A busy term for MUN

This term has been a very busy one for the Model United Nations society; we have attended four conferences and held three mock debates in school on a variety of different topics, including the disarmament of DPRK and the Syrian refugee crisis. It was particularly good to see some Year 8s getting involved in mock debates, including Jason Sims and Jessie Jordan. We have had an amazing number of new members this year and it has been wonderful to see... Read More
Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Junior Intra House Rugby 7’s tournament. A teams 1st MacArthur 2nd Shackleton 3rd Francis 4th Chichester B teams 1st Shackleton (on tries scored) 2nd Chichester 3rd MacArthur 4th Francis The Try of the Tournament goes to Tunde Mkparu Read More
Congratulations to all the boys who took part especially to Elliot Chilvers (Cornwallis) for being named Player of the Tournament. A teams 1st Collingwood 2nd Cornwallis 3rd St Vincent 4th Hawke Read More
This week pupils were invited to join millions of people all over the world for The Hour of Code initiative aimed at getting people to try simple coding. The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of people in 180+ countries including President Barak Obama, who said Dont just play on your phone, program it”, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai who said Every girl deserves to take part in creating the technology that will change our wo... Read More

Hockey Report week 11

1st XI vs Ipswich School (Won 9-0) Another great win for the first team, they moved the ball well and had so many more chances in front of goal. The girls prepared themselves well for the final game of the season against Woodbridge at the weekend. 2nd XI vs Ipswich School (Lost 2-0) The girls never really got going in this match, up against a talented Ipswich side the girls struggled to get the ball out of the centre of... Read More

Rugby Report week 11

1st XV vs Framlingham College Won 18-17 With a home record to preserve and the arrival of an unbeaten Framlingham side the 1st XV were quite rightly apprehensive. However, a strong start led to a Jessie Vogel try after good approach play from Alex Rayment. However, RHS allowed Framlingham back into the game with two well worked tries from their dangerous winger. It was turning out to be quite an arm wrestle with the lead change hands a number of... Read More
In one of their toughest matches of the season last Saturday, the U12As, 29-0 in front with not long on the clock, launched into ferocious tackle after ferocious tackle on their try line to prevent Wymondham scoring what would have been a sole consolation try. This effort encapsulated the determination and endeavour they have shown this year and is one reason why they have finished the season undefeated, winning all 15 games they played. Including the Finborough tournament, which the... Read More

U16Bs finish unbeaten this season

The Royal Hospital School U16Bs enjoyed a highly successful season and remained unbeaten throughout. Master in charge, Mr Wood, managed a large squad full of enthusiastic players who worked tirelessly throughout and, with a number of the team going on to represent the A team at various points throughout the season, strength and depth clearly wasn’t an issue. Read More
Sports Scholar, Emmanuel Ogunleye, Year 12, has been awarded a Certificate of Commendation at the Sport Colchester Personality of the Year Awards 2015 in the U18 category. His award was presented to him by the Mayor of Colchester and in recognition of his bright future ahead on the athletics track. Read More
The shimmering light of a thousand candles softly illuminated the cold, expectant faces of those who had braved the December chill to make their way to The Royal Hospital School’s Carols by Candlelight concert. As the shufflings and murmurings of the huddled audience gradually subsided, the Chapel’s ethereal atmosphere was transformed in an instant by a rich, warm chord from the Reade Brass Ensemble, heralding the opening of A Winter’s Night – A Cantata for Christmas by Celia McDowall... Read More
Rochelle Gordon-Scott, Year 8 at the Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, has been selected to play for Suffolk Senior Open Netball Leagues. She will be playing with Ipswich 3 in Division 2 from after Christmas and for the rest of the South Suffolk Netball League (SSNL) 2015/16 season. Avril Gray, a player who has represented England, is delighted at her progress and said, Despite her very young age, just 12, Rochelle is a really mature player particularly strong at GD and WD who will benefit from... Read More
Congratulations to all who took part in an impressive, if cold, competition! A Teams: 1st place Francis 2nd place Shackleton 3rd place MacArthur 4th place Chichester B Teams: 1st place Shackleton 2nd place Francis 3rd place Chichester 4th place MacArthur Read More
The Lady Vanishes was a play adaptation of the 1938 British comic thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and based on the 1936 novel The Wheel Spins by Ethel Lina White. The story is about a beautiful English tourist travelling by train in Europe who discovers that her elderly travelling companion seems to have disappeared from the train. After her fellow passengers deny ever having seen the elderly lady, the young woman is helped by a young musicologist, and the two proceed... Read More
RYA and British Sailing Team Sports Scientist, Tim Jones, came to the Royal Hospital School recently to run a practical workshop with our sailors and present a short lecture. As pathway sport scientist at the RYA he is responsible for the strength and conditioning of all the junior GB sailors. Current pupils, Alex Platt (Year 13) and Arthur Brown (Year 11) are currently working with Tim as part of their GB selection. Director of Sailing, Andy Nutton, said “it was great for ou... Read More
Congratulations to six RHS boys for being selected for further trials with the Elite Player Development Group at Northampton Saints U13s. Callum O’Connell Blake Noah Blackhouse Blake Tunde Mkparu Blake Charlie Lewis-Booth Blake Eddie Le Roy Blake Aston Gradwick-Light Drake Read More

Hockey Report week 10

1st XI vs Kings Ely (Drew 3-3) RHS first XI travelled to Kings Ely for another midweek clash RHS started well and controlled the game from the outset. Kings could not live with the pace and power of RHS attack. Captain, Annabel Gardiner dropped into centre back and controlled the flow of the game well. Millie Orr capped a good performance with her first goal for the first team. Despite leading the game 3-1 with less than 10 minutes to go... Read More

Rugby Report week 10

1st XV Won 24-15 On a blustery day RHS welcomed a well drilled Coopers 1st XV. With the coopers side containing a number of experienced and talented players RHS knew they had a tough task on their hands. However, RHS started the brightest with a well work counter attacking try finished by Sam Hindley after some good approach work from Jessie Vogel and link play from George Davies and Toby Buckland. However, with the wind against them and basic errors... Read More
The tickets had sold like hot strudel and Holbrook really was alive with the sound of music on as RHS hosted Sing-along-a-Sound-o- Music as part of the NYCs Sing Up! Suffolk Programme. It is easy to see why this Rodgers and Hammerstein musical attracts such a hardcore fan base and 50 years after it was first performed the musical score is as infectious and addictive as ever. Taylor Godfrey as soloist issued an exhilarating invitation to Climb Evry Mountain and it... Read More
Those of us who were fortunate enough to be in chapel on 15 November heard RHS Director of Music, William Saunders in a programme of virtuoso music by Bach & Widor. Complete performances of Widor symphonies are an infrequent occurrence, demanding stamina, bold thinking and musical detail from the performer, and a range of orchestral colour from the organ. On Sunday, the combination of acoustic, instrument and organist gave us a very memorable Widor Sixth Symphony. The programme began with Bach’... Read More