On Friday 25th of September we decorated the school with posters as always, the Graphics department provided us with one made by students. There were also some prints of poems, tongue twisters and riddles In different languages on the walls, to encourage the students to pronounce different sounds.
Today we received a printed copy of Inside Kent Magazine (October Issue) featuring a Q&A about one of our Graphics & Photography teachers Sarah. The article which showcases some of her many freelance projects as a Graphic Designer & Illustrator also includes a little bit about why she chose to pursue her career in teaching and her background in the subject. You can find it online here (Page 8-9) in its digital form, as well as inside printed copies which can be found in various venues around Kent.
Neal Layton is raising a small but important amount for the NSPCC.
A few years ago Neal Layton and two others started by running a couple of 10K’s, they progressed to ultras (London to Brighton and Thames Path 100k’s) so Neal now aims to be the last of the original three amigo’s to show that he still has it and do our bit to raise some money!!!
Donations are being taken via the link below
As part of the careers offering being headed up by Neal Layton we will be utilising fast Tomato throughout the lower school. Since 2003, Fast Tomato has been one of the most popular online career guidance programmes for young people, helping millions of students explore the many different career opportunities open to them. The system will be introduced in the first term back with the opportunity for all in the lower school to take part.
After a quick sign up, students answer 72 simple questions relating to work which normally takes less than 10 minutes. This produces their individual Career Profile. Starting at Y8 this will help to signpost potential routes of study, and information careers which may be of interest, work styles and work places, helping them appreciate how their unique make-up can fit into the world of employment.
Leo has shaved his head this summer in support of his Aunt Talita who has been diagnosed with cancer, he may stand out a bit but let’s admit it is for all the right reasons. We all need a little bit of support at times and Leo is showing the type of “community” spirit we should all be proud of at RIC. We salute you Leo and wish you and you family (and Aunt Talita) all of the best!!
We are pleased to be part of the “Medway Champions” initiative designed to boost the Medway area as a great place to live, work, learn and visit. It also showcases the great businesses we have in the area and RIC will be doing its bit to promote these businesses and Medway in general.
There is a new RIC careers website available here designed to signpost all of the options available through you education and beyond. Individual pages of the site look at, not just, degrees but also apprenticeships, interview skills, placements and work experience to name a few. there is an associated @twitter account (@RICCareers) and also an @Feedly blog RIC Careers Interesting Articles. Have a look, let us know what you think!
You will have seen the branded RIC Hand Sanitiser being distributed this week. This has been sourced and supplied from a local brewery, Copper Rivet Distillery (Chatham) who switched from brewing gin to making sanitiser very early on in the lockdown. A brilliant example of local business initiative and RIC is pleased to support this local enterprise, and look forward to a long and safe working relationship with Stephen and the gang at Copper Rivet.
Rochester Independent College (RIC) has become only of the only independent schools in the UK to achieve official accreditation of its commitment to the preservation of the environment.
Today, across the globe people are taking the opportunity to press pause and reboot in celebration of world meditation day. A few weeks ago we posted 5 tips for mindfulness written by Nadia. Meditation and mindfulness have a huge relationship, however meditation is not just activities like Yoga, it can be much more than that!
At 12 noon the well known app ‘Headspace’ are going live on YouTube to give everyone the opportunity to learn how to meditate in ten minutes, explain how their app works, and enjoy a global mediation session from the comfort of our homes . You can join in via this link.
For our RIC students Nadia is running mindfulness sessions weekly on a Thursday 12:30pm as well as Monday at 4:15pm.
Jenny is also running online Yoga on a Wednesday at 4:00pm.
To finish with a quote from Nadia – “When you wake up or go to bed, think of 3 things in your day you are grateful for”.
Happy World Meditation day!