MORE than 700 guests have enjoyed an insight into a day in the life of students at Richmond School and Sixth Form College's open evening.

Year 7 students Lily Richardson and Henry Wright welcomed prospective students to the event, and showed a film they helped produce together with sixth formers Joel Nesbit, Subin Pariyar and Ollie Lubanski.

'A Year in the life of a Year 6' was co-directed and co-produced by Joel, Subin and Ollie who assisted staff with the filming, editing and final creation of the film.

As the main stars of the film, Lily and Henry give Year 6 students a glimpse of the multiple activities and subjects they will experience at Richmond School during their transition year from primary school.

Parent Alan Turnbull, who attended the Year 6 open evening with his wife and eleven-year old son, said: "We were all very impressed at the vibrancy and positivity that we encountered in every classroom. My son is extremely excited at the prospect of starting next year."

Each department offered activities to engage potential pupils and ignite their interest across all subjects, some of which they may never have encountered before. Highlights of the evening included hands-on experiences in science with a Van De Graff generator which creates static electricity through the body, and investigating the structure of an ox heart.

Students also enjoyed taking part in dance routines, choreographed by students, trying out the fitness equipment in PE and seeing the library facilities available.

Guests were entertained throughout the evening by the school Jazz Band, just one of the many musical groups that students can join.

Headteacher Jenna Potter said: “We are a school that first and foremost provides excellent learning opportunities for our students. While we are a large school, we are a highly-supportive school who, despite our size, are genuinely very much a close family where our students can find friendships that can last a lifetime. Lily and Henry have been incredible ambassadors for the school."

Richmond Sixth Form College will welcome guests to its next open evening from 5.30pm to 7.30pm on Thursday, October 10.