CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Surrey Life today CLICK HERE

Reigate Grammar news March 2016

PUBLISHED: 14:50 21 March 2016 | UPDATED: 15:01 21 March 2016

Pasta workshop by Mandy Kirsten-Foster

Pasta workshop by Mandy Kirsten-Foster

Archant

From charity rugby matches, to cooking classes and on-stage productions – it has been a busy month at Reigate Grammar School

Pasta workshop by Mandy Kirsten-FosterPasta workshop by Mandy Kirsten-Foster

Bella pasta!

GCSE Food Technology students at Reigate Grammar School were treated to a Pasta workshop by Mandy Kirsten-Foster. The students learnt to make pasta by hand, “The authentic way!” according to Mandy, whose enthusiasm and love of pasta was clear for all to see.

The students made Ricotta and Spinach Ravioli with a sage and butter sauce. They then made beetroot pasta the “modern way” in a food processor and created a range of shapes from tagliatelle to farfalle.

The students absolutely loved the workshop and they will be able to use their new practical skills for their controlled assessment work next year. Having a specialist visitor come into school to teach a skill in a completely different way was hugely inspiring for the students.

We would like to say thank you to Mandy for giving up her time and we look forward to her returning and helping with workshops in the future.

Reigate Charity 7s 2016Reigate Charity 7s 2016

Reigate Charity 7s 2016 is a huge success!

Sunday 6 March saw over 40 schools descend upon the sports grounds of Reigate Grammar School (RGS Hartswood) for the 2016 Reigate Charity 7s sponsored by John Laing. Now established as one of the most prestigious and popular schools’ rugby tournaments for under 18’s in England, it attracts teams from across the country.

Over 2000+ visitors enjoyed an action-packed tournament with passion, teamwork and skill on display. In the Boys’ Cup Final, a young and talented Reigate Grammar School side lost 34-14 to a powerful Harrow School team that included Jacob Ford, the younger brother of George, the current England fly-half. These young schoolboys were lucky to have the services of Wayne Barnes, England’s premier international referee and only a week before he took charge of Scotland v France.

Meanwhile, in the Girls’ competition, SGS Filton produced a fantastic display of attacking rugby to overcome a valiant Christ’s Hospital side 49-5.

Shaun Fenton, Headmaster of Reigate Grammar School said, “The Reigate Charity 7s brings together so many of the best features of today’s young people and we celebrate their talent, team work and personal dedication. Whilst winning is important, I welcome the traditional sporting values attributed to this great game and these cultural ingredients that makes it so special. As all of the schools represented at the tournament know, so much is learned on the sports field that can help prepare a young person for later life.”

And Jonny Hylton of the RGS Foundation and the tournament’s Director said: “We are extremely grateful to all of our sponsors. Sport and charity have always had a close association with each other and today was no exception, highlighted by the overwhelming support of all our commercial partners.”

Reigate Grammar School’s most recent school production Angus, Thongs and Perfect SnoggingReigate Grammar School’s most recent school production Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging

Drama tribute to a great author

The lights dimmed and the curtain rose to a spell bound audience, when Reigate Grammar School’s most recent school production Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, opened this week. We welcomed back professional actress and ex RGS pupil Naomi Petersen who played Georgia in the original stage production of the Louise Rennison novel.

This was a very poignant night for all, as this week it was announced that Louise Rennison, the books author had sadly passed away. Wanting to do her work proud and to celebrate what an amazing influence she had on teenage readers around the world, students performed the play with passion and gusto.

‘I can’t emphasise enough how brilliant Drama at RGS was, and how much of an influence it has had in my life and career as an actor. It is thanks to the creative, supportive and joyful atmosphere of the Drama Department that I decided to pursue my dreams of acting for a living, and my fondest memories of Reigate Grammar School are of performing in the plays and musicals. Starring as Georgia in Angus Thongs and Even More Snogging was my very first job out of Drama School, a job I would probably never have got were it not for the skills, confidence and self-belief I developed thanks to Drama at RGS. It’s fantastic to come back and see the show five years later where it all began!’ said Naomi Petersen

Hockey competitionHockey competition

Hockey competition

The U12s Surrey Hockey Competition took place this week and both A and B teams from Reigate Grammar School took part. The U12A came 4th in the Surrey Cup (after last week coming 3rd in the Surbiton Cup competition) while the U12B came first in the trophy after a nail biting sudden death penalty strokes competition. This means they are the BEST Hockey U12 B Team in Surrey.

www.reigategrammar.org/

More from Surrey Life

Thu, 10:52

Surrey is full of secret hideaways and hidden gems. Slades Farm on the Wintershall Estate is definitely one of them

Read more
Wed, 16:05

The new hotel is set to open in spring 2019 and will be located in the heart of the vineyard, offering sweeping views over the North Downs Way.

Read more
Tue, 10:53

From Santa’s Grottos, to Victorian Christmas markets and late-night shopping, we’ve covered what’s on in Surrey this season

Read more
Tue, 10:47

Whether you're looking for fine dining, pub grub or exotic dishes, eating out in Surrey has something for everyone. Here's our guide to the best local restaurants and pubs

Read more
Tue, 10:41

Having bloomed in Brighton’s restaurant scene over the past decade, The Chilli Pickle opened its second site in Guildford this summer

Read more
Mon, 14:32

Historic Royal Palaces and IMG have announced that Kylie Minogue is the first headliner confirmed for Hampton Court Palace Festival 2019. These will be her only London shows of summer 2019. Here’s how you can get tickets

Read more
Mon, 12:56

Enjoy this linear rail to ramble section of the Thames Down Link route taking the short train-ride from Box Hill & Westhumble to Ashtead before walking back

Read more
Mon, 12:13

Great things to do in Surrey this weekend (16, 17 and 18 November): art exhibitions, walks, concerts, theatre, places to visit and other events and ideas.

Read more
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

It’s that time of year when our beautiful countryside is alight with the colours of autumn. Here, we pick out some of her favourite spots to enjoy the seasonal splendour – as well as some perfect places for a post-walk refresher

Read more
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Found on the stretch of the River Thames between Weybridge and East Molesey, Sunbury-on-Thames is blessed with a village feel where it meets the water. From antique hunts to the joys of river life, here are a few of our favourite reasons to visit

Read more
Monday, November 5, 2018

Verity & Violet are Loui and Jess – a singing duo from Surrey who specialise in blending vintage classics with modern favourites. The two have achieved success in the capital, but are now hoping to attract an audience closer to home

Read more
Friday, November 2, 2018

With the Christmas celebrations seemingly starting earlier every year, it all feels a little too ‘soon’ sometimes, but what if you want to look your best for Christmas & New year celebrations and are considering having cosmetic non-surgical procedures? The Bella Vou Pantiles Clinic offers surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures and treatments from a purpose-built private clinic in the heart of Royal Tunbridge Wells

Read more
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Living in England’s most densely wooded county, it’s always a pleasure to witness Surrey donning its autumn finery. Here’s some of the best places to do just that - plus a few pub pit stops to enjoy on route!

Read more
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

We are regularly reminded of the high cost of housing with statistics revealing that only one in three millennials will be able to afford their own home during their lifetime and that most will remain in the category known as Generation Rent

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Topics of Interest


Follow us on Twitter


Like us on Facebook

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Property Search