Science Week at RGS started with a bang with the Second Form Bloodhound rocket cars racing across the playground. The team working with them were impressed by their team work and creativity as they designed, built and tested their cars.
There were squeals of delight from the First Form meeting the visiting Animazing animals. They delved into the wonders of the animal kingdom. Albino hedgehog, giant rabbit or barn owl were all contenders for favourite visitor.
Thank you to Dan Exton for his inspiring and informative talk on Climate Change and coral reefs and the impact of plastic on the ocean. Students and staff left motivated by the positive message that we can make meaningful changes here at RGS.
Southampton University wowed the fourth form with a visit to the stars above Reigate in their enormous astrodome. We look forward to welcoming them back next term for a presentation on the Aurora Borealis.
The Upper School took on the plastic challenge, collecting non-recyclable plastic from the school site with impressive enthusiasm. The Third form turned these into Ecobricks and, inspired by the experience, put their persuasive skills to the test writing letters to the wider community about the importance of being more mindful of usage of plastic.
Students have engaged in many opportunities to widen their perceptions of Science. From Church assembly on the unsung heroes of science to student lectures on Psychology and a visit from Old Reigatian Emma Foster discussing vetinary research, there has been a buzz about the school.