Rye College Newshttp://ryecollege.co.uk/SEN / Lunch Group Annual Trip (Tuesday 4th July)http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-07-11-sen-lunch-group-annual-trip-tuesday-4th-julyhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-07-11-sen-lunch-group-annual-trip-tuesday-4th-july<p>This year we had an amazing day visiting Chatham Historic Dockyard. The students were able to walk through a submarine &amp; toured two ships. They visited the Ropery and learnt the history of rope making, which Chatham is World famous for. There was also friendly competition, as they made missiles using Newton&#39;s Laws &amp; the principles of aerodynamics to destroy a target.<br /> The weather was kind to us and we were able to enjoy our picnic overlooking the River Medway. Our students were enthralled and a credit to the College.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/DSCF7753.JPG" style="width: 400px; height: 300px;" />&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/news/DSCF7755.JPG" style="width: 400px; height: 300px;" /></p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/DSCF7745.JPGTue, 11 Jul 2017 10:44:25 GMTSchool leaver 2017 cohort: Meningitis and Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccinationshttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-07-11-school-leaver-2017-cohort-meningitis-and-measles-mumps-and-rubella-vaccinationshttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-07-11-school-leaver-2017-cohort-meningitis-and-measles-mumps-and-rubella-vaccinations<p>We would like to help <strong>raise awareness of the need for MenACWY and MMR vaccination</strong> prior to the summer break, and to encourage students to take up the vaccination(s) when MenACWY is offered by their GP.</p> <p>MenACWY vaccine is now being offered by GPs to the 2017 school leaver cohort (teenagers born between 1 September 1998 and 31 August 1999).&nbsp;The vaccine helps protect those immunised against several forms of meningococcal disease which can cause meningitis (inflammation of the brain) and septicaemia (blood poisoning). These conditions can kill in hours and those who recover may be left severely disabled.</p> <p>Since 2009, there has been a large increase in certain types of meningococcal disease (type W) that this vaccine covers. Please note that although students may have had a MenC vaccination before they should still have the MenACWY vaccine as this gives the extra protection needed.</p> <p>Students should be vaccinated as soon as reasonably possible and, for those going on to further or higher education, not leave it until they get there.</p> <p>MMR vaccine helps protect against measles mumps and rubella and, if not up to date, young people should get this at the same appointment.</p> <p>Last year there were 52 confirmed measles cases between mid-June and mid-October that were known to be linked to music and arts festivals in England and Wales. There are currently several large and serious measles outbreaks across Europe especially in Romania and Italy.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/MenACWY_school_leaver_flyer-1.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 566px;" />&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/news/MenACWY_school_leaver_flyer-2.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 566px;" /></p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/PHE_ThinkMeaslesPoster_May16(1).jpgTue, 11 Jul 2017 09:56:02 GMTVolleyball Reward trip to Brightonhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-07-06-volleyball-reward-trip-to-brightonhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-07-06-volleyball-reward-trip-to-brighton<p>The&nbsp; Rye College PE Team have set up an initiative to increase the amount of students who come to extra curricular clubs on a regular basis.&nbsp;</p> <p>For the past two terms students have been collecting stamps, 1 for coming to a club, 2 for representing the school at a fixture and 3 for helping out at an event as a sports ambassador. Any student who received 25 stamps automatically won their place on our first ever reward trip.&nbsp;</p> <p>We took 21 students to Yellowave Beach Volleyball Center in Brighton where we had hired 2 courts out. It was a beautiful sunny day and the situation of the courts (being right next to the sea) was absolutely stunning!! The students had a quick training session with one of the instructors and spent the rest of the time playing a beach volleyball tournament.&nbsp;</p> <p>It was a really great day and we hope the students had a lot of fun. This initiative will be relaunched in September and who knows where we will be taking them next..!!</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/IMG_5300.JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 225px;" />&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/news/IMG_5317.JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 225px;" />&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/news/IMG_5310.JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 225px;" />&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/news/IMG_5338(1).JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 225px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/IMG_5338.JPGThu, 06 Jul 2017 14:33:46 GMTArt & Photography Exhibition & Prizewinners 2017http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-07-04-art-photography-exhibition-prizewinners-2017http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-07-04-art-photography-exhibition-prizewinners-2017<p>Congratulations to the wonderful Year 11 Art &amp; Photography students for an outstanding exhibition this year! There was a huge amount of work and the quality was as high as ever. I have had numerous comments from staff, parents and former students about the amazingly confident and politically motivated work on show - there were some excellent themes delved in to by our students to help inspire their creative work. From the current political climate to the 12 trials of Hercules, feminism, immigration, consumerism, transgender rights, the idea of the perfect female body throughout time and the destruction of ancient monuments; there was a huge amount of thought, time and effort put in to each project. The artwork on show was brilliantly colourful but highly conceptual, and the students really showed us all how powerful Art can be in exploring and understanding the world around us.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The wonderful Rye Society of Artists, represented by Davida Smith and Steve Duffy, once again donated generous prizes of &pound;50 to three RSA Prizewinners, and also chose 3 students as Highly Commended. The three RSA Prizewinners were: Felix Allsopp, Harry Stevens &amp; Charlotte Williams. The three students awarded the RSA Highly Commended Award were Tyler Williamson, Astrid Fenton and Isaac Wall. The Art Department Award for Excellence went to Kasia Armstrong-Smith, the Art Department Award for Most Improved went to Freddy Bartlett and the Year 11 Leavers Award for Art went to Ellie Bourn. David Purdie, of the Purdie Gallery kindly donated two Photography Prizes which were awarded to Megen Williams and Ellie Day. Local Photographer Stuart Griffiths awarded prizes to Susie Deighton-Brown, Laura Gow and Jevon Fullalove. The Photography Department Award for Most Improved went to Samuel Symons and the Year 11 Leavers Award for Photography went to Amber Turner. Congratulations to all of our prizewinners this year!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>My fondest wishes to all of our Year 11 students and I wish you the very best of luck in your futures - it has been a pleasure to work with you all! A huge thanks to the team who made it all happen - Stuart Chester, Andrew Gilpin, Matt Hardman, Chris Loveless, James Loveless, Jane Loveless &amp; Simon Potter - thank you all so much for all of your hard work, time and effort. Thank you also to the Rye Society of Artists, David Purdie &amp; Stuart Griffiths for their generous prize donations to help encourage our students to continue to aspire to artistic excellence and keep on creating inspiring and thought-provoking work.&nbsp;​​</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>A selection of the Year 11 Art &amp; Photography work will be exhibited in Gallery 6 at Rye Art Gallery from Saturday 29th July - Friday 25th August 2017. Please do join us for the Private View on Saturday 29th July from 11.00am - 1.00pm!​​​​​​​​​</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Lauren Loveless, Head of Art</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/ArtExhibition2017/20170619_174806.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 169px;" />&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/news/ArtExhibition2017/20170619_174948.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 169px;" />&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/news/ArtExhibition2017/20170619_174830.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 169px;" />&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/news/ArtExhibition2017/20170619_174141.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 169px;" />&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/news/ArtExhibition2017/20170619_174418.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 169px;" />&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/news/ArtExhibition2017/20170619_174120.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 169px;" /></p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/IMG_9542.JPGTue, 04 Jul 2017 12:06:51 GMT"In Flanders Fields" Humanities triphttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-07-03-in-flanders-fields-humanities-triphttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-07-03-in-flanders-fields-humanities-trip<p>&quot;In Flanders Fields the poppies blow, beneath the crosses row on row, That mark our place; &amp; in the sky The larks, still bravely singing fly. Scarce heard amid the guns below... We shall not sleep, though poppies grow. In Flanders Fields.&quot;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>On Thursday 29th June Mrs Murphy, Mrs Hollowday, Miss Dunbar &amp; Mr Cload accompanied 48 year 9 &amp; 10 History students to the WW1 Battlefields in the Ypres Salient, Belgium.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We had a 4 hour tour of the area including: 3 cemeteries, 2 for the Commonwealth Forces &amp; 1 for the German Military. Sanctuary Wood Trenches, gave a raw &amp; realistic impression of the horror &amp; cramped conditions the soldiers lived &amp; fought in. The Condemned Cells &amp; Shooting Post in Poperinge; a sombre reminder of the fate faced by those who found the constant demands of War too much to bear.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Back in Ypres &amp; the final part of the day, we were proud to participate in the &#39;Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>There were many notable and memorable parts to the day: The shock &amp; awe as our students took in the enormity of nearly 12,000 War graves at the Tyne Cot Cemetery of which 8,367 are unidentified. The excitement and emotion as some of them discovered the name of a possible ancestor. Noah Nelson-Smith reading aloud the Poem &#39;IN FLANDERS FIELDS&#39; at Essex Farm Cemetery, in the very location it was written by Lieutenant Colonel John Mccrae. Maisie Cox reading a poem at the Shooting Post. Then finally, Billy Watson &amp; Joe Curd representing Rye College by laying a Wreath of Remembrance for &#39;The Fallen of Rye&#39;.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Humanities Department hope this has been a memorable &amp; poignant day for Rye College students.</p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/DSCF7731(1).JPGMon, 03 Jul 2017 13:30:25 GMTBrede Primary visit for STEM sessionshttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-07-03-brede-primary-visit-for-stem-sessionshttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-07-03-brede-primary-visit-for-stem-sessions<p>Year 5 students from Brede Primary School came to Rye College to experience STEM with Mr Kemm last week. They spent 2 sessions building, repairing and flying model gliders made out of balsawood and polystyrene sheet.</p> <p>They had a splendid time learning how to build with the materials, how gliders fly and how to trim them to get the best flight possible.</p> <p>All of the students said they loved it and were thrilled to take their gliders home with them.</p> <p>Next week we&#39;ll be learning how to program BBC micro:bit microcontrollers.</p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/IMG_0059-2.jpgMon, 03 Jul 2017 13:20:35 GMTHastings and Rother Town Sports competitionhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-06-29-hastings-and-rother-town-sports-competitionhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-06-29-hastings-and-rother-town-sports-competition<p>On Friday 23rd June Rye College competed at Hastings and Rother Town Sports Competition. This is this biggest sporting competition of the year with 10 schools in attendance. It was a really lovely event with a very positive and supportive atmosphere. It was really special to see our whole team cheering each other on as they competed.&nbsp;</p> <p>Students competed in track and field events with the top 3 students in each event winning medals. Rye College won 18 medals in total, 5 gold, 8 silver and 6 bronze.&nbsp;</p> <p>This is a huge achievement especially as many of our athletes had shown real commitment, coming to regular training sessions after school prior to the event, their hard work certainly paid off. A huge well done to everyone involved.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/Year_10_girls.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 267px;" />&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/news/Year_10_boys.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 267px;" />&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/news/Year_8.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 267px;" />&nbsp;</p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/news/Medal_winners.jpgThu, 29 Jun 2017 13:39:20 GMTNational Foreign Language Translation Bee Regional Finalistshttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-06-14-national-foreign-language-translation-bee-regional-finalistshttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-06-14-national-foreign-language-translation-bee-regional-finalists<p>Our talented linguists - Keziah and Sadie</p> <p>On Monday 12th June two top translators from Rye College travelled to London to represent the school at the Southern Regional Final of the National Foreign Language Translation Bee.</p> <p>This is a new national competition for students in Years 8 and 9 who are learning French, Spanish or German. &nbsp;It follows on from the success of the Year 7 Spelling Bee.