PRESS RELEASE

Issue Date :  X September, 2011

Ref : TRS022

October open day at local school

One of Worcestershire’s leading independent schools is holding an open day for prospective pupils next week.

The River School in Worcester will open its doors on Wednesday 17 October from 10.00am until 1.00pm; everyone is welcome.

Those attending will have the opportunity to meet both the headmaster, Richard Wood, along with key members of staff.  As well as chatting to pupils, the event will include a tour of the school’s beautiful surroundings – 8 acres of Victorian arboretum with an outside Forest School.

Richard Wood, Headmaster at The River School said : “We hold regular open days to encourage people to come along and find out about the school and our special ethos.  Our October open day will allow prospective pupils and their parents to see our ‘outstanding features’ as cited by our 2010 Ofsted report.”

The River School recently won a £6000 Lottery grant to revitalise an existing pond in the school’s grounds.

The River School, a Christian independent school for boys and girls aged 3 to 16, was founded by Timothy Crow, who opened the school in 1985; it is situated along The Droitwich Road in Worcester.

For more information please contact the school on 01905 457047.

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PRESS RELEASE

Issue Date :  22 January, 2012

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Local school celebrates new appointments

A series of new appointments at one of Worcestershire’s leading independent schools have been announced.

Matt Silvester has taken on the role of ICT teacher – Information, Communication and Technology – at The River School in Worcester, alongside Beckie Coyle, teacher of French, Stacey Crow, teacher of PE, Brian Bowyer, Teaching Assistant, and Cathy Bowyer and Stephanie Topping, both volunteer teachers of Cookery.

Beckie, who teaches French to Years 6 – 11, attended the school as a pupil from aged 3 to 2004 before going on to study French and Spanish at Exeter University.

Matt Silvester teaches ICT to Years 5 – 11 and Business at GCSE level. He is keen to utilise the school’s newly redeveloped ICT facilities to help pupils learn core IT skills for the workplace along with more dynamic areas of the subject such as interactive multimedia, graphic design, 3D modelling and computer gaming.

Matt said: “It is a fantastic experience to spend time at the school and to see the dedication and passion the staff have for the education and well-being of the students and I am blessed to now be part of that.”

Richard Wood, Headmaster at The River School said: “We are delighted to welcome our new members of staff to the school; they bring with them a wealth of experience and knowledge as well as a true sense of the school’s purpose.  We have more staff than at any other time in the school’s history, an indication of the continuing success of the school at a time when many smaller independents are struggling.

“We look forward to a really good year in 2012, with plans to develop the school in new ways for the benefit of not only our own pupils but our wider community too.”

The River School, a Christian independent school for boys and girls aged 3 to 16, was founded by Timothy Crow, who opened the school in 1985. 

The River School – which is set in 8 acres of Victorian arboretum – is situated along The Droitwich Road in Worcester.

For more information please contact the school on 01905 457047.

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PRESS RELEASE

Issue Date :  16 January, 2012

Ref : TRS24

Pitchcroft tree planting by local school

Pupils from one of Worcestershire’s leading independent schools have been doing their bit for biodiversity.

Year 7 pupils from The River School have teamed up with Worcester City Council in a tree planting exercise at Pitchcroft.

The lime trees were planted as part of the council’s aim to increase the range of audiences visiting the city’s open spaces; one of the conditions of the Heritage Lottery Fund in Gheluvelt Park – which was awarded £803,000 in 2008 is to attract more people to the park and with this in mind, the council’s park wardens have been working with a variety of community groups and schools.

Michelle Newell, Park Warden at Worcester City Council said : “The River School is always keen to take part in practical outdoor work and so we offered the pupils an opportunity to take part in this project. They have always shown great enthusiasm in the past and have been involved in both planting and tree dressing in Gheluvelt Park.”

Richard Wood, Headmaster at The River School said : “Working with organisations such as the city council offers the chance for our students to get involved with their local communities and appreciate the importance of their environment.  Parks and open spaces are a vital part of city life and we wholeheartedly embrace our pupils getting involved in such a project, especially given their growing expertise in helping to manage The River School’s 8 acres of arboretum grounds.”

Michelle concluded : “It’s really important that we build links with local schools by involving school children in practical ‘hands on’ experience in our greenspaces.  Hopefully we will be able to prevent future antisocial behaviour in these areas as such projects demonstrate to school children and young people the importance of local greenspaces and the work involved in maintaining them.”

