Bishop Hendricks at SRR
3rd September 2014
The Rt Revd Paul Hendricks, Auxiallary Bishop of Southwark, made his second visit to Clifden Road to celebrate Mass on the Feast of Pope St Gregory the Great, patron saint of teachers, on the first full day of term. Year 1, Year 7, Year 8, staff and governors listened as Bishop Paul reminded us that it was Pope St Gregory who sent St Augustine in AD 597 to bring Christianity to Britain. Year 7 pupils served on the altar and read the epistle, psalm and bidding prayers. The Mass was concelebrated by Monsignor WIlliam Saunders, the Dean of Mortlake and a foundation governor of the College. It was a beautful and fitting way to mark the start of our second academic year. There will be a Mass of welcome on the evening of 17th September for new parents and pupils celebrated by our Episcopal Vicar, the Revd Chris Vipers. Bishop John Sherrington, Chairman of the Westminster Education Commission, will make a pastoral visit to the College on Wednesday 8th October. Bishop Sherrington will celebrate Mass with Father Nigel Griffin, parish priest of St Edmund's Whitton and will meet pupils and staff during his visit.
SRR Live @ The Rose
2nd July 2014 (Late report)
SRRCC Y7s joined other secondary school pupils to perform at the Live @ The Rose concert organised by the Richmond Music Trust on 2nd July 2014. Live@ The Rose gave pupils the chance to perform with a live band at a wonderful, professional venue. There were some stunning solo and group performances; Jacob Datchler gave a charismatic performance of Michael Jackson's Man in the Mirror, backed by a choir made up of pupils from local schools and Rachel Hayes won special praise for her moving solo True Colours. The choir performed brilliantly in several other pieces. It was a fabulus experience for all involved.
Huge thanks especially to Ms Gardner for Richmond Music Trust who rehearsed the singers and to Mr Skelton and Mrs Goracci who accompanied the pupils to the dress rehearsals. View more photos (which can be ordered) at Green Focus.
We will remember them
4th August 2014
Pupils from St Richard Reynolds took part in a Day of Vigil to mark the declaration of war on Germany 100 years ago on 4th August 1914. The day began with the the placing of the eternal flame at the foot of the war memorial at Radnor Gardens. SRR pupils Anastasia Hagerty, Alexandra Gold, Katherine Lally and Zacariah Glynne read names of the fallen of the Great War on the Radnor Gardens war memorial. The event concluded in the evening with the naming of the centenary gates by The Mayor of Richmond-upon-Thames Cllr Jane Boulton and Her Serene Highness Princess Marie-Therese von Hohenberg, great granddaughter of Archduke Francis Ferdinand. Lanterns and candles were lit from the eternal flame and the Solemn Commemoration was led by the Mayor’s chaplain, The Revd Jeffrey Hopkin Williams. Our parish priest, Father Ulick Loring (pcitured), led some of the prayers of intercession and gave the Blessing. Huge thanks are due from the community to Cllr Clare Head for her committment and energy in organising the event.
Medals for Team SRR
24th July 2014
St Richard Reynolds entered 22 athletes into Richmond Borough Sports Day last month. Team SRR competed in a range of activities from javelin to hurdles at Kingsmeadow. All our athletes represented the College superbly and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Against stiff competition on the day, Sylvester Jasper finished in first place in the boys hurdles with a fantastic performance and Rowena Brimacombe showed true grit and determination to take first place in the 800 metres race and Wade Vernon narrowly missed out on first place in a tough 100 metres sprint. The SRR girls team finished 6th in the Borough and the SRR boys team achieved an excellent 4th place position. Well done to all involved and thank you to Richmond Schools Sports Partnership for running a fantastic event.