PRESS RELEASE

Issue Date :  16 January, 2014

Ref : TRS051

January open day at local school

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

The River School in Worcester will open its doors on Wednesday 29 January from 10.00am until 1.00pm; everyone is welcome.

Those attending will have the opportunity to meet the Headteacher, Carol Parry along with other 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.

The school recently received a glowing inspection report from The Bridge Schools Inspectorate (BSI).  Of the 8 regulations inspected, it was rated ‘good’ in six and ‘outstanding’ in two.

Carol Parry, Headteacher 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 January open day will allow prospective pupils and their parents to see our ‘outstanding features’ as cited by our recent Ofsted report.”

The River School, a Christian, co-educational independent day school for pupils and young people aged 3 to 16 years, also includes The Brook Nursery.  It was founded by Timothy Crow, who opened the school in 1985 and is situated along The Droitwich Road in Worcester.  The school occupies a large Georgian Grade 2 listed building with outbuildings, set in 8 acres of Victorian arboretum, encompassing both woodland and open grass.

For more information please contact the school on 01905 457047.

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PRESS RELEASE

Issue Date :  7 March, 2014

Ref : TRS52

Pupils to take part in council park project

Pupils from one of Worcestershire’s leading independent schools will be joining forces with Worcester City Council’s parks team next week.

10 Year 9 and 10 pupils from The River School in Worcester will be at Barbourne’s Gheluvelt Park on Wednesday 12 March to help the City Council park’s team build natural habitats for wildlife.

The pupils have worked with the city’s park wardens over the past few years as part of their Citizenship and Community Service studies.

This project is part of the children’s personal character development programme the school is running this term, where they are learning about servant leadership.

Carol Parry, Headteacher 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.  Taking our classroom activities outdoors into the community offers them wonderful opportunities.”

Michelle Newell, Community Engagement Team Leader at Worcester City Council said : “We’re really pleased to have the River School children working with us. It’s a great opportunity to have extra pairs of hands helping with practical work in the park. Amongst other things, the children will be building bat and bird boxes.”

The River School, a Christian, co-educational independent day school for pupils and young people aged 3 to 16 years, also includes The Brook Nursery.  It was founded by Timothy Crow, who opened the school in 1985 and is situated along The Droitwich Road in Worcester.  The school occupies a large Georgian Grade 2 listed building with outbuildings, set in 8 acres of Victorian arboretum, encompassing both woodland and open grass.

For more information please contact the school on 01905 457047.

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PHOTO OPPORTUNITY…PHOTO OPPORTUNITY…PHOTO OPPORTUNITY…

COME TO GHELUVELT PARK, WORCESTER ON WEDNESDAY 12 MARCH BETWEEN 1.50PM – 3.00PM.  PUPILS FROM THE RIVER SCHOOL WILL JOIN THE CITY COUNCIL’S PARK WARDENS TO HELP CREATE NATURAL HABITATS FOR THE PARK’S WILDLIFE.

 


PRESS RELEASE

Issue Date :  18 March, 2014

Ref : TRS053

May open day at local school

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

The River School in Worcester will open its doors on Wednesday 7 May from 10.00am until 1.00pm; everyone is welcome.

Those attending will have the opportunity to meet the Headteacher, Carol Parry along with other 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.

The school recently received a glowing inspection report from The Bridge Schools Inspectorate (BSI).  Of the 8 regulations inspected, it was rated ‘good’ in six and ‘outstanding’ in two.

Carol Parry, Headteacher 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 recent Ofsted report.”

The River School, a Christian, co-educational independent day school for pupils and young people aged 3 to 16 years, also includes The Brook Nursery.  It was founded by Timothy Crow, who opened the school in 1985 and is situated along The Droitwich Road in Worcester.  The school occupies a large Georgian Grade 2 listed building with outbuildings, set in 8 acres of Victorian arboretum, encompassing both woodland and open grass.

For more information please contact the school on 01905 457047.

