (and teachers) will sleep well over the weekend!

Health Week

This week has been Health Week at the RGS! It has been a fantastic week which has helped our pupils understand the importance of a healthy balanced diet and regular exercise. It has also been lots of fun!

Each morning started with Morning Exercise in the atrium which was a great way to start the day, and throughout the week there were a wide range of activities for pupils to get involved in. On Soccer Sunday pupils came to school wearing a football shirt and enjoyed football sessions with Future Football Academy.
Movement Monday was particularly active as Miss Wheeler led Dance classes, Miss Morris taught yoga, and pupils brought bikes, scooters and skateboards into school to use on the playground.

Tasty Tuesday was all about eating a healthy balanced diet. Mr McCullagh ran workshops with pupils about healthy eating and each class made some delicious healthy snacks to share. On Wednesday we welcomed the Hamad Ambulance service to school to work with our pupils, and Nurse Odessa visited each class to talk about keeping well and looking after our bodies.

Book Week

It has been Book Week at the RGS this week, and what a fantastic week it has been as we have spent the whole week celebrating our love of books and the enjoyment and importance of reading.

The week started with a visit from Mr Ajay Sharma, British Ambassador to Qatar. Mr Sharma visited classrooms and spoke to Key Stage 2 pupils about their favourite books. He also brought along the book ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ to read with one of our Early Years classes.
Throughout the week pupils had to ‘Drop Everything and Read’ when they heard the sound of a tambourine around school which caused much amusement, especially when pupils were in PE lessons!

Classes has the opportunity to listen to stories read by different teachers and our older pupils visited Early Years classrooms to read stories to our youngest pupils. Early Years pupils also enjoyed ‘Snuggle Up and Read’ as they came to school in their pyjamas on Tuesday and snuggled up in the library with their favourite books.

There were lots of great competitions running throughout the week and wonderful books to be purchased at the Book Fair. Well done to everyone who took part in one of the competitions and to our 100 Book Challenge winners.

The final event of the week was the Book Character Parade which was great fun. There were some amazing costumes this year with pupils and staff coming to school dressed as their favourite book or movie character. We enjoyed a variety of performances throughout assembly, including a short play by the teachers. I think I can safely say acting is not my strength! On Thursday pupils also took part in a carousel of activities throughout he day with different teachers.

A huge thank you to everyone for getting so involved in this great week and to Mr Trace, our English Coordinator, for organising Book Week.