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School ski trip - great skiing, weather and après ski

  • Posted On: 8 March 2019
  • Author: Jill Lundberg
School ski trip - great skiing, weather and après ski

The Richmond School Ski Trip set off in half-term with 40 students from years 8 to 10, visting Les Menuire, in the French Alps, which is a great resort for school groups and all ability skiers.

 

Over the week the weather was excellent, with temperatures of 16 degrees and bright blue skies, allowing all pupils to progress their skills to ski down blue and red slopes by the end of the week.


Talented Ollie is snapped up by the British Film Institute

  • Posted On: 8 March 2019
  • Author: Jill Lundberg
Talented Ollie is snapped up by the British Film Institute

A talented, budding film animator, from Richmond Sixth Form College, had a taste of life in the movies when he spent a week working at the prestigious British Film Institute.

A passionate graphic designer, Ollie Lubanski, in Year 12, studies A-levels in ICT, Media and Design & Technology and was successful in gaining a highly-sought-after place on the BFI Film Academy week-long Residential Animation and VFX (Visual Effects) Course. He was the only student from across the whole of Yorkshire to take part.


Panathlon Challenge fosters fun, friendship and a fantastic team spirit

  • Posted On: 21 February 2019
  • Author: Jill Lundberg
Panathlon Challenge fosters fun, friendship and a fantastic team spirit

A mini-paralympics, for secondary students with special needs, fostered fun, friendship and a fantastic team spirt for everyone involved. Now in their fifth year as hosts of the Panathlon Challenge, Richmond School and Sixth Form College staff and students were delighted to welcome three teams from Mowbray School, in Bedale, and Spring Hill School, in Ripon.

A team of 18 Richmond Sixth Form Year 12 and 13 young leaders were instrumental in the smooth running of the activities, supporting event organiser and leader Val French, on behalf of the North Yorkshire Inclusive Sports Partnership.  Panathlon’s ethos has a focus on fair play and friendship and the initiative is a valuable tool to develop interaction and confidence through sport. 

British Library’s Chief Operating Officer speaks volumes about career choices

  • Posted On: 18 February 2019
  • Author: Jill Lundberg
British Library’s Chief Operating Officer speaks volumes about career choices

Phil Spence, Chief Operating Officer with the British Library, proved to be an extremely popular guest speaker for the Year 12 students. With a fascinating career history, including directorships in the public and private sectors, Phil talked to the students about the paths he chose since his A-levels at a comprehensive school in Scarborough, sharing insights and words of advice on planning further education and career routes.

 

Alistair Lunn, Year 12 student led the event. This was a great leadership opportunity for Alistair and he did a brilliant job, posing questions on behalf of his fellow students, ensuring a lively and engaging Q&A session throughout the afternoon. 


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.


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