Today we are welcoming our new college chickens. Say hello to Doris Hay, Barbara Henworth, Hens Solo, Princess Layer, Lindsey Lohen and Gretta Henberg.
On Sunday, January 19th a group of international students and Holly (EAL teacher) enjoyed a magical afternoon while visiting the Harry Potter Studios in London.
After arriving, the first thing they did was to take a picture under the massive white dragon in the foyer. Shopping was a must and even the shop made you feel like you were entering into a magical world as you were able to buy candy from Honeydukes, wands from Olivanders and anything you wanted from mugs to stationary to games to clothes from each of the four different houses. Among the group, they ended up having 3 Hufflepuffs, 3 Ravenclaws, and 1 Gryffindor, but no Slytherins! Some of the students bought Harry Potter robes with their names engraved on them and others bought baby Hedwigs and chocolate frogs.
While taking the tour, they were able to watch videos from the directors of the films who explained their journeys when making the blockbuster movies. They also saw the costumes the actors wore, the sets – Diagon Alley, the Forbidden Forest, and Gringotts, and one of them even rode a broomstick! At the midway point, some of them also tried butterbeer before moving on to the second stage of the tour. At the end of our tour, it was exciting to see the magical Hogwarts castle which is actually the real model they used in the films.
Expecto Patronum ! It was defintely an epic journey!
Bookings for our Lower School Open Morning can be made directly through our Eventbrite page here.
RIC Theatre Company are excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for this years’ production, Little Shop of Horrors
Performance dates: Tuesday 17th March & Wednesday 18th March, 2020
Venue: The Central Theatre, Chatham.
Tickets can be booked directly through the box office by clicking here.
Adults: £7.50 | Concessions: £5
All proceeds go to charity.
On Wednesday, the students helped cook a delicious Diwali themed dinner. All of the boarders were very enthusiastic about trying all of the wonderful food.
This term students in years 7-10 have been enjoying trampoline lessons at Jumpers Rebound Centre. Students have learnt how to perform a variety of skills including basic shapes, front and back landings and somersaults. There has been an incredible amount of effort shown by all, with vast improvements in technical ability and linking skills together to form a sequence. It has to be said that the highlight for most was being allowed to jump into the foam pit at the end of each lesson!
Poetry Together is a project by Gyles Brandreth and the College’s parent company, Dukes Education. The initiative brings groups of school children and groups of elderly people together to perform a poem they have learnt by heart.
On Wednesday 16 October, students in Years 7 and 8 went to Montgomery Court armed with afternoon tea goodies. They recited four poems, The Letter A, Daffodils, Not My Business and Freedom. The residents were given sheets of the poems and all joined in together with the students. Our students then served afternoon tea handing out sandwiches, scones and cakes, which they had made themselves, to very willing tasters who commented that we had some brilliant chefs in our school. There was plenty of time for chitter chatter; shared stories and favourite football teams. Our students helped the elderly residents set up and learn to use their Google Home device which they tested out by playing some Elvis Presley and Beatles songs and having a wonderful group sing-along. All in all a wonderful afternoon spent with our people in the community and an incredibly rewarding experience.
Beginning on National Poetry Day on 3 October, the inaugural Poetry Together initiative takes place over two weeks ending on 17th October, 2019.
For more information on the click here.
On Friday 11 October, students in Years 7-10 visited the New Scientist Live exhibition run at the ExCel Centre in London to look at the future of science and technology.
The exhibition had a variety of exhibits being run by various companies such as BAE and NGOs as well as a number of universities and charities. The students took part in a variety of activities such as looking at brain activity, coding movement for a moon rover as well as studying how drug trials are run.
The students had a great day and enjoyed all the different sessions being run as well as finding out about potential career and training opportunities for the future.