Observational Drawing in The College Gardens

We made the most of the sunshine with the year 8s this week; getting outside with our drawing boards and graphite. The college gardens are looking luscious and green at the moment, and given the lovely weather it just seemed the right thing to do! The students were spoilt for choice with the trees, the flowers, the stream and all of the other wonderful sights … Continue reading Observational Drawing in The College Gardens


The lower-school have been busy on photoshop editing their May van Millingen- inspired illustrations. They started with sketching their designs and then carefully added colour with layers of water-colour paint, leaving these to dry and finally adding fine-liner detailing to create the sketchy illustrative style that May van Millingen uses in her work. Once the illustrations were finalised we scanned them into the computers and … Continue reading Food-tastic

We’re Going On A Bird Hunt

The lower school have been busy on Wednesday afternoons creating ceramic sculptures of British indigenous birds. Each student selected a bird to focus on, drawing preliminary sketches sketches and then producing this vibrant and fun clay tiles for the college garden. These lovely sculptures have been scattered all around the college gardens so keep an eye out for the colourful birds, hiding in the bushes! Continue reading We’re Going On A Bird Hunt

Speakers for Schools

Speakers for Schools Inspiration Programme provides a network of today’s most inspiring figures across business, arts, politics and more donating their time to help inspire students to fuel their ambition. We are passionate about providing a high quality and personal service, making it seamless for speakers, educators and organisations to get involved. Speakers in our network range from CEOs of major companies to notable national journalists, arts … Continue reading Speakers for Schools

Lower School Land Art and Photography

The lower school students have been busy at home creating some spectacular sculptures and snapping some wonderful photographs in their back garden. Taking full advantage of the nice weather we decided to head outside and make the most of the sunshine! We have been appreciating and exploring the resources & spaces that are at our fingertips- something that we all seemed to be guilty of … Continue reading Lower School Land Art and Photography

Art is where the Home is

Stay inspired with activities from artists including Grayson Perry, Antony Gormley, Sarah Lucas, Gillian Wearing, Idris Khan, Cornelia Parker, Jeremy Deller, Vanley Burke, and many more. Anyone can have a go – there are no specialist materials required, plus our packs are completely FREE to download! Over 48,000 people have downloaded our packs so far – from all across the world including Spain, New Zealand … Continue reading Art is where the Home is

RIC Photo of the Month: January

Our RIC Photo of the month is back and for January we kept the choice of two themes, this time – ‘Winter’ and ‘Colour’. Well done to everyone who entered, all entries have been judged by our very own Michael Daks, under three categories – Lower School, Sixth Form and Staff it was a bit of fun for everyone, as well as a chance to … Continue reading RIC Photo of the Month: January

From Farm to Fashion

RIC without walls, Textile students are currently working on the annual WoolMark company, ‘Wool4Schools’ competition, open to young designers in the UK, Hong Kong, Italy and Australia.  The fashion industry is one of the biggest polluters in the world and this competition challenges the students to design an outfit that is made from the eco fibre, wool, for an end user that will be traveling … Continue reading From Farm to Fashion