</p> <p>All French classes in Year 8 and 9 (over 250 students) at Rye College took part in stage 1, translating phrases aloud from English into French. &nbsp;Students needed to learn a range of verbs in past, present and future forms, and were marked on accuracy and pronunciation. &nbsp;Each competitor had one minute to translate as many phrases as possible.</p> <p>The winners from each class went forward to the whole school stage of the competition, where two clear champions won the chance to go to the next stage in London: Keziah in Year 8, and &nbsp;Sadie in Year 9.</p> <p>The two girls trained hard, practising the combinations of words and perfecting their pronunciation. &nbsp;Mrs Clayton travelled with them to St Paul&#39;s Girls&#39; School, where the standard and speed was impressively high. &nbsp;Keziah had to go first in the whole competition, with Sadie second, which was a bit daunting, but they stepped up to the challenge. &nbsp;Both competitors did Rye College proud, and enjoyed the whole experience, although on this occasion they did not manage to get through to the national final in Cambridge.</p> <p>Now our champions will help in training others for next year&#39;s competition!</p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/IMG_20170612_190652.jpgWed, 14 Jun 2017 09:11:48 GMTAnnual Schools Project at Eastbourne Sunshine Carnivalhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-06-13-annual-schools-project-at-eastbourne-sunshine-carnival-2http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-06-13-annual-schools-project-at-eastbourne-sunshine-carnival-2<p>This year students from Rye College and Rye Studio took part in Eastbourne Sunshine Carnival and the Annual Schools Exhibition.</p> <p>This much loved exhibition is one of the UK&rsquo;s largest displays of children&rsquo;s art work and this year more than 1,500 children from 32 local schools have taken part in free workshops with Brighton-based carnival artists Same Sky.</p> <p>Drawing ideas from Eric Ravilious (1903&ndash;1942), a key artist within the Towner Collection, the project has looked at friendship including the role of tea parties and ceremonies inspired by Six Cups: Designs for Wedgewood (1937). This links into both this year&rsquo;s carnival theme &lsquo;Our Community &ndash; Our World&rsquo; and the gallery&rsquo;s exhibition Ravilious &amp; Co: The Pattern of Friendship which opened on the day of the carnival.</p> <p>The artwork made by the children was displayed in Towner&rsquo;s section of the carnival procession, which took place on Saturday 27 May and followed the established carnival route down Eastbourne&rsquo;s seafront from Western Lawns to Princes Park.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Photo credit: Harrison Cruwys</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://ryestudioschool.schudio.com/images/news/DSCF2146.JPG" />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="http://ryestudioschool.schudio.com/images/news/DSCF2143.JPG" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://ryestudioschool.schudio.com/images/news/DSCF2141.JPG" />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="" src="http://ryestudioschool.schudio.com/images/news/DSCF2138.JPG" /></p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/DSCF2139.JPGTue, 13 Jun 2017 09:59:03 GMTArtistic French exchange - Rye College students visit Berck-sur-merhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-05-22-artistic-french-exchange-rye-college-students-visit-berck-sur-merhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-05-22-artistic-french-exchange-rye-college-students-visit-berck-sur-mer<p><b><i>Rye College students in Years 9 and 10 recently visited College Jean Moulin in Berck-sur-mer, France, to work on an artistic and cultural project.</i></b></p> <p>The link between the two schools has grown since 2010, with teachers and students taking part in a variety of projects over the years, including themes such as Fair Trade, Water, Carnival, The Paralympics and National Heroes.&nbsp; This year a poster in Rye College sparked the inspiration for a project on Street Art and in particular the well-known British graffiti artist Banksy.</p> <p>The French children spent two days in Rye in March, studying stencil cutting and painting techniques together with students from Rye, and in mixed-nationality groups the children designed and created some stunning artwork symbolising French/British culture, now on display in the schools on both sides of the channel. &nbsp;</p> <p>The return half of the exchange this May gave Rye College students the change to see their framed Banksy-style posters in pride of place in the French school.&nbsp; This time the students worked together to create photo-montage artworks. The teachers in France presented the Rye group with newspaper reports of their visit to England, and gifts of French books and leaflets to use in French lessons at Rye.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Rye College students also visited La Coupole, near St Omer, now a fascinating museum about WWII, created in a bunker built under the Nazi occupation of France as a launchpad for the V2 flying bombs.&nbsp; The following day, the French host school students took the Rye group on an art-treasure trail around the town of Berck, and along their stunning sandy beach to visit some of the remains of the &ldquo;Atlantic Wall&rdquo; now covered in graffiti artworks.&nbsp; Students worked in both languages to debate the consequences of war, whether the paintings were Art or vandalism, and whether they are appropriate on such historic sites.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Each group tried hard to communicate in each others&rsquo; language, and as the students got to know each other, the teachers were delighted to see how well the French and British students managed to work together.&nbsp; Real friendships were formed, and both sides of the exchange were surprised and pleased to discover how similar they are, swapping social media details and interests.&nbsp; Of course for many Rye Students, there were two highlights - the fantastic food at French school dinner, and the shopping stop at Cite Europe on the way back! &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Next year the teacher are planning to take slightly longer visits to each other&rsquo;s schools, and hope to apply for a British Council travel award to assist the exchange financially.</p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/DSCF2184.JPGMon, 22 May 2017 13:14:45 GMTFantasy Creatures Competition Winners!http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-05-19-fantasy-creatures-competition-winnershttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-05-19-fantasy-creatures-competition-winners<p>The Judges and I were very impressed by the creativity from our students who entered The Fantasy Creature Competition.</p> <p>Thanks to Miss Loveless and Mr Chester from Rye Academy and Miss Hannah Smith from Rye Studio School who all said that it was difficult to decide who to award prizes to due to the very high standard from everyone.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/FantasyCreatures/DSC_5889.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 265px;" />&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/news/FantasyCreatures/DSC_5879.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 265px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>First Prize Yr 7 was awarded to Amos Kemm for his film on Scratch. This was supported by a hard copy. First prize Yr 8 was Matilda Wilson for her drawing accompanied by a sculpture called Sea Howler which was created using a 3D pen. Both prize winners won an Amazon gift voucher to the value of &pound;20.00.</p> <p>Sadly there were no entries from Yr 9 and only two entries from Yr 10. The two Yr10 entries were from Erin Streeton and Charlottle Foster whose creations were outstanding. A special mention must go to Charlie Philpott Yr 7 for his &lsquo;Terror Pig&rsquo;. It was a double whammy. A great drawing and it made everyone who saw it smile. All entrants were given a certificate in appreciation of their skill and hard work.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/FantasyCreatures/DSC_5887.jpg" style="width: 159px; height: 240px;" /><img alt="" src="/images/news/FantasyCreatures/DSC_5881.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 240px;" /><img alt="" src="/images/news/FantasyCreatures/DSC_5885.jpg" style="width: 423px; height: 240px;" /></p> <p>Our thanks go to the Foundation Governors for donating the prize money and to Mr Harris and Miss Bayley, Tom Peppitt Yr 9, Ruby Jefferies Yr 8, Leejay Appleton Yr 9 and Natalie Wright Yr 10 for all their help.</p> <p>Special thanks to everyone who entered the competition. Keep up the good work and watch this space for the next competition.</p> <p>Kim Wark (LRC)</p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/DSC_5900.jpgFri, 19 May 2017 14:12:43 GMTYear 7 Problem Solving Workshophttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-05-18-year-7-problem-solving-workshophttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-05-18-year-7-problem-solving-workshop<p>Year 7 took part in a maths workshop day led by The Problem Solving Company.&nbsp;</p> <p>Students actively engaged with physical and cognitive challenges that encouraged them to reason with one another, promoting personal development and self-esteem.&nbsp;</p> <p>The problem solving activities encouraged all to demonstrate &#39;positive mind-set&#39; values, involving communication, perseverance, questioning as well as the application of maths whether working individually or as part of a team.</p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/DSC_5616.jpgThu, 18 May 2017 16:09:11 GMTParent Notice: Stress Toyshttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-05-09-parent-notice-stress-toyshttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-05-09-parent-notice-stress-toys<p>Parent notice: please note that stress/spinner/fidget toys are only permitted in school if there is a medical need and parents have agreed this with the school. Any problems, please contact the pastoral team.</p> http://ryecollege.co.ukTue, 09 May 2017 11:17:44 GMTShakespeare Workshophttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-05-05-shakespeare-workshophttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-05-05-shakespeare-workshop<p>Students in Year 7 and 8 opted to join the Shakespeare workshop which was held in the hall on Wednesday 26<sup>th</sup> April and led by Mrs Leech and Mrs Potter.</p> <p>During the day&rsquo;s workshop our students learnt about many areas of Shakespeare&rsquo;s work and most importantly developed their own performance using themes, stories and dialogue from a variety of plays.&nbsp; Our students developed mime work, learnt lines and delivered speeches both as individuals and in group form. They showed great focus through the day and offered many exciting creative ideas.</p> <p>At the end of the day the students in the workshop performed their creativity to Mr Gillespie, Ms Daines and invited students from a range of year groups. The performance moved through the famous <em>All the world&rsquo;s a stage </em>speech, through the <em>Tempest</em> and its magical island, and the Witches of <em>Macbeth </em>to include rivals for the English crown and the nature of acting and the plays that have made Shakespeare famous.</p> <p>It was highly productive and immensely enjoyable day- congratulations to all our students who took part.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/DSC_5603.jpgFri, 05 May 2017 13:36:58 GMTNational Foreign Language Spelling Bee competitionhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-04-27-national-foreign-language-spelling-bee-competitionhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-04-27-national-foreign-language-spelling-bee-competition<p>The Rye College French Spelling Bee champions travelled all the way to Abingdon in Oxfordshire on Tuesday 25th April to attend the South-East England Regional Finals of this national competition.</p> <p>Every student in Year 7 learned a list of 50 French words and had to use the French alphabet including accents and punctuation.&nbsp; The best in each class competed in a school final with a list of 100 possible words, and the three school finalists Ben, Reuben and Isabella were selected to represent Rye College in the regional final, using 150 words. &nbsp;</p> <p>Each finalist had one minute to translate and spell aloud in French as many words as they could.&nbsp; The standard was very high and the pace was impressive.&nbsp; Ben, Reuben and Isabella were fantastic ambassadors for Rye and put in a huge amount of effort.</p> <p>Despite an eventful journey including a snowstorm, thunder and a rainbow, all three did brilliantly, were calm, focussed and accurate.&nbsp;</p> <p>Rye College was well represented and we were very proud, but in the end they were just beaten to the places to go forward to the National Final in Cambridge this year.&nbsp; We wish the rest of the South-East team Bonne Chance!</p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/news/unnamed.pngThu, 27 Apr 2017 08:54:13 GMTBus fares may increase - notice to parentshttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-04-21-bus-fares-may-increase-notice-to-parentshttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-04-21-bus-fares-may-increase-notice-to-parents<p>We have been informed that local bus companies are due have a fare increase from <strong>Monday 24th April</strong>. The amount of increase may vary depending on the bus&nbsp;company.</p> http://ryecollege.co.ukFri, 21 Apr 2017 14:53:48 GMT**RYE COLLEGE RACE FOR LIFE**http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-04-19-rye-college-race-for-lifehttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-04-19-rye-college-race-for-life<p>Next Friday, 28th April, we are hosting a Race for Life for girls in year 7-10 on the school field. Please support us by donating as much or as little as you can in aid of Cancer Research UK!</p> <p>Click here to support us:&nbsp;<a href="https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/rye-college-race-for-life-2017">rye-college-race-for-life-2017</a></p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/news/dots-beneath.pngWed, 19 Apr 2017 16:23:10 GMTTEENAGE KICKS DRAMA PERFORMANCE 15TH MARCH 2017http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-03-27-teenage-kicks-drama-performance-15th-march-2017http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-03-27-teenage-kicks-drama-performance-15th-march-2017<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.295;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:8pt;"><span style="font-size:14pt;font-family:Arial;color:#333333;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Students put on stunning drama performances when Rye College presented Teenage Kicks, an evening of drama, at The Milligan Theatre recently.