Ricky Recorder Issue No 43

The Ricky Recorder Issue 43: March 2017

tremendous job on the School Council representing the views of Rickmansworth students. I know she will serve the local area exceptionally well and we are very proud of her tremendous achievement. During this half term we have had a large number of events including our Modern Foreign Languages Factor in which Year 7 students performed songs in French or German in order to promote their use of languages. The winner this year was 7St2. Our Music Spring concert was a great success, I received many emails of congratulations for this event. We hosted our House Sports morning on Saturday 19th March, this is always an inspirational event. All the School’s sports facilities are used during these competitions and I would like to thank the parents who came along and supported us. Our Business Studies Department have been busy with their Dragon’s Apprentice challenges and we have had a variety of events hosted at the School – including Pilates sessions. The purpose of these events is to run a business and to measure its success against other student run businesses in the local area. For a third year we have been asked by Watersmeet Theatre to join with them in hosting an Art exhibition. This is a great honour for Rickmansworth and recognition of the high quality work students from the Art and Technology Faculty. The exhibition was formally opened on the 16th March and is open to members of the public over the Easter break at the Theatre. Finally just before the Easter holidays we had the annual Chess Cup Event. As per tradition Rickmansworth and St Joan of Arc rugby teams met at Chess Valley. Rickmansworth have been holding on to the cup for some years now and I am proud to say we won 43:8. Congratulations to the team.

Welcome to our Easter newsletter

On our return from the holidays we started with the students returning from their February half-term visits abroad. We had more students than ever before on our Italian Ski trip; in total 148. The trip was a great success and we have had letters of thanks and support for the trip and a letter of praise from the resort themselves. Our Geographers were over in Iceland and had an excellent tour – apparently the aurora borealis were spectacular. They reliably inform me it is to do with the solar cycle that makes the lights very active at present. I am sure you would join with me in thanking all the staff who accompanied the students who were a credit to Ricky School. During this term we have been undertaking a lot of examination preparation for students. This has included information evenings for you the parents, study sessions after School for students and our Spring Revision School has already been underway on Saturdays. Year 11 students have all been informed of the forthcoming sessions over the Easter break. It is essential students with forthcoming examinations really get down to revision during this period. We are pleased to welcome the 222 new Year 7s who will be joining us in September. Their parents received their allocation on the 1st March and we at Rickmansworth were delighted to be able to help the local community by taking an additional form on entry for 2016. We have received emails and letters of thanks from parents and local schools. We look forward to seeing the students in September. In February we were also delighted that one of our students was elected to represent the Three Rivers area at the Hertfordshire Youth Parliament. This is a fantastic accolade to Eleanor Appleby – she has done a

Mr Douglas, Headteacher

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