Royal Grammar School

Newcastle

AN EMOTIONAL FAREWELL

AN EMOTIONAL FAREWELL

All who attended the Headmaster’s Invitation Concert last night were treated to a feast of varied entertainment, including instrumental solos, ensembles, vocal works, and dance – a truly inspiring evening. This concert is strategically placed in the calendar, just before the Upper Sixth go on exam leave, to provide our oldest students one final opportunity to perform - they certainly rose to the challenge. Performances ranged from a Humoresque, written by Will Wathey [Lower Sixth], and performed by his brass group, to Tonight, from Bernstein’s West Side Story, sung by Ellie Tilbrook and Will Atkinson, who both took lead roles in the RGS production of the West Side Story earlier in the year. Head Girl, Becky Smith choreographed a solo dance, following on from Kate Campbell performing Cole Porter’s So in love. The evening came to an emotional end as Robbie Miller, dressed in full kilt, announced that after seven years of playing as a group, this would be their final number together. For parents, guests and teachers, this was a lovely event and a fitting tribute to all the energy, enthusiasm, good humour and dedication that our students show in the relatively short time they are with us. With real thanks for what they have achieved, we wish them well for their forthcoming exams, and for whatever adventures lie beyond.