Visitors take behind scenes looking at college life

editorial image

Students opened the doors to their lives giving visitors an insight into how their sixth form college is helping them realise their dreams.

Hundreds of Year 11 students and their parents packed Richmond School and Sixth Form College for an open event designed to help them decide their futures.

Head boy Benjamin Fisher told the audience of the impact his student experience had already had on his life.

“It has been life-changing,” he said. “As well as studying in an atmosphere of success with a keen focus on academia, I was able to work in an orphanage in India, the Amala Children’s Home, which truly was a life-changing experience.”

Headteacher Ian Robertson said the sixth form’s mission was to prepare young people for the world.

He said: “Last year all of our students left delighted with their progress through school. Our aim is to ensure students’ ambitions are realised. We want them to leave with fond memories and with the opportunity to pursue their dreams.

“Our uniqueness lies in the care and attention we give to each student, from ensuring they choose the right course, to offering learning that is bespoke to their needs. But it isn’t just good exam results, it is also making sure they have all the skills to compete in the world, so we expose them to foreign travel and offer them leadership roles.”

Visitors were taken on guided tours of facilities.