Service is very much at the heart of our values at the RGS and our charitable involvement enables us to make a difference not only in the local community
but further afield too.
Every year, the boys vote to support an international charity, a national charity and a local charity. Each Tutor Group has a Charity Representative and
they form the Charity Committees, both junior and senior, which plan the charity events for the year. Every other year these events are predominantly
focused on Charity Day. In recent years, Charity Day has been packed with events such as traditional Upper Sixth Form assembly, a staff versus boys dodge
ball match and a staff sumo wrestling competition. In addition, Tutor Groups organise stalls around the School such as a ‘ten-second talent show’ and ‘egg
Russian Roulette’. In years when there is no Charity Day, the focus is on House charity events which have recently included a Santa’s Grotto, a House
singing competition and a House Conkers Competition. The Sixth Form usually run their own events and have organised a sleep-out at school to raise money
for homeless people and an annual bike ride, traditionally from Guildford to Brighton. All these events raise significant amounts of money for charity and
also give the boys an opportunity to lead.
In addition to giving money to charity, boys are also encouraged to give of their time, too. There is an active Volunteering Society which organises an
annual Volunteering Fair. At this event, local charities are invited to the School in order to raise awareness of how boys can get involved with
volunteering opportunities. Through this society, volunteering events are organised which have a profound impact upon the local community.