“At my old school we just did 3 or 4 sports but here we’ve already done skiing, archery, trampolining and bowling this term. I also do lots of sport outside school – rugby, swimming and I play hockey for Kent.”
josh, year 7 student, joined ric from epsom college prep
sport can be different
Lower School children have had the opportunity to do a range of activities in their Sport lessons ranging from archery, ultimate frisbee, sailing, swimming and football. Year 7 spent several weeks at the dry ski slope at Capstone getting the hang of pole turns and slowploughs. Ella from Year 7 said “I thought it would just be netball or something and I was really pleased when we found out we were skiing”. Students are asked what they are interested in and what they would like to do in Sport at the beginning of each year.
Transport is provided to off site sport facilities at local leisure centres although we have our own fitness gym and an all weather sport pitch. The emphasis is on participation and enjoyment. Lower School students supported Sport Relief this year, taking part in a sponsored gymathon. RIC’s onsite fitness centre is available for students to use each lunchtime. Offsite facilities used regularly by the College include The Arethusa Venture Centre, The Chatham Dry Ski and Snowboard Centre and the Medway Park.
a question of sport 2013
RIC has always attracted students who juggle busy high achieving academic and sporting lives.
Matt Cammish who joined from Maidstone Grammar School played both football and cricket for Kent and is this year celebrating a place at The University of British Columbia in Vancouver and the Chancellor’s Scholarship for outstanding academic achievement.
Other RIC sporting successes this year include Gabby Norris, formerly of Combe Bank and Tariq Hamza who joined from Meopham school who both became Kent Schools senior swimming champions. Gabby and Tariq both swim at Sevenoaks Swimming Club. Year 9 Jonathan Bailey took part recently in the Annual Kent League swimming Gala at Margate in the under 14?s race. Jonathan and his team took First place and won the trophy.
RIC boasts many genuine high-flying cyclists. Joe Sutton who joined RIC in year 7 from St Andrews School, Rochester competed in the inter-regional cyclo-cross race in Milton Keynes and sixth former James Flury who joined RIC’s sixth form after GCSEs at Gravesend Grammar is ranked 42nd nationally for mountain biking
Anna Steer in Year 9 competed at the Kent Badminton Tournament this year and was awarded a Silver medal.