first day at the RGS, I was quite nervous but the teachers, prefects and other
boys made me feel really comfortable immediately.
After walking through the gates for the first
time I immediately recognised many faces through sport activities I had done
before and this helped me to settle in quickly.
my first half term at the RGS what really struck me was how friendly the Sixth Form
boys were. They were always really nice
to talk to whether it was in the lunch queue or at the house meetings or
through the mentor system where an older boy provides an informal support and
advice. They also helped me find my way
around school whenever I got lost! Each
boy is also put in a form group and Miss Simpson, as well as the Head of Year
Mrs Whitehead have always been friendly and helpful.
just a few weeks of starting, I had some fantastic opportunities. One of the highlights was the welcome rugby
session which helped me to get to know lots of people in the year group and I
was impressed how much I learnt. I am
now in the A team for rugby but there are also B, C and D teams so on a
Saturday most of our year group are representing the School. I had also never played piano before but my
music teacher helped me, and now I really enjoy piano lessons. The Societies Fair had stalls for about 70
clubs and societies and there is something for everyone and I would recommend that
boys should join as many clubs as they can.
worried how difficult it would be academically, but I am loving all the lessons.
The teachers make learning fun, interesting
and competitive and I have already done lots of new things – I have
particularly enjoyed all the practical experiments in the science lessons.
the best experience so far was the annual bonding weekend when all the First
Form boys, the tutors, the Sixth Form prefects go on an adventure weekend to
Little Canada on the Isle of Wight. I
made lots of new friends and had a brilliant time.
loved every aspect of the RGS so far and I would definitely recommend the
School to all my friends.