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Our vision for Richmond 2020 – A place for everyone

25 June 2019  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

Set up by Richmond’s Rotary club, Vision 2020 is an ongoing project fuelled by ideas from Richmond’s schools – both primary and secondary – with the aim of making Richmond a place for everyone.    As the only school involved with a sixth form, our research focused primarily on 12-18 year olds. The results of a questionnaire, sent to Years 7-11 students and Sixth Form students, revealed three main problems which were raised repeatedly: the lack of student friendly social spaces, sporting facilities and public transport. Set up by Richmond’s Rotary club, Vision 2020 is an ongoing project fuelled by ideas from Richmond’s schools – both primary and secondary – with the aim of making Richmond a place for everyone.    As the only school involved with a sixth form, our research focused primarily on 12-18 year olds. The results of a questionnaire, sent to Years 7-11 students and Sixth Form students, revealed three main problems which were raised repeatedly: the lack of student friendly social spaces, sporting facilities and public transport.   On the 3rd of April, we presented our vision to the Council and the Rotary Club in the Town Hall. We discussed these problems and suggested solutions such as the use of The Old Grammar School, as an affordable and comfortable cafe, and a multi-use sports venue by the Batts.   On the 18th June, we met with members of the Council and the Rotary Club to review and develop our ideas. Already, the matter of public transport is being addressed by the council, but the other aspects of the project need more work. We will continue to work with younger year groups to ensure the project carries on to make Richmond a place for everyone.   by Faye McLean (Year 12 student)

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