Racing has been taking place on the banks of the River Severn since 1718.  The first meetings concentrated on flat races and by 1755 a 4 day flat meeting had been introduced with a jumps fixture in the autumn months.  The existing Grandstand was built in 1974 and in 1995 summer jumping was introduced.  In April 2000 Arena Leisure took over the running of the racecourse; the city council maintains ownership of the land and management of the maintenance of the grass area in the centre of the racetrack.

The River School, a Christian independent school for boys and girls aged 3 to 16, was founded by Timothy Crow, who opened the school in 1985. 

The River School is situated along The Droitwich Road in Worcester.

For more information please contact the school on 01905 457047.

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PRESS RELEASE

Issue Date :  16 March, 2012

Ref : TRS025

March open day at local school

One of Worcestershire’s leading independent schools is holding an open day for prospective pupils next week.

The River School in Worcester will open its doors on Thursday 22 March from 10.00am until 1.00pm; everyone is welcome.

Those attending will have the opportunity to meet both the headmaster, Richard Wood, along with key members of staff.  As well as chatting to pupils, the event will include a tour of the school’s beautiful surroundings – 8 acres of Victorian arboretum with an outside Forest School.

Richard Wood, Headmaster at The River School said : “We hold regular open days to encourage people to come along and find out about the school and our special ethos.  Our March open day will allow prospective pupils and their parents to see our ‘outstanding features’ as cited by our 2010 Ofsted report.”

The River School has recently introduced holiday, pre- and after-school care as part of its campaign to improve all aspects of the school.

The River School, a Christian independent school for boys and girls aged 3 to 16, was founded by Timothy Crow, who opened the school in 1985; it is situated along The Droitwich Road in Worcester.

For more information please contact the school on 01905 457047.

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PRESS RELEASE

Issue Date :  27 March, 2012

Ref : TRS026

Local school’s Lottery pond opening

A former director of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew will open a Lottery-funded pond at one of Worcestershire’s leading independent schools.

The River School will welcome Professor Sir Ghillean Prance – one of the UK’s most prominent botanists and ecologists – on Friday 27 April at midday.

The pond – which was awarded £6000 from The Big Lottery Fund – was spearheaded by the school’s site manager Marc Cawte following a recommendation from an ecological survey of the school’s 8 acres of grounds by A Rocha, an international conservation body.

The River School in Worcester applied for the funding after it was announced that £2million of good cause cash was being made available for improving the environment through protecting and creating wildlife habitats for everyone to enjoy.

An application was submitted focusing on revitalising an existing pond in the school grounds.

The pond was a centre for wildlife when the school was a horticultural college in the 1970s.  After falling into disrepair in the early 80s, the pond had been out of action until pupils cleared the site of scrub and Marc Cawte sought funding; the funding has helped to restore it to its former glory.

The completed pond, accessed through a unique Field Maple hedge walk, is now part of an outdoor curriculum area in the school grounds, which includes the recently developed Forest School set amongst the River School’s 250 protected trees.  Once officially open, pupils will be able to see pond wildlife in action and enjoy activities such as pond dipping.  A special ‘pond cam’ is also planned to monitor activity round the clock; pupils from throughout the school have helped with its development.

Launched on BBC’s Springwatch show last June, the aim of the funding programme is to offer grants of between £300 and £10,000 to projects that improve or protect the natural environment by raising awareness of threatened wildlife or places.  A recent report by Lost Life showed that the UK has lost 492 species since 1800, including 24 per cent of butterflies and 22 per cent of amphibians, demonstrating the need for everyone to look after wildlife.

Richard Wood, Headmaster at The River School said: “Encouraging such wildlife habitats in our urban schools is really important for biodiversity and conservation.  It is also helping us to realise our plans for Outdoor Curriculum. This will benefit our pupils and pupils from other schools, both here and internationally, who have no such facilities. We are looking forward to welcoming Sir Ghillean Prance and involving our pupils and parents in a day of celebration!”

The event will also welcome the author of Sir Ghillean’s biography, Clive Langmead, the international Christian conservation organisation A Rocha and guests from local and national schools and Church bodies.

Sir Ghillean will also be speaking on Creation Care at Worcester’s Bible and Science meeting on the previous evening, Thursday 26 April at 8.00pm. This event, open to the public, will be held at Lindisfarne House, Barbourne Terrace, Worcester. Entry is free.

