A lovely quiet day to finish off our trip started with stashing the suitcases in our storage room, breakfast in our diner & a goodbye to them. A stroll up to 51st street station in the sunshine on a busy Wednesday morning and our last subway journeys up to 86th street and to the Guggenheim overlooking Central Park. The exhibitions on display were featuring Yves Klein, Yayoi Kusama, and other “Zone” artists, the stunning permanent collection of impressionist & post-impressionist work, some earl... Read More

Rugby Report week 9

1st XV vs St. Josephs College (L 8-51) The 1st XV faced a tough opposition in the form of St. Joes on a mild afternoon. Without Cuddihy through a knock against The Leys, the team was re-juggled to accommodate Hindley in the back line and Harrison at 12. RHS were under the cosh from the first whistle and found themselves with little front-foot ball, however they battled well to trail at half time by only a few scores. Half-time saw the... Read More
Tuesday we awoke with another exciting day ahead. More adventurous deli orders at breakfast and having walked to Rockefeller Centre we boarded a subway train to the American Museum of Natural History, learning one valuable lesson only seemingly known to native New Yorkers; there is a difference between a local train & an express train despite being the same colour on the same track! We arrived at the museum and pupils were given time to view the magnificent displays including a... Read More

Michaelmas Term Sports Report

HOCKEY U12 Hockey The U12A team have had a successful season winning half of their matches. They have gone from strength to strength improving their own individual core skills and consolidating their team play. Gracie Arulampalam, Rochelle Gordon-Scott, Freya Horseman-Sewell and Frankie Stenning have all excelled this term and promise good things for the future. The B team have also held their own on the circuit with 3 wins, 3 losses and 2 draws. They have been enthusiastically led by Maddy Fitch... Read More
Nelson boys, Tom Miller, George Butt and Toby Eaton took part in the U18 Independent Schools Lambs national trials at Uppingham. The squad is selected from independent schools across the country who do not represent any academy sides. The Lambs are separate from the RFU but they offer another form of elite rugby beyond the county and academy set-up. Well done to the boys for their nominations. If selected for the national side, they will play a host of top... Read More
The pupils were surprised to see how much busier the city was on a work day as they made their way to breakfast at our diner. We had a beautiful crisp morning with sunshine and remarkably mild temperatures for this time of year. We had a 20 minute stroll via the Rockefeller Centre Christmas tree and ice rink to the magnificent Museum of Modern Art (MoMa). Two hours viewing some seminal modern art from Picasso, Monet, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Dali & other... Read More
Arrival at JFK It was 2.30-3am UK time but still well before 11 when the intrepid RHS travellers got to sleep. Ready for a fun packed day tomorrow, starting with a diner then the Metropolitan Museum of Art. On the plane to NYC At JFK Airport Outside JFK Airport Day 1 Up at a leisurely pace we filled ourselves with freshly made breakfast, walked to our first subway journey past Art Deco buildings and to our first museum; The Metropolitan. Sumptuous... Read More

Hockey Report week 8

U15A vs Ipswich High (D 1-1) The U15A girls fought right to the end of their match on Monday after conceding a very early goal against Ipswich High. After settling down, they played some really nice hockey and with 10 minutes to go, they eventually converted to make it 1-1. RHS were camped out in their opponents D for the rest of the game but were unable to covert the chances they created as the game finish as a... Read More

Hockey Report week 9

2nd XI vs New Hall (W 4-0) The 2nd XI girls carried their excellent form from the weekend into this game against New Hall. They created plenty of chances but went into half time only 1-0 up thanks to Lucy Watson. A better second half performance saw us score a further 3 goals, one from Lucy Watson and 2 from Olivia Jones. The most pleasing aspect was the solid defence throughout. Overall an excellent 4-0 win. 3rd XI(A) vs Finborough (L 1... Read More

Rugby Report week 10

1st XV vs Norwich School (D 23-23) With a number of injuries and a rushed warmup RHS took the field a little flustered and this showed in a lacklustre first half performance. Surprisingly though it was RHS who scored the first points of the day after some good approach work with Jessie Vogel and Sam Hindley. However, this was to be the only high point in a one sided first half. Norwich went in at half time 23-8 up. The... Read More
The annual Minor Counties Cricket Festivals held at the Royal Hospital School, Suffolk, have been confirmed for Summer 2015. The Under 12s will arrive on the afternoon of Fri 31 July, with all ten teams playing Sat, Sun, Mon, Tues with departure after the fifth match on Wed 5 Aug. The teams invited are Northumberland, Cumbria, Cleveland, Netherlands, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Buckinghamshire, Norfolk, Hertfordshire and Suffolk. The Under 11s will arrive on the afternoon of Thurs 6 Aug with all 12 teams playing on Fri, Sat,... Read More
There are only a few days to go before pupils from the Royal Hospital School will be jetting off across the pond to New York! To find out what they will be up to while they are over in the USA have a look at the itinerary by downloading it here and the PowerPoint here. Read More

Comic Potential Indeed!

A talented troupe of pupils from the Royal Hospital School took to the stage in Comic Potential, an intriguing play based around the sci-fi concept of robots performing on television as android actors. Alan Ayckbourns robo-centric comedy first appeared on stage in Scarborough in 1998. This weekend, is was re-created by a cast of Royal Hospital School pupils led by Rosy Trewin Marshall, who stars as Jacie, an actoid caught between her programming and her wholly more human talents. Jacies existence... Read More