On Monday 26 November, students from Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) were honoured with prestigious Jack Petchey Achievement Awards at a special ceremony held at Richmond Theatre. Supported Learning students Ahmed Gowiely, Chris Leonard and Julie Meyriny received their awards along with 131 other students from schools and colleges across Richmond and Kingston.
The College celebrated Spirituality Week during 12-16 November with a screening of the film 'Love Hate Love', a talent show and a Spirituality Fair. The week was an opportunity for students to learn more about different faiths and beliefs, to express their own views and raise awareness of their own cultural heritage. The week was open to those of all faiths and none and endeavoured to break down barriers and encourage social harmony.
RuTC celebrated Colleges Week on Wednesday 14 November with a have-a-go cupcake decorating event. Held during the college's open evening, the event encouraged visitors to the catering department to roll up their sleeves and practice their icing and decorating skills – with the reward being a tasty treat at the end. Pre-decorated cupcakes were also sold to raise money for Children in Need.
Richmond upon Thames College's Supported Learning department helped raise £75 towards a new equipment fund on Thursday 25 October with a Halloween themed bake sale. Spooky sponges, creepy cakes and scary sweets were sold to staff and students around the college with funds also being raised with a 'guess how many sweets in a jar' competition.
Richmond upon Thames College celebrated Black History Month on Wednesday 17 October with a mix of dance, fashion, spoken word and music performances in the Edmund Kean Theatre. The event, organised by students from the enrichment special project group, paid tribute to the influence black culture has had across the world.
BTEC Art & Design student Cuong Van Huynh has seen a 3D sculpture design he created brought to life in Whitton's Kneller Gardens. His creation was chosen by the Friends of Kneller Gardens to rejuvenate a run-down shrub bed next to the children's playground.
On 13 September, the college hosted its annual Student Awards Evening at York House in Twickenham. The event celebrated the successes and achievements of over thirty college students during the past twelve months, each of whom were nominated by their teachers for their dedication and efforts during their time at the college.
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.