Duke of Edinburgh Practice Expedition

Over two sunny days in May our Duke of Edinburgh participants have successfully planned and walked over 25km in and around the North Downs. The group developed their map reading skills, assembled tents and cooked over camp stoves. Overall staff were impressed with the groups resilience and team work as they plodded on with their heavy bags. Over the course of the two days the staff supporting the groups gradually stepped back encouraging the group to make decisions and take responsibility for their own progress and safety. They really stepped up to the challenge and during the second day amended their route increasing their distance due to their fast pace. They ensured team spirits remained high with songs, jokes, stories and a seemingly endless supply of snacks! The group are now taking a well earned rest before planning their qualifying expedition in June.

Making waves in Whitstable

Our touring art exhibition has now opened at it’s next venue – the Horsebridge Arts Centre in Whitstable. The private view on Thursday was well attended despite the wet weather. Congratulations go to all the students with work on show. It’s a great opportunity for them to see their work in a gallery setting and to receive feedback from new audiences beyond their teachers and fellow students. The Exhibition continues until 21 May.

Digital Leaders Providing e-Safety

A number of students from RIC have qualified as Digital Leaders and are now planning to go into local schools to show children how to stay safe online.

Students from RIC have qualified as Digital Leaders meaning they are able to help others feel safe online.  The students, Ryan (Year 10), Maria (Year 10), Alice (Year 9), Scarlett (Year 7) and Maia (Year 7) were presented with certificates and pin badges to complete their nationally recognised training.

Digital leaders is a national online training and learning platform built to train young people about online safety. 

Students have built skills, expertise and confidence through completing online training during Digital Leader’s club.  All Digital Leaders had to complete the seven core modules, ranging from social media skills to cyberbulling, to qualify as Digital Leaders.

Now students have completed initial training, they will design and deliver a range of activities in school from educating young people to creating educational resources.  This could take the form of educational videos, booklets and talks to other students and parents.

Our leaders are currently devising an educational video and presentation to take into local primary schools to encourage younger students to stay safe online. 

So, if you need any help with online safety, you know who to talk too!

BFI Study Day

Year 10 Film and Media students visited the British Film Institute in London on Thursday 2nd May.

The BFI is the home to British film, putting on a range of national and international cinema, supporters of British film talent and an educational hub for students of film.

The students were taking advantage of the educational benefits of the BFGI by taking part in a BFI GCSE Study Day in preparation for the GCSE Film Studies course.  Students took part in discussions about the Teen film genre and watched clips from films such as Rebel Without A Cause, The Breakfast Club, Juno, Me, Earl and the Dying Girl and Ferris Bueller’s Day off.

Students found the day hugely enjoyable and essential to their forthcoming studies on the Teen film genre. 

Invitation to the Private view

Book now for the private view of 35 Years of Visual Arts at RIC in Whitstable!

Come along to The Horsebridge Arts Centre, Whitstable on Thursday 9 May from 6-8pm. It’s a fantastic venue right by the beach. See map. Come and share a drink with us and continue our celebration of 35 years of art at RIC in 2019. Tickets are FREE – please book via Eventbrite by clicking here.

Khadija Saye Photo award 2019

Congratulations to A level Photography student Dimitri Georges for coming runner up in the Khadija Saye Photography award 2019.

Dimitri only took up Photography this year enrolling on our one year intensive A level course in September. With 61 entries from 20 schools from around the world, this is a wonderful achievement. Well done Dimitri!   

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