Fast becoming Jesmond's social event of the summer, the RGS Garden Party welcomed over 300 guests to dine and dance the night away all in aid of the RGS Bursary Campaign.
Old Novo reunion groups (Classes of 1993, 2003 and 2013), past and present staff gathered on a balmy summer evening in early July for cocktails served on the rugby pitch, followed by a relaxed three course meal served by Sixth Formers. The parents of current Y13 and Y6 students, who are graduating to the next stage in their lives, were also warmly welcomed as well as the parents of all new students to meet counterparts from their child's year group.
Entertainment was provided by some of our students showcasing acoustic performances and our resident DJ, Junior School Headteacher, Mr James Miller who played plenty of floor-fillers into the night.
The RGS Junior School Parent Team play a significant part in the organisation of the annual event, with the Bursary Campaign as one of their main charities much of their work contributes to throughout the year.
Guests participated in some high-spirited fundraising activities for a cause which is close to many of our community members' hearts, as they have experienced the extraordinary benefits of an RGS education themselves and wish for other ambitious families to have the same opportunity.
The event raised a fantastic total of £8,500, with all proceeds from the event going to the RGS Educational Trust (registered charity number 508285) to support the RGS Bursary Campaign. If you would like to find out more about the RGS Bursary Campaign, please click here: RGS Bursary Campaign - Royal Grammar School Newcastle.
The next RGS Garden Party is planned for the evening of Saturday 29th June 2024, reservations are now open and available to book here https://lnkd.in/eGuQaj58.
Joyful moments of meeting old and new friends alike, throughout the night, are captured below.