Friends of Ripon Grammar School events

Friends of Ripon Grammar School events and updates

FRGS Events updates 

I should like to thank everybody that supported our Grand Summer Prize Draw last June; we raised just over £ 2,800, which was a great kickstart to the Classroom Refurbishment Project.

All our lucky prize winners have been notified, but the winning ticket numbers were:

  1. Yorkshire Hamper – 18733
  2. Family Hamper 1 – 14683
  3. Family Hamper 2 – 03809
  4. Garden / Home Lovers Hamper – 12742
  5. Food Lovers Hamper – 00504
  6. Pamper Hamper – 17479
  7. Race Goers 1 (Ripon Races) – 17177
  8. Race Goers 2 Thirsk Races) – 12952
  9. Race Goers 3 (Catterick Races) – 17325
  10. Race Goers 4 (Sunderland Greyhound Stadium) – 12629

Autumn Term Events

As always, we have plenty of exciting events lined up for the Autumn Term, as well as our informal gathering (which could be exciting!) so that you can see what we do…

Meet the Friends is our informal gathering and held in the 6th form common room at 7pm on Monday 16th September. Everybody is welcome to come along to have a drink and a piece of cake (or two!) and chat to the committee about what we do, how you might be able to help and perhaps to inspire us with some new ideas, (which are always welcomed).

1st Year Family Quiz on Friday 27th September at 7pm in the Main Hallis open to all 1st year families (whether you are a new family to the school or not). Tickets are £5 per family, available via Parentpay or from Mrs Kinread at Reception.

An Indian Street Food Cookery Demonstration will be help on Thursday 17th October at 7pm in the Main Hall. We are all looking forward to learning about and tasting some of the delicious food prepared by Vaishali Joshi of Creative Curries; tickets will be available via Parentpay towards the end of September.

After half term we are holding a World Challenge Shopping Evening on Thursday 28th November at 7pm in the Main Hall. This event is to help the world challenge participants raise money for their trip to India and Sri Lanka during the summer of 2020. They will have a range of Christmas themed goodies for you to browse and buy and refreshments will be available on the evening. A gold coin donation is requested on the door to help towards the fundraising?? [or indeed ours!?]

After the run(a)way success of this competition last year Bridal Rogue Gallery have agreed to hold another Prom / Evening Dress Design Competition. Details will be available during December, with the competition being judged during the Spring Half Term.

In addition, the fantastic Christmas Choral CD professionally recorded in Ripon Cathedral by the School choirs will be available for purchase during all the events this term …

Would you like to get involved with our committee and fundraising?

We welcome all new faces at our committee meetings or drop us an email on friends@ripongrammar.com and we will get in touch.

In addition to our events, we are still fundraising via Easy Fundraising and Cash For Coins, or you can now use Easy Search as well as your regular search engine and generate a few pennies each time towards our funds. Further details of all these initiatives can be found on the separate page in the Friends of RGS section of the website

Please do support us, come to our events and make friends, or volunteer and join a dedicated and hardworking group of parents committed to supporting your children and our School.

Would you like to get involved with our committee and fundraising? 

We welcome new faces at our committee meetings or drop us an email on friends@ripongrammar.com and we will get in touch.

In addition we are still fundraising via Easy Fundraising and Cash For Coins, you can now use Easy Search as well as your regular search engine and generate a few pennies each time towards our funds. Funds will go towards the running costs of the school minibus, in addition to planters around school and individual bids from staff and pupils.

Please support us, come to our events and make friends, or volunteer and join a dedicated and hardworking group of parents committed to supporting the school.