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.295;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:8pt;"><span style="font-size:14pt;font-family:Arial;color:#333333;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The extracts, scenes and short plays from contemporary theatre explored issues such as bullying, exam pressure and teenage relationships. Ticket sales raised &pound;150 for the charity Young Minds, the voice for young people&rsquo;s mental health and wellbeing.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.295;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:8pt;"><span style="font-size:14pt;font-family:Arial;color:#333333;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Year 9 students opened the evening with focus and confidence as they presented an ensemble piece inspired by a play by David Calcutt. Extracts from The Exam by Andy Hamilton, Mugged and Shut Up by Andrew Payne were performed with skill and polish by year 10 students who entertained the audience with comic characterisations and recognisable dramatic situations.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.295;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:8pt;"><span style="font-size:14pt;font-family:Arial;color:#333333;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The cast of After Juliet, a play set after the deaths of Romeo and Juliet by Sharman Macdonald, were awarded excellent grades by the visiting moderator for demonstrating accomplished acting skills. To conclude the evening year 11 students gave an extremely professional performance of the challenging play Chatroom by Enda Walsh, with students Felix Allsopp, Annie Valle, Grace Benton and Joe Levett all gaining A* grades.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.295;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:8pt;"><span style="font-size:14pt;font-family:Arial;color:#333333;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Drama teacher Sarah Wall would like to congratulate all the performers along with the performing arts students who took on front of house, backstage and technical roles supervised by Simon Potter.</span></p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/_DSC0193.JPGMon, 27 Mar 2017 08:53:59 GMTRye News: Students practice public speaking http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-03-23-rye-news-students-practice-public-speakinghttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-03-23-rye-news-students-practice-public-speaking<div class="page-border clearfix"> <div class="clearfix" id="contentleft"> <div class="clearfix" id="content"> <div class="post" id="post-main-59060"> <div class="entry"> <div class="meta">Published on March 23 2017. <a href="http://www.ryenews.org.uk/news" rel="category tag">News</a></div> <h1 class="post-title single">Students practice public speaking</h1> <div class="meta byline"><em>By Kenneth Bird at Rye News</em></div> <div class="meta byline">&nbsp;</div> <p>Members of Rye College Debating Society, aged 15-16, took over the council chamber at Rye Town Hall on Tuesday afternoon, March 21.</p> <div class="wp-caption alignright" id="attachment_59064" style="width: 300px"><img alt="" class="size-medium wp-image-59064" height="199" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" src="http://www.ryenews.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/DSC_0220-300x199.jpg" srcset="http://www.ryenews.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/DSC_0220-300x200.jpg 300w, http://www.ryenews.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/DSC_0220-150x100.jpg 150w, http://www.ryenews.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/DSC_0220-768x511.jpg 768w, http://www.ryenews.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/DSC_0220-1024x681.jpg 1024w, http://www.ryenews.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/DSC_0220-50x33.jpg 50w, http://www.ryenews.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/DSC_0220-630x419.jpg 630w, http://www.ryenews.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/DSC_0220-800x532.jpg 800w, http://www.ryenews.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/DSC_0220-352x234.jpg 352w, http://www.ryenews.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/DSC_0220-250x166.jpg 250w, http://www.ryenews.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/DSC_0220-140x93.jpg 140w, http://www.ryenews.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/DSC_0220-400x266.jpg 400w, http://www.ryenews.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/DSC_0220-450x299.jpg 450w" width="300" /> <p class="wp-caption-text"><em>Damian Cosgrove takes the chair</em></p> </div> <p>They were there to learn about civic engagement, how to draft an agenda, elect a chairman and engage in public speaking. Joining them around the table were Mayor Jonathan Breeds, Town Clerk Richard Farhall and Louise Payne, humanities teacher at the college, as well as Cllrs Rebekah Gilbert and Andy Rivett who had been working with Rye College students over the last year and had organised the event.</p> <div class="wp-caption alignleft" id="attachment_59097" style="width: 280px"><img alt="" class="wp-image-59097" height="209" src="http://www.ryenews.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/IMG_0161-e1490268765565.jpg" width="280" /> <p class="wp-caption-text"><em>The debate gets going</em></p> </div> <p>Damian Cosgrove was elected to the chair and skilfully introduced topics raised such as lowering the voting age to 16, introducing Skills for Life education into the school curriculum, and promoting the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme at the College. He invited his colleagues, Noah Nelson-Smith, Melitsa Nicolau and Harrison Cruwys to speak in turn. A vote was taken each time and the audience, which included Cllrs Ian Potter (chairman of the Rye Academy Trust) and Jo Kirkham, a former teacher at the college, were invited to cast their vote.</p> <p>Under Any Other Business, the students were invited by your<em> Rye News</em> reporter to submit regular accounts of matters of interest perhaps raised at student council meetings. These would help keep the college in touch with the wider community, besides further developing their skills. It was agreed that this event should be repeated at a future date.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/news/DSC_0223-630x419.jpegFri, 24 Mar 2017 09:33:37 GMTStudents set up Tenner Challenge market place http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-03-22-students-set-up-tenner-challenge-market-placehttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-03-22-students-set-up-tenner-challenge-market-place<div class="_5pbx userContent" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}" id="js_1hl"> <p>As part of the Tenner Challenge, one of the weekly competitions is to set up a pop-up shop. On Wednesday, The Milligan Theatre became one big marketplace for all the businesses to sell their products and services. There was a wide variety of businesses, which included t-shirts, cards, earrings, cakes, cookies, mobile phone cases, snacks and car washes. The market place was open over lunch time for all staff and students to spend their money. It was a very profitable session for all our entrepreneurs!</p> <p>The Tenner Challenge comes to an end on Monday, when all groups have to declare their profits, repay their &pound;10 plus &pound;1 legacy to keep the competition going. Watch this space for the results...</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" height="268" src="/images/news/IMG_7060.JPG" width="268" /> <img alt="" height="267" src="/images/news/IMG_7054.JPG" width="267" /><img alt="" height="202" src="/images/news/IMG_0443.JPG" width="270" /></p> </div> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/IMG_0440.JPGThu, 23 Mar 2017 16:44:41 GMTWarner Brothers Studio Tourhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-03-15-warner-brothers-studio-tourhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-03-15-warner-brothers-studio-tour<div class="_5pbx userContent" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}" id="js_cu"> <p>Key Stage 3 students celebrated World Book Day with a magical trip to the Warner Brothers Studio Tour in Watford to experience a unique insight into the making of the Harry Potter films.</p> <p>The tour began in the glorious great hall, where we found the first of many golden snitches that were hidden around the studio. As the tour went on through Hogwarts, the Ministry of Magic, Platform 9&frac34;, Privet Drive and Diagon Alley, we had the opportunity to view up-close the amazing and authentic props, costumes and craft used in the films and try the delicious Butterbeer and Butterbeer Ice Cream!</p> </div> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Harry_Potter-5534.jpgWed, 15 Mar 2017 08:27:42 GMTYear 8 visit Dungeness http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-03-15-year-8-visit-dungenesshttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-03-15-year-8-visit-dungeness<p>Year 8 visited Dungeness Power Station on a Geography field trip. It was a fantastic opportunity for students to have a guided tour and learn about the workings of a nuclear power station. This ties in well with the work they are doing in Energy in their Geography lessons. Students also enjoyed designing electricity pylons that could withstand pressure. It was a successful trip with lots of key learning and progression, undertaken in a real life practical setting.</p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/news/17200930_1376737602396709_6075904412669672608_n.jpgWed, 15 Mar 2017 08:26:59 GMTEDUCATION FUNDING APPEALhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-03-09-education-funding-appealhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-03-09-education-funding-appeal<p>You may have heard about the campaign that Headteachers in other counties, such as West Sussex have launched, in order to protest at the lack of school funding and the effect on our children and young people.</p> <p>Headteachers and governors in East Sussex have decided to do something similar and we would like to ask you to join in. This letter, sent to parents of primary and secondary age children across East Sussex, is an appeal for help. We need to let l<span class="text_exposed_show">ocal and central government know that school funding is in crisis. We are using all channels available to us but as parents and members of the public, we feel they might listen to you.</span></p> <div class="text_exposed_show"> <p>We are starting by lobbying our local MPs and trying to get them to ask the government to help with the rising costs for schools. Individual schools will be doing this too, but we would like to ask you to write to your MP as parents to protest about the effects of funding cuts in schools.</p> <p>The government claims that funding for schools has remained the same, but they do not mention that all schools face rising costs due to inflation and other extra charges recently introduced by the government. According to the National Audit Office, this will equate to &pound;3billion less by 2020.</p> <p>As a result, Headteachers across East Sussex are having to look very hard at our provision for pupils and we are considering decisions that would result in:</p> <p>- Larger class sizes and fewer teachers and senior staff<br /> - School buildings falling into disrepair<br /> - Cuts to pastoral services including teaching assistants and support staff in general<br /> - Outdated computer equipment<br /> - Fewer GCSE and A Level options in secondary schools<br /> - Fewer trips and after school activities that have previously been subsidised or offered free</p> <p>The Rye Academies are in a similarly challenging position and, whilst always putting the children and their education first, will have to make a number of changes along the lines described above in order to stay within our financial boundaries.</p> <p>Please follow this link to find a letter with further information about how YOU can be involved in this appeal by writing to local MPs: <a href="https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fgoo.gl%2FxVE3Yc&amp;h=ATMuOovrFpA3MShyQ6T8-e4hnhaOskZ44i6pd7IPV09EI4N03kR4KuTJh5FnLTjSq75HSKUndglXUhQrlC7Vxjrc2nsoUKxmDhoQJzpVhHK_hKdqtLj-poCdnJ8DAsbm32ABiNjdrvAk&amp;enc=AZPDtvWh769bcmPiOWLJaThow2N4g1P1BegOSHcb3hvn27YDePETPJkb62VknHVbAVelLCrWs8zhJbiOQePFIH2W8KPLAsejFsbY5W_CCV1YklzZSqR47lv7NMTl6wgLF3Evq15m-qlf5YqJiqSt8sbBfcikqX4NeGu8rvlM7Hx7i0i8VqL1yIXxjrf_dSlLgfE&amp;s=1" onclick="LinkshimAsyncLink.referrer_log(this, &quot;https:\/\/goo.gl\/xVE3Yc&quot;, &quot;\/si\/ajax\/l\/render_linkshim_log\/?u=https\u00253A\u00252F\u00252Fgoo.gl\u00252FxVE3Yc&amp;h=ATMuOovrFpA3MShyQ6T8-e4hnhaOskZ44i6pd7IPV09EI4N03kR4KuTJh5FnLTjSq75HSKUndglXUhQrlC7Vxjrc2nsoUKxmDhoQJzpVhHK_hKdqtLj-poCdnJ8DAsbm32ABiNjdrvAk&amp;enc=AZPDtvWh769bcmPiOWLJaThow2N4g1P1BegOSHcb3hvn27YDePETPJkb62VknHVbAVelLCrWs8zhJbiOQePFIH2W8KPLAsejFsbY5W_CCV1YklzZSqR47lv7NMTl6wgLF3Evq15m-qlf5YqJiqSt8sbBfcikqX4NeGu8rvlM7Hx7i0i8VqL1yIXxjrf_dSlLgfE&amp;d&quot;);" onmouseover="LinkshimAsyncLink.swap(this, &quot;https:\/\/goo.gl\/xVE3Yc&quot;);" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://goo.gl/xVE3Yc</a></p> </div> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/FlatCashPosterA3-1.jpgThu, 09 Mar 2017 14:13:29 GMTRye Wurlitzer Academy students perform in Horshamhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-03-08-rye-wurlitzer-academy-students-perform-in-horshamhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-03-08-rye-wurlitzer-academy-students-perform-in-horsham<div style="font-family:Calibri,'Slate Pro',sans-serif,sans-serif;text-align:initial;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)"><font color="#262626" size="4">Six of our Rye Wurlitzer Academy students travelled over to Horsham to play in a special evening of music, which also featured their tutor, Michael Wooldridge.&nbsp;</font></div> <div style="font-family:Calibri,'Slate Pro',sans-serif,sans-serif;text-align:initial;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)"><font color="#262626" size="4">Following a lovely meal at a Beefeater Restaurant, they went on to play the concert, all giving good accounts of themselves, presenting a wide range of music, including medleys from the Phantom of the Opera, Snow White, Jesus Christ Superstar and Mary Poppins. &nbsp;</font></div> <div style="font-family:Calibri,'Slate Pro',sans-serif,sans-serif;text-align:initial;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)"><font color="#262626" size="4">The concert was presented by the Horsham Electronic Organ Society, which is now in it&#39;s 40th year. The audience loved the concert, with generous applause throughout the evening and, at the end, many very kind comments&lrm;.