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Jack Petchey Awards for RuTC Students in 2017

Monday 27 November 2017

 

The Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme contributes millions of pounds each year to support almost 2,000 colleges and schools throughout London and Essex with celebrating the achievements of their young people.

“We do it because we want to help young people raise their aspirations, believe in themselves and make a contribution to their society” said Sir Jack Petchey CBE. The local awards took place at Richmond Theatre on the evening of Wednesday 22 November 2017.

This year, eight RuTC students were given awards including Rory William Walsh (pictured below, right) who, on the morning of the Grenfell Tower disaster, worked tirelessly to support those affected. This was before he attended college the same day to sit an A level English exam. After his exam he returned to the site of the disaster and worked in a community centre, assisting those who had been made homeless.

Kieran Peckett (pictured below, left) received an award for his work promoting RuTC's Student Union and the college's Christian Union. He also has been a college guide and has always helped at Open Events and during enrolment.

Six Supported Learning students were given awards. Along with those picture above, Ruben Kapango was also one of our winners.

Jack Petchey Awards 2017 RuTC Students Kieran Peckett and Rory Walsh

Read now: 10 Great Things About RuTC

Spanish Students Visit el Teatro en Londres

Wednesday 20 December 2017

 

On Tuesday 5 December, Spanish A-Level students went on a trip to see Federico García Lorca’s play at the Cervantes Institute theatre in London. La Casa de Bernarda Alba is an interesting play which the students are currently studying as part of their A Level Spanish course. The theatre trip helped not only with the visualisation of characters but also with understanding the intensity of the play. The raw emotions conveyed by the actors and their roles allowed students to see things they would not necessarily grasp by simply reading the play from a book.

A memorable moment for the delighted students was when Maria Josefa appeared for the first time. It is a shocking yet funny moment in the play because the character was used as a comic relief within the serious context of the play.

This class trip allowed our students to enhance their knowledge of the play and will benefit them for their essays and their exam. Hopefully this will help them achieve the best they can.

Written by students Samir Parada & Zoe Rubio.

Find out more about studying Spanish at Richmond upon Thames College.

Supported Learning Students Create Upcycled Christmas Tree

Tuesday 19 December 2017

 

During the Autumn term Supported Learning students on the Lifeskills course have been working together to create a garden trellis, which is temporarily being used as an abstract Christmas tree until it is ready to move to the garden in the Spring term.

christmas supported learning trellis tree

The students created this as part of their course where they learn skills for everyday life. They spend one hour a week in Carpentry, which is where they created the trellis for the Supported Learning garden. They used recycled timber that was donated to the department by a local film set organisation. During the Spring term they will erect the trellis in the gardens where they currently grow flowers, plants and vegetables and use this to grow climbing plants.

Each student scribed their name onto the trellis as well as the names of their teachers. They then created a star for the top of the trellis and added lights, turning it into the perfect seasonal addition to the college entrance.

Read now: RuTC's November 2017 Ofsted report says the college is GOOD in all areas including excellent support for all students. 

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