From Farm to Fashion

RIC without walls, Textile students are currently working on the annual WoolMark company, ‘Wool4Schools’ competition, open to young designers in the UK, Hong Kong, Italy and Australia. 

The fashion industry is one of the biggest polluters in the world and this competition challenges the students to design an outfit that is made from the eco fibre, wool, for an end user that will be traveling using an eco friendly method of transport.

  

This is a fantastic opportunity for our students to learn about this hero fibre whilst allowing the next generation of designers to find solutions to environmental issues.

As Kent is home to the Romney sheep we invited Rosie Green, designer in Residence from Romeny Tweed, to deliver a live webinar to our students. The students were taken on a journey discovering how the fleece from sheep reared here in Rochester, is then spun and woven into fabric. As well as the students learning the creative process from an industry specialist, the talk also raised awareness of local production and a circular economy.

They now have 2 weeks to come up with their designs before meeting Feng Chen Wang, a London-based designer at the forefront of a new generation of fashion talent to get some last tips before submitting their entries on 28th February.

Holocaust Memorial Day

Tomorrow is Holocaust Memorial Day.  Here is a short video you might want to watch – Our LS form groups will also be watching this within form time and completing activities adapted for discussion points around the topic.

RIC Around the World

Our Monday Motivation this week is RIC Around the world. Here at Rochester Independent College we are fundraising for Young Minds. We are challenging ourselves to travel the circumference of the Earth which is a whopping 24,901 miles! 

All students and Staff will be partaking by running, jogging, walking, cycling and even skateboarding as far as they can to help us travel around the world! This includes our boarding students who are based in many countries around the world from Latvia to Japan. 

We chose Young Minds as we are focusing a lot on Mental Health and Well-being during the very difficult times we find ourselves in. Taking care of your Mental Health is very important and the resources available through Young Minds for young people and their families are so valuable. Please help us in supporting this organisation so close to our students hearts. 

You can donate here

Stay tuned for updates as we go along!

FREE Audible for Kids

For as long as schools are closed, we’re open. Right now, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across eight different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.

All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
Explore the collection, select a title and start listening. You can find it here.

Engaging Learning Experiences

The Science Museum is running a FREE online course on “Creating Engaging Learning Experiences” aimed for primary and secondary. 
There is also a FREE make and create Bubble Geometry course for Primary school level for those with bored kids at home or maybe could be something fun to work into Lower School.

DATES:
28 January  – 16:00-17:00
25 February – 13:30-14:30
25 March – 16:00-17:00

To book a place please visit their website HERE

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