</font></div> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/IMG_1513.JPGThu, 09 Mar 2017 09:26:32 GMTYoung Enterprise workshop: Tenner Challengehttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-03-01-young-enterprise-workshop-tenner-challengehttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-03-01-young-enterprise-workshop-tenner-challenge<p>Students enjoyed a fantastic business enterprise workshop last week in preparation for this year&#39;s <a class="profileLink" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=147366538618145" data-hovercard-prefer-more-content-show="1" href="https://www.facebook.com/YoungEnterpriseUK/">Young Enterprise</a> Tenner Challenge!</p> <p>Tenner Challenge provides a highly interactive way for students to develop key skills including creativity, resilience, and problem solving, using real money to take calculated risks in business. Students (11-19) are pledged &pound;10 and have one month to set up a business &ndash; coming up with an idea of a product or service they can sell and gain first<span class="text_exposed_show">-hand experience of what it&rsquo;s like to be an entrepreneur.</span></p> <div class="text_exposed_show"> <p>&quot;On Wednesday 22nd February, all of the Tenner Challenge participants took part in a workshop. We did numerous tasks, including making out own product out of five different materials. We spoke about various entrepreneurs and took part in an activity about selling shapes. This workshop really helped us develop our economic and business skills, and now we are ready to be entrepreneurs in the Tenner Challenge!&quot; - Freya S, Bea W, Maddie B, Emma H, Amber HH, Tayla S and Matilda W</p> </div> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Tenner_Challenge-0406.jpgWed, 01 Mar 2017 15:01:55 GMTBoys Badminton Team compete in the Sussex Finalshttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-02-09-boys-badminton-team-compete-in-the-sussex-finalshttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-02-09-boys-badminton-team-compete-in-the-sussex-finals<div class="_5pbx userContent" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}" id="js_gia"> <p>After winning the Hastings tournament, our boys badminton team (Harry, James, Jack and Ewam) competed yesterday in the Sussex Finals.</p> <p>In the matches of five rubbers in Hastings Tournament, they won every match 5-0. In yesterday&#39;s county finals they beat Willingdon 5-0 and Oriel 5-0, but lost 3-2 to Uckfield, losing the deciding rubber 21-20. By only one point they missed out on the big win, so they came third overall. Great work boys!!</p> </div> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/FullSizeRender(3).jpgThu, 09 Feb 2017 15:48:20 GMTPE trip to University of Brightonhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-02-08-pe-trip-to-university-of-brightonhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-02-08-pe-trip-to-university-of-brighton<p>{gallery-slideshow:PE at Uni of Brighton}</p> <p>Mrs Starkey and Miss Newman had a fantastic day with 12 Year 9 and 10 students at The University of Brighton, Eastbourne Campus. the event was run by the Compact Plus team, who are responsible for developing widening participation links with schools. The students took part in a Sports Leadership course, through learning new sports and engaging in team building activities. The activities were Kin Ball, Ultimate Frisbee, Street Surfing and Cheerleading. All of the students really enjoyed the day, and had great fun - the teachers had a pretty good day too!</p> http://ryecollege.co.ukWed, 08 Feb 2017 15:25:00 GMTBANDS WANTED! Battle of the Bands 2017http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-02-07-bands-wanted-battle-of-the-bands-2017http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-02-07-bands-wanted-battle-of-the-bands-2017<div class="_5pbx userContent" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}" id="js_o"> <p>WE NEED YOU!</p> <p>Rye Academy Trust are hosting a &quot;Battle of the Bands&quot; in the Milligan Theatre on March 17th. We are looking for bands from local schools to take part - could this be you?</p> <p>For information or to register interest, please email Gina at gpotter@ryecollege.co.uk or give us a call on 01797 222545!</p> </div> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Battle_of_the_bands_WANTED.jpgTue, 07 Feb 2017 13:49:08 GMTRye Primary students STEM lesson at Rye Collegehttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-02-01-rye-primary-students-stem-lesson-at-rye-collegehttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-02-01-rye-primary-students-stem-lesson-at-rye-college<div class="_5pbx userContent" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}" id="js_c"> <p>Rye Primary really enjoyed their STEM lesson with Mr Kemm yesterday morning and made fantastic progress building their balsa/foam gliders.</p> <p>They&#39;ve been testing our gliders and they fly wonderfully. The students then spent the remainder of the lesson learning how to fly on a simulator using an RC transmitter.</p> <p>The students have been made honorary members of Flight Club; they are on our Instagram feed: <a href="https://instagram.com/p/BP7xWvQh31I/" onclick="LinkshimAsyncLink.referrer_log(this, &quot;https:\/\/instagram.com\/p\/BP7xWvQh31I\/&quot;, &quot;\/si\/ajax\/l\/render_linkshim_log\/?u=https\u00253A\u00252F\u00252Finstagram.com\u00252Fp\u00252FBP7xWvQh31I\u00252F&amp;h=ATMB0Yu28hnN08h9HIjU6XsWNNlKz8XvH24Fxu6Oph5QsdhMOuSwumycysE7dSF25aP16DRz7ZhYEK2lsjMq3O5lioSptDC92JVa0Ie1k09Ycigyz_NGQ4SUjSwsMEYJhAwAfAucObk3&amp;render_verification=0&amp;enc=AZMpyYdaJjkaHvreYwsTR28BHG0YXLV9N4QJwZyE2jV-QirPN4W9_2YyiJ3eNKttOzpSQsuMwrWcG1af0uYCWzbkV9zkrHXlq5NCCd7gZpQKcXngiRijd_YY9JwwfnvWwxv3EGo5px6UCRISvHrcq40_nMiUPfCF8XLC6ZaaDj2gdggNqdxekEOWgmAKUVQK-914ban7cezLaqfALtZmlD-2&amp;d&quot;);" onmouseover="LinkshimAsyncLink.swap(this, &quot;https:\/\/instagram.com\/p\/BP7xWvQh31I\/&quot;);" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://instagram.com/p/BP7xWvQh31I/</a></p> </div> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/news/RPS_STEM.jpgWed, 01 Feb 2017 10:17:03 GMTBoys Dance Company perform at Brighton Universityhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-01-30-boys-dance-company-perform-at-brighton-universityhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-01-30-boys-dance-company-perform-at-brighton-university<div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:georgia,serif;color:#0b5394"><small>Rye College Boys&#39; Dance Company performed at Brighton University on Tuesday 17th January. This was part of a schools&#39; sharing platform organised and run by trainee teachers from the University. The boys performed their brand new work entitled &#39;Critical Mass&#39;. This is a piece inspired by a professional dance work by choreographer Russell Maliphant.&nbsp; Rye College Boys&#39; Dance Company work together weekly to create and rehearse performance pieces. If you are interested in joining the boys, please speak to Miss Daines.&nbsp;</small></div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:georgia,serif;color:#0b5394">&nbsp;</div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:georgia,serif;color:#0b5394"><small>The boys will be performing &#39;Critical Mass&#39; again on Tuesday 7th February at The White Rock Theatre in Hastings. Tickets are available from the theatre box office.&nbsp;</small></div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:georgia,serif;color:#0b5394">&nbsp;</div> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/BDC2.jpegMon, 30 Jan 2017 09:02:05 GMTYear 7 boys scoop Bronze medalshttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-01-27-year-7-boys-scoop-bronze-medalshttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-01-27-year-7-boys-scoop-bronze-medals<p>Our year 7 boys athletics team were bronze medalists at the Hastings and Rother School Games Partnership! They competed in a series of indoor track races, and field events such as, shot, standing long jump, standing triple jump, speed bounce and vertical jump. Girls team did well too coming fourth. Well done Year 7!!</p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/FullSizeRender(2).jpgFri, 27 Jan 2017 13:51:14 GMTRye Fund Recognises the Rye Wurlitzer Academyhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-01-26-rye-fund-recognises-the-rye-wurlitzer-academyhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-01-26-rye-fund-recognises-the-rye-wurlitzer-academy<div class="_5pbx userContent" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}" id="js_2ho"> <p>We are delighted that the work done by our Rye Wurlitzer Academy (RWA) within the Rye Academy Trust has recently been recognised and supported by the Rye Fund. RWA Founder, Richard Moore, was presented with a certificate at the fund&rsquo;s annual awards evening at Rye Town Hall and the RWA are receiving &pound;500 from the fund, which supports our ongoing programme of encouraging students from Rye College to learn the historic, complex and fun art of making music on our heritage 1925 Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ. The Rye Fund&rsquo;s motto of, &lsquo;Protecting Our Past &ndash; Enabling Our Future&rsquo; very much ties in with our aims in the RWA and we look forward to many more of our students enjoying these very special music lessons.</p> </div> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Richard_Moore_Rye_Town_Hall_Rye_Fund_180117.jpgThu, 26 Jan 2017 08:26:29 GMTReplacement Bus Service - Monday 23rd Januaryhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-01-19-replacement-bus-service-monday-23rd-january-2http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-01-19-replacement-bus-service-monday-23rd-january-2<p>We can confirm that two buses have been booked for Monday 23rd January.</p> <p>The ticket cost is &pound;4 per day from Ashford International, and &pound;3 per day from all other stations. Tickets must be purchased in advance from Student Reception<strong>.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Pick up times from train stations<strong>*</strong>:</p> <p><span style="color:#0000FF;"><u>Ashford route AM</u></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;">07.55 Ashford International Train Station - Coach Stand Bays (at end of building), International Side (arrive back approx. 16.30)</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;">08.10 Hamstreet Train Station - Main Road outside (arrive back approx. 16.15)</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;">08.25 Appledore Train Station - Main Road outside (arrive back approx. 16.00)</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;">Arriving at Rye Train Station (by 08.45).</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;">15.40 Depart from Rye Train Station and return back to original points.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><u><span style="color:#800080;">Hastings Route</span></u></p> <p><span style="color:#800080;">Please be aware that for students in St Leonard&#39;s, the bus will not be boarding at St Leonard&#39;s Warrior Square Railway Station and will instead pick up from Warrior Square.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#800080;">08.05 Warrior Square (Queen Victoria Statue)</span></p> <p><span style="color:#800080;">08.10 Harold Place bus stop</span></p> <p><span style="color:#800080;">08.20 Ore - Mount Pleasant Road bus stop (opp Manor Road)</span></p> <p><span style="color:#800080;">08.55 Rye Sports Centre</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="color:#800080;">15:40 Depart from Rye Sports Centre and return to original points.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em><strong>* Timings are approximate. Please ensure your child/ren arrive early at the station to avoid missing the bus, and also remind them that exemplary behaviour is expected at all times.</strong></em></p> http://ryecollege.co.ukThu, 19 Jan 2017 15:37:02 GMTRush Witt & Wilson sponsor our Sports Ambassadorshttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-01-16-rush-witt-wilson-sponsor-our-sports-ambassadorshttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-01-16-rush-witt-wilson-sponsor-our-sports-ambassadors<p>Rye College would like to extend our grateful thanks to Mr Alan Crouch and Rush, Witt and Wilson for their generous sponsorship of our Sports Ambassador programme this academic year. &nbsp;Their excellent support has enabled us to reward all of our Sports Ambassadors with unique &ldquo;Sports Ambassador shirts&rdquo; which they wear with pride when performing their role.</p> <p><br /> Rye College Sports Ambassadors are the most outstanding sports leaders in our school. They are selected, following an extensive written application and interview process. &nbsp;They are chosen because of their sporting talent, and more importantly, their exceptional commitment and ability as young leaders and volunteers.<br /> The Rye College Sports Ambassador programme seeks to develop our students further by providing them with the responsibility of being an ambassador for PE and School Sport. The role is held in high esteem and the students form a vital link between fellow pupils, teachers, our School Games Organiser, Mr Lovell, and local Primary Schools and their pupils.</p> <p><br /> A Sports Ambassador&#39;s role is to:<br /> &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;increase participation and healthy lifestyles in Rye College<br /> &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;promote the positive values of sport in and through sport<br /> &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;be a role model in advocating PE and school sport within the college and Rye Sports cluster<br /> &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;be the young people&#39;s voice on PE and school sport in Rye College and the local community<br /> &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;support the delivery of our extensive programme of competitive sports competitions run for our Partner Primary Schools<br /> &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;support the delivery of intra and inter school sport in Rye College</p> <p><br /> John Lovell (Rye College School Games Organiser)<br /> &nbsp;</p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/IMG_0155.jpgMon, 16 Jan 2017 09:50:09 GMTRye College featured on ITV Newshttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-01-13-rye-college-featured-on-itv-newshttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-01-13-rye-college-featured-on-itv-news<p>We&#39;ve been featured on ITV News this week, in regards to the alternative coaches we&#39;ve been running to get our students to school in the face of train strikes. Follow the link to read our story:</p> <p><a href="http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/2017-01-10/school-sends-coaches-to-pick-up-stranded-children-from-kent-and-sussex-on-strike-days/">http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/2017-01-10/school-sends-coaches-to-pick-up-stranded-children-from-kent-and-sussex-on-strike-days/</a></p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Screen_Shot_2017-01-13_at_10.12.16.pngFri, 13 Jan 2017 10:10:32 GMTParents Evening POSTPONEDhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-01-12-parents-evening-postponedhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-01-12-parents-evening-postponed<p>In light of the possibility of snow and the warnings of dangerous driving conditions around Rye from 7pm-midnight from the Met Office, allied to the advice from ESCC, we have decided, reluctantly, to postpone the parents evening tonight due to concern for the safety of parents and staff. Sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.