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Ridgeway School reopens as Plympton Academy

Authored by ClareG

It’s all change for pupils going back after the summer holiday at one Plympton school. Not only will they all be wearing a new uniform their school has a new name and logo too.

Ridgeway School will reopen as Plympton Academy on September 5th for all students, although new Y7 and Y12 students had a taste of the new school with their exclusive day on September 3rd.

“This is very...

Plymouth biology students learn about ecology

Authored by ClareG

Biology students at Ridgeway School have been learning about ecology and factors that affect the distribution of organisms by collecting and studying woodlice.

They set up a classic experiment with an environment of three choices for the insects. Light and dry, moist and dark and dark and dry in one chamber.

The woodlice were placed in the light dry side and monitored every...

Ridgeway School students celebrate at prom

Authored by ClareG

Over a hundred Year 11 students, from Ridgeway School, joined together to celebrate their end of year Prom recently.

This event marked the end of their GCSE exams and gave students the opportunity to celebrate on the hard work they have put in over the months and years to get to this point.

Students arrived in some very stylish vehicles before walking down the red carpet and...

Ridgeway students spend the day at St Lukes Hospice

Authored by ClareG

A group of Year 12 and 13 students from Ridgeway School spent the day at St Lukes Hospice in Turnchapel recently.

The 16 to 18 year olds are all studying Health and Social Care and hope to pursue a career in health care.

They spent the day learning about the demands of end of life care and how such an established charity provides care for their patients. The day was organised...

Teacher and student to shave heads for charity

Authored by ClareG

A student and teacher from Ridgeway School in Plympton have pledged to shave off their hair if fellow students and teachers can help them raise £500 for charity.

14 year old Maisie Smith and Jim Strachan, Head of Academic Progress for Years 8 & 9, are planning to have their locks shorn off next month, to raise money for Cancer Research.

“Lots of my friends have lost family...

Cricket success for Ridgeway School

Authored by ClareG

The Year 10 Ridgeway School cricket team have had their first success of the season. The winning team along with the Year 9 team, were involved in matches against Hele’s School and All Saints Academy, hosted in the dome at Hele’s.

In the first round of matches, Ridgeway’s Year 10 team beat All Saint’s Academy, with Brandon Dawe the star of the show, taking three wickets in as many...

Ridgeway School to represent UK in Somme education programme

Authored by ClareG

Ridgeway School chosen to represent the UK in Battle of the Somme education programme

Ridgeway School has been selected to represent the UK in a special education programme to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.

As living memory of what was one of the deadliest battles of the First World War fades, the programme – designed by the British Council - aims to raise...

Star Wars assembly at Ridgeway School

Authored by ClareG

Students in year 8 and 9 at Ridgeway School were treated to a special Growth Mind-set Star Wars themed assembly recently in celebration of Star Wars Day.

Special guest star was Darth Poveda, otherwise known as Head of Post 16, Martin Poveda.

“The message to the students was clear, “said Jim Strachan, Head of Academic Progress for Years 8 & 9 “Be one with the force and have...

Business Builder Forum at Ridgeway School

Authored by ClareG

Post 16 students from Ridgeway School took part in a Business Builder Forum recently.

The event was organised by Plymouth company Business Vision, and started with a presentation from its owner, Marc Lawson on how to grow a business.

This was then followed by an inspirational presentation from former Olympic gold medallist and TV personality Kris Akabusi who charted his journey...

Ridgeway's Year 7 football team win Plymouth Cup

Authored by ClareG

Ridgeway School Year 7 football team has won the Plymouth Cup. Under the new management of PE teacher and head of the school’s Football Academy, Richard Harvey, the team has gone from strength to strength. The team beat four schools on their way to lifting the coveted trophy. “The boys did not make it easy for themselves, going 2-0 down in the semi-final against Lipson, however they showed great...

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