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For media comment please contact :

Carol Parry on 01905 457047

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY…PHOTO OPPORTUNITY…PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

COME ALONG TO THE RIVER SCHOOL, DROITWICH ROAD, WORCESTER ON WEDNESDAY 7 MAY BETWEEN 10.00AM AND 1.00PM. PROSPECTIVE PARENTS AND PUPILS WILL BE VISITING THE SCHOOL AND MEETING STAFF AND PUPILS

 


PRESS RELEASE

Issue Date :  30 April, 2014

Ref : TRS054

Team building day out for local pupils

Pupils from one of Worcestershire’s leading independent schools recently visited a local Christian youth centre.

Forty five River School pupils from Years 9-11 will spent a day at The Gaines Centre in Whitbourne at the end of March.

The young people spent their time helping with grounds and site maintenance, preparing for the centre’s busy activity season which takes place from spring onwards.

This project is part of the children’s personal character development programme the school is running this term, where they are learning about servant leadership.

Carol Parry, Headteacher at The River School explained : “Our students gained a great deal from their day at the centre.  Ensuring they get involved with their local communities and appreciating the importance of different environments for the benefit of others helps them understand how serving and leading work in today’s world.  Team building and importantly, having fun were also high on the agenda!”

The day marked the end of an era for Year 11 pupils at the school before they went on exam leave.

Gaines is part of the wider ministry of CampXL – a limited company registered in England and Wales and also a registered charity – which runs events throughout the year during the school holidays including performing arts, sport, fashion, surfing, film making, skiing and go-karting.

The River School, a Christian, co-educational independent day school for pupils and young people aged 3 to 16 years, also includes The Brook Nursery.  It was founded by Timothy Crow, who opened the school in 1985 and is situated along The Droitwich Road in Worcester.  The school occupies a large Georgian Grade 2 listed building with outbuildings, set in 8 acres of Victorian arboretum, encompassing both woodland and open grass.

For more information please contact the school on 01905 457047.

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PRESS RELEASE

Issue Date :  21 March, 2014

Ref : TRS55

Local school set to welcome Bulgarian pupils

6 pupils and 1 teacher from a Bulgarian school will be visiting their counterparts at a Worcester school later this month.

The River School – which has a special relationship with Petko Slaveikov School in the Bulgarian capital city of Sofia – will welcome the group on Sunday 23 March for a week.

Staying with host families associated with the school, this will be the third group from Bulgaria that The River School has welcomed.  During their time they will spend time in school, take part in planned trips and enjoy visits into Worcester.

The pupils from Petko Slaveikov School – which is the only Christian school in the whole of Bulgaria – will also benefit from improvements to their English.  The relationship also encourages them to develop ways of putting their Christian faith into action, in a nation where practising an active Christian faith can be challenging.

Since March 2010 River School pupils have raised approximately £10,000 to fund future trips between the schools.  This helps to pay for air fares, accommodation, gifts to the school as well as part-funding the teachers salaries.

Carol Parry, Headteacher at The River School said : “Both pupils and staff are very much looking forward to this month’s visit; it not only helps support them in the development of their English, it is also of real importance to our pupils.  All of them have worked so hard to help the school grow and develop and it is a testament to their commitment and enthusiasm that the relationship continues to go from strength to strength.”

The River School, a Christian, co-educational independent day school for pupils and young people aged 3 to 16 years, also includes The Brook Nursery.  It was founded by Timothy Crow, who opened the school in 1985 and is situated along The Droitwich Road in Worcester.  The school occupies a large Georgian Grade 2 listed building with outbuildings, set in 8 acres of Victorian arboretum, encompassing both woodland and open grass.

For more information please contact the school on 01905 457047.

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Carol Parry on 01905 457047

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY…PHOTO OPPORTUNITY…PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

COME ALONG TO THE RIVER SCHOOL ON MONDAY 24 MARCH ANYTIME BETWEEN 12.30PM AND 1.30PM.  PUPILS – FROM BOTH SCHOOLS – AND STAFF WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

 


PRESS RELEASE

Issue Date :  25 March, 2014

Ref : TRS56

Go Wild at The River School this May

An event that aims to encourage residents to explore nature will be held at The River School in May for the second year running.