</p> http://ryecollege.co.ukThu, 12 Jan 2017 13:18:29 GMTTrain Strike Action - Replacement Bus Servicehttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-01-06-train-strike-action-replacement-bus-service-3http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2017-01-06-train-strike-action-replacement-bus-service-3<p><strong>UPDATED INFORMATION:</strong></p> <p>We can confirm that two buses have been booked for Tuesday 10th, Wednesday 11th and Friday 13th January from Ashford and Hastings and that, if you have already contacted us indicating your interest in the replacement services, your spaces are secured on your preferred routes. More spaces are still available on both routes.</p> <p>The ticket cost is &pound;4 per day from Ashford International, and &pound;3 per day from all other stations. Tickets must be purchased in advance from Student Reception <u><strong>on Monday 9th January.</strong></u></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Pick up times from train stations<strong>*</strong>:</p> <p><span style="color:#0000FF;"><u>Ashford route AM</u></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;">07.55 Ashford International Train Station - Coach Stand Bays (at end of building), International Side (arrive back approx. 16.30)</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;">08.10 Hamstreet Train Station - Main Road outside (arrive back approx. 16.15)</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;">08.25 Appledore Train Station - Main Road outside (arrive back approx. 16.00)</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;">Arriving at Rye Train Station (by 08.45).</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;">15.40 Depart from Rye Train Station and return back to original points.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><u><span style="color:#800080;">Hastings Route</span></u></p> <p><span style="color:#800080;">Please be aware that for students in St Leonard&#39;s, the bus will not be boarding at St Leonard&#39;s Warrior Square Railway Station and will instead pick up from Warrior Square.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#800080;">08.05 Warrior Square (Queen Victoria Statue)</span></p> <p><span style="color:#800080;">08.10 Hastings Train Station</span></p> <p><span style="color:#800080;">08.20 Ore - Mount Pleasant Road Florists</span></p> <p><span style="color:#800080;">08.55 Rye Sports Centre</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="color:#800080;">15:40 Depart from Rye Sports Centre and return to original points.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em><strong>* Timings are approximate. Please ensure your child/ren arrive early at the station to avoid missing the bus, and also remind them that exemplary behaviour is expected at all times.</strong></em></p> http://ryecollege.co.ukFri, 06 Jan 2017 11:18:46 GMTNon-Uniform day - last day of term!http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-12-20-non-uniform-day-last-day-of-termhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-12-20-non-uniform-day-last-day-of-term<div class="_5pbx userContent" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}" id="js_5fg"> <p>Please remember that tomorrow is a NON-UNIFORM DAY and is the last day of term! School will finish early at 12.30pm for all students.</p> <p>(We are not raising money, so no donation is required for the non-uniform day.)</p> </div> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/news/Last_day.jpgTue, 20 Dec 2016 16:07:58 GMTShowjumping Successhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-12-19-showjumping-successhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-12-19-showjumping-success<div class="_5pbx userContent" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}" id="js_ev"> <p>On Saturday 10th December, Rosie, Amelia and William went to Felbridge Equestrian Centre to compete in the school&#39;s showjumping. This was a qualifier for the Nationals at Bury Farm, Berkshire, in April. Teams from East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey and Greater London were taking part.</p> <p>In the 90cm class, Amelia had one fence down so the team finished in the top ten out of twenty-two. In the 1m class, Rosie had one down and William posted a fast time so the team ended up coming fourth out of sixteen teams, with William finished fourth individual out of one hundred and twenty competitors. Great job!!</p> </div> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/IMG_0179.JPGTue, 20 Dec 2016 12:07:05 GMTChristmas Jumper Day this Friday!http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-12-13-christmas-jumper-day-this-fridayhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-12-13-christmas-jumper-day-this-friday<div class="_5pbx userContent" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}" id="js_gj"> <p>This Friday 16th December it&#39;s Christmas Jumper Day in aid of <a class="profileLink" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=117476785190" data-hovercard-prefer-more-content-show="1" href="https://www.facebook.com/savethechildrenuk/">Save the Children UK</a> . A large number of our students believe that we should support this charity and we are keen to encourage this fundraising!</p> <p>Donate &pound;1 and wear a silly jumper. Please remember that this is not a non-uniform day, and students should wear their usual school uniform with their jumper (blazers not required).</p> <p><a class="_58cn" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;*N&quot;,&quot;type&quot;:104}" href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/christmasjumperday?source=feed_text&amp;story_id=1253401821396955"><span class="_5afx"><span aria-label="hashtag" class="_58cl _5afz">#</span><span class="_58cm">christmasjumperday</span></span></a></p> </div> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/news/Xmas_Jumper_day.jpgTue, 13 Dec 2016 16:17:19 GMTRye College Ensemble tour dayhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-12-12-rye-college-ensemble-tour-dayhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-12-12-rye-college-ensemble-tour-day<div class="_5pbx userContent" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}" id="js_2xd"> <p>Rye College Ensemble, accompanied by Mrs Dale, Mrs Hollowday &amp; Miss Bayley, took part in their annual Christmas Community Project on Friday 9th December.</p> <p>They sang to the residents of Strand Court, entertained diners at Simply Italian and finished the day at the ARRCC. The Choir welcomed back two ex students, India Harlott &amp; Holly Holt, who fitted in as if they had never left. We were also delighted to be joined by two very dear friends of Rye College, Angela &amp; Eve Delf and thank them for their continued support.</p> <p>This is always a greatly anticipated and enjoyable day, we like to think we spread a little of our Rye College Christmas spirit to some of those most in need in Rye.</p> </div> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Choir_Tour_Day_2016-0090.jpgMon, 12 Dec 2016 09:22:47 GMTCarol Service at St Mary's Churchhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-12-08-carol-service-at-st-mary-s-churchhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-12-08-carol-service-at-st-mary-s-church<p>Thank you to everyone who joined us yesterday evening for our annual Carol Service at St Mary&#39;s Church, and to the staff and students who took part.</p> <p>Special thanks to Anneliese Dale, Michael Wooldridge, Phil Coomber, Lynne Ratcliffe and Thomas Pickering.</p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/IMG_0030.jpgThu, 08 Dec 2016 11:48:35 GMTTraveling Crib spends the night at Rye Collegehttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-12-07-traveling-crib-spends-the-night-at-rye-collegehttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-12-07-traveling-crib-spends-the-night-at-rye-college<div class="_5pbx userContent" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}" id="js_5bo"> <p>Travelers Mary and Joseph came knocking at our door in search of a safe place to spend the night!</p> <p>Year 11 Students Eleanor and Hobie (Head Boy) received the traveling crib, which has been making its way around town, from hosts Mr and Mrs Orchard. The crib will stay with us tonight and travel to the Pugwash Nursery tomorrow.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/DSC_5207-2.jpgWed, 07 Dec 2016 14:45:40 GMTFlight Club goes global!http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-12-01-flight-club-goes-globalhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-12-01-flight-club-goes-global<p>An editor from the international modelling magazine Aeromodeller contacted Flight club via a post on the <a href="http://www.flightclubrc.net/" onclick="LinkshimAsyncLink.referrer_log(this, &quot;http:\/\/www.flightclubrc.net\/&quot;, &quot;\/si\/ajax\/l\/render_linkshim_log\/?u=http\u00253A\u00252F\u00252Fwww.flightclubrc.net\u00252F&amp;h=nAQER9i1MAQFyWlGtBXMMcMbxirttFMHfkyFK_87WlmdRzQ&amp;render_verification=0&amp;enc=AZM3zlDSLXaf6sIv7dUf4HyzLjoZSSi-QQGw7tIfhNZXEwnlS8d-NhKFmDXXfDwAJMVZ_GTtj-o426MXkFmbCSgQlKfqzpP95DiGfiDkuIPdqGAA47Enofx0hm3p8EGOgMKTNbKrIaqIkB0kTPs8eeUHuEpuPT-MbLOz3mWrNPaGGWXL5d2rYYfr2_uBgeBjK_hGezfM4qu_sA33y06LtDkX&amp;d&quot;);" onmouseover="LinkshimAsyncLink.swap(this, &quot;http:\/\/www.flightclubrc.net\/&quot;);" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.flightclubrc.net</a> asking for a small article on the exploits of the students in Flight Club.</p> <p>Mr Kemm wrote an article &amp; Maria took some pictures of the students in action and a few months later we had a double page spread in the magazine!</p> <div class="text_exposed_show"> <p>The editor sent us a few magazines for the students, here are a couple of scans from the magazine, we&#39;ve gone global!</p> </div> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Flight_club_magazine_article.jpgThu, 01 Dec 2016 11:52:34 GMT£526.86 raised for BBC Children in Need!!http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-11-29-526-86-raised-for-bbc-children-in-needhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-11-29-526-86-raised-for-bbc-children-in-need<p>Well done to staff and students who helped raise &pound;526.86 for BBC Children in Need by taking part in our non-uniform day, netball tournaments, PE lessons in onesies, face painting, cake sales and more!!</p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/news/BBC_Children_in_Need_raised.jpgTue, 29 Nov 2016 10:55:20 GMTGSCE Students visit Imperial War Museumhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-11-29-gsce-students-visit-imperial-war-museumhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-11-29-gsce-students-visit-imperial-war-museum<div class="_5pbx userContent" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}" id="js_3"> <p>Yesterday, Monday 28th November, Year 10 &amp; 11 GCSE History and Philosophy &amp; Ethics students visited the Imperial War Museum in London.</p> <p>They visited the Award Winning &#39;Holocaust Exhibition&#39;, which traces the Nazi persecution and murder of Europe&rsquo;s Jews from 1933 to 1945, and were moved by the many artefacts and personal experiences of those involved. They also had free time to explore the rest of the museum which covers modern war, from WW1 to conflicts today.</p> </div> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/unnamed3.jpegTue, 29 Nov 2016 10:26:30 GMTY7 Bedgebury Pinetum Geography Triphttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-11-24-y7-bedgebury-pinetum-geography-triphttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-11-24-y7-bedgebury-pinetum-geography-trip<p>Year 7 Geography students had a very successful trip to <span class="il">Bedgebury</span> Pinetum. 86 students visited the forest over 2 very cold days! Whilst there students built shelters out of wood and material found in the forest. These were then rigorously tested to see if they were structurally sound and water proof. Then students took part in team building activities which tested their communication and problem solving skills. In the afternoon students were able to roam the Pinetum during an orienteering activity testing their map reading skills. The trip complements the year 7 Geography syllabus. In term 1 students learnt a variety of map skills and in term 2 students are studying ecosystems which includes, rain, coniferous and deciduous forests. The students had a great time at the Pinetum and were a credit to the school.&nbsp;</p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/WP_20161108_10_46_27_Pro.jpgThu, 24 Nov 2016 09:56:40 GMTBBC Children in Need Non-Uniform day tomorrowhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-11-17-bbc-children-in-need-non-uniform-day-tomorrowhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-11-17-bbc-children-in-need-non-uniform-day-tomorrow<div class="_5pbx userContent" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}" id="js_5cl"> <p>TOMORROW FRIDAY 18TH NOVEMBER</p> <p>Don&#39;t forget about tomorrow&#39;s spotty non-uniform day in aid of BBC Children in Need!!</p> <p>At break and lunch time there will also be a cake sale in Room 22, and face painting in the Key Stage 3 office (opp Mrs Whiteman&#39;s room).</p> </div> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/news/BBC_Children_in_Need_cover(1).jpgThu, 17 Nov 2016 10:39:43 GMTP.E. department are raising money ALL WEEK for BBC Children in Need!!http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-11-15-p-e-department-are-raising-money-all-week-for-bbc-children-in-needhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-11-15-p-e-department-are-raising-money-all-week-for-bbc-children-in-need<div class="_5pbx userContent" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}" id="js_ctu"> <p>This week all P.E. lessons are fun benchball and football tournaments. If students bring in a pound, they can wear a onesie or a sports team shirt to the lesson!</p> <p>To top it off, on Thursday at lunchtime the Staff Netball Team will be taking on the Year 10 Netball Team - if students bring a pound they can come and watch.