Celebrating the European Language Day

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.

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Stay Safe, Stay Well

You will have seen the branded RIC Hand Sanitiser being distributed this week. This has been sourced and supplied from a local brewery, Copper Rivet Distillery (Chatham) who switched from brewing gin to making sanitiser very early on in the lockdown. A brilliant example of local business initiative and RIC is pleased to support this local enterprise, and look forward to a long and safe working relationship with Stephen and the gang at Copper Rivet.

Home Movies

We all need movie recommendations during The Great Lockdown. Where better place to get them that from our Film & Media teachers?

So far we have recommendations from Jenny, David and Mark. Which films do you like? Which of these will you check out?

Jenny’s list: http://ricfilmandmedia.co.uk/2020/04/03/our-favourite-films-part-1/

David’s list: http://ricfilmandmedia.co.uk/2020/04/08/our-favourite-films-part-2/

Mark’s list: http://ricfilmandmedia.co.uk/2020/04/20/our-favourite-films-part-3/

Visit www.ricfilmandmedia.co.uk for further recommendations from the film team!

To Boldly Go…

As part of Science Week, RIC Lower School students yesterday reached for the stars and experienced the wonder of the universe at Greenwich Royal Observatory and Planetarium.

Students explored the museum and discovered secrets of The Moon, how the universe was formed and space travel – all explained through a series of impressive and interactive displays.

Once their appetite had been whetted by this dazzling array of information, students were treated to an amazing display in the Planetarium.  The sun, moon and stars came to life over our heads and we were launched towards the heavens and explored incredible footage of supernovae and black holes before being brought back to Earth with an excellent question and answer session.

Students made the most of the wonderful views over Greenwich Park before heading back to college, the wonders of the universe still fresh in their minds.

The Whole of the Moon

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.

Digital Leaders Qualified in Online Safety

Today is National Safer Internet Day and what better way for Rochester Independent College to contribute to this day with the announcement that ten Year 7 students have qualified as Childnet Digital Leaders.  Over the last few weeks, these dedicated students have taken part in national online training where they have learnt the skills to help themselves and others feel safe online.

The Rochester Independent College Digital Leaders are about to begin the next stage of being a Digital Leader – creating a resource in order to help students of all ages understand how they can make themselves safe online.    

RIC Film & Media Blog now live!

A brand new Rochester Independent College blog, dedicated to the many film and media happenings in the college, is now live.

All RIC Film and Media news can be found out www.ricfilmandmedia.co.uk and over the coming weeks, months and years will deliver news, course details, student films, promotional films, and much more!

The blog sits alongside RIC’s other ‘breakout’ blog www.ricvisualarts.co.uk detailing all of the visual arts news at Rochester Independent College.

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