The River School, a Christian independent school for boys and girls aged 3 to 16, was founded by Timothy Crow, who opened the school in 1985; it is situated along The Droitwich Road in Worcester.

For more information please contact the school on 01905 457047.

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COME TO THE RIVER SCHOOL, DROITWICH ROAD, WORCESTER ON FRIDAY 27 APRIL AT FOR 12NOON OPENING.

SIR GHILLEAN PRANCE WILL OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCE THE POND OPEN!

 


PRESS RELEASE

Issue Date :  19 March, 2012

Ref : TRS027

Mock interviews for pupils with local employers

One of Worcestershire’s leading independent schools has teamed up with Worcester College of Technology to give pupils a flavour of the working world!

The practice interviews – for Year 9 pupils at The River School aged 13 and 14 years -will take place at Blooms Garden Centre, Droitwich Road, Worcester on Friday 23 March between 9.00am and 10.00am.

The interviews will be conducted by professional business men and women from local companies including construction giant The Kier Group, law firm Eversheds and Malvern Theatres.

Anne Daniels, School and Community Liaison Officer at Worcester College of Technology said : “Together with The River School we are organising a series of practice interviews for students with the aim of preparing them for the world of work.  The college is very keen to support schools and young people across Worcestershire and we hope to give them practical skills which will support them when applying to college and when looking for employment.  Last year, a survey with local employers illustrated the importance employers place on general attitude such as enthusiasm.  The majority believe they can teach a skill or a role but cannot change attitude.  Practice interviews are therefore an investment in a young persons’ future.”

During the process, employers will give the students feedback on their communication skills, body language and their application forms, in order for them to gain experience and confidence.

Richard Wood, Headmaster at The River School said : “Business mentoring is extremely beneficial in helping to define and focus our pupils career paths and with competition rising for both college places and jobs, we are keen to provide our students with help and support.  An interview can be a daunting experience so by practicing and learning techniques those taking part will increase their chances of future success.”

The River School, a Christian independent school for boys and girls aged 3 to 16, was founded by Timothy Crow, who opened the school in 1985; it is situated along The Droitwich Road in Worcester.

For more information please contact the school on 01905 457047.

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 COME TO BLOOMS GARDEN CENTRE, DROITWICH ROAD, WORCESTER ON FRIDAY 23 MARCH BETWEEN 9.00AM AND 10.00AM. STUDENTS WILL BE OFFERED HELP AND SUPPORT WITH INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES BY LOCAL EMPLOYERS.

 


PRESS RELEASE

Issue Date :  6 April, 2012

Ref : TRS028

Local schoolgirl to play at Queen’s Jubilee

A pupil from one of Worcestershire’s leading independent schools has been selected to play with the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain (NCO) at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations later in the year.

Sarah Brienza, aged 13, from The River School, plays with the NCO, widely recognised as the UK’s premier training ground for young musicians.  It will play at Westminster Hall on Tuesday 5 June before the Queen, members of the Royal family and 700 guests.

Sarah, who plays the clarinet at Grade 8 level, first joined the NCO in 2009 after a successful audition and has since auditioned each year for the Under 11, Under 12 and Under 13 Orchestras.  She is now a full member of the Main Orchestra.  She also plays the piano at Grade 7.

Sarah said : “I am very excited to play for Her Majesty the Queen on her Diamond Jubilee.  It will be the biggest experience of my life so far and a memory I will never forget.”

Sarah, from Droitwich, is the only River School pupil in the NCO.  The Orchestra runs residential music courses in the spring and summer, followed by a concert in a well known venue.  There will be two spring concerts this year, taking place at Cadogan Hall, London on Friday 13 April and at the Town Hall in Birmingham on Saturday 14 April.

Richard Wood, Headmaster at The River School said : “We are immensely proud that Sarah is to play at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in June.  It is an experience that she will never forget!  The NCO is a world-class orchestra and has offered Sarah a unique environment in which to develop personally and musically; we are delighted that her hard work and commitment to her music has paid off so well.”

The NCO offers children like Sarah a life-changing experience with training from top professional musicians.  Formed in 1978 by Vivienne Price MBE – who saw a need for talented children aged under 14 to have their own symphony orchestra – it has since developed and grown.  In 1983, Diana, Princess of Wales, became its Patron.  Performances include live on Blue Peter and more recently a performance with guest soloist and ex-member, Nicola Beneddeti.  In 2001, the orchestra also performed at a private party held by the then Prime Minister Tony Blair, at Downing Street.  Its international profile has been raised with overseas tours to China and Italy and in 2008 the NCO celebrated its 30 year anniversary with a Gala Concert at Symphony Hall in Birmingham, bringing together all 500 of its members.