</p> <p>Don&#39;t forget about our mufti day this Friday - pay &pound;1 and wear something spotty! <a class="_58cn" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;*N&quot;,&quot;type&quot;:104}" href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/childreninneed?source=feed_text&amp;story_id=1219141234823014"><span class="_5afx"><span aria-label="hashtag" class="_58cl _5afz">#</span><span class="_58cm">ChildreninNeed</span></span></a> <a class="_58cn" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;*N&quot;,&quot;type&quot;:104}" href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/bbccin?source=feed_text&amp;story_id=1219141234823014"><span class="_5afx"><span aria-label="hashtag" class="_58cl _5afz">#</span><span class="_58cm">BBCCiN</span></span></a> <a class="_58cn" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;*N&quot;,&quot;type&quot;:104}" href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/cin?source=feed_text&amp;story_id=1219141234823014"><span class="_5afx"><span aria-label="hashtag" class="_58cl _5afz">#</span><span class="_58cm">CiN</span></span></a></p> </div> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/news/BBC_Children_in_Need_cover.jpgTue, 15 Nov 2016 14:04:46 GMTRye College responds to a Christmas Shoebox Appeal!http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-11-10-rye-college-responds-to-a-christmas-shoebox-appealhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-11-10-rye-college-responds-to-a-christmas-shoebox-appeal<div class="_5pbx userContent" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}" id="js_j"> <p>Rye College pupils and staff have been busy making up Christmas Shoeboxes to be sent to poor families and elderly people living in Romania, Moldova, the Ukraine, Bulgaria and Syrian refugees living in Bulgaria.</p> <p>The shoeboxes are filled with items such as soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, sweets, gloves and small toys and every shoebox received will make such a difference to the recipient this Christmas.</p> <p>Sue Cavilla from the charity Link to Hope said how pleased she was with the response from Rye College to the appeal and thanked Miss Westbrook the staff, pupils and parents for their generous and enthusiastic support.</p> </div> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/IMG_5140.jpgThu, 10 Nov 2016 09:49:22 GMTNon-Uniform Day in aid of BBC Children in Need http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-11-08-non-uniform-day-in-aid-of-bbc-children-in-needhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-11-08-non-uniform-day-in-aid-of-bbc-children-in-need<div class="_5pbx userContent" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}" id="js_3r"> <p>On Friday 18th November, our College will be organising a Non-School Uniform Day in aid of Children in Need.</p> <p>We are asking that students come to school wearing something spotty this year!</p> <p>A letter with full details can be found here: <a href="http://ryecollege.co.uk/news-letters/letters-to-parents" onclick="LinkshimAsyncLink.referrer_log(this, &quot;http:\/\/ryecollege.co.uk\/news-letters\/letters-to-parents&quot;, &quot;\/si\/ajax\/l\/render_linkshim_log\/?u=http\u00253A\u00252F\u00252Fryecollege.co.uk\u00252Fnews-letters\u00252Fletters-to-parents&amp;h=uAQHveDjeAQHSICo3sqNUw40j2dRpFGD5cFX0Pp5uK02SdA&amp;render_verification=0&amp;enc=AZPvTZ-kvF9Gq03QHnppsjPd-xpSCWNy1MjaDxqKpJwPOV5Nwk5nfrX2xx7rB9IOITyKG4oSDHo38Vimc1Roy2BttK7DnaXq8Lt2yHeMTcbm5oedgGafaTaz9J6sCKvi5ktoeOyfLehd4fBbRbtkQXGUqq2Qu9rO3dN8xFFZfZXUzeHH3foejAbIRhKPK-ghijq2A-fy03UMjQaoUDDLRD_U&amp;d&quot;);" onmouseover="LinkshimAsyncLink.swap(this, &quot;http:\/\/ryecollege.co.uk\/news-letters\/letters-to-parents&quot;);" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://ryecollege.co.uk/news-letters/letters-to-parents</a></p> </div> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/news/BBC_Children_in_Need.jpgTue, 08 Nov 2016 12:30:48 GMTYear 11 student, Lucy, has recently been featured on BBC Radio 2http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-11-03-year-11-student-lucy-has-recently-been-featured-on-bbc-radio-2http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-11-03-year-11-student-lucy-has-recently-been-featured-on-bbc-radio-2<div class="_5pbx userContent" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}" id="js_3l"> <p>Year 11 student, Lucy, has recently been featured on BBC Radio 2. A student at our Rye Wurlitzer Academy, Lucy attained third place plus a special trophy at this year&rsquo;s UK Young Theatre Organist of the Year Competition, held in Barnsley.</p> <p>The prize winners were featured in a special programme about the contest, with the broadcast also including one track from our Wurlitzer tutor, international organist Michael Wooldridge.</p> <p>You can hear the broadcast for the next month or so by visiting htthttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07zn1zkp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07zn1zk</p> <p>Well done Lucy for this major achievement.</p> </div> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/news/Lucy_Crouch_receiving_the_Dean_Herrick_Memorial_Award_from_ATOS_UK_Chairman_Nick_Ashton_(Photo_Keith_Reeve).jpgThu, 03 Nov 2016 14:21:33 GMTService of Dedication 2016http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-10-20-service-of-dedication-2016http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-10-20-service-of-dedication-2016<div data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}" id="js_3"> <p>Last week we visited St Mary&#39;s Church in Rye for our annual Service of Dedication. Lots of students participated including the choir, Lauren, Robert, two year 7 students Isabella and Faith, and our headboy and headgirl, Annie and Hobie.</p> <p>Special thanks to Revd Canon David Frost for leading the lovely service.</p> </div> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/DSC_5192-2.jpgThu, 20 Oct 2016 14:04:02 GMTAuthor Catherine Johnson visits Rye Collegehttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-10-20-author-catherine-johnson-visits-rye-collegehttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-10-20-author-catherine-johnson-visits-rye-college<div>On 3 October Mrs Taylor and Ms Wark arranged for&nbsp;three&nbsp;Year 7 English classes to meet and listen to&nbsp;author and scriptwriter, Catherine Johnson.&nbsp; Catherine has written scripts for Eastenders and Holby City and is also known for her exciting books, which are written with teenagers in mind.&nbsp;She talked at length about what it is <strong>really</strong>&nbsp;like to be an author (writing in her pyjamas with the cat on her lap) and how she finds inspiration.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Catherine spoke about her influences for her latest book &quot;Blade and Bone&quot; which is set in Paris around the time of the French Revolution and reintroduces us to her hero, Ezra.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>It was fabulous to have such a renowned author here at Rye College.&nbsp;&nbsp; We have a great selection in the library;&nbsp;&nbsp;Nightmare Card, Sawbones, Arctic Hero to name a few.&nbsp; If you would like to find out&nbsp;more information on Catherine and her books, please check out her website - <a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en-GB&amp;q=http://catherinejohnson.co.uk/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1477047826193000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHNdWSEuzT_D0Wa_WKoLLeru1FEkA" href="http://catherinejohnson.co.uk/" target="_blank">http://catherinejohnson.co.uk</a></div> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Catherine_Johnson.jpgThu, 20 Oct 2016 14:02:47 GMTNetball Success http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-10-20-netball-successhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-10-20-netball-success<div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family:helvetica neue,helvetica,arial,verdana,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12px">This half term we have been really busy playing our Hastings and Rother Netball League fixtures. Year 7, 8, 10 and 11 currently play in the B league and year 8 are newly promoted to the A league. The year 7s are a brand new team who have only trained together a couple of times and they&nbsp;have done amazingly well. Winning 2 games and only losing one, meaning they have finished as B league runners up! The year 8 team have found the change of pace from the B to the A league challenging and unfortunately lost 2 games but held their own against St Richards in a 9 - 9 nail biter!! The year 9s have done really well and are turning into a really well established team. Like the year 7s they have finished as B league runners up, winning 2 and losing 1. The year 11 team have also made a great start to their season, winning their first game 9-2 and only losing their second game by one goal! The year 11s have one more match after half term to complete their league.&nbsp;However it is the year 10 team who have enjoyed the most success, winning all of their games and consequently being promoted back into the A league for next year which is definitely where they belong. It is&nbsp;really evident that they have played together as a team for years, their netball is a joy to watch and they have earned themselves a really good reputation in the local area. We have lots of friendly games booked in for next half term and then after Christmas we will be going to the Hastings and Rother district tournaments where we hope to build on what has already been a really successful season. Well done to everyone involved!</span></span></div> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/news/Netball_pics.jpgThu, 20 Oct 2016 13:59:28 GMTY10 Football match: Rye College vs Buckswoodhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-10-18-y10-football-match-rye-college-vs-buckswoodhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-10-18-y10-football-match-rye-college-vs-buckswood<p>A determined year 10 football team traveled to Buckswood school last week in search of a competitive fixture in which to test their abilities. The team certainly got what they came for in a well trained, organised and coached Buckswood side! The boys put in a solid team performance in the first ten minutes and did well to keeps the opposition at bay. However, the quality of the opposition soon started to show with Buckswood beginning to dominate the play, scoring a succession of goals. Rye battled well throughout the remainder of the game with strong tackling and determined counter attacks but they were unable to force a goal of their own. The keen team have come away from the match with motivation to improve their skills this year.</p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/IMG_9802.JPGTue, 18 Oct 2016 11:34:48 GMTYear 8 Girls HPV Vaccinationshttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-09-26-year-8-girls-hpv-vaccinationshttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-09-26-year-8-girls-hpv-vaccinations<p>HPV vaccinations are taking place this Thursday 29th September 2016. If you have not already done so, please complete the consent form indicating whether or not you would like your child to receive the HPV vaccination and return it to main reception. The consent form can be found <a href="/files/HPV_Consent_Form_2016-17_NG_Version_2_0_Draft.pdf">here.</a></p> <p>If you have any problems please contact Jo Davis at main reception.</p> http://ryecollege.co.ukMon, 26 Sep 2016 12:59:39 GMTCall to Ex Students!http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-09-20-call-to-ex-studentshttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-09-20-call-to-ex-students<p>We are looking to create a wall of inspiration for our current students, and we invite you to be featured. If you are proud of the success you&#39;ve achieved since leaving Rye College, please get in touch via direct message with a photo and a short bio!</p> http://ryecollege.co.ukTue, 20 Sep 2016 11:53:43 GMTRye Wurlitzer Academy students win trophies at UK Young Theatre Organist of the Year Competitionhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-09-20-rye-wurlitzer-academy-students-win-trophies-at-uk-young-theatre-organist-of-the-year-comphttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-09-20-rye-wurlitzer-academy-students-win-trophies-at-uk-young-theatre-organist-of-the-year-comp<div>We are thrilled that a couple of our Rye Wurlitzer Academy (RWA) students have won trophies at the UK Young Theatre Organist of the Year Competition held at the Astoria Centre in Barnsley.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Freya Vicarey, who has only been playing the theatre organ for a year and was the youngest entrant, overcame her nerves to give a strong performance, which the judges rewarded with the Christie Cup, an award for the entrant they feel shows the greatest future potential.</div> <div>Lucy Crouch, who was placed third in the contest, also received the Dean Herrick Memorial Award for the entrant from the previous year&rsquo;s contest who has been the most active in spreading the word about theatre organs, no doubt much helped in this through the opportunities she receives here at Rye College as a member of our RWA, which in the last year have included a trip to play on the waves aboard the MV Balmoral and concert appearances in Bognor Regis and Portslade.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Our congratulations to both of them.</div> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Freya_Vicarey_receiving_the_Christie_Cup_from_ATOS_UK_Chairman_Nick_Ashton_(photo_Keith_Reeve_8915).JPGTue, 20 Sep 2016 11:29:02 GMTFAO Year 7 Parentshttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-09-06-fao-year-7-parentshttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-09-06-fao-year-7-parents<p>Please bring your children to the school hall for 9:00am on Wednesday 7th September, the first day of term.</p> <p>As a forewarning, there are train strikes scheduled on the 7th and 8th, so we advise all to make alternative travel arrangements if this may affect you.</p> http://ryecollege.co.ukTue, 06 Sep 2016 09:36:10 GMTCongratulations to our 2016 leavers on their GCSE results!http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-08-25-congratulations-to-our-2016-leavers-on-their-gcse-resultshttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-08-25-congratulations-to-our-2016-leavers-on-their-gcse-results<p>Many congratulations to our Class of 2016 students who are celebrating some of the best GCSE results Rye College has ever achieved!!</p> <p>Results in English, Maths, Science and the Visual and Performing Arts were exceptionally high this year, and over 59% of all students have left with top grades in both English and Maths, an important foundation for the future. More than 20% of students achieved top grades in ten or more subjects, with over half of their grades at A* or A.</p> <p>We are so very proud of you all, and wish you all the success you deserve in the future!