Rounders Report week 1

RHS v Norwich High 1st IX v Norwich High: W 20-7 RHS 1st IX had a great start to the season with a comfortable win against Norwich. In the first inning RHS dominated the field with some great work from Annabel Gardiner at backstop and Maddy Gardiner at first base to stump out several members of the Norwich side. Strong and accurate fielding from RHS meant that Norwich were all out for only 4 rounders. Throughout the rest of the game... Read More
Alex Rayment (Year 13) was selected for the England U18 this Easter and represented his country against both Ireland and Wales where he played in both matches and gained his cap. Alex helped the side towards victories in both matches, beating Ireland 15-12 and Wales 41-9. Alex, who gained a contract at Northampton Saints earlier in the month, was justifiably rewarded for his work with a call from the selectors. Having set his sights on playing for England from an early... Read More
Former pupil, Kate Somerset-How will be playing Mrs Greer in the UK Tour of Annie, directed by Strictly Come Dancings judge, Craig Revel Horwood. Kate left RHS in 2001 and attended the Central School of Speech and Drama. For Tour dates click here http://anniethemusicaltour.uk/ Read More
Congratulations to Jessica Watson and Joshua Mellors, both in Year 13, who were awarded the prestigious Diana Award at the INSPIRE Essex ceremony held at New Hall today. Jessica was nominated for her outstanding work in Peer Support and anti-bullying and Joshua for his many years of volunteering through the School’s Community Action Scheme, his help with baby swim sessions and his involvement in a charity dedicated to providing sailing opportunities for people with disabilities called the Woolverstone Project. The Aw... Read More
On Friday 25 March 44 pupils and five staff travelled to Hochfugen in the Ziller Valley, Austria for the annual RHS ski trip.The resort is very high with the hotel at 1500m and the ski slope at 2500m, ensuring it has good late snow conditions and the weather throughout the week was excellent.The pupils all made good progress in their individual skills, and tackled a wide range of the 78km pistes available to them.Evening activities included bowling, a pizza... Read More
RHS took part in the U13s Regional Finals at Northampton Saints. They started the day with a guided tour of Franklin’s Gardens, taking in the sights and looking through the changing room, gym, pitchside areas and trophy cabinet. An inspiring visit in preparation to their afternoon of matches on the training pitches.RHS began proceedings playing their first game against a well organised and talented Wellingborough School. Noah Backhouse and Tunde Mkparu worked well to take the game to... Read More
In their first outing as a cricket team the RHS girls U15 team played magnificently at the Perse School on Saturday. The girls won five out of five matches and won the tournament with Georgina Nicholls being named player of the tournament. A very successful day. Game 1 – Woodbridge 58 all out RHS 60 for 4 (Charlotte Stenning 29 Nicholls two catches) Game 2 – Perse 57 for 5 RHS 64 for 4 (Nicholls 21 and 2 wickets, Frankie Stenning 25) Game 3 – Kings Ely 56 for 5 RHS 81 for 3 (Nicholls 23 C Stenning 15 Alex Jackson 3 wickets) Game 4 –... Read More
On Saturday 23 April, 138 sailors took to the water in the RHS Spring Team Racing Championship. Teams from 10 different schools and sailing clubs competed in a youth event sailed in fireflies, and U15 event in RS Fevas. The conditions were perfect for racing, allowing the running of a 20 race round robin for the juniors and 36 races for the youths. The youth event was split into gold and silver fleets with RHS Green and Blues teams both making the gold fleet, along... Read More
RHS old girl, Jemima Watling, has landed two roles in the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival this summer. She will be playing Ariel in The Tempest and Princess Katharine in Henry V. Congratulations to Jemima and tickets can be purchased here if you wish to see her in action. Read More
