Tutor2u Economics Workshop

On Friday 6th December the A-Level economists, accompanied by their teachers Michael and Neal, attend this year’s Tutor2u Economics Workshop in London.  Students enjoyed an intensive day of economics study with over 200 other economists from around the country.  The students took part in games and simulations to help them with applying their economic knowledge in real world contexts.  Two key pieces of information I will take away from the day are that only 10% of the cars sold in the UK last month were electric powered, and 70% of the world’s supply of Jade comes from Myanmar!  As you can tell, it was a varied day.  Below are the students posing with their workshop packs at the end of the event.  We had a great time.

 

A Bottle of Festive Cheer

Say hello to RIC’s recycled Christmas tree of 2019! This tree is made out of A LOT of old plastic bottles, plastic bags, some sticks from the gardens, a stray hoola-hoop and some chicken wire… nothing says Christmas quite like it!

The final product exhibits the time and energy that went into creating this, so please be careful when walking past our new festive friend, and please no touching.

Merry Christmas!

Deck The Halls (of Montgomery Court)

A group of students set off to Montgomery Court ready to deck the halls; getting Montgomery Court ready for all of the residents! We decorated the trees and hung sparkly decorations around the rooms, adding a touch of Christmas joy for the lovely residents. It was a lovely afternoon full of festive spirits and sparkle.

 

Children In Need

This week the students have been busy raising money for Children in Need. Earlier this week a group of students hosted a cake sale where they sold lots of delicious cakes and biscuits, to kick off their fundraising week.

On Wednesday afternoon year 7-10 set off on their sponsored walk; walking as far as they could in the two hours- successfully managing to get to Chatham Dockside and back to College just before the end of the day! Finally, to bring the week to an end, it was ‘Dress out of the Ordinary’ Friday; allowing anyone to wear whatever wacky clothes they desired!

Through all of the fun events we managed to raise £500.51 (we are still waiting for a couple of other donations to come in)- thank you to everyone who helped us raise this money!

 

Badminton at Amherst Court

A group of Lower School students visited Amherst Court Care Home as part of their Trips and Falls week. They were there to engage residents in Badminton, working on core strength in a bid to prevent trips and falls. The students were compassionate, kind and communicated instructions brilliantly. A fun afternoon was had by all! 

Flax, Fibres & Plant Dyes: Kent Cloth

Over the past year Francesca Baur (RIC’s amazing textiles teacher) has been working hard on an exciting project named Kent Cloth.

“Kent Cloth will take you on a journey exploring European Linen to discovering natural colour and fibres in Kent.”

The project brings together Francesca’s love of textiles and the Kentish landscape; through the creation of natural, local textiles that embraces local heritage and landscape. Francesca grew flax around different locations in Kent, including the public Visitor Centre garden at the gallery and the Pines Calyx. The flax yarn, spun from Kentish Flax is on show as part of the exhibition. Additionally, Francesca grew dye plants at the gallery and the Pines Calyx, all of which can be seen in the series of amazing textile works she created that explore the landscape of 4 different destinations in Kent. These are being showcased at Rochester Art Gallery until the 4th of January 2020, so make sure you visit! 

Read more about Kent Cloth here, and more Pictures here. 

 

A Day Out In Margate

The year 11 Art and Photography students ventured out of the college and headed off to sunny (rainy) Margate. The sun was definitely not shining but we headed out with our jackets on and cameras at the ready, in search of lots of intersecting research and material for their personal projects.

Read More Here.

 

Let’s Glow Party

The Boarders’ Glow Party last Friday went down a storm. Students posed, strutted and danced, issuing their song requests from our very own in-house DJs Lazar and Ben. It was a great night and even the shiest and quietest of our boarders could not resist showing off their finest dance moves! Some of the girls performed some very cool routines which a prompted a call for the return of Rochester’s Got Talent – so watch this space! .

Hands, feet and bodies glowed in the dark making shapes to the sounds of the most popular American, British and international songs. A lot of fun was had by all and Simona did a particularly good job dragging the more reluctant students to the dance floor! A hugely successful night which will definitely be back on the Boarders’ programme in the future.

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