The Go Wild event will take place in the school grounds – set in 8 acres of Victorian arboretum, encompassing both woodland and open grass – on Sunday 18 May between 3.00pm and 5.00pm.

Organised by The Friends of The River School – an enthusiastic group of parents and teachers who support its community and provide practical help to the school – it will include activities such as pond dipping, camp fire, bushcraft, den building and face painting.  Tea and cakes will be available and families encouraged to bring along picnics.  Wet weather gear and wellies recommended if it rains!

Carol Parry, Headteacher at The River School said : “Our Go Wild event was a huge success last year with families coming along to enjoy our beautiful surroundings and take part in some fun activities.  This year’s event will build on last year’s and we hope to welcome more people.  Please feel free to come along!”

The event is free and open to everyone; there is ample car parking. Refreshments are available for a small charge.

The River School, a Christian, co-educational independent day school for pupils and young people aged 3 to 16 years, also includes The Brook Nursery.  It was founded by Timothy Crow, who opened the school in 1985 and is situated along The Droitwich Road in Worcester.  The school occupies a large Georgian Grade 2 listed building with outbuildings,.

For more information please contact the school on 01905 457047.

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PHOTO OPPORTUNITY…PHOTO OPPORTUNITY…PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

COME ALONG TO THE RIVER SCHOOL ON SUNDAY 18 MAY BETWEEN 3.00PM AND 5.00PM TO TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS OF A FREE, FUN, FAMILY AFTERNOON IN THE BEAUTIFUL GROUNDS.


PRESS RELEASE

Issue Date :  27 May, 2014

Ref : TRS057

Local pupils grow in confidence on residential trip

Pupils from one of Worcestershire’s leading independent schools have recently returned from a residential trip at a specialist venue for outdoor activity.

Eighteen Year 5 and 6 pupils from The River School spent 3 days at The Pioneer Centre in Cleobury Mortimer.

The children took part in a number of activities including high ropes, low ropes, initiative games, caving, archery, abseiling, climbing, raft building and camp fires.

Carol Parry, Headteacher at The River School explained : “Every two years I have taken Years 5 and 6 away for a residential trip for a few days in the summer term.  These trips are always such a success and this one was no exception!  I was both amazed and encouraged by how the children rose to the challenge that the activities provided.  They have all come home having learnt how to develop their relationships with each other, make new ones and importantly had a lot of fun!  With their self esteem boosted I am thoroughly delighted with the outcome for our young people.”

The pupils had a team of trained instructors with them every day, as well as a group of 4 staff and adults from the school.

Situated on the edge of the Wyre Forest, together with Action Centres UK, The Pioneer Centre has a combined experience of more than 55 years in inspiring and motivating people, groups and organisations.  Welcoming almost 20,000 guests each year, the 25 acre Canadian themed site is perfect for school, youth adventure, training, curriculum residentials as well as conferences and group holidays.

The River School, a Christian, co-educational independent day school for pupils and young people aged 3 to 16 years, also includes The Brook Nursery.  It was founded by Timothy Crow, who opened the school in 1985 and is situated along The Droitwich Road in Worcester.  The school occupies a large Georgian Grade 2 listed building with outbuildings, set in 8 acres of Victorian arboretum, encompassing both woodland and open grass.

For more information please contact the school on 01905 457047.

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Carol Parry on 01905 457047


PRESS RELEASE

Issue Date :  4 June, 2014

Ref : TRS58

All welcome at River School summer fete

One of Worcestershire’s leading independent schools has announced the date of its summer fete.

The River School in Worcester is holding its annual summer term event next month on Saturday 28 June from 12midday until 2.00pm.

A major fundraiser in the school’s calendar, last year’s fete raised £1480; with this year’s event due to be bigger and better, there are high hopes to surpass this figure!

Organised by The Friends of The River School – an enthusiastic group of parents and teachers who support its community and provide practical help to the school – the fete will include a host of activities and games as well as competitions, music, refreshments and stalls. 

Carol Parry, Headteacher at The River School said : “Our summer fetes are always a huge success and we would encourage people to come along to enjoy our beautiful surroundings and take part in some fun activities.  This year’s event will build on previous ones so please feel free to come along!”

