Risedale unveils new community facility

Risedale's new Hub.

Risedale Sports and Community College unveiled a new community space at last night’s open day for year five and six pupils.

The Hub is a free space that offers facilities and outreach projects to bring the local community together.

The space is for students, parents and carers, families, teachers and community workers to work together can to hep pupils develop skills and gain confidence to move onto the next steps in school and life.

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Sarah Matthewman, assistant principal and Hub project leader, said: “The official opening of The Hub was a fantastic event and we hope that this new facility will continue to grow and develop into an inspiring space for our school and local community.”

Dozens of year five and six pupils from local primary schools attended the open evening to meet staff and existing pupils, and look around the school.

During the evening Joe Willis, from Richmondshire Today, ran a session with budding journalists on news reporting.

This took place in the school’s Writing Shed – a new classroom which has been adapted to be an inspirational place for studying English.

Joe Willis, from Richmondshire Today, takes a session on news reporting in the Writing Shed.

Andrea Benson, primary transition and year team manager, said: “It was such a great night and a wonderful opportunity to meet so many prospective students and parents looking to make Risedale their first choice.”

New Risedale vice principal James Yates said: “Thanks to everyone for supporting our Open Evening last night. We received very positive feedback and the comments from our visitors look excellent.

“Students and staff represented the school in an exemplary manner.”