Maths Challenge

The Intermediate maths challenge was held online on Tuesday 23rd February 2021. 15 students attended in total and 3 of them got a special award. This means that one of them was in the top 40%, and two others were in the top 20% of all participants in the UK.

The Junior maths challenge was held in RIC on Tuesday 27th April. 20 students attended in total and two of them got a special award. One of them in the top 40% and the other in the top 20% of all participants in the UK.

We wish them the best in their future endeavours.

RIC Photo of the Month: January

Our RIC Photo of the month is back and for January we kept the choice of two themes, this time – ‘Winter’ and ‘Colour’.

Well done to everyone who entered, all entries have been judged by our very own Michael Daks, under three categories – Lower School, Sixth Form and Staff it was a bit of fun for everyone, as well as a chance to get some fresh air at the same time – See the entries below.

You are all winners! Amazing to see the continuation of creativity within our RIC community.

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.

Going for Gold

A well deserved shoutout to our very talented Yr13 student who is having a good week! A perfect 60/60 in @UKMathsTrust British Maths Olympiad, putting him as one of the top mathematicians of his age in the UK and a conditional Cambridge offer from @TrinCollCam.

Invicta Maths Challenge

A group of students from year 10 and 11 participated in the Invicta Secondary Team Maths Challenge which was hosted at Invicta Grammar School in Maidstone on Tuesday 19th November 2019 . One of our two teams came in 3rd place out of the twelve participating teams.

The competition consisted of four rounds, the format very similar to that of the Regional and Final Team Maths Challenge hosted by the UK Maths Trust every year.

  • Round 1 consisted of 15 worded problem solving questions
  • Round 2 involved puzzles with missing numbers in squares
  • Round 3 consisted of 11 mathematically challenging problem solving questions
  • Round 4 was a ‘relay’ problem solving task during which students had to find the solution to a problem which represented the value of a letter. Students then had to use the values of previous letters in subsequent problems in order to find the following solutions. 

The students demonstrated great team work skills and they had to rely on each others’ strengths in order to solve the problems which were from various areas of mathematics.

Congratulations to Eric, Catharine, Crystal, Justin, Nina, Neal, Jerry and William who will be participating in the national UKMT Team Maths Challenge in March 2020..

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