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LEP News - March 2020

Local Enterprise Partnership

  • 6 March 2020
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LEP News - March 2020

As the rivers lower and the sun makes an appearance once more, we welcome you to our March 2020 roundup of LEP news - the final edition before we relaunch on April 1st 2020 as York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership. This month we had a lot to celebrate across our teams as we work towards finalising our Local Industrial Strategy and announcing details of our Annual Conference which takes place on Friday 26th June 2020.

Amazing donations boost musical opportunities

Richmond School

  • 6 March 2020
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Amazing donations boost musical opportunities

Staff and students are celebrating after receiving a fabulous windfall in the shape of numerous instruments to boost the musical opportunities at school. Thanks to the Army and the School’s Trustees, the Music department has been swelled with a fabulous range of instruments.

Catterick WAGS Choir inspires ‘Military Wives’ Blockbuster

British blockbuster to hit the big screen

  • 3 March 2020
  • Number of views: 73
Catterick WAGS Choir inspires ‘Military Wives’ Blockbuster

The Military WAGS Choir in Catterick is the inspiration behind the latest British blockbuster to hit the big screen. Starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Hogan, ‘Military Wives’, is directed by Peter Cattaneo , of multi-award-winning ‘Full Monty’ fame, and is based on the true story of how Catterick’s WAGS’ Choir was born during the Afghanistan conflict and went on to become the phenomenon it is today.

Richmond School hosts new Panathlon Xtend event

Richmond School. Mowbray School & The Dales SChool

  • 3 March 2020
  • Number of views: 68
Richmond School hosts new Panathlon Xtend event

Students from Mowbray School were delighted to be crowned gold medallists of the inaugural Panathlon Xtend event, hosted at Richmond School and Sixth Form College.  Four teams, from The Dales School and Mowbray School, took part in this new mini-paralympics-style competition which is designed for Key Stage 3 children, bridging the gap between the Primary and older Secondary children’s events.

Northern star is a great role model to young dancers

Richmond School

  • 3 March 2020
  • Number of views: 46
Northern star is a great role model to young dancers

A talented dancer, who mentors and inspires younger students, has secured a place at the Northern Ballet School in Manchester.  Eva Midgley, a Year 13 student at Richmond Sixth Form College, is passionate about dance and her multiple exam successes and teaching qualifications have led her to inspire hundreds of other students and pursue her childhood dream of being a dancer.

BBC Radio 4 invites student to high-profile interview about the new Chancellor

Richmond School

  • 20 February 2020
  • Number of views: 60
BBC Radio 4 invites student to high-profile interview about the new Chancellor

A student has contributed to 'Profile,  a leading BBC Radio 4 programme which gives an insight into the character of an influential figure making news headlines. George Whyatt, a Year 10 student at Richmond School and Sixth Form College, was invited to talk to the BBC about a podcast he, and fellow student George Harris,  recorded with Rishi Sunak ,  MP for Richmond (Yorks), who was recently appointed as  Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Spreading the love for books

Richmond School & sixth form college

  • 20 February 2020
  • Number of views: 54
Spreading the love for books

Students are feeling the love for books after their school librarian masterminded a Valentine’s Day launch of ‘Blind Date with a Book’, an exciting and fun initiative to develop their interest in reading.

Students step back in medical history

Richmond School and Sixth Form Students at the Royal Armouries

  • 14 February 2020
  • Number of views: 59
Students step back in medical history

Fifty Year 11 students stepped back in time to learn about the history of Medicine in a new and exciting revision day in Leeds. As part of their History GCSE programme, the Richmond School and Sixth Form Students participated in hands-on workshops at the Royal Armouries and saw the Doctor’s Show, an interactive theatre production.

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