Tuesday 5 June will see a culmination of the Diamond Jubilee weekend’s celebrations, including a service at St Paul’s Cathedral followed by two receptions, lunch at Westminster Hall, a Carriage Procession to Buckingham Palace and finally a Balcony appearance and Flypast.

The programme of music has yet to be confirmed.

The River School, a Christian independent school for boys and girls aged 3 to 16, was founded by Timothy Crow, who opened the school in 1985; it is situated along the Droitwich Road in Worcester.

For more information please contact the school on 01905 457047.

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PRESS RELEASE

Issue Date :  30 April, 2012

Ref : TRS029

Former River School pupil commissioned to make gates for Richmond Park

A former pupil from one of Worcestershire’s leading independent schools has been commissioned to make a new set of gates for Richmond Park in London.

Joshua De Lisle, aged 21 and a former pupil of The River School in Worcester, will witness the public opening of the gates on Friday 1 June – to coincide with the tercentenary of St Paul’s Cathedral and the end of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations – where he will meet the Queen, Sir David Brewer CMG JP Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Greater London.

Joshua – who is the National Reserve Blacksmithing Champion of The Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths – was a pupil at the school from Year 3 to Year 11. Originally from Worcester, Joshua’s blacksmithing career began when he completed a week’s work experience with a renowned ironworker.  He then enrolled as a student at the National School of Blacksmiths in Hereford.  At the end of his first year, Joshua was presented with the Award for Outstanding Achievement, he then won the Live Forging Competition at The Three Counties Show competing against 40 other students.  At the end of his second year, he was presented with the Award for Best Practical Student and his sculpture – entitled ‘Insectoid’ – was awarded 2nd prize at The Royal York Show, 3rd at The Royal Welsh Show and 4th at The Three Counties Show. During his final year he was awarded the Top Practical Student Award.

The red deer in Richmond Park were the inspiration behind Joshua’s design for the park’s gates; he designed two red stags in a fierce headlock, once the gate is open they stand tall eyeing one another.

Joshua explained : “I am thrilled and delighted that I was chosen to design the gates at Richmond Park.  The journey has been a remarkable one for me and I feel honoured that my art will outlive me.  The opening of the gates next month will be a real highlight of my career to date.”

Richard Wood, Headmaster at The River School said : “We are immensely proud of Joshua and all that he has achieved at such a young age. 

“We are now fundraising to engage Joshua in the creation of the gateway to the River School – this is an important part of our strategy to develop a vibrant outdoor curriculum amongst our 250 protected trees and 8 acres of ground.”

Joshua concluded : “In my work I strive to create craftsmanship quality work which is unique; my aim is to ensure my work reacts with its surroundings and belongs to the place it was designed for.”

The River School, a Christian independent school for boys and girls aged 3 to 16, was founded by Timothy Crow, who opened the school in 1985; it is situated along the Droitwich Road in Worcester.

For more information please contact the school on 01905 457047.

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PRESS RELEASE

Issue Date :  X April, 2012

Ref : TRS030

March open day at local school

One of Worcestershire’s leading independent schools is holding an open day for prospective pupils next month.

The River School in Worcester will open its doors on Thursday 3 May from 10.00am until 1.00pm; everyone is welcome.

Those attending will have the opportunity to meet both the headmaster, Richard Wood, along with key members of staff.  As well as chatting to pupils, the event will include a tour of the school’s beautiful surroundings – 8 acres of Victorian arboretum with an outside Forest School.

Richard Wood, Headmaster at The River School said : “We hold regular open days to encourage people to come along and find out about the school and our special ethos.  Our May open day will allow prospective pupils and their parents to see our ‘outstanding features’ as cited by our 2010 Ofsted report.”

The River School has recently introduced holiday, pre- and after-school care as part of its campaign to improve all aspects of the school.

The River School, a Christian independent school for boys and girls aged 3 to 16, was founded by Timothy Crow, who opened the school in 1985; it is situated along The Droitwich Road in Worcester.

For more information please contact the school on 01905 457047.