The event is free and open to everyone; there is ample car parking.

The River School, a Christian, co-educational independent day school for pupils and young people aged 3 to 16 years, also includes The Brook Nursery.  It was founded by Timothy Crow, who opened the school in 1985 and is situated along The Droitwich Road in Worcester.  The school occupies a large Georgian Grade 2 listed building with outbuildings, set in 8 acres of Victorian arboretum, encompassing both woodland and open grass.

For more information please contact the school on 01905 457047.

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Carol Parry on 01905 457047

 


PRESS RELEASE

Issue Date :  19 May, 2014

Ref : TRS59

Art exhibition of pupil’s work at The River School

One of Worcestershire’s leading independent schools has announced the date of its annual art exhibition.

The River School in Worcester will celebrate the hard work of its art GCSE students this Wednesday, 21 May.

In total, 8 students are studying GCSE Art at the school; taking place over two years, the course is split into two parts, a portfolio of work and a set task.

The students work to four assessment objectives which comprise of development, experimentation and observation ending with a ten hour finished piece which – together with all their preparatory work – is summed up as ‘present’.

The exhibition coincides with their assessment and all of the pupils will be present to answer questions about their pieces to staff, pupils and the wider school community.  Everyone is welcome to attend!

In 2012, a former pupil from The River School was commissioned to make a new set of gates for Richmond Park in London.  Joshua De Lisle, then aged 21, witnessed the public opening of the gates in June of that year – to coincide with the tercentenary of St Paul’s Cathedral and the end of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations – where he was presented to 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.

Carol Parry, Headteacher at The River School said : “Our annual art exhibition is a lovely way to celebrate the creative achievements of our young people.  We have a number of pupils going on to do Art A Level and wish them all the very best!  We are immensely proud of all their achievements.”

The River School, a Christian, co-educational independent day school for pupils and young people aged 3 to 16 years, also includes The Brook Nursery.  It was founded by Timothy Crow, who opened the school in 1985 and is situated along The Droitwich Road in Worcester.  The school occupies a large Georgian Grade 2 listed building with outbuildings, set in 8 acres of Victorian arboretum, encompassing both woodland and open grass.

For more information please contact the school on 01905 457047.

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For media comment please contact :

Carol Parry on 01905 457047

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY…PHOTO OPPORTUNITY…PHOTO OPPORTUNITY…

COME ALONG TO THE RIVER SCHOOL, DROITWICH ROAD, WORCESTER ON WEDNESDAY 21 MAY AT 4.30PM. STUDENTS AND THEIR ART WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.


PRESS RELEASE

Issue Date :  16 June, 2014

Ref : TRS60

Local pupils benefit from Worcester Bosch mock interviews

Pupils from one of Worcestershire’s leading independent schools took part in a series of mock interviews recently.

Year 9 students from The River School in Worcester engaged in a mock interview experience at one of the city’s major employers.

Organised in partnership with the Human Resources department at Worcester Bosch, the aim of the session was to introduce them to the world of work and offer them a glimpse into an employer’s domain.

The event was also supported by Worcester College of Technology which has helped The River School develop its careers education programme over the past three years.

Carol Parry, Headteacher at The River School said : “The mock interview process at the Worcester Bosch headquarters really helped our pupils understand the importance of preparing for interviews, presenting themselves to prospective employers or colleges, breaking down the fear of the unknown and importantly building their confidence for the future.”

The initiative was part of the young people’s career education this term, which aims to inspire students to start researching possible career paths.

Alongside the mock interviews – and to ensure the day was as valuable to the students as possible – a mock assessment centre was also set up.

The event began with presentations from Worcester Bosch on the company and improving employability, followed by a group ‘build a bridge’ activity.  The mock interviews were conducted by two members of the Bosch HR team and a member of staff from Worcester College of Technology.

Worcester Bosch was approached by the school due to its position in the city as a well-respected employer.

Carol concluded : “Our thanks go to Worcester Bosch for their help and support; we feel very privileged that our young people have had such a positive and beneficial opportunity.”

