Program of Events

Bringing Out Creative Expression in Boys

Monday 4th July 2016
Royal Grammar School, Guildford, UK




09.15 AM

Registration and coffee

Big School

09:45 AM


Dr Jon Cox – Head Master, RGS Guildford on behalf of IBSC

Mr Adrian Woodman – Deputy Headmaster, RGS Guildford

Big School

10.00 AM

Keynote 1

Howard Ionascu, MusB – Royal Academy of Music – Head of the Junior Academy.

How do we identify, nurture, and develop the very best talent in our pupils? Howard will draw on his vast experience in schools and working with the very best talent at the Royal Academy of Music to explore ideas.

Big School

11:00 AM


Big School

11:30 AM

Workshop 1

Russell Dean – Artistic Director – Strangeface.

This session gives an overview of the company’s exhilarating approach to working with masks in schools – an interactive look at building self-confidence and emotional intelligence in pupils through dramatic performance.


12:45 PM

Coffee / School Tour (optional)

Tour departs from Big School Quadrangle

13:10 PM


Sixth Form Centre

14:00 PM

Keynote 2

Mr David Chabeaux – ‘Find your Voice. Fulfil your potential.’

This session aims to examine engaging and challenging ways in which pupils can build resilience through the performing arts. One of the unique things about David is his ability to combine his huge wealth of performance; excellence on stage, camera and studio with the potency and power of the universal language of music.

Music Room

15: 45 PM


Mr Peter White – Director of Music, RGS Guildford

Mr Adrian Woodman – Deputy Headmaster, RGS Guildford

Music Room

16:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Dr Jon Cox – Head Master, RGS Guildford on behalf of IBSC

Music Room

16:05 PM