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PRESS RELEASE

Issue Date :  23 May, 2012

Ref : TRS031

Much Ado About Nothing performance at local school

One of Worcestershire’s leading independent schools has been chosen as the only Worcester venue for one of Shakespeare’s most endearing comedies.

Heartbreak Productions will perform Much Ado About Nothing at the city’s River School next month.

The performance will take place in the school grounds on Friday 15 June at 7.30pm.  Tickets are now on sale at www.heartbreakproductions.co.uk or by calling the school office on 01905 457047 at a cost 0f £12.00 per adult and £8.00 per child.

Leamington Spa-based Heartbreak Productions have been touring the UK – providing open air theatre at its best – for more than 20 years; its aim is to tell stories that inspire, entertain and challenge, focusing on the ever-changing relationship between audience and actor.

Maddy Kerr, Executive Director of Heartbreak Productions said : “We have performed regularly in and around Worcester for many years and so have a strong local following.  As this is our only Shakespeare performance in the area we are expecting an excellent turn out, so book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.”

Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s most dynamic, poignant and hilarious productions, focusing on two pairs of lovers, Benedick and Beatrice and Claudio and Hero; Benedick and Beatrice are full of scorn for love, marriage and each other whereas Claudio and Hero are a sweet couple who are rendered practically speechless by their love for one another.  As the story unfolds, Benedick and Beatrice are tricked into confessing their love for each other and Claudio is tricked into rejecting Hero at the altar.  However, Dogberry, a Constable, discovers the evil trickery of the villain, Don John; in the end, Don John is captured and everyone else joins in a dance celebrating the marriages of the two couples.

Richard Wood, Headmaster at The River School said : “We are absolutely delighted to be able to open the school’s beautiful grounds to such a highly respected and professional open air theatre company.  We look forward to welcoming people from all over the city to join us in what looks set to be a truly entertaining and inspiring evening.”

All proceeds from the play will go towards the school’s work with Petko Slaveikov School in the Bulgarian capital city of Sofia, the only Christian school in the whole of Bulgaria.

The River School, a Christian independent school for boys and girls aged 3 to 16, was founded by Timothy Crow, who opened the school in 1985; it is situated along The Droitwich Road in Worcester.

For more information please contact the school on 01905 457047.

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COME TO THE RIVER SCHOOL, DROITWICH ROAD, WORCESTER ON FRIDAY 15 JUNE AT 7.30PM.  HEARTBREAK PRODUCTIONS WILL BE PERFORMING AN OPEN AIR PRODUCTION OF SHAKESPEARE’S MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING.

 


PRESS RELEASE

Issue Date :  29 June, 2012

Ref : TRS032

School children from The River School to form Guard of Honour at start of Athletes’ Parade

School children from The River School in Worcester, a Get Set network school, will form a Guard of Honour to line the route as athletes make their way through the Olympic Park into the Olympic Stadium, for the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony.

At the start of the Athletes’ Parade, during the athletes’ procession from the Olympic Village to the Olympic Stadium, the students who will join 249 other schools from across the UK and make up the 2000 student Guard of Honour will line the route, holding lanterns and banners they have created to support one of the 204 competing teams.  For many of the 10,500 athletes the Guard of Honour will be there first experience of the London 2012 Games.

The school children have been preparing to provide a vibrant and diverse welcome for athletes competing at the Games.

The River School has been selected through the reward and recognition programme of the Get Set network, the official London 2012 education programme.  They have demonstrated a commitment to living the Olympic and Paralympic Values and incorporating them into their school lives and curriculum.

Seb Coe, LOCOG Chair said : “The presence of so many young people at the start of the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony will continue to show London 2012’s commitment to put young people at the heart of the Games.  For athletes, the Guard of Honour will provide a stunning welcome to the Games and the prefect curtain raiser for the Athletes’ Parade.”

Rueben Knight, aged 14, from The River School said : “I’m looking forward to the buzz, the whole excitement of the day and to giving all of the athletes a good welcome to our country.”

As well as having the opportunity to cheer on the world’s best athletes and be part of a global moment, the school children will get the exciting chance to tour the Olympic Park and see some of the London 2012 venues before the world turns its attention to Danny Boyle’s Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in the Olympic Stadium later that day.

The Athletes’ Parade will see the participating teams enter the stadium nation by nation. Teams enter in alphabetical order, according to the language of the Host Country and IOC protocol order, apart from the Greek team which enters first for the Olympic Games, and the team of the Host Nation, Team GB, who enter last.

