Alumni profiles: The Great Volunteers
We hope you have enjoyed reading about the wonderful work that George Smith, Year 13 student, his sisters Hannah and Connie and friend Arte have been doing for Age UK. Hannah and Connie Smith and Arte Dawson are former students of Richmond School and Sixth Form College so it’s a great opportunity to catch up and find out what they have been doing since they left us and also to hear what George’s plans are for next year.
Arte left Richmond School in 2012. He studied horticulture at Askham Bryan College then graduated from Leeds Beckett University with a degree in Landscape Architecture. He set up his own business in September 2017, A H Dawson Garden Design & Maintenance , and is continuing to work throughout the lockdown period.
After leaving Richmond Sixth Form College in 2015, Hannah trained in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre at Bird College in London. She has recently returned from teaching in Ireland and is now working for Janet Seymour’s School of Theatre Dance, teaching online dance classes for children and adults via Zoom. She is also studying with the Royal Academy of Dance to become a certified ballet teacher.
Connie left Richmond Sixth Form College in 2017 and is currently finishing her final year of an Archaeology degree at Newcastle University. She is considering a Masters for the next academic year.
George is currently in Year 13 and has accepted an offer from Sheffield University where he hopes to study for a degree in Computer Science in September.