The River School, a Christian, co-educational independent day school for pupils and young people aged 3 to 16 years, also includes The Brook Nursery.  It was founded by Timothy Crow, who opened the school in 1985 and is situated along The Droitwich Road in Worcester.  The school occupies a large Georgian Grade 2 listed building with outbuildings, set in 8 acres of Victorian arboretum, encompassing both woodland and open grass.

For more information please contact the school on 01905 457047.

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PRESS RELEASE

Issue Date :  4 June, 2014

Ref : TRS61

End of an era for local pupils

Pupils from one of Worcestershire’s leading independent schools will say a fond farewell to their peers and teachers at a special event later this month.

14 Year 11 pupils from The River School will celebrate their time at the school at a leavers party at The Green Room – Worcester’s first ever gourmet burger bar – on Saturday 16 June at 7.00pm.

Carol Parry, Headteacher at The River School said : “We have the privilege as a school of welcoming young children at the age of 3 and then watching them grow and develop in character and maturity, leaving us with a healthy spread of GCSE’s and invaluable experience.  This special evening will give us all the chance to celebrate their education as well as their achievements as both individuals and as a class.”

The pupils – who will receive their GCSE results in August – are set to go onto further educational establishments, including The King’s School, Worcester Sixth Form College, Tudor Grange Academy and Worcester College of Technology

Parents are invited to listen to the speeches; entertainment will be provided by the pupils themselves.

The Green Room – which opened last October – is situated in  CrownGate Shopping Centre, in the heart of the city and the CrownGate food quarter and is the brain child of local restaurateur Justin Bradley.

The Green Room is open every day as well as Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.  With seating for more than 100 people, The Green Room is also open for private parties.

The River School, a Christian, co-educational independent day school for pupils and young people aged 3 to 16 years, also includes The Brook Nursery.  It was founded by Timothy Crow, who opened the school in 1985 and is situated along The Droitwich Road in Worcester.  The school occupies a large Georgian Grade 2 listed building with outbuildings, set in 8 acres of Victorian arboretum, encompassing both woodland and open grass.

For more information please contact the school on 01905 457047.

For further information about The Green Room call Justin Bradley on 07545335728.

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PRESS RELEASE

Issue Date :  23 June, 2014

Ref : TRS62

Summer fundraising day at local school

Pupils from one of Worcestershire’s leading independent schools will take part in a special fundraising day later this week.

The River School will be raising much needed funds for its chosen charity this year, ‘Touch a 1000 lives’, on Wednesday 25 June.  Extra funds will go towards replacing classroom flooring, buying new textbooks and refreshing the netball court.

The day will include the following :

A non-uniform day;

Ice-creams for sale;

A teddy bears picnic;

A penny trail around the school.

Touch 1000 Lives is a UK charity working to save children from being sold into slave labour.  One of its projects centres around the Soya tribe in Andhra Pradesh, a tribe of about 1000 families who are outside the caste system and therefore ‘untouchable’.  The Soya tribe live so close to the brink that from time to time when they run out of food they sell their children; they are sold into either slavery in the rock quarries or into prostitution.  Touch 1000 Lives is committed to saving the Soya tribe children and have so far :

  • Provided sewing machines and training in tailoring, thereby ensuring that the women of the tribe can make and sell clothes;
  • Provide families with free food as long as they stay together;
  • Laid the foundation stone for a new school to ensure Soya children receive an education.

Further projects planned include developing a chicken farm and providing training in carpentry.

Carol Parry, Headteacher at The River School said : “It is part of the school’s ethos to encourage our young people to develop a sense of their place in the world.  From this, they learn how they can make a difference to children and families who are less fortunate.  Supporting this worthwhile charity will provide them with such an opportunity as well as raising much needed funds to combat the terrible poverty and suffering experienced by these Indian children.”

The River School, a Christian, co-educational independent day school for pupils and young people aged 3 to 16 years, also includes The Brook Nursery.  It was founded by Timothy Crow, who opened the school in 1985 and is situated along The Droitwich Road in Worcester.  The school occupies a large Georgian Grade 2 listed building with outbuildings, set in 8 acres of Victorian arboretum, encompassing both woodland and open grass.

