The College is a busy and lively community and there is always lots going on outside of lesson times. Both residential and day students enjoy a range of weekend and evening activities including anything from swimming, football and basketball to go-karting, paint balling, pot-holing and abseiling.
There is a College chess club, Film Society and Debating Society. The Art Department offers a Photography club. A recent innovation has been a College wide Suduko competition. Students and parents keep up to date with College trips and activities by following the RICblog which can be accessed here.
While RIC students have ventured in the past as far as Thailand on student exchanges 2011 saw our first trip south of the equator with a dozen of intrepid year 12 students putting their long summer break to good use on an African adventure they raised the money to fund. The students travelled and trekked through Malawi and Zambia, doing community volunteer work and learning how to live and work together.
The student council for A level students meets to discuss particular events, such as the End of Year party, which they helped to plan, arranging the theme, music and decorations. This year’s event was a 1920s themed F.Scott Fitzgerald Great Gatsby party.
Members of the student councils have also helped at College events this year like the Quiz Night, Talent Night and Summer Festival. They’re also improving day to day life in Star Hill, having brought catering requests and asked for more lighting in the garden. A Level student council members are also active in other parts of the College, and some deliver clubs for years 7 – 11 in their lunchtimes.