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National Apprenticeship Show
Monday, 06 March 2017 00:00

National Apprenticeship Show

The National Apprenticeship Show

On Monday 6th March, Mrs Bowers and Mrs Blackiston to a group of 6th form students to the National Apprenticeship Show at Sandown Park.

The National Apprenticeship Show

The event was populated by over 70 organisations, employers and apprenticeship providers and they gave our students an idea of some of the many apprenticeship opportunities open to them….ranging from the service sector to engineering to technology.

The National Apprenticeship Show

RES students found the event extremely informative and rewarding.

The National Apprenticeship Show

Art student reaches Semi-Final

Art student reaches Semi-Final

Year 12 fine Art student Alex West Reaches the Semi-Final Round of the ARTiculate Competition

We are delighted that Alex has reached the semi-final round of the ARTiculate competition. She was selected for her talk on Ed Ruscha’s ‘The Music from the Balconies - 1984’. The event was held at the Courtauld Institute of Art and Alex was well supported by her father, several RES students, Mr Berriman and Mr Field. The adjudicator -The Courtauld’s Dr Barnaby Wright- gave some of his reasons for selecting Alex in his positive feedback. He was impressed with “the quality, approach and analysis of the presentation”. He also praised Alex for her “choice of subject matter and for her insightful, passionate and personal response whilst engaging with the complexity of the work and unlocking it for the audience”.

ARTiculation 2017 and The Roche Court Educational Trust

To see news of the event and more, visit the ARTiculate website.

Alex will now compete in the semi-final round which takes place at the National Gallery on February 24th -with a chance to reach the final in March.

The ARTiculate competition at RES

ARTiculate is a national public speaking competition run by the Roche Court Education Institute since 2006. Over 3000 sixth form students from 5 UK REGIONS were involved in the competition in 2014. Alex competed against another nine students from the London area in this quarter-final. ARTiculate has already proved to be a fantastic artistic and critical experience for RES students. Participants of the competition take turns to present a 5-10 minute talk on an artwork of their choice, followed by questions about their chosen area. Alex was selected earlier in 2016 from a group including four other RES students (Elizabeth Ghalustians, Emilia Lamkin, Elena Male and Lana Robinson), who competed in the RES heat for the competition.

ARTiculation 2017 and The Roche Court Educational Trust

The competition culminates in March at an education Symposium held at Cambridge University. The Roche Court describes the Symposium as: ‘designed to engage students in looking at and talking about art and architecture, as well as offering an insight into university life.

The day includes:
-A key note lecture presented by an art historian
-Tours of the university art collections given by University of Cambridge undergraduates
-A university fair
-Q & A with the Tutors for Admissions and Access

A group of sixth form students including Alex are looking forward to being driven to the final with Mr Berriman in the RES minibus.

--Good luck at the National Alex!—

Mr Berriman - Head of Art & Design Technology Faculty

Donation from RAG Week

Donation from RAG Week

Rydens Enterprise School RES Sixth Form Rag Week

The Sixth Form Student Leadership Team, Mrs Blackiston and Mrs Payne proudly handing over the money raised during RAG week to Nina Malyon from Walton and Hersham Foodbank

Students from RES Sixth Form College were delighted to meet Nina Malyon from Walton and Hersham Foodbank in mid-December to hand over the proceeds from their fundraising activities over the term. The school carries out a range of fundraising activities over the year and students from the Sixth Form were keen to support such a worthwhile local charity.

Just before half term the Sixth Form Student Leadership Team organised a packed and vibrant RAG week offering games, competitions and food and drink to entice their fellow students to part with money for a good cause. Bushtucker Rydens and the servant auction were particular highlights and really captured the interest of the student body. The week was a phenomenal success and raised just short of £800.

In the build up to the Christmas break, students organised and delivered hampers to be distributed to those in need at a time of the year when struggling to make ends meet is even more keenly felt. Students and staff worked together to contribute items for the hampers and the Sixth Form students played the role of Santa in delivering them ready for the festive season.

The students themselves chose Walton and Hersham Foodbank to fundraise for. As a local charity that helps thousands of people each year, the students were keen to support the community of which it is a part and the fantastic work they do. The work of the Foodbank is increasing and support such as that provided by the school goes some way to help it continue to support those who need it most. The combination of food and monetary donations are vital to the charity.

The school and charity hope that in working together they can help to greater support the local community and that this is the start of an ongoing relationship with the foodbank.

Royal Holloway University Trip
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 00:00

Royal Holloway University Trip

RES Sixth Form Royal Holloway University Trip

On Wednesday 16th November, Mrs Blackiston, Miss Bowers and Mrs Hunt took 45 Year 11 and Year 12 students on a university experience day to Royal Holloway University of London.

The students enjoyed a campus tour from student ambassadors and lectures on study skills, university life, and advice and guidance on applying for university and student finance.

RES Sixth Form Royal Holloway University Trip

Quotes form the students-

my tour guide was lovely and I really liked the vibe
it has changed  my opinion of university for the better
the chapel was awesome”“a fantastic trip with lots of information and fantastically organised. Royal Holloway is definitely a choice!
the building was beautiful

RES Sixth Form Royal Holloway University Trip

it was nice to see all different kinds of nationalities
very factual and fun
"The trip gave me an opportunity to know more information about further education; it allowed me to understand what life is like in university and encouraged me to work hard to get there"

Surrey Higher Education Trip
Tuesday, 15 March 2016 00:00

Surrey Higher Education Exhibition

UCASOn the morning of Tuesday 15th March 2016, Mrs Blackiston and Mrs Hunt took a group of Year 12 prospective university students to the Surrey Higher Education Exhibition at Surrey University. The event brought together over 154 Higher Education Institutions and professional organisations from across the UK to advise young people on their options after school or college. The event was an ideal opportunity to investigate the range of possible courses and choices and for the students to talk directly to admissions staff and university students.

There were presentations throughout the day on topics of key interest such as: applying to university, student finance, applying to Oxford and Cambridge and student life.

The RES students who attended, found the event informative and interesting and came away with lots of information and university prospectuses.

RES Sixth Form Students

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