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10:30am Thursday 3rd December 2009
Before the October half-term, a group of intrepid Year Twelve AS Geography students braved everything the Lake District’s great outdoors could throw at them. Mud-covered, soggy and cold, they could be seen scrambling over scree and ambling over arêtes in order to make their way up through the clouds to the top of Stickle Tarn.
10:25am Thursday 3rd December 2009
Dom Sokalski and Giuseppe Scalisi, both 6th Form pupils at Rickmansworth School, recently arranged a Ricky Jam at Croxley Skate Park. The event was held in memory of their friend, Richard Johnson, who sadly died suddenly from leukaemia in May last year, just before his 16th birthday.
10:21am Thursday 3rd December 2009
10:14am Thursday 3rd December 2009
Imagine a room filled with strong opinions and open minds concerned about current world issues. Four students battling it out in front of their audience, debating about what is the right action or belief we should have on the issue at hand. This is what students at Rickmansworth School have the opportunity to participate in every Wednesday in the library during their lunch break.
10:09am Thursday 3rd December 2009
Blisters and bruises the size of small islands, lines under your eyes that make you resemble a panda, and not forgetting a mini-bus which developed such a strongly foul odour that the teacher wept at the prospect of having to drive it home. These are just a few of the experiences endured on our Duke of Edinburgh expedition, alongside hilarious memories, a sense of achievement and a genuine appreciation of home comforts...
10:54am Thursday 3rd December 2009
Eddie is a grizzled war veteran who feels trapped in the work of his father before him, fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. Then he dies in a tragic accident, trying to save a little girl from a falling cart.
10:02am Thursday 3rd December 2009
9:56am Thursday 3rd December 2009
Technology, where would any of us be without it? Lost, confused and very bored (after all, how rubbish would life be without Facebook?!). But technology has had a large effect on schools as well; it changed the entire face of teaching and I have seen the impact of it on schools like my own.
9:48am Thursday 3rd December 2009
As part of the A2 Biology course, a group of 45 Year 13 students spent five days on an Ecology field course at the FSC in Slapton Ley, Devon. The trip commenced with a four hour coach journey, including a single stop at the most isolated and smallest café on the M5, (where perhaps the most careless member of the group, Vicki Roberts, managed to leave her rucksack) and a showing of the legendary film, The Anchorman.
10:39am Thursday 3rd December 2009
Sport and dance leadership has outgrown itself this year. The volume of exciting courses offered, the huge number of students taking them and the need to maintain the incredible team of talent and volunteering has taken Ricky PE to a new level. Volunteers are the lifeblood of our sport.
10:37am Thursday 3rd December 2009
Why do we exist? In the Big Bang, equal quantities of matter and antimatter should have annihilated one another leading to a very empty Universe! Physicists have been trying to solve this tantalising puzzle of why matter appears to have triumphed over antimatter.
10:41am Thursday 3rd December 2009
Skydiving. Roller coasters. Cancer Treatment. Particle accelerators. Can you think of a science that is linked to all of these things? Your answer is Physics, and, in Rickmansworth School, our physics department can and will show us how and why Physics is the key to all aspects of our modern world.
10:46am Thursday 3rd December 2009
This letter concerns the zebra crossing on Church Road/London Road just to the right of Travis Perkins in Rickmansworth. Each and every family member of mine uses this crossing in some way or another, whether it may be in a car or as a pedestrian. All of us agree that the crossing is extremely dangerous and should be improved.
10:57am Thursday 3rd December 2009
I am writing to your newspaper to talk about the lack of ICT lessons in year eight. In year seven we had ICT lessons every week but now in year eight we only have it for two thirds of the year. I feel that this is not enough.
10:49am Thursday 3rd December 2009
10:00am Wednesday 18th March 2009
9:48am Wednesday 18th March 2009
Words by Aidan Wingfield Pupils in years 10, 11, 12 and 13 were given the opportunity of a lifetime this February, when they visited the "Promised Lands". The six-day trip to Jordan, gave Religious Studies students the chance to experience, first-hand, cultures that they had previously only studied in class.
9:40am Wednesday 18th March 2009
9:20am Wednesday 18th March 2009
Words by Louisa Parker When the Eurostar was first built, engineers around the globe were raving about how it is the “forefront in design technology” and how it can allegedly travel easily between London and Paris in under two hours.
9:17am Wednesday 18th March 2009
Words by Alexander Galanakis What does GATE stand for? Gifted and Talented Education. What is it? GATE master classes focus on certain subject areas that particular students work exceptionally hard in or are exceptionally confident at.
9:11am Wednesday 18th March 2009
Words by Philip Adams Merely a few months have passed since the economic downturn was declared an ‘official recession’ and already the effects are visible. Businesses are making thousands redundant; budgets are tighter than ever and retail shops are closing down as the FTSE 100 fights on its last legs. However, students aged 16 – 21 are also feeling the crunch, and are struggling to maintain the possibilities for a successful future career.
Your Say Your Watford
Naweed, I lived in Harwoods Road and people used to park in my car park for the game. Did they ask? No, but they were putting money back into the club so I didn't complain. If you don't like people putting money back into the local area then move. The ground has been there long enough to know what might happen when you moved into the area! − stewbyhornNew Watford Football Club East Stand given the go-ahead in Vicarage Road »
I've seen golf balls on the verges and gutters of Prestwick Road. Was nearly hit a couple of years ago and now I won't drive past there. The threatening calls are out of order, but the practice range there should be entirely enclosed. − TRTFamily left 'very shaken' after golf ball hits windscreen in South Oxhey »