Adam Walker Visits Ramillies

Despite the rain Sports Day wasn’t a wash out after all thanks to our special guest Adam Walker. Adam came to school to give an incredible talk on his life and how he became inspired to achieve the most remarkable feat.

Adam, a salesman for Russell Hobbs, decided firstly to challenge himself to swim The English Channel. After reaching that goal he set about achieving what is seemingly an impossible task. To swim all seven oceans. The Seven Oceans Challenge saw him travel the world and swim in freezing temperatures, treacherous currents and deadly marine life including sharks and a Portuguese men o’ war who gave him a present he will never forget.

His story had staff and pupils alike engrossed and made us all feel like anything is possible. As Adam says “NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS. BELIEVE, ACHIEVE, SUCCEED.”

The school would like to thank Adam for giving up his time and giving us the most inspirational presentation that I’m sure any of us have ever heard.


On Friday, 17th June, just after the final exam for most of the pupils, Year 11 enjoyed a celebration lunch at Gusto’s with some of the staff. We all sat at a large table together and ate pizzas, pasta, salads etc and exchanged a few stories about some of the memories of Ramillies which will be hard to forget. Most of these were news to the staff!

Mrs Grant, on behalf of all the staff, wished the pupils every success for the future and said how much she had enjoyed being Year 11 Tutor, especially as they had done so well in helping to raise money for charity and showing concern for the younger pupils. They have been good role models, following the lead of Head Pupil, Oliver Deay.

Well done to all our Year 11. We wish you every success and happiness as you leave Ramillies Hall.

New Ramillies Hall Residence Takes Shape During Activity Week…

The pupils and staff worked hard and had great fun building an ‘Insect Hotel’ during one of our end of term activity days.  Using old pallets, bricks, roof tiles and natural materials we transformed an area behind the science lab into an invertebrate ‘des-res’!  The pupils used their design technology skills to drill holes into logs, to saw dead tree branches to size and to drill the pallets together for stability. Why bother?  The ‘hotel’ should provide many refuges and micro-habitats for all invertebrates that are an essential part of the food chain and play a crucial role in decomposing organic material in nutrient cycles.  On the day we had a number of keen residents including a snail and a few spiders moving into the new habitat.  We are looking forward to observing how the community develops and seeing what fascinating creatures take up residence over the coming weeks and months.  Thank you to everyone who helped to provide materials and to put it together during the day.  Fantastic team work.

J D Welch Visit’s RHS

J D Welch Visit’s RHS

Ramillies Hall School extended a warm welcome to local author J D Welch who spoke to all our senior pupils about her new book The Einstein Code.

The story is about a 13-year-old boy, Ben, who lives in Heaton Moor, and his search for his Mum, an agro chemist, who is kidnapped. He follows clues all over Manchester and Stockport so this book, the first of a trilogy planned by Joanne, has an extra dimension for us here.

She spoke with real passion about her love of reading and writing, how she became a published author and about science and how to crack a code. Some of our pupils showed that they were code breakers and were fascinated to solve the mystery.

We were delighted that many of the senior pupils bought their own copy of The Einstein Code and Joanne kindly signed each one with an inspirational dedication. It has been great to see pupils reading it during break times and they are giving it a huge thumbs up so far.   A copy of the book was presented to our library so pupils can borrow it if they wish.

Joanne sent the most delightful email complementing our pupils – she was impressed by their behaviour, their questions, their acts of kindness and their smiles.

We are very grateful to Joanne for giving up her time to visit RHS and to inspire our pupils to enjoy reading and writing from THEIR hearts.

The Einstein Code is available at all good book shops and on Amazon, £7.99!

Summer holiday treat?!

With thanks to you all for your support for this visit,

Margot Archer