The RHS Band on parade On Saturday 6 May, the concert