We had the pleasure of hosting Positively Mad at the college today who delivered three workshops for various year groups. They kicked off with an interactive and reflective personal development workshop focusing on up-skilling students for our Year 7s-9s. They then delivered an Exam Busters workshop for our year 11s to empower students with exam preparation tips, revision tools and stress management techniques. Finishing the day off with an immersive Super Speed Study Skills workshop for year 10 which inspired students to take control of their studying.
The RIC garden was a hive of activity on Wednesday this week when the RIC Community learning group made some tasty treats for the birds to enjoy. These are now hanging proudly on the many trees.
As part of the Community Learning, the Eco Warriors group research and planned how to make bird feeders with grapefruit, lard, seeds and string. Different birds are attracted to certain foods, often reflecting their special adaptations for natural food types. For example, sparrows, wood pigeon, collared dove like large grains; woodpeckers, tits, starling like fat balls and peanuts and robin, thrushes prefer mealworms and live foods. The students then attached the bird feeders around the garden.