Students get insight into life at Richmond Sixth Form College

alia Bell examines artwork produced by students at Richmond School and Sixth Form College’s open event.

Pupils were given a glimpse of college life as a sixth form opened its doors.

Students travelled from Bedale, Thirsk and the Upper Dales to meet staff and students and explore the facilities at Richmond Sixth Form College.

Head girl Erica Baldry and senior prefect head boy Ben Rainbow offered potential sixth formers an insight into student life at Richmond.

She said: “The real strength is the family feel of our sixth form college. The tutors really do get to know us and can pinpoint our strengths and weaknesses helping us gain the most from our studies.

Being part of Richmond School also gives us opportunities; we have the independence of our own sixth form college area, but, when we need to, we can dip into school life where we act as learning mentors and role models for younger students, which is great for our development.”

Visitors were able to talk about the courses available, from purely academic subjects such as maths to creative areas like drama and the close links the college has with the Georgian Theatre Royal.

Assistant head teacher Leslie Richardson said: “We are always very proud to show off our sixth form college facilities but more importantly the students who attend, who always prove to be our very best ambassadors.”