For more information please contact the school on 01905 457047.

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For media comment please contact :

Carol Parry on 01905 457047

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY…PHOTO OPPORTUNITY…PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

COME ALONG TO THE RIVER SCHOOL ON WEDNESDAY 25 JUNE AT 12MIDDAY FOR A HOST OF PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES IN THE BEAUTIFUL SCHOOL GROUNDS!


PRESS RELEASE

Issue Date :  1 July, 2014

Ref : TRS63

Local pupils learn life lessons from the older generation

Pupils from one of Worcestershire’s leading independent schools will be put through their paces tomorrow at a senior citizens exercise class.

20 pupils from years 7 to 10 pupils from The River School in Worcester will attend the class at Perdiswell Leisure Centre, along the Droitwich Road, on Wednesday 2 July from 9.30am to 10.30am.

Carol Parry, Headteacher at The River School said : “The older generation can be a real inspiration to us in so many ways, including how to keep fit and mobile.  Many young people today lead sedentary lifestyles; we are therefore keen to encourage our pupils to get fit and active.  The health and social benefits of exercise are of paramount importance in the development of children; this, coupled with the inspirational stories of the older generation, have been both welcomed and enjoyed by all those taking part.”

The body conditioning exercise classes – run by 1Life – take place every weekday morning and although not specifically for older people, ladies in their 60s, 70s and even 80s take part.

Lynne Thompson, fitness instructor at Perdiswell Leisure Centre said : “This has been a remarkable project for both our older ladies attending the classes and also The River School’s young people.  A healthy lifestyle needs to start from a young age and we are delighted that our ladies are both keen to keep fit and active and encourage young people to do so too!”

Lynne has been teaching the class for 25 years and believes it is a testament to those who have taken part over the decades and are still enjoying a healthy, happy and independent life.

The River School, a Christian, co-educational independent day school for pupils and young people aged 3 to 16 years, also includes The Brook Nursery.  It was founded by Timothy Crow, who opened the school in 1985 and is situated along The Droitwich Road in Worcester.  The school occupies a large Georgian Grade 2 listed building with outbuildings, set in 8 acres of Victorian arboretum, encompassing both woodland and open grass.

For more information please contact the school on 01905 457047.

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PHOTO OPPORTUNITY…PHOTO OPPORTUNITY…PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

COME ALONG TO PERDISWELL LEISURE CENTRE ON WEDNESDAY 2 JULY AT 10.00AM TO WITNESS BOTH YOUNG AND OLD TAKING PART IN A FITNESS CLASSS


PRESS RELEASE

Issue Date :  3 September, 2014

Ref : TRS64

Success for local pupils at inter-school athletics competition

Pupils from one of Worcestershire’s leading independent schools have been crowned as winners at an inter-school athletics competition in Oxford.

48 young people from The River School in Worcester took part in the Christian Schools’ Trust competition, winning The Small Schools Category, pipping last year’s winners – pupils from Emmanuel Walsall in – by 8 points.  Placed 4th overall, the day has been hailed as a great success by both pupils and staff.

The event, which has taken place annually for more than 20 years, welcomed 300 pupils in total from schools throughout the UK.

The 2014 event was held at Horspath Sports Ground in Oxford and was organised by the schools taking part, The King’s School in Witney, The King’s School in Harpenden, The King’s School is Southampton and The King’s School in Basingstoke.  All of the schools – along with The River School – are part of the Christian Schools’ Trust.

The children competed in 100m, 200m, 300m, 400m, 800m and 1500m as well as shot putt, discus, javelin, long jump, high jump, and both 60m and 80m sprints for Years 5 and 6 pupils.

After winning overall for nine years in a row, The King’s School in Harpenden were finally beaten to the overall trophy by The King’s School in Southampton, who won by 7 points.  Southampton won 5 trophies, Harpenden 3 and Basingstoke and Witney one each.

Carol Parry, Headteacher at The River School said : “Taking part in competitive sport is an excellent way for young people to challenge themselves as well as grow and develop as a team.  We are absolutely delighted with our pupils efforts and would like to congratulate them all on their success.  Our thanks go to the organisers who put on such a fabulous event.”

