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.

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A Bottle of Festive Cheer

Say hello to RIC’s recycled Christmas tree of 2019! This tree is made out of A LOT of old plastic bottles, plastic bags, some sticks from the gardens, a stray hoola-hoop and some chicken wire… nothing says Christmas quite like it!

The final product exhibits the time and energy that went into creating this, so please be careful when walking past our new festive friend, and please no touching.

Merry Christmas!

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.

Deck The Halls (of Montgomery Court)

A group of students set off to Montgomery Court ready to deck the halls; getting Montgomery Court ready for all of the residents! We decorated the trees and hung sparkly decorations around the rooms, adding a touch of Christmas joy for the lovely residents. It was a lovely afternoon full of festive spirits and sparkle.


Children In Need

This week the students have been busy raising money for Children in Need. Earlier this week a group of students hosted a cake sale where they sold lots of delicious cakes and biscuits, to kick off their fundraising week.

On Wednesday afternoon year 7-10 set off on their sponsored walk; walking as far as they could in the two hours- successfully managing to get to Chatham Dockside and back to College just before the end of the day! Finally, to bring the week to an end, it was ‘Dress out of the Ordinary’ Friday; allowing anyone to wear whatever wacky clothes they desired!

Through all of the fun events we managed to raise £500.51 (we are still waiting for a couple of other donations to come in)- thank you to everyone who helped us raise this money!


Badminton at Amherst Court

A group of Lower School students visited Amherst Court Care Home as part of their Trips and Falls week. They were there to engage residents in Badminton, working on core strength in a bid to prevent trips and falls. The students were compassionate, kind and communicated instructions brilliantly. A fun afternoon was had by all! 

European Language Day

RIC celebrated The European Day of Languages where teachers and students cooperated to produce material that was later used to decorate the school, in the presentation for the assembly and cakes for the cake sale. 

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Lower School Residential Trip

Students in Years 7-9 will be spending four days in Cornwall in July for this year’s Lower School Arts Week in conjunction with the Geography Department. Our theme this year is Landscape and the Environment and we will be taking part in activities ranging from Pottery workshops at Leach Pottery, sculpture workshops at the Barbara Hepworth Museum as well as an evening session exploring the Rainforest Biome after dark at the Eden Project. Surfing lessons, coastal walks and an evening production at the Minack Theatre complete the itinerary.

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