Neighbours of Tonbridge Grammar School

Dear Neighbour,

Tonbridge Grammar School would like to ensure that those surrounding the School are kept up to date with what is happening on the site. This page will also offer the local residents ease of access to contact the School, building a stronger local community.


Notification of Upcoming Events
 

Desperate Journeys - Empathy Action

After receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback from last year, TGS will once again be hosting the Empathy Action “Desperate Journeys” event.  This is an immersive experience for visitors which explores the global refugee crisis by tracking the journey of a family forced from their homes in a war-torn country. It is a challenging piece based firmly on facts, first-hand accounts and case studies to bring home to those taking part the human stories behind the headlines. Using actors and props, the students will be following the refugee’s journey from the city, to the coast, across the sea and to Europe and witnessing the decisions that made that could potentially affect the entire outcome of the journey. This simulation of a refugee life experience allows participants to ‘walk in the shoes’ of those in extreme poverty and desperation. The aim is to help the students to better understand the needs of people facing such situations by offering a small insight into the reality they face. Please see the website for further information about the organization and their work http://www.empathyaction.org/desperatejourneys/

The simulation is conducted in tents, which will be erected in the main Car Park on Monday and Tuesday next week (beginning June 10th) and removed on Saturday 15th.  Sessions for the students will be running from 11 until 3:40 on Wed-Fri of that week. The charity will also be running evening sessions at 6pm and 7:30pm on the Tuesday and Friday.  If you would like to attend an evening session please let us know via the School Office (office@tgs.kent.sch.uk) marked FAO Caroline Ghali (AHT).

Duke of Edinburgh Awards Weekend

Year 10 Students will be undertaking part of their D of E Award Certification this weekend.  This will include camping overnight on the School Playing Fields.  Students will be arriving late Saturday afternoon (on foot). Once all students are on site they will not be permitted to leave and gates will be closed after  18:00hrs.

Students will leaving on foot after 08:00am on Sunday morning.  They will be instructed to keep noise to a minimum and respect residents when entering and leaving the School site.


Contact DetailS

To ensure that your queries are seen to as quickly as possible, please contact Jeremy Kenyon.
Email: neighbours@tgs.kent.sch.uk
Telephone: 01732 365125 ext 268