RGS Worcester supports national #lightitinred campaign

RGS Worcester was delighted to take part in the national #lightitinred campaign with all events and entertainment venues taking part to show their solidarity as they await their reopening instructions.

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9th July 2020 — On Monday of this week, there was a national #lightitinred campaign with all events and entertainment venues taking part to show their solidarity as they await their reopening instructions, and RGS Worcester was delighted to take part.

The Arts at RGS Worcester has been growing from strength to strength both with academic and co-curricular productions, outreach, national and international trips, theatre visits and work with practitioners. With the lockdown resulting in many cancelled performances, the school missed giving live performances of Macbeth, Bugsy Malone, a Cathedral concert and a Creative Arts Evening, among many other events. The school has been using virtual technology to allow their pupils to rehearse and perform to family, friends and the public, but this is not the same as a live performance in a theatre or a venue such as Worcester Cathedral.

RGS Worcester was proud to stand in support on Monday evening and used red lighting at their Performing Arts Centre. Mrs Jilly Witcomb, Director of Drama, RGS Worcester said: "The performances we attend, the professionals we work with and the assistance of our alumni within the performing arts, give our students invaluable insight into the profession. We could not give such an enlightening education without them, so we are very proud to stand alongside them in support of their cause."

About RGS Worcester

An education at RGS Worcester is inclusive, challenging and academically stimulating. In the Senior School, we offer an outstanding education for boys and girls aged 11 – 18 years with an extensive range of opportunities both in their studies and in their co-curricular experience of school life. Our aim is to deliver excellence in all areas starting with high quality teaching and exceptional pastoral care. RGS Worcester, as one of the oldest schools in the country, combines a sense of history, community and place in the City of Worcester with ‘state of the art’ facilities, spacious grounds and a determination to see each child achieve their full potential. We are pleased that our pupils attain the qualifications necessary to go on to the leading universities in the UK and abroad, and are particularly proud that they develop the personal qualities of working together, respecting one another and their community and being open and friendly towards others.

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