The River School, a Christian independent school for boys and girls aged 3 to 16, was founded by Timothy Crow, who opened the school in 1985; it is situated along The Droitwich Road in Worcester.

For more information please contact the school on 01905 457047.

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The London 2012 Press Office on 0203 2012 100 or visit the website at www.london2012.com

 


PRESS RELEASE

Issue Date :  18 October, 2012

Ref : TRS033

Theatre company to visit local school

A dynamic theatre company will be visiting a Worcester school later this week.

Pure Creative Arts, who work through theatre in education, will be at The River School on Friday 19 October.

The aim is to encourage young people to discover their individual worth and potential.

Abi Nevill, Events Manager, from Pure Creative Arts said : “In our schools and community work we find many struggling with low self esteem and self worth, due to the culture they are growing up in and peer and media pressure.  We work with young people reinforcing their value, building self esteem and reassuring them that they do have choices and can make wise ones that give better prospects for the future.

“We want young people to learn how to make wise choices for themselves; the sexual pressure on young people in today’s culture is very real and we need to support them as much as we can.”

The sessions will take place between 1.30pm and 3.30pm and between 7.00pm and 9.00pm.  The multi media presentations and workshops are aimed at pupils in Years 9, 10 and 11.  The evening presentation will also welcome young people from youth groups throughout the city.

Richard Wood, Headmaster at The River School said : “In today’s society there is an enormous amount of pressure on young people to fit into a culture that is lead by materialism and celebrity.  Pure Creative Arts complements the school’s ethos which aims to build ethical character; academic success naturally follows where young people are confident of themselves and their place in the world. It is ethos which is responsible for the identity of a community with strong ethos building values which are essential for character development”.

The River School, a Christian independent school for boys and girls aged 3 to 16, was founded by Timothy Crow, who opened the school in 1985; it is situated along The Droitwich Road in Worcester.

Pure Creative Arts – Pure – founded in 2003 is a registered charity and theatre in education company based in Liverpool that works nationwide with young people on issues of self-esteem, body image and sex and relationships. Pure uses the medium of theatre to unlock these ‘hard to talk about’ subjects with the young people in a safe, unconfrontational manner and through their follow-up workshops, gives them the opportunity to be honest about their own lives and seek help where needed.

Pure seeks to see each young person realise and be released into their full potential.

Pure’s Director and founder is Tamsin Evans who has a team of approximately 40 staff and volunteers across the UK.

For more information please contact the school on 01905 457047.

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COME TO THE RIVER SCHOOL, DROITWICH ROAD, WORCESTER ON FRIDAY 19 OCTOBER AT 1.30PM WHERE PURE CREATIVE ARTS WILL BE RUNNING A SERIES OF WORKSHOPS AND MULTI MEDIA PRESENTATIONS WITH PUPILS.

 


PRESS RELEASE

Issue Date :  18 October, 2012

Ref : TRS034

Local teacher at first of its kind European conference

A teacher at one of Worcester’s leading independent schools was the keynote speaker at a special conference in The Netherlands.

Graham Coyle from The River School took part in the conference last month in Apeldoorn at The Jacobius Fruytier School.

Organised jointly by the school and The Association of Dutch Reformed Schools, the 2 day conference was the first of its kind where more than 90 school leaders from 12 European nations gathered.

The conference focused on the role and value of Christian schools in Europe, many of which receive substantial state funding, unlike those in the UK.

The other speakers included a Dutch Euro MP and a professor from the University of Amsterdam.

Graham’s speech was entitled ‘The Values of Christian Schools’.

Graham explained : “The River School has a Christian ethos because we believe that education should concern every part of our lives and Christianity enables us this to be possible.  If children and young people are confident in themselves and how they fit into their families, their school and their wider community, then they have the opportunity to reach their academic potential.  Our pupils do well because there is an environment which builds security, identity and value into their characters.

“At the conference I discussed how these ideas had been introduced and embraced into the life of the school.”

Richard Wood, Headmaster at The River School said : “We have developed close links with fellow Christian European schools and we are delighted to have been involved in this first conference.  We are keen to be involved further in the future; one of the likely outcomes is to work towards Christian school organisations from several nations working together to represent our needs to the EU.”

The River School, a Christian independent school for boys and girls aged 3 to 16, was founded by Timothy Crow, who opened the school in 1985; it is situated along The Droitwich Road in Worcester.

For more information please contact the school on 01905 457047.

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