Get-Lene! Fitness

Carlene from Get-Lene Fitness Academy hosted a one hour bootcamp for some of our sixth-formers today. Filled with exercise circuits, from kettlebell training to boxing it certainly got them into that Friday feeling!

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.

UAL Virtual Open Days

With so many virtual events to choose from, it can be difficult to find the right one for your students to attend. So we’ve written a summary of the virtual open days taking place across our 6 renowned Colleges to help you.

We hope they can join us to find out about our subject areas and courses, see what it would be like to be a student here, and get advice on portfolios, accommodation and more.

Find the right event – and be sure to encourage them to book a place.

Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges of ArtsWhen: 3 November – 9 December
CLICK HERE

Discover Central Saint Martins
When: 9 – 13 November
CLICK HERE

Discover London College of Communication
When: 2 – 25 November
CLICK HERE

Discover London College of Fashion
When: 4 November, 2 – 5 December
CLICK HERE

Education & Beyond

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!

End of the Year Wishes

As their academic year comes to an end earlier than planned, we say Good Luck & Goodbye to our year 13 and year 11 students today. Some of who will be returning to study with us come September, others who we wish all the best for their futures!

At our Year 11 Goodbye Huddle this morning RIC had its biggest Google Meet since lockdown began with nearly 100 students and members of staff joining to say farewell to this amazing year group, lots of whom have been with us since Year 7.

The end of the year wouldn’t have been right with our annual awards ceremony. There were 30 awards in total – an outstanding achievement award for each subject plus some special commendations. Jamie was our biggest winner with no less than five awards, including the honour of the ‘ Mr “I know the Casio Calculator Manual by Heart”’ award!

With messages of goodbye of good luck from the Heads of School, Form Tutors and teachers and even some speeches from the students, there was lots of laughing, singing and even a few tears. To quote Leighton, our Co-Head of Lower School, this has undeniably been ‘our best ever Year 11 yet.’

Each year 11 student was sent an E-Card for them all signed & featuring messages from the RIC staff.

Good Luck & Best of wishes from all of us at RIC!

Calling All Budding RIC Photographers

Are you a RIC student or staff member who has a passion for photography? Then you should enter our RIC Photo of the Month contest.

Each month there are two themes to work with and photos can be taken on any device available. Be experimental playing around with closeups, zoom, shadow, composition, colour etc.

The contest has three categories; Lower School, Sixth Form & Staff.

This Month’s Themes: 

  • MyHometown
  • In the Garden

How to enter:
Take your own photo relating to the theme & upload it to this Google Form link : https://forms.gle/xakS5wBwLFUaSvQ47

Deadline:
20th May, Midday (12pm) Winners announced via the school’s blogs after judging by Michael Daks.

Prizes!
Winning entries will be featured on our RIC Visual Arts Blog & student winners (one per category) will also receive an experimental photography book full of projects to inspire!

Check out our last month’s winners here

Have fun & Good Luck!

RIC Photo of the Month: April

While we have all been staying at home, to keep up the sense of RIC community we have curated a new photography contest to keep our RIC students’ creativity growing. This photography contest will run monthly with a theme based on relevant events of the time.

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