RIC goes… HarryPottering!

On Sunday, January 19th a group of international students and Holly (EAL teacher) enjoyed a magical afternoon while visiting the Harry Potter Studios in London.

After arriving, the first thing they did was to take a picture under the massive white dragon in the foyer. Shopping was a must and even the shop made you feel like you were entering into a magical world as you were able to buy candy from Honeydukes, wands from Olivanders and anything you wanted from mugs to stationary to games to clothes from each of the four different houses. Among the group, they ended up having 3 Hufflepuffs, 3 Ravenclaws, and 1 Gryffindor, but no Slytherins! Some of the students bought Harry Potter robes with their names engraved on them and others bought baby Hedwigs and chocolate frogs.

While taking the tour, they were able to watch videos from the directors of the films who explained their journeys when making the blockbuster movies. They also saw the costumes the actors wore, the sets – Diagon Alley, the Forbidden Forest, and Gringotts, and one of them even rode a broomstick! At the midway point, some of them also tried butterbeer before moving on to the second stage of the tour.  At the end of our tour, it was exciting to see the magical Hogwarts castle which is actually the real model they used in the films.

Expecto Patronum ! It was defintely an epic journey!

PositivelyMAD

We had the pleasure of hosting Positively Mad at the college today who delivered three workshops for various year groups. They kicked off with an interactive and reflective personal development workshop focusing on up-skilling students for our Year 7s-9s. They then delivered an Exam Busters workshop for our year 11s to empower students with exam preparation tips, revision tools and stress management techniques. Finishing the day off with an immersive Super Speed Study Skills workshop for year 10 which inspired students to take control of their studying.

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BAE: Business Culture

Yesterday we were pleased to welcome Clive Simmonds from @BAESystemsplc to talk with the year 13’s about business culture and business improvement.

To keep up to date with all things RIC Business Studies make sure you are following our Twitter feed Here.

Going for Gold

A well deserved shoutout to our very talented Yr13 student who is having a good week! A perfect 60/60 in @UKMathsTrust British Maths Olympiad, putting him as one of the top mathematicians of his age in the UK and a conditional Cambridge offer from @TrinCollCam.

LSOH tickets on sale NOW

RIC Theatre Company are excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for this years’ production, Little Shop of Horrors

Performance dates: Tuesday 17th March & Wednesday 18th March, 2020

Venue: The Central Theatre, Chatham.

Tickets can be booked directly through the box office by clicking here.

Adults: £7.50 | Concessions: £5

All proceeds go to charity.

Garden Diary

Top 5 things to look out for in the garden this month

with Simon the gardener

  1. Berries, seed heads and skeletal trees – sculptural in their stark winter beauty.
  2. Huge ripe, yellow quince fruits hanging from leafless branches in Dickens garden with their fuzzy winter coats. Perfect for Christmas chutneys and cheeses
  3. Old fashioned medlars full of curious fruit in the Dickens seating area. Medlars have been cultivated since Roman times, and are unusual in that they ripen in winter.
  4. Our sparkly RIC Christmas tree all lit up and festive on Star Hill
  5. The building of the new ‘fox-proof’ chicken coop and chicken house next to the Maths Shed. Simon says: ‘We’re building a new, safe and fox-proof chicken coop for RIC with a 6ft wire fence around and net over the top.  We will start with 4 very fluffy chickens perfect for students to cuddle. It is proved that cuddling chickens is calming and excellent for health and well-being. Hopefully they will lay eggs too – not so much in the winter but when the light gets better we could get 4 a day! Sally is going to look after them and especially make sure they go on holiday too when there is no-one at college.”

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