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.
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!!
The second month of our photography contest has certainly kept our RIC students busy. With two themes to choose from, this photography contest will run monthly with a theme based on relevant events of the time.
Who said we can’t have a field trip? Not to be restricted by the Lockdown, Year 8 and Year 12 Geographers have been actively embracing fieldwork activities around their home environments whilst broadening their skills.
Since lockdown, the way of schooling may have changed by entering the virtual world of RIC Without Walls, however our students’ efforts have definitely not. We asked our departments to feedback any new ways of learning, activities as well as any fun things that have been going on in their virtual classrooms.
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:
- 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
20th May, Midday (12pm) Winners announced via the school’s blogs after judging by Michael Daks.
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 is delighted to offer Year 5 and 6 students who are considering entry into Year 7 the opportunity to attend our Virtual Taster Morning on May 21st. Find out what makes Rochester Independent College’s Lower School different.
Join us for a variety of educational & fun online taster lessons with our virtual school ‘RIC Without Walls’. Meet the teachers and hear from our students about what it’s like to study at RIC. You will see for yourself how our small classes (maximum 12) help students settle quickly and excel both academically and creatively.
“The students are a strikingly nice bunch. It’s a place for individuals, and there’s a lovely air of tolerance and warmth.”Good Schools Guide
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.
Mindfulness is all about maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment. With all of us working from home it can be more difficult to keep that work/home balance all in one place.
To help with this our very own Nadia is hosting two live mindfulness sessions per week for students which can be found & joined via this link. Nadia has also put together five mindfulness tips for you to try at home.
RIC Filmmakers, armed with film cameras and as part of their Community Learning session, today visited The Museum of the Moon at Rochester Cathedral.
The students from Year 7, 8 and 9 have been asked by Rochester Cathedral to produce a short film documenting the exhibition and, in particular, capture visitor’s views on the stunning attraction.
Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. It measures seven metres in diameter and features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. Each centimetre represents 5km of the moon’s surface. Alongside the installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones.
The Museum of the Moon has been presented in a number of locations across the world including several UK Cathedrals and Museums. As it travels from place to place, it gathers new musical compositions and an ongoing collection of personal responses, stories and mythologies, as well as highlighting the latest moon science.
The Exhibtion opens today (12thFebruary) and runs until the 4thMarch.
The next task for RIC Filmmakers is to enter the editing suite and piece together an exciting film for Rochester Cathedral to use in order to document their exhibition.