Thousands of thousands stand around Thy throne, O God most high; Ten thousand times ten thousand sound Thy praise; but who am I? These are the lines from one of my favourite hymns. Not only do I like the rousing tune but it has some wonderful lines: Thou art a sea without a shore, A sun without a sphere; Thy time is now and evermore, Thy place is everywhere. But the line that I always note is the question But... Read More
In their first outing as a cricket team the RHS girls U15 team played magnificently at the Perse School on Saturday. The girls won five out of five matches and won the tournament with Georgina Nicholls being named player of the tournament. A very successful day.Game 1 – Woodbridge 58 all out RHS 60 for 4 (Charlotte Stenning 29 Nicholls two catches)Game 2 – Perse 57 for 5 RHS 64 for 4 (Nicholls 21 and 2 wickets, Frankie Stenning 25)Game 3 – Kings Ely 56 for 5 RHS 81 for 3 (Nicholls 23 C Stenning 15 Alex Jackson 3 wickets)Game 4 – Framling... Read More
On Saturday 23 April, 138 sailors took to the water in the RHS Spring Team Racing Championship. Teams from 10 different schools and sailing clubs competed in a youth event sailed in fireflies, and U15 event in RS Fevas.The conditions were perfect for racing, allowing the running of a 20 race round robin for the juniors and 36 races for the youths. The youth event was split into gold and silver fleets with RHS Green and Blues teams both making the gold fleet, along... Read More
CHAPEL TALK ON THE QUEENS 90th BIRTHDAY by Mr Matthew Christmas, Assistant Head (Academic) Today is the Queens birthday. She has, in fact, unlike any of us: two birthdays! Her real birthday is on 21st April, but she also has an official one on a Saturday in June in the hope of good weather for a state occasion, something that one cannot always rely on in April! However, today is her real birthday. Her Majesty The Queen is 90 today, born... Read More
The final Thursday of the Lent term witnessed the annual inter-house cross country event at RHS. Blessed with fine conditions and a fast course, (and with words of encouragement from the Headmaster on the start line) the racing was very close and the support very vocal indeed! The results were as follows: Results: Winner was Noah Backhouse in 13.13, with Katie Cuddihy in 2nd in 13.22 Inter girls was won by Bella Keeley in 16:09 Inter boys winner was Conor Ryan in 20.22, who... Read More
Over the Easter break, 26 pupils of Latin and Classical Civilisation visited Rome and the Bay of Naples to further their study of the Classical World. After an early morning flight to Rome, the group toured the Roman harbour town of Ostia before arriving at their hotel, only a stones throw from the beautiful St Peters Basilica. The next day saw a packed tour of the city, including the Colosseum, Forum Romanum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Ara Pacis, Piazza Navona and St... Read More
The Royal Hospital School will be hosting in two exciting organ events in the next two months on the wonderous Grand Organ. The first, on Saturday 23 April at 7pm, features our much admired Organist Emeritus, Peter Crompton, in a diverse programme of music from Bach to Wagner. PROGRAMME Sortie, Bedard Toccata in F major BWV 540, JS Bach Pomp & Circumstance March No 4 in G major, Elgar Celtic Lullaby, Rawsthorne Prologue (from A Wartime Sketchbook), Walton Aria, Manz Toccata on Vom Himmel... Read More
Charlie Butler, Year 7, took part in her debut pony race on Saturday. Charlie (pictured above in green and white colours) rode in the Treehouse Sporting Colours 148cm and under Pony Race on her pony Gulliver IV at High Easter Point-to-Point and won! This win has qualified her for the East Anglian Area Finals at Fakenham at the end of May and the Championship Finals at Garthorpe in June. Congratulations to Charlie and good luck in the finals. Read More
Congratulations to Dan Loveless (Year 8) who has been selected into the East Region Elite Water Polo training programme. Dan has done exceptionally well so far and we wish him well. Dan is a Sports Scholar at RHS and combines his swimming with a full and active programme representing his year in all A teams. East Water Polo launched their new Elite Athlete Skills Training programme last month under the leadership of Tim Whitwham. This is aimed at all girls & boys... Read More