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Teen rallycross champion races to historic success

  • Posted On: 15 February 2019
  • Author: Jill Lundberg
Teen rallycross champion races to historic success

A teenage rallycross driver is off to a flying start after clocking up four national awards in his first year of driving. A year ago, Luke Constantine, a Year 10 student at Richmond School and Sixth Form College, had never driven a car.  Fast forward twelve months, and he is the youngest British Trials and Rally Drivers Association (BTDRA) champion in history, astounding the racing fraternity with his exceptional talent and incredible haul of four national championships and a further 23 competition trophies.

 

Luke, 15, was crowned Clubmans Rallycross Champion, Star of the Future Winner, Newcomer of the Year and Gold Star Winner at the recent BTRDA awards. As if this wasn’t enough, Luke also won all nine Clubman events in 2018.


ADHD training benefits local schools during Children’s Mental Health Week

  • Posted On: 13 February 2019
  • Author: Jill Lundberg
ADHD training benefits local schools during Children’s Mental Health Week

To mark Children’s Mental Health week, Michelle Beckett, CEO and founder of the registered charity ADHD Action, was the guest speaker for teachers and support staff across the North East.  The training event was organised and hosted by Yes@Richmond School, an innovative provider of educational support and training in the region. The training session was packed to capacity with 30 delegates, representing 22 schools and including 4 parents.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects many children and their families and the aim of ADHD Action is to ensure those affected are understood and fully supported. ADHD Action was founded by Michelle, after she was finally diagnosed with ADHD aged 44, a condition she has struggled with since childhood. The diagnosis and subsequent treatment with medication changed her life. After experiencing first-hand, the impact of the stigma, the lack of awareness and patchy or non-existent provision available, Michelle has campaigned tirelessly, offering awareness training, consultancy and advocacy on behalf of ADHD adults and children in the UK.


Success for Year 7 and 8 netball teams

  • Posted On: 8 February 2019
  • Author: Jill Lundberg
Success for Year 7 and 8 netball teams

There’s success all round for the Year 7 and 8 netball teams. The Year 7 girls recently competed against SFX School and Barnard Castle School. We have a large number of girls training every week, to a very high standard, and therefore fielded two teams for each fixture. Both teams won against SFX, displaying great teamwork despite having to contend with near freezing conditions. The second fixture, against Barnard Castle, saw us win one game and lose one game. Yet again, the girls demonstrated a great attitude throughout their games and have made great progress as a team.


Richmond School becomes a beacon in the North for German culture

  • Posted On: 5 February 2019
  • Author: Jill Lundberg
Richmond School becomes a beacon in the North for German culture

In recognition of its commitment to German language and culture, Richmond School and Sixth Form College joins only seven other schools nationwide to be awarded partner school status with the prestigious Goethe Institut. 

The ’Schools: Partners for the Future’ (PASCH) is an initiative of the German Federal Foreign Office, in co-operation with the Goethe Institute. It forms a worldwide network of schools that have a special focus on German and German culture, which lies on widening horizons through multilingualism and a common approach to future problems as an international learning community. Richmond School is incredibly proud to have been selected for this highly-regarded status, becoming a beacon in the North for the celebration and promotion of German, being the only PASCH school between Liverpool and Scotland.


Save the dates for a double dance extravaganza – 19th and 25th March

  • Posted On: 4 February 2019
  • Author: Jill Lundberg
Save the dates for a double dance extravaganza – 19th and 25th March

The Dance department have two exciting and unmissable dance events in a few weeks’ time. On 19th March, our extra-curricular youth dance company, Evolution, are presenting an evening at the Oscars, which will include a variety of dance performances inspired by Oscar-winning movies. On 25th March, The Sixth Form Dance department's annual Evening of Dance will be hosted at the Georgian Theatre and will include a repertoire of works from our A Level and GCSE Dance students in the build up to their final practical examinations.


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