The Virtual World of RIC

Embracing the world of virtual schooling in conjunction with our RIC Without Walls online programme, our PE department have created RIC Fit, an online platform for fitness training at home.

Our Community Learning group have also curated, RIC Random Acts of Kindness. A platform of activities for families & communities as well as stories on what our staff & students are giving back.

Launching today is our RIC Virtual Common Room for our boarding students. An online space to connect, communicate, create, share and simply catch up!

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.    

Digital Leaders – The Next Generation!

A number of Year 7 students have, this week, embarked upon their Digital Leaders training with the mission of learning how they and others can stay safe online. 

Digital Leaders is a national online training and learning platform built to train young people about online safety.  Students will build skills, expertise and confidence through completing online training during Digital Leader’s club.  All Digital Leaders will complete the seven core modules, ranging from social media skills to cyberbulling, to qualify as Digital Leaders.

Once students have completed initial training, they will design and deliver a range of activities in school from educating young people to creating educational resources.  This could take the form of educational videos, booklets and talks to other students and parents. 

Last year 5 students from RIC qualified as Digital Leaders raking up many training points – making the school a regular visitor to the national leaderboard in the process.  This next generation of trainee digital leaders hope to achieve all this and more! 

All of the new students are very excited about their training  – and just as excited to teach others how to stay safe.

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