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Josh strikes a scholarship with Middlesbrough

  • Posted On: 8 January 2019
  • Author: Jill Lundberg
Josh strikes a scholarship with Middlesbrough

Josh Coburn, a 16-year old student at Richmond School, has secured a two-year scholarship with championship team Middlesbrough.

Josh was scouted, whilst playing at Darlington, and was invited to go to Middlesbrough for a six-week trial over the summer holidays. Josh showed his mettle and following a demanding training programme over the last few months, when he played with the Middlesbrough Academy team, he was delighted to be offered the highly-sought-after scholarship.

The two-year scholarship kicks off after Josh’s GCSEs. Its focus is football and Josh will have the opportunity to do a BTEC course alongside this which will allow him to secure enough points to give him the option to further his education at university. However, Josh’s ambition is to achieve a professional contract and he hopes to be chosen to be a full-time player for Middlesbrough.


Heart-warming Christmas gifts for the children at the RVI’s Great North Children’s Hospital

  • Posted On: 21 December 2018
  • Author: Jill Lundberg
Heart-warming Christmas gifts for the children at the RVI’s Great North Children’s Hospital

Over fifty Christmas presents have been kindly donated by staff at Richmond School and Sixth Form College, for children who are too poorly to go home and will be spending Christmas at The Great North Children’s Hospital.

 

Emily Earnshaw, who works in the student restaurant at Richmond School, was inspired to give something back to the RVI following the incredible care Maisie-Mae, her granddaughter has received in the first 11 weeks of her life. Maisie-Mae was born with TOF, Tracheo-Oesphageal Fistula, a rare congenital condition of the food pipe, which meant her oesophagus was attached to her trachea making it impossible for her to eat. Within minutes of being born at the James Cook Hospital, 8 weeks premature and weighing just 3lb 4 ounces, she was in an ambulance on her way to the RVI where she underwent a ten-hour life-saving operation.  Maisie-Mae then had to stay in hospital until she was eight-weeks old to have a second operation, where part of her bowel was cut away and her oesophagus attached to her stomach using a piece of her bowel.  The operation has been a complete success and Maisie can now feed naturally and is blooming.


Entertaining the Christmas shoppers

  • Posted On: 20 December 2018
  • Author: Jill Lundberg
Entertaining the Christmas shoppers

Shoppers and staff at Tesco were serenaded with beautiful Christmas music and songs. Fifty students, staff and parents played and sang a mixture of carols and festive tunes which echoed throughout the store to get everyone in the mood for Christmas.  Taking it in turns, it was a slick operation of performing and bag packing, from 11am until the store closed at 4pm. 

 


Saxophone Quintet bring some Christmas cheer

  • Posted On: 20 December 2018
  • Author: Jill Lundberg
Saxophone Quintet bring some Christmas cheer

Thank you to our saxophone quintet who kindly gave up their time to visit Garget Walker House, a day support centre for people diagnosed with various forms of dementia.  The quintet played a great mix of Christmas songs and carols which was greatly appreciated by the visitors to the centre. 


7 Dutton donate to Food Bank

  • Posted On: 20 December 2018
  • Author: Jill Lundberg
7 Dutton donate to Food Bank

Tutor group 7 Dutton organised a reverse advent calendar for The Store House food bank in Richmond this Christmas. All the students and their families were incredibly generous and Ms Dutton and Ms Dunwoodie were delighted to drop off a fabulous hamper of essential items to The Store House on their behalf.  


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