Students at Tonbridge Grammar School (TGS) are celebrating outstanding results again this year which show even further improvement from last year’s exceptional results.
On Monday 4th of July 2016, TGS set up camp at Tonbridge School track for one of the highlights of the school year- Sports Day. With lots of excitement, face-paint, and a clear weather forecast the five houses of Arnold, Carey, Fayerman, Mitchener and Taylor each established their base along the side of the track.
World Music day was great fun, and consisted of three activities. One of my favourites was signing tropical Calypso style music, from Trinidad. Music from the Caribbean is associated with carnivals, festival and celebration. It is light hearted, fun and cheerful, with witty lyrics. The style Calypso uses acoustic or bass guitar and sometimes some soft percussion.
Bushcraft camp was really enjoyable and we learnt a lot from it. As well as bushcraft skills such as making fires, building shelters, sleeping outside and camouflage, the week was focused on Risk-taking. There was nothing we were forced to do, but trying everything meant we could gain a lot of experience.
A LOCAL CHILDREN’S choir who have enchanted audiences for over twenty five years returned from an iconic international festival in North Wales.
The GCSE music showcase was a great event for us as students to show what we have learnt about performing from the start of our course and perform confidently in front of an audience.
This year the Year 9 camp week returned to Blacklands Farm in the Ashdown Forest. The students experienced a wide range of exciting activities including kayaking, mountain-biking, crate-stacking, abseiling, rock-scrambling, archery and problem-solving as well as a number of high-rope challenges which tested both agility and nerve.