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Tom smashes through UK’s top 100 badminton players

17 year old reaches elite level

  • 24 January 2020
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Tom smashes through UK’s top 100 badminton players

An accomplished young badminton player has achieved top-100 ranking in the United Kingdom.  Tom MacRae, a student at Richmond Sixth Form College, is only seventeen years old but has already reached an elite level in badminton that now puts him in the top 100 adults in the country.

Eve's hair-raising act of kindness for Dementia UK

£800 raised

  • 17 January 2020
  • Number of views: 127
Eve's hair-raising act of kindness for Dementia UK

A kind-hearted student has raised over £800 for Dementia UK by having her head shaved.  Eve Walker, a Year 13 student at Richmond Sixth Form College, was motivated to do this hair-raising challenge after completing her work experience at Nightingale Hall in July.  Eve got so much out of her work experience that she has continued to volunteer at the care home since the summer and visits every week to help where she can.

Sponsor Announced for Richmond’s New Business Awards

Original Richmond and Business and Tourism Association

  • 10 January 2020
  • Number of views: 379
Sponsor Announced for Richmond’s New Business Awards

Richmondshire District Council has agreed to become the joint main sponsor of new Business Awards which celebrate the variety and quality of businesses in Richmond and the surrounding area, along with the people who run and work in them. 

Three cheers for students as they lead the way to Atlanta

International Cheer Sport competition

  • 10 January 2020
  • Number of views: 158
Three cheers for students as they lead the way to Atlanta

A group of talented cheerleaders are preparing for a performance of a lifetime.  The seven students, from Richmond School and Sixth Form College, are heading to Atlanta as part of a team of twenty members of the Catterick-based Lazer Cheer Academy team where they will take part in the highly-regarded international Cheer Sport competition.

A great start to 2020 for students’ ‘Save Our Species’ enterprise

The National Young Enterprise Competition

  • 9 January 2020
  • Number of views: 241
A great start to 2020 for students’ ‘Save Our Species’ enterprise

It’s a great start to the New Year for a group of Year 12 students who are celebrating the success of their business initiative.  The students are taking part in the national Young Enterprise competition and have created a beautiful calendar, which is selling like hot cakes. The team quickly covered their costs on the first day of trading and have moved into profit.

Creative students spread festive cheer across Richmond

Richmond School

  • 19 December 2019
  • Number of views: 163
Creative students spread festive cheer across Richmond

The creative talents of students from Richmond School and Sixth Form College have brought joy to the Richmond community this Christmas. Many of the school’s musical ensembles have been entertaining at events in the town during the Christmas period and beautiful festive-themed artwork adorns the Town Hall, Library and St Mary’s Church and is being greatly admired by residents and visitors alike.

Foodbank boosted by young volunteer’s work

Evie, a Year 9 student at Richmond School

  • 11 December 2019
  • Number of views: 398
Foodbank boosted by young volunteer’s work

A Foodbank, that helps those in financial crisis feed themselves and their families, has been given a boost thanks to the work of a young volunteer.  Evie, a Year 9 student at Richmond School and Sixth Form College, has been a dedicated volunteer at the Hambleton Foodshare for two years, where she serves customers at the weekly ‘Soup and Roll’ fundraising events during the school holidays.  In the run-up to Christmas, which can be a very difficult, stressful and expensive time for families who are struggling to make ends meet, Evie wanted to do something extra and put together her own appeal at school.

Student work placements

Darlington College

  • 10 December 2019
  • Number of views: 207
Student work placements

I am Helen from Darlington College and am looking for prominent Businesses in your area, to offer work placements to students with no additional outlay to themselves. I would like to offer you a chance to support students on their educational path and support students transition from college to workforce.

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