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Student Strongman Ends Fundraising Challenge on a High, Taking Fourth Place at the ‘World’s Strongest Disabled Man 2020’ Competition

Picture above shows strongman competition referee, Ryan England (left) with Chris Colbert (right) 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. This prompted Chris to take… Read More »

Posted On
6 January 2021

RNC Supports Campaign for Temporary Increase to Gift Aid Scheme

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. Backed by… Read More »

Posted On
17 December 2020

Celebration of Achievement Virtual Awards – Class of 2019-2020

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…. Read More »

Posted On
16 December 2020

RNC Student to Feature on BBC2 ‘Strictly: It Takes Two’

A little touch of Strictly magic came to The Royal National College for the Blind on Saturday 5 December. A BBC ‘Strictly: It Takes Two’ film crew came to the College to follow the story of 16 year old A Level student, Crispin Gell, who has shown real talent for Breakdance, also known as Breakin’… Read More »

Posted On
15 December 2020

RNC Brings a Little Christmas Cheer

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. Residential Support Officers (RSOs), Jude Reid and Jo Mason, decided to… Read More »

Posted On
3 December 2020

Statement: Confirmed Covid-19 Case

The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) has been notified of a confirmed case of Covid-19 within one of its student household bubbles. Swift action has been taken and all students from the household bubble in question are self-isolating in their residential hall.  The Herefordshire Outbreak team and Department for Education have been informed and… Read More »

Posted On
10 November 2020