The River School, a Christian, co-educational independent day school for pupils and young people aged 3 to 16 years, also includes The Brook Nursery.  It was founded by Timothy Crow, who opened the school in 1985 and is situated along The Droitwich Road in Worcester.  The school occupies a large Georgian Grade 2 listed building with outbuildings, set in 8 acres of Victorian arboretum, encompassing both woodland and open grass.

For more information please contact the school on 01905 457047.

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PRESS RELEASE

Issue Date :  5 September, 2014

Ref : TRS65

Local school celebrates new appointments

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

Raquel Barrioneuva Garcia has been appointed as Spanish teacher at The River School in Worcester, alongside Dave Cutteridge, Chris Graham and Lucy Graham as Teaching Assistants in the senior school. Lydia Michaela joins the Early Years Department as Reception Class teacher and Jessica Booth joins the school’s Wrap Around Care team.

Carol Parry, Headteacher 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 continue to work hard to appoint staff appropriately to the needs of our pupils and parents.

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

“As Dave, Lydia and Lucy are all ex pupils, it is a testimony to the school’s ethos that they have returned as members of staff.”

The River School, a Christian, co-educational independent day school for pupils and young people aged 3 to 16 years, also includes The Brook Nursery.  It was founded by Timothy Crow, who opened the school in 1985 and is situated along The Droitwich Road in Worcester.  The school occupies a large Georgian Grade 2 listed building with outbuildings, set in 8 acres of Victorian arboretum, encompassing both woodland and open grass.

For more information please contact the school on 01905 457047

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Carol Parry on 01905 457047

 


PRESS RELEASE

Issue Date :  16 September, 2014

Ref : TRS066

September open day at local school

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

The River School in Worcester will open its doors on Wednesday 24 September from 10.00am until 1.00pm; everyone is welcome.

Those attending will have the opportunity to meet the Headteacher, Carol Parry along with other 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.

The school recently received a glowing inspection report from The Bridge Schools Inspectorate (BSI).  Of the 8 regulations inspected, it was rated ‘good’ in six and ‘outstanding’ in two.

Carol Parry, Headteacher 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 September open day will allow prospective pupils and their parents to see our ‘outstanding features’ as cited by our recent Ofsted report.”

The River School, a Christian, co-educational independent day school for pupils and young people aged 3 to 16 years, also includes The Brook Nursery.  It was founded by Timothy Crow, who opened the school in 1985 and is situated along The Droitwich Road in Worcester.  The school occupies a large Georgian Grade 2 listed building with outbuildings, set in 8 acres of Victorian arboretum, encompassing both woodland and open grass.

For more information please contact the school on 01905 457047.

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PHOTO OPPORTUNITY…PHOTO OPPORTUNITY…PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

COME ALONG TO THE RIVER SCHOOL, DROITWICH ROAD, WORCESTER ON WEDNESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER BETWEEN 10.00AM AND 1.00PM. PROSPECTIVE PARENTS AND PUPILS WILL BE VISITING THE SCHOOL AND MEETING STAFF AND PUPILS

 


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Issue Date :  3 October, 2014

Ref : TRS67

Villains descend on local school!

A damsel in distress will be faced with imminent danger at one of Worcestershire’s leading independent schools.

The River School’s Year 11 GCSE drama group is inviting pupils, parents and staff to come along and watch their latest performance of Deborah Keillor cliffhanger, ‘The Perils of Pauline’.

The play – which will be at 7.30pm on Wednesday 8 October at the school – is one of Deborah’s resounding successes; a 1914 American film serial, Pauline is menaced by assorted villains, including pirates and Indians.  Placed in situations that look sure to result in her imminent death, Pauline somehow manages to escape danger.

The main characters are played by Chloe Dawson-Bowman as Pauline and Zac Peel as Algernon Willoughby-Smythe.

The school stages annual plays with recent successes including The ‘Diary of Anne Frank’, ‘Wedding of the Year’ and John Chapman’s farce ‘Nil by Mouth’.

