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RGS Wellbeing Festival news

 

The RGS Wellbeing Festival is continuing with a range of activities and events, many of which you will have read about in the bulletin. Sally Harper has been providing taster yoga sessions during Monday lunchtime – there are still some places left and if anyone would like to give it a go please email  sja@reigategrammar.org. You don’t need any equipment, you don’t need to chant and you don’t need to be bendy! The aim is just to provide a calm space during the day for relaxation and to gain some tools to use in your every day life.

As part of our Festival, we have been engaging with Anti-Bullying week and among other assemblies and events, the First Form enjoyed a play, presented by Robert Higgs: The boy in the photograph. The students followed this with a workshop where they made superhero masks to encourage others to stand up to against bullying.

Next week the Fifth Form will be hearing a talk from Alicia Drummond, author of Why every teenager needs a parrot, on the topic of anxiety. She will be following this up with a presentation to parents at 7:00pm on 5 December, to which parents are warmly invited.

As the evenings draw in, we are celebrating the power of reading in supporting a balanced life. It’s Drop Everything and Read Week from 19-22 November, normal homework will be replaced with opportunities to curl up with a book, an article, a poem or a play! Further details have been sent home to parents by Mr Shaughnessy, Head of English.

Eating together is another way to socialise and encourage positive feelings – the Upper Sixth Form mentors will be enjoying a special complimentary breakfast next Tuesday with their First Form mentees and the focus will be on the importance of starting the day with a healthy meal.

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