A level results at Richmond upon Thames College were a cause for great celebration for both students and staff. Principal David Ansell was understandably pleased with the results praising both the hard work and talent of the students and the commitment and expertise of the staff.
An exciting new sports massage course at Richmond upon Thames College is to be taught by the former masseuse to a host of well-known celebrities including singing superstar, Usher and former Spice Girl, Geri Halliwell. Karen Smith, a successful personal fitness trainer, will begin teaching the new Sports Massage (Soft Tissue Therapy) Level 3 Certificate with her colleague Una Smith in September.
For the eighth year running, Richmond upon Thames College has delivered impressive results in the International Baccalaureate Diploma, a pattern it has maintained since introducing the course in 2004. During that period the College has consistently been recognised as a leading provider in the state sector.
From 24 to 29 June, AS level and International Baccalaureate Diploma Spanish students visited Madrid for a study week. The trip included visits to the Museo del Prado, Museo Reina Sofia and the Museum of Bullfighting. Day excursions also saw the students visit Toledo and Alcalá de Henares.
Language students visited Paris between 24-28 June as part of an educational study week arranged by their teachers. The A2 level and International Baccalaureate Diploma French students immersed themselves in French culture by visiting the Musée d'Orsay, the Louvre, Notre Dame, the Panthéon and La Conciergerie.
On June 27, the College held its annual ECITB Awards to reward apprenticeship students studying on the ECITB (Engineering Construction Industry Training Board). The twenty students received their certification having passed the course with outstanding results, with six other awards sponsored by various industry partners also presented.
On Wednesday 19 June, Richmond upon Thames College showcased the work of its outstanding creative arts and media students with a spectacular end of year exhibition. The event was attended by Councillor Meena Bond, Mayor of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and a former English, theatre studies and psychology student at the College.
Richmond upon Thames College performing arts student, Jeniequa Quamina, has reached the grand finals of a national talent competition. The seventeen year old songstress, also known as 'Jenkelie', will be appearing in the late teens category of TeenStar, a nationwide search for the UK's best singers, songwriters and vocalists.
Richmond upon Thames College student, Charles Smith, has been recognised as the College's 'Best Learner' at an annual award ceremony celebrating the achievements of learners across South London. The ceremony, hosted last month by Lord Tope, took place at the House of Lords and was organised by the Committee of South London Principals (COSLP) which represents colleges in the boroughs of Croydon, Kingston, Bromley, Richmond, Sutton and Merton.
On Friday 7 June, Supported Learning students from Richmond upon Thames College won the Brentford FC Community Football Cup for the third time in a row. The young soccer stars took part in the 7-a-side tournament at Goals football centre in Osterley, taking on supported learning teams from West Thames College, Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College and Hounslow Strikers FC.