Carol Parry, Headteacher of The River School said : “Rehearsals for ‘The Perils of Pauline’ have proved to be a great deal of fun for all those involved and we are sure that the audience won’t be disappointed.  We have a number of excellent drama students and – with our focus on building character and developing our young children – we are confident that our rendition will be a resounding success!”

The River School, a Christian, co-educational independent day school for pupils and young people aged 3 to 16 years, also includes The Brook Nursery.  It was founded by Timothy Crow, who opened the school in 1985 and is situated along The Droitwich Road in Worcester.  The school occupies a large Georgian Grade 2 listed building with outbuildings, set in 8 acres of Victorian arboretum, encompassing both woodland and open grass.

Tickets are free although booking is essential to guarantee seats; please call 01905 457047. 

For more information please contact the school on 01905 457047.

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PRESS RELEASE

Issue Date :  7 November, 2014

Ref : TRS68

Local school visits Bulgaria

8 pupils and 3 teachers from a local Worcester school have just returned from visiting their counterparts at a Bulgarian school.

The River School – which has a special relationship with Petko Slaveikov School in the Bulgarian capital city of Sofia – was welcomed by staff and pupils last month for a week.  Since its first visit, Petko Slaveikov School has grown from 60 to 90, with the majority of children under 7 years of age.

Graham Coyle, who led the trip, said : “Our team were brilliant and, as always, far exceeded their own expectations.  Each young person has grown in confidence, courage and capacity to take on new and adventurous tasks.  They showed themselves to be reliable, tenacious and committed.”

This was the sixth time a group from The River School has visited Bulgaria.  During their time they spent time in school, took part in planned trips and enjoyed visits in the surrounding area.

The pupils from Petko Slaveikov School – which is the only Christian school with senior aged pupils in the whole of Bulgaria – benefitted from improvements to their English.  The relationship also encourages them to develop ways of putting their Christian faith into action, in a nation where practising an active Christian faith can be challenging.

Since March 2010 River School pupils have raised approximately £20,000 to fund future trips between the schools.  This helps to pay for air fares, accommodation, gifts to the school as well as part-funding the teachers salaries. 

Carol Parry, Headteacher at The River School said : “Both pupils and staff very much enjoyed this month’s visit; it not only helps support our Bulgarian counterparts in the development of their English, it is also of real importance to our pupils.  All of them have worked so hard to help the school grow and develop and it is a testament to their commitment and enthusiasm that the relationship continues to go from strength to strength.”

The River School, a Christian, co-educational independent day school for pupils and young people aged 3 to 16 years, also includes The Brook Nursery.  It was founded by Timothy Crow, who opened the school in 1985 and is situated along The Droitwich Road in Worcester.  The school occupies a large Georgian Grade 2 listed building with outbuildings, set in 8 acres of Victorian arboretum, encompassing both woodland and open grass.

For more information please contact the school on 01905 457047.

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Issue Date :  29 November, 2014

Ref : TRS69

Pupils in council park project

Pupils from one of Worcester’s leading independent schools joined forces with Worcester City Council’s parks team earlier this week.

12 Year 8 pupils from The River School visited Barbourne’s Gheluvelt Park on Monday 24 November to help the city’s park wardens with their spring bulb planting.

The pupils have worked with the city’s park wardens over the past few years as part of their Citizenship and Community Service studies.

Carol Parry, Headteacher 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.”

Michelle Newell, Community Engagement Supervisor at Worcester City Council said : “We’re really pleased to have had the River School children working with us. It’s a great opportunity to have extra pairs of hands helping with practical work in the park. The children helped the park horticultural team to begin the spring planting.”

The spring bulbs for Gheluvelt Park include Fritillary and daffodils.

The River School, a Christian, co-educational independent day school for pupils and young people aged 3 to 16 years, also includes The Brook Nursery.  It was founded by Timothy Crow, who opened the school in 1985 and is situated along The Droitwich Road in Worcester.  The school occupies a large Georgian Grade 2 listed building with outbuildings, set in 8 acres of Victorian arboretum, encompassing both woodland and open grass.

For more information please contact the school on 01905 457047.

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Carol Parry on 01905 457047