</p> http://ryecollege.co.ukThu, 25 Aug 2016 14:14:50 GMTCup Challenge 2016http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-07-19-cup-challenge-2016http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-07-19-cup-challenge-2016<p><span class="fbPhotoCaptionText">In an effort to get all students participating in a day of competition, Rye College organised a day that has come to be known as Cup Challenge Day. Alongside the traditional sports day events, all subject areas created events that had a competitive element, this meant that every student was involved in the day.<br /> <br /> The Science team ran a Marble Challenge, the English team created a mystery to be solved, there were engineering competitions, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a cyber challenge, line dancing, drama, art, photography, sports and of course the athletic events. A massive thanks to all staff and students for making the day positive and fun, but most of all for the competitive spirit.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="fbPhotoCaptionText">View more photos here: </span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/249615268442287/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=1086324758104663">https://www.facebook.com/249615268442287/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=1086324758104663</a></p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/CupDay.jpgTue, 19 Jul 2016 17:49:38 GMTSummer Fair 2016http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-07-19-summer-fair-2016http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-07-19-summer-fair-2016<p>Thank you to everyone who attended our Summer Fair on July 9th. With your help, we managed to raise over &pound;400 for the family of Nell Robbins, to add to our Just Giving fund.</p> <p>The day involved lots of fun activities, including face painting, raffle, a giant bouncy slide, musical and drama performances, dancing, games and delicious food including a BBQ, cakes and candy floss.</p> <p>Thank you to Gina Potter for organising the event!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>See the photos here: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ryecollegeuk/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=1086377224766083">https://www.facebook.com/ryecollegeuk/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=1086377224766083</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/DSC_6893.JPGTue, 19 Jul 2016 17:47:14 GMTDover Castle triphttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-07-19-dover-castle-triphttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-07-19-dover-castle-trip<p>On July 5th we took 45 students to Dover Castle.</p> <p>In the midst of a dismal summer, we were blessed with sunshine! We started the day with a tour of the Underground Hospital, followed by workshops on &lsquo;Secret Codes &amp; Cyphers&rsquo;, delivered by &lsquo;Wren Perkins&rsquo; and &lsquo;Knights, Banquets and Garderobes&rsquo;, from &lsquo;Lady DeMontfort&rsquo;. Both characters were played by our wonderful guide Debbie, who slipped effortlessly from role to role, delivering fascinating, historically accurate lessons. The day was helped along thanks to the expert knowledge of our Humanities department guests, Mrs Murphy &amp; Mr Cload.</p> <p>Our students were, as always, a credit to Rye College.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Photographs; Courtesy of Samuel Symons Yr10 GCSE Photography student.</em><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/DSCF0810_(1024x683).jpgTue, 19 Jul 2016 12:34:49 GMTAdult Education Open Evening Sept 2016http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-07-19-adult-education-open-evening-sept-2016http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-07-19-adult-education-open-evening-sept-2016http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Adult_Ed_Poster_2016(1).jpgTue, 19 Jul 2016 12:25:38 GMTINSET Day Reminder - Friday 1st Julyhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-06-30-inset-day-reminder-friday-1st-julyhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-06-30-inset-day-reminder-friday-1st-july<p>Parent reminder: Tomorrow, Friday 1st July, is an INSET day and the school will be closed to students.</p> http://ryecollege.co.ukThu, 30 Jun 2016 08:45:08 GMTRYE COLLEGE Y8 HASTINGS AND ROTHER ROUNDERS DISTRICT CHAMPIONS!!http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-06-23-rye-college-y8-hastings-and-rother-rounders-district-championshttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-06-23-rye-college-y8-hastings-and-rother-rounders-district-champions<p>On Tuesday 21st June the Year 8 rounders team went to St Richards Catholic School in Bexhill for the Hastings and Rother district tournament. After winning both of our pre-season warm up games and many training sessions, we were feeling really confident going in.</p> <p>Our first match was against St Leonards Academy which we won comfortably by 6 1/2 to 3 rounders. Our fielding was excellent and we made<span class="text_exposed_show"> it really hard for them to score. </span></p> <div class="text_exposed_show"> <p>Our second match was against Hastings Academy which we won with a score of 8 rounders to 1.</p> <p>Our final match in our pool was against Battle Abbey which we won by 6 rounders to 2. Again our fielding was brilliant, so much so that we managed to catch all of the other team out by ball 15.</p> <p>These wins saw us breeze through to the final against St Richards who had also won all of their games in their pool. We fielded first and they scored a total of 4 1/2 rounders. Then it was our turn to bat. when Jada stood up to take the last ball of the game we were on a score of 4 rounders. We needed half for a draw and 1 for a win. Jada was obstructed by the other team, which gave us the half we needed for the draw, and still managed to get all the way round for a full rounder meaning we won the game by 5 1/2 to 4 1/2!! We can officially call ourselves the Year 8 Hastings and Rother Rounders district Champions!</p> <p>A huge well done to all the girls, especially Trinity for being such an excellent captain, Hollie for some great bowling and Jada for scoring off the last ball to win the tournament!</p> </div> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Rounders_year_8_winners.pngThu, 23 Jun 2016 14:55:08 GMTWurlitzer Academy students play on the Motor Vessel Balmoral as it sails to Londonhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-06-21-wurlitzer-academy-students-play-on-the-motor-vessel-balmoral-as-it-sails-to-londonhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-06-21-wurlitzer-academy-students-play-on-the-motor-vessel-balmoral-as-it-sails-to-london<p>A group of our Wurlitzer Academy students enjoyed a very special day out at sea on Friday, playing three mini-concerts on an electronic organ, which had been especially installed for the day aboard the fully restored 1940s excursion ship, the Motor Vessel Balmoral, a member of the National Historic Fleet.</p> <p>They sailed from Rye Harbour around the Kent coast and up the River Thames to Tower Pier. A highlight was standing on the top deck to see the London traffic stop and Tower Bridge open just for us all to pass through.</p> <p>The day was a great success, with the passengers really enjoying the music and the Balmoral team keen that we unite with them again next year.</p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/IMG_8318.JPGTue, 21 Jun 2016 15:58:26 GMTY8&9 trip to Gravity and Bowlinghttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-06-21-y8-9-trip-to-gravity-and-bowlinghttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-06-21-y8-9-trip-to-gravity-and-bowling<p>44 of our Year 8 and 9 students went to Gravity and Bowling in Maidstone on Saturday 18th June.</p> <p>They bounced to their hearts content; played dodgeball and basketball using the trampolines and jumped on a giant airbag - after an hour they were worn out with plenty of aching muscles!!</p> <p>We then went on to the bowling alley and on 6 lanes they challenged each other for top bowler position.</p> <div class="text_exposed_show"> <p>It was a great afternoon out and definitely a trip to do again!</p> </div> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/image_(3).jpgTue, 21 Jun 2016 14:54:21 GMTRye College host a Y10 friendy rounders match against Marsh Academyhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-06-14-rye-college-host-a-y10-friendy-rounders-match-against-marsh-academyhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-06-14-rye-college-host-a-y10-friendy-rounders-match-against-marsh-academy<p>On Tuesday 7th May Rye College hosted a Year 10 friendly rounders match against local rivals Marsh Academy in preparation for the district finals this week.</p> <p>The Year 10 team have been playing a really high level of rounders since the start of the term both in GCSE PE and core PE lessons.</p> <p>The team got off to a good start by scoring 11 rounders when it was their turn to bat and finished the game off with some brilliant fielding meaning Marsh were only able to score 4 rounders<span class="text_exposed_show">. </span></p> <div class="text_exposed_show"> <p>There was some excellent bowling by Emma B and Mia A produced some excellent hitting. Bring on the district tournament!!</p> </div> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/news/Rounders_year_10(1).pngTue, 14 Jun 2016 13:41:55 GMTAuthor Catherine Johnson visits Rye Collegehttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-06-07-author-catherine-johnson-visits-rye-collegehttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-06-07-author-catherine-johnson-visits-rye-college<p>On Friday 27th May, author Catherine Johnson visited Rye College to speak to members of our Book Club.</p> <p>Catherine has written 20 books, and also writes for film and TV (Holby City and Eastenders). She moved to Rye from London 3 years ago.</p> <p>Her talk was enjoyed by all. She brought in 15 books for the Book Club, who presented her with a lovely bouquet of flowers and a pencil portrait by Poppy W (Y8).</p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/20160527_133328(1).jpgTue, 07 Jun 2016 11:51:01 GMTYear 9 students visit Ivylands Farmhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-05-26-year-9-students-visit-ivylands-farmhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-05-26-year-9-students-visit-ivylands-farm<div>Year 9 students visited Ivylands Farm this morning to take part in an agriculture and small animal taster session. The students enjoyed getting stuck in with washing a pig in preparation for a show, lookering, and handling small animals and reptiles.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/IMG_8621.JPGThu, 26 May 2016 14:58:08 GMTYear 7 & 8 Rounders team play Marsh Academyhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-05-26-year-7-8-rounders-team-play-marsh-academyhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-05-26-year-7-8-rounders-team-play-marsh-academy<p>This week the year 7 and 8 rounders team played Marsh Academy as a &#39;pre season warm up&#39; before the district tournaments after half term. The year 7 team managed some fantastic hits meaning that they won their first game 6 1/2 - 4 and their second game 4 - 1 1/2. Hollie did an excellent job as captain and Katie did some amazing fielding, managing to stump most of the other team out!</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The year 8 team won their first game 5 - 1 1/2 and made some excellent fielding decisions meaning it was really difficult for the other team to score. They also won their second game 6 - 4 with some excellent batting from Jada and the whole team was kept focussed by captain, Trinity.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p>All the games were played in great spirit, bring on the district tournaments!!</p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/news/Rounders_1.jpgThu, 26 May 2016 14:52:05 GMTRye Studio Students Perform at The Marlow Theatre in Canterburyhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-05-17-rye-studio-students-perform-at-the-marlow-theatre-in-canterburyhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-05-17-rye-studio-students-perform-at-the-marlow-theatre-in-canterbury<p>Drama students from Rye Studio were delighted to be selected to participate in The National Theatre&rsquo;s Connections Festival 2016. This national, youth drama festival invited youth drama groups to apply to perform one of ten plays commissioned by the National Theatre since the event started twenty one years ago. The successful Rye Studio company were joined by gifted younger students from Rye College and performed It Snows by Bryony Lavery and Frantic Assembly at The Marlow Studio on Saturday. The play was extremely well received by the audience of family, friends and the cast of another youth company who performed their own play later that evening. A director from The National Theatre praised the actors: &lsquo;Your very characterful and charismatic company created an effective and affecting production of the play&rsquo; (Jonathan Humphreys). Director Sarah Wall and choreographer Leah Greenough would like to thank Charlie, a year 13 student for co-directing the piece and cast members Felix, Kasia, Dominic, Bradley, Lucy, Maria, Holly, Niamh, Shanni, Isobel, Jodie, Frankie, Isabel, Abi and Josh. The ensemble cast all demonstrated skilful voice and movement technique in this physical theatre play, with especially notable performances by Parisa, Andras, Charlie and David.</p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/IMG_0086_b_ok(1).jpgTue, 17 May 2016 13:51:02 GMTYear 8 Enterprise Dayhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-05-03-year-8-enterprise-dayhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-05-03-year-8-enterprise-day<p>My Future Starts Here came in to work with Year 8 students on an enterprise activity last week. Students worked in groups to come up with a plan to improve an area of the school, and presented their ideas.<br /> The students also received some important CEIAG to help them with their ideas and decisions in the future.</p> <p>Hopefully, the best ideas will be taken to the business manager and put into action!</p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/IMG_4142.JPGTue, 03 May 2016 11:51:33 GMTYear 7 Street Dance Workshophttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-05-03-year-7-street-dance-workshophttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-05-03-year-7-street-dance-workshop<p>On Thursday 28th April, Year 7 students were treated to a series of Street Dance Workshops. 60 students took part in this event. Miss Daines organised the workshops in response to students&#39; requests for trying out a variety of dance styles.</p> <p>Darcie Catt, ex Rye Studio dancer and excellent street dance artist led the workshops. The dancers worked extremely hard and realised that &quot;it is not as easy as it looks on TV&quot;.