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STEM Careers: Inspiring more women to become engineers

  • Posted On: 4 December 2018
  • Author: Jill Lundberg
STEM Careers: Inspiring more women to become engineers Eight Year 12 students, from Richmond Sixth Form College, have taken part in ‘Project Dare’ an inspiring initiative to encourage more women to pursue a career in engineering.

Hosted and implemented by Network Rail and ARUP, over a period of 5 weeks, the students worked on a range of activities, including team-building tasks designed to introduce them to some of the constraints faced when working in engineering. They also had the opportunity to attend a ‘Careers Speed Shop' where they met employees from across ARUP and discussed their career paths with them.   


Surprise result in student referendum

  • Posted On: 26 November 2018
  • Author: Jill Lundberg
Surprise result in student referendum

Students at Richmond School and Sixth Form College held their own referendum, following a week of activities and presentations about parliament from guest speakers Rishi Sunak MP and Baroness Harris of Richmond.

 

During ‘Parliament Week’ the students discussed whether the legal age to vote should be lowered from 18 to 16.  Sixth Form leaders, Daisy Cooil, Ben Clarke and Joe Mawer led assemblies, in School and the Sixth Form College, presenting arguments for and against the proposal. 


Year 12 Business Studies students find out what's in store for the food and grocery industry

  • Posted On: 23 November 2018
  • Author: Jill Lundberg
Year 12 Business Studies students find out what's in store for the food and grocery industry

Did you know the average person goes food shopping 26 times a month? Or that 1 in 7 jobs in the UK are in the Food and Grocery Industry?

Year 12 Business Studies students attended an employability workshop, run by Future First, to learn more about the Food and Grocery industry. Managers from leading employers Tesco, Aldi, Sainsbury’s and Greggs gave up their time to work with the students who learned about the latest developments in industry. Business managers brought a breadth of experience from a range of departments, such as People Management, Health and Safety, Regional Management and Store Management.


The Fabulous Four dig deep for their community

  • Posted On: 23 November 2018
  • Author: Jill Lundberg
The Fabulous Four dig deep for their community

Four young students have created an oasis of calm in the ‘Pinfold’, a historical garden in Crakehall, and received a special award in recognition of their community spirit.

 

Lucy Denton, Hannah Horton and Joshua Kind, aged 13, and Philippa Kind, aged 12, fondly regarded locally as the ‘Fabulous Four’ of Crakehall,  seized the opportunity to take part in the North Yorkshire Police Lifestyle Challenge, an initiative that aims to give young people aged ten to 17 a positive project to improve the quality of life in their community. The children recently attended the special Lifestyle Awards ceremony and were one of five teams from 19 who were selected for a special award and recognised for their efforts, receiving a framed certificate, some trampolining tickets and a group voucher for York Maize.


Safe cycling campaign

  • Posted On: 20 November 2018
  • Author: Jill Lundberg
Safe cycling campaign

Did you know it's road safety week? 

A national campaign focusing on safe cycling is being backed by Safer Richmondshire to raise awareness of the importance of safe driving and riding behaviours. In 2018 the focus is on cyclists – people on two wheels, bicycle or motor cycle riders, are among the most vulnerable road users in the UK with more than a third of people killed or seriously injured on UK roads. 


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