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John Ruskin College May newsletter 2017

May 29, 2017

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Celebrating our success!

We took our Girls’ Football, Football and Rugby team over to Strodes College to take part in their end of year Multi Sport Summer tournament. The competition was fierce but our learners held their own, fighting until the bitter end in all sports.

The Football team narrowly lost the final with the Rugby team finishing in third place and the highlight of the day was our Girls’ Football team, winning the whole competition undefeated.

Girls’ football captain Becky Croucher said, “The tournament was fantastic, it was a great chance for all the teams to support each other and fight for the College together as one.

The Girls’ in particular exceeded all expectations, remaining undefeated throughout the tournament and bringing back the trophy to JRC!”

“The tournament was fantastic, it was a great chance for all the teams to support each other and fight for the college together as one.”
Becky Croucher, Girls’ Football captain

WE Day at Wembley Arena

WE Day is a celebration of young people making a difference in their local and global communities that took place on 22nd March at Wembley Arena. You can’t buy a ticket to WE Day so students earn their event tickets by choosing one local and one global action through WE Schools, a year-long educational programme that engages and empowers young people to become compassionate leaders and active citizens.

John Ruskin College students created bags of necessities for the homeless, raised awareness of Mental Health, Domestic Violence, Diversity and many more issues that face the world and community around them.

“Every young person makes their own journey to WE Day, but together, they discover their power to change the world.”

What is Me to We?


WE Schools is the year-long programme that nurtures compassion in young people and gives them the tools to create transformational social change. ME to WE is an innovative social enterprise that inspires and enables people to become leaders and agents of change.

The WE Movement offers young people the tools and the inspiration to take social action, empower others and transform lives—including their own.

It is a model for youth empowerment that challenges young people to act with intention, and lead with compassion and the conviction that together we can transform lives locally and globally.

We help young people understand the issues and how they can help, and then provide them with the tools to take action and connect them to other like-minded change-makers, creating a global community bound by compassion.

Source: we.org website

Refugee Week

24th-28th April

John Ruskin College celebrated Refugee Week at the end of April. Many different organisations including Young Roots, Kazzum and LifeBeat came in to speak to the learners and planned many different activities for them to get involved in and to show them that just because there is a label over their heads it doesn’t mean that is what defines them.

These activities empowered the learners of John Ruskin College to believe in themselves, to understand the path they are on and to grow into the amazing young people we know they will become.

Thank you to everyone that helped with the events and thank you to all the organisations that gave our students this amazing opportunity.

John Ruskin College hosted the semi-finals of National Hairdressing Competition

The Hair and Beauty Department at John Ruskin College were very proud to host the Semi Finals of the Southern heats of the National AHT Awards (Association of Hairdressers and Therapists) which took place on 27th February.

The Chair of The Association of Hairdressers and Therapists for the Southern Area, Mark Pawsey said, “I was impressed, along with the judges by the creativity of the 8 Colleges involved. We were very grateful to John Ruskin College for the venue and their hospitality.” The winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd of each category) were entered in to the National Finals on 13th March in Blackpool.

Mohammed Ramzan, Principal and Chief Executive commented: “Preparing for these National competitions provides an excellent opportunity for our learners. We were delighted to host this event at the College which brought several Colleges together to celebrate the work and talent of their students”.

“There was a buzz among the students, in the run up to this event. Experiences like these help students to realise both the excite-ment as well as the demands of the commercial world.”
Shelly Agneau-Wilson, Hairdressing Tutor

John Ruskin College Sports Enrichement Super Stars

Having won the Division 1 Surrey 6th Form league undefeated, we were selected to take part in the London Basketball Association end of season tournament for Elite colleges.

This was a huge step for us as we would now be taking on the best colleges in London at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Copper Box Arena. Against all odds we won our group and the semi-finals, progressing through to the final which after a long close battle we sadly lost by 3. We were praised by all who attended for our comradery, sportsmanship and teamwork.

The Football team won the Division 3 of the Surrey Sixth form league, scoring 52 goals and only losing 1 match throughout the whole season. They also got to the final of the Multi Sport Summer tournament losing narrowly in the final.

The Rugby team had the toughest task of all this year, having been recently formed they were facing many academies and county teams throughout the season, and even managed to finish 2nd in a Surrey FA 7’s tournament. They also were chosen to represent Croydon at the 2017 London Youth Games.

The Girls’ Football team went from strength to strength this year. Our first tournament came in January, where we finished 3rd out of 8 full academies in a Surrey FA tournament, followed by our huge triumph in the Multi Sports End of year tournament, where we won the entire tournament going undefeated throughout.

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Matrix AC LSIS Leaders in Diversity National Centre for Diversity Top 100 National Centre for Diversity Grand Awards 2018 - No 3 Matrix The Quality in Careers Standard Sixth Form Colleges Association EU

As part of its funding agreement with the Skills Funding Agency, John Ruskin College vocational courses are part or fully funded by the European Social Fund.