</p> <p>We look forward to organising more events like this in the near future.</p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/IMG_4181.JPGTue, 03 May 2016 11:50:46 GMTYears 7&8 Shakespeare workshopshttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-05-03-years-7-8-shakespeare-workshopshttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-05-03-years-7-8-shakespeare-workshops<p>On Tuesday 26th April a group of year 7 and year 8 participated in the Shakespeare workshop led by Mrs Leech and Mrs Potter.</p> <p>During the morning students developed a performance based on themes in Shakespeare&#39;s plays. The journey through Shakespeare&#39;s iconic works also blended various performance techniques, so that students were switching between movement led sections or language sections.</p> <p>In the afternoon the students performed their piece. This moved from &quot;all the worlds a <span class="text_exposed_show">stage&quot; through the usurping of the king in the history plays, the prologue from &quot;Romeo and Juliet&quot;, the battle and witches scene of &quot;Macbeth&quot;, the twins in a&quot;A comedy of errors&quot; and the words of Caliban in &quot;The Tempest&quot;, to finish with &quot;Such stuff as dreams are made on&quot; from &quot;Puck&quot;.</span></p> <div class="text_exposed_show"> <p>The co-operation, creative ideas, concentration and energy from the students led to a highly successful day resulting in a polished and well received performance. It is hoped that we will be able to repeat similar workshops- watch this space!</p> </div> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/IMG_4046.JPGTue, 03 May 2016 11:50:01 GMTStudents to perform at The Marlow Theatre in Canterburyhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-04-28-students-to-perform-at-the-marlow-theatre-in-canterburyhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-04-28-students-to-perform-at-the-marlow-theatre-in-canterbury<p>Students from Rye College and Rye Studio will perform It Snows by Bryony Lavery at The Marlow Theatre in Canterbury on Saturday 14th May&nbsp;as part of the National Theatre Youth Drama Festival. Please contact The Marlow Theatre for tickets.</p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/P1240125.jpgThu, 28 Apr 2016 09:01:40 GMTNational Foreign Language Spelling Bee http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-04-28-national-foreign-language-spelling-beehttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-04-28-national-foreign-language-spelling-bee<p>Congratulations to our two Year 7 students, Sean Lane and Keziah Seal, who won two stages of the National Foreign Language Spelling Bee and represented Rye College at the South East Regional Final at Brighton University last week.</p> <p>All students in Year 7 took part in the first stage, with the top 14 competing to represent the school. Each competitor had to learn the French alphabet carefully so they could translate and spell out any of 150 words picked at random. They had to stand up in front of a large audience and spell as many words as possible in one minute. Our students were amazingly calm, spoke clearly and knew their words.</p> <p>It was an excellent experience for Rye College students and we are all so proud of their achievements. The competition aims to encourage enjoyment in learning languages.</p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/WP_20160420_15_16_22_Pro.jpgThu, 28 Apr 2016 08:53:01 GMTCake Sale at Rye Collegehttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-04-20-cake-sale-at-rye-collegehttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-04-20-cake-sale-at-rye-collegehttp://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/cake_sale_2016_april.jpgFri, 22 Apr 2016 13:41:48 GMTRye College Annual Dance Performancehttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-04-20-rye-college-annual-dance-performancehttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-04-20-rye-college-annual-dance-performancehttp://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Annual_Dance_Performance_2016.jpgWed, 20 Apr 2016 11:33:41 GMTCake sale in aid of St Michael's Hospice 20.04.2016http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-04-19-cake-sale-in-aid-of-st-michael-s-hospice-20-04-2016http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-04-19-cake-sale-in-aid-of-st-michael-s-hospice-20-04-2016http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Cake_Sale_Poster_April_2016.jpgTue, 19 Apr 2016 09:55:42 GMTDrop Day 16.3.16http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-03-16-drop-day-16-3-16http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-03-16-drop-day-16-3-16<p>Rye College Drop Day - 16.3.16</p> <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">{gallery:Drop Day 16.3.16}</span></p> <div>Another fantastic drop day for all year groups today, with a combination of PE, Art, Photography, revision sessions, Music, Dance, Yoga, Trampolining, Food Tech, motivational guest speaker, ICT and a Year 7 trip to Port Lympne Zoo!</div> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Dance_Drop_Day_2.JPGWed, 16 Mar 2016 16:05:11 GMTSport Relief 2016http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-03-15-sport-relief-2016http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-03-15-sport-relief-2016<p>Well done to Year 7 students who started the Sport Relief fundraising today, with a Water Polo game....wearing onesies!</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/gallery/Sport Relief 2016/IMG_3641.JPG" style="width: 250px; height: 167px;" />&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/gallery/Sport Relief 2016/IMG_3633.JPG" style="width: 250px; height: 167px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/gallery/Sport Relief 2016/IMG_3635.JPG" style="width: 350px; height: 233px;" /></p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/IMG_3641.JPGTue, 15 Mar 2016 15:08:12 GMTSummer Fair 2016http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-03-15-summer-fair-2016http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-03-15-summer-fair-2016http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Summer_Fair_Parent_Help_Fyler.jpgMon, 14 Mar 2016 16:08:42 GMTYear 7/8 football game against local rivals Marsh Academyhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-03-01-year-7-8-football-game-against-local-rivals-marsh-academyhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-03-01-year-7-8-football-game-against-local-rivals-marsh-academy<p><img alt="" src="/images/news/IMG_2190.JPG" style="width: 350px; height: 263px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/news/IMG_2194.JPG" style="width: 350px; height: 263px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/IMG_2180.JPG" style="width: 350px; height: 263px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/news/IMG_2178.JPG" style="width: 350px; height: 263px;" /></p> http://ryecollege.co.ukTue, 01 Mar 2016 16:05:47 GMTCake Sale at Rye Collegehttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-03-01-cake-sale-at-rye-collegehttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-03-01-cake-sale-at-rye-collegehttp://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Cake_Sale_Poster.jpgTue, 01 Mar 2016 15:46:02 GMTProm 2016http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-03-01-prom-2016http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-03-01-prom-2016http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Prom_2016_-_RGB.jpgTue, 01 Mar 2016 09:37:05 GMTApprenticeship Informationhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-02-29-apprenticeship-informationhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-02-29-apprenticeship-informationhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Apprentice_schoolsscreen_1024x768.jpgMon, 29 Feb 2016 11:57:15 GMT'Wicked' Theatre Trip - Year 8 & 9 Studentshttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-02-29-wicked-theatre-trip-year-8-9-studentshttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-02-29-wicked-theatre-trip-year-8-9-studentshttp://ryecollege.co.ukMon, 29 Feb 2016 11:49:58 GMTKS3 Lego Mindstorm Experimentshttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-02-29-ks3-lego-mindstorm-experimentshttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-02-29-ks3-lego-mindstorm-experiments<p>KS3 Lego Mindstorm Experiments<br /> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpdTzqb-s50&amp;feature=em-upload_owner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch&hellip;</a></p> <div>&nbsp;</div> http://ryecollege.co.ukMon, 29 Feb 2016 10:42:06 GMTYear 10 Citizenship Awardhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-02-29-year-10-citizenship-awardhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-02-29-year-10-citizenship-award<p>Congratulations to Ryan Morgan in Year 10, who has been awarded a Citizenship Certificate today, from Mr Harrison &amp; Mr Lovell, for displaying fantastic community awareness and responsibility.</p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/news/Ryan_Morgan_-_YR10_-_Citizenship_Award_from_JLO_&_PHA_-_29.2.16.JPGMon, 29 Feb 2016 10:31:05 GMTRye Food Bankhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-02-25-rye-food-bankhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-02-25-rye-food-bankhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/images/news/Food_Bank_flyer_2016.JPGThu, 25 Feb 2016 14:07:41 GMTBig Bang 2016http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-02-24-big-bang-2016-1http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-02-24-big-bang-2016-1<p><a href="/files/newsletters/Fixtures_Advert_February_2016.pdf">Big Bang 2016</a></p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/BigBang2016flyer(1).jpgWed, 24 Feb 2016 15:12:46 GMTYear 7 Students Sponsored Swimhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-02-24-year-7-students-sponsored-swimhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-02-24-year-7-students-sponsored-swim<p><span data-offset-key="2cj98-0-0">We are very proud of Year 7 students Amelia, Faith and their friends who took part in a sponsored swim at Freedom Leisure Rye last weekend, to raise money for charity - Children with Cancer. &nbsp;</span></p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/news/YR7_Amelia_&_Faith_-_Sponsored_swim_-_Feb_2016.JPGWed, 24 Feb 2016 15:03:14 GMTRye College Drama Festival - 24.2.16http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-02-23-rye-college-drama-festival-24-2-16http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-02-23-rye-college-drama-festival-24-2-16http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/news/Drama_Festival_Poster_24.2.16.JPGTue, 23 Feb 2016 15:50:51 GMTTime to Dance 2016http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-02-10-time-to-dance-2016http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-02-10-time-to-dance-2016http://ryecollege.co.ukWed, 10 Feb 2016 12:39:09 GMTSouthern Schools Book Awardhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-01-20-southern-schools-book-awardhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-01-20-southern-schools-book-award<p>Southern Schools Book Awards</p> <p>There were more students at this years award ceremony than ever before. The shortlisted authors were introduced by last years winner Sophie McKenzie. They read an excerpt each from their books and talked about how delighted they were at the amazing turn out of schools and how important it is to read and to encourage others to read too.<br /> During the presentation Chris Riddell (author and illustrator) was doing illustrations which everyone could see on the big screen.</p> <p>After the presentation the students were given book tokens and met the authors who signed copies of their books for them. At the book signing Chris Riddell was also doing free caricatures of the students.<br /> Books and authors as follows:<br /> Salvage by Keren David<br /> Say Her Name by James Dawson<br /> Web of Darkness by Bali Rai - Winner<br /> Bone Jack by Sara Crowe<br /> Hate by Alan Gibbons</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>{gallery:Southern Schools Book Award}</p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Pic_6.JPGWed, 20 Jan 2016 14:56:49 GMTSafer Internet Day 2016http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-01-19-safer-internet-day-2016http://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-01-19-safer-internet-day-2016http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Safer_Internet_Day_Feb_2016.JPGTue, 19 Jan 2016 15:51:03 GMTU13 Girls Football Tournament and Success in Hastings and Rother League Netballhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-01-19-u13-girls-football-tournament-and-success-in-hastings-and-rother-league-netballhttp://ryecollege.co.uk/news/latest/2016-01-19-u13-girls-football-tournament-and-success-in-hastings-and-rother-league-netball<p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal;">Following a very successful girl&#39;s football club at lunchtime, Rye College were able to send a year 7/8 team to the U13 cup tournament at Brighton and Hove Albion&#39;s training center for sporting excellence in Worthing. Despite never playing together before and a limited amount of training sessions the girls found their feet quickly and played unbelievably well together. Out of the six matches they had, they drew four, lost one and won one. This meant they came&nbsp;4th overall&nbsp;and had they won one more game they would have gone through to the final where the winners went on to play at Wembley! Throughout the whole tournament the girls conducted themselves excellently, shaking hands with the opponents after matches, thanking the referee and congratulating the other team on good play. They were an absolute credit to the school and really did us proud.</p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal;"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">{gallery:Girls Netball &amp; Football Teams - January 2016}</span></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal;">Over the winter term we had a fantastic turnout at netball club with more than 30 pupils training on a regular basis. This was fantastic to see and we were able to enter a team into the league from year 7,8,9 and 11. The teams had varying level of success but a special mention must go to the year 9 team as every single player attended all training sessions and as a result the girls finished the term playing together amazingly well. Another mention must go to the year 7 team who won their league and were unbeaten scoring 9 goals in total and only conceding 1! The league is over for this year but after February half term Netball club will start up again in order to get training for the Sainsburys School Games tournaments where we hope to have even more success! Well done to all involved.&nbsp;</p> http://ryecollege.co.uk/images/news/Year_7_netball.pngTue, 19 Jan 2016 12:14:14 GMT