A group of runners from Hereford Couriers Running Club have got together to run the Brighton Marathon in April, in support of young people with visual impairment who attend RNC.
Experienced marathon runner Ieuan Vale-Smith, a member of Hereford Couriers Running Club, is tackling the TCS London Marathon for the second time on Sunday 21 April 2024. This time in support of young people with visual impairment who attend RNC.
It was a weekend to remember for RNC Academy students who reigned supreme at the Goalball UK 2024 Intermediate Finals in Sheffield.
An unmissable day of top-flight blind football, fun activities and food, for families, fans and anyone who loves the beautiful game.
His Majesty King Charles has a long association with the Royal National College for the Blind. The King has been patron of the College for over 25 years; as then Prince of Wales he took on the role from his mother HM Queen Elizabeth II in 1997. In his first visit to the Midlands as King, he called in to the College in December 2022, to meet students and staff celebrating the College's 150th anniversary.
Our Student Ambassadors are a fantastic group who are passionate about making sure everyone at RNC feels welcome and supported.
The College boasts a thriving IT Department and, depending on their chosen course, students can explore many different elements of technology such as computer programming, security, website development, data analysis and much more.
The Career Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Team (CEIAG) are lucky enough to work with all RNC students. Delivery consists of Career Education (CE) in Years 1 and 2, the organisation of work based learning and mock interviews, the provision of information, advice and guidance (IAG) in one-to-one transition sessions and career interviews or during higher education sessions. Our NEXT STEP programme invites external and internal speakers to present on a range of subjects/issues, which range from employment, self-employment, and benefits through to apprenticeships and access to work applications.
Proving that baking is for everyone, student, Fionn, organised a Great British Bake Off-style event for his Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). The competition, held on 19 December, brought together four enthusiastic teams of RNC staff and students, all visually impaired except for one staff member who donned "sim specs" to experience baking with macular generation.
RNC's partially sighted futsal team challenged a fully sighted team to a match in December. The match was held in the Sports Hall at thePoint4, and to give the fully sighted team (The Reds) a taste of what it's like to play with limited vision, they were asked to wear simulation glasses during their warm-up.
Match Day 2 of the National Blind Football League took place on 9 December at Netherton Activity Centre on Merseyside. RNC Have teams in both the Premiership and Championship Divisions.
At RNC, our Learning and Leisure sessions provide students with the opportunity to engage in activities that aren’t central to their studies. Our students have a wide range of options to explore, which include art and crafts, sport and computer gaming.
RNC's Blind Football team started their EBFL 2023/24 campaign with a convincing 8-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund in the opening tournament held in Greece. The team, hosted by Pirsos Thessaloniki, played two matches in the tournament, showcasing some impressive skills.
A group of RNC Massage and Complementary Therapies students paid a visit to the Cotswold Academy, based in Cirencester, in November.
We are delighted to announce that member of staff, Antonia Bunyan, and current student, Megan Smithson-Booth, have been selected to represent Team GB at the IBSA Goalball European Championships, taking place from 6-17 December in Podgorica, Montenegro.
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