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We need bags of your help please!

  • Posted On: 8 April 2019
  • Author: Jill Lundberg
We need bags of your help please!

We have been shortlisted for a public vote in Tesco's Bags of Help initiative!  Tesco teamed up with Groundwork, a UK charity, to launch its community - funding scheme which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – awarded to local community projects.

 

Throughout May and June,  we are asking you to please use your Bags of Help votes to support our Sixth Form and Duke of Edinburgh students who will be raising funds to create a Community Garden – where these students will work with and support children with  additional physical and  emotional needs to create an accessible self-sustaining  sensory garden within the grounds of Richmond School.

 


Richmond taken to the Oscars by students’ dramatic double-dance extravaganza

  • Posted On: 5 April 2019
  • Author: Jill Lundberg
Richmond taken to the Oscars by students’ dramatic double-dance extravaganza

Over 100 dancers, from Richmond School and Sixth Form College, brought Richmond alive with energy, excitement and drama during their recent double-dance extravaganza.

 

An ‘Evening at the Oscars’, by the school’s highly-popular Evolution Dance Company, showcased performances from Year 7 to Year 13 students.. A packed programme delighted audiences with a huge variety of genres and music including: Avatar to Alice In Wonderland, Black Swan to Bugsy Malone and Life of Pi to Lion King.


Mia sets her mind on running 10k a day for mental health

  • Posted On: 29 March 2019
  • Author: Jill Lundberg
Mia sets her mind on running 10k a day for mental health

Mia Oldroyd, a Year 13 student at Richmond Sixth Form, will be sitting her A-levels in May, yet alongside dedicating hours of studying for her exams took on a demanding challenge of running 10k (approx 6 miles) each day for 12 days, in aid of the charity MIND.

 

Mia, 17, chose MIND, as she is personally very aware of the positive impact regular exercise has on emotional wellbeing. After a very low two years in her life, due to unforeseen circumstances, Mia decided to take control of the way she felt by pushing herself with schoolwork, fitness and eating to feel her best. Prior to this she had no self-confidence, no ambition, and relied on immediate satisfactions such as her phone, binge-eating food and doing minimal work, as anything other than that felt mentally tough to endure. She is now a passionate advocate on how an emphasis on small changes of behaviours and challenges each day, with a long term focus, are far more beneficial than short-term fixes when it comes to supporting mental health issues.


Anyone for cricket?!

  • Posted On: 28 March 2019
  • Author: Jill Lundberg
Anyone for cricket?!

Richmond School worked in partnership with Yorkshire Cricket to provide three fun- filled cricket skills festivals for the primary schools in our area.  Over 400 primary pupils took part in a range of cricket-based activities, such as testing the speed of their throw with a speed gun or testing their reactions by diving onto a crash mat whilst catching a ball being fired out of a bowling machine. Twenty sports leaders, from Year 8 and 9, also supported the event by instructing the Year 3 pupils and showing them how to compete. 


Roxie’s winning artwork takes pride of place in Bedale Community Library

  • Posted On: 21 March 2019
  • Author: Jill Lundberg
Roxie’s winning artwork takes pride of place in Bedale Community Library

A gifted young artist, from Richmond School and Sixth Form College, has won Bedale Community Library’s inaugural art competition to create a picture of a woodland friend for a secret garden mural in the children’s area of the library. Roxie Ventham, a Year 7 student, was made aware of the competition by her Grandma, Sharon Neale, a regular user of the library.  She entered a beautiful hand-drawn picture of a fox and was over the moon to discover that hers was the winning design.


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