We are thrilled to announce that the College's Head of Sport and Head Coach of GB Women's Goalball, Aaron Ford, has been included in the first cohort of UK Sport's newly launched High Performance Coach Apprenticeship Programme (HiCAP).
Resident student strong man, Chris Colbert, is at it again. After taking fourth place at the World's Strongest Disabled Man in December 2020, he’s now in training for the North of England’s Strongest 105kg Man, which takes place on 23 May at 'Viking Power and Strength', his home gym in Doncaster.
As part of the county’s community testing strategy, thePoint4 Leisure Centre, run by The Royal National College for the Blind, is currently home to two separate Covid-19 test centres - Herefordshire Council’s rapid lateral flow testing and the Wye Valley NHS Trust’s pre-operative Covid-19 testing. Both of the centres support testing for people without symptoms of Covid-19 infection.
Several Covid-19 related lockdowns didn’t stop local firms, Mundy’s Estate Planning & Probate Specialists and Harrison Clark Rickerbys (HCR) Solicitors, from raising over £1,500 for the Royal National College for the Blind.
Sunday 14 March 2021 was International Day of Mathematics (IDM).
RNC A Level student, Nicole Corley, is organising a sponsored walk event as part of her Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
UPDATE 16 Apr | Unfortunately, this race has, again, fallen victim to Covid, with officials announcing another postponement. The good news is, Barbara has decided to continue with the challenge and run it on the day it was scheduled - Saturday 21 May 2021. Without the cheer of the crowd it will be an even tougher challenge, so please support her through a donation, if you can (details below).
The College has two places left to fill, in the Virtual Virgin Money London Marathon and is looking for experienced runners who can commit to raise £1000 for the College charity.
In August 2020, we reported that Strongman competitor Chris Colbert, a student with The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC), had been using the first lockdown to keep up an impressive weight training regime at home.
Charities across the UK including The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) face an unprecedented drop in income including funds raised, caused by the Covid-19 crisis. That’s why RNC has added its name to the growing list of charities and support organisations calling for a temporary increase in Gift Aid on donations.
At this time of year staff would have usually been preparing for the annual Celebration of Achievement Awards. The ceremony normally provides an opportunity to look back at some of the best moments from the College year and is attended by students, their families, RNC staff and governors as well as some specially invited dignitaries.
A little touch of Strictly magic came to The Royal National College for the Blind on Saturday 5 December.
It’s been a tough time on campus this year for students and staff alike, as they got to grips with the new way of studying, working and living in a Covid secure way. However, this hasn’t stopped them thinking of others during the pandemic.
The College is delighted to announce that it has been awarded almost £40,000 in National Lottery funding to support its work with young, blind and visually impaired (VI) students.
As with most schools and colleges across the country, it will be difficult to plan tours, visits and open days at the College this year, with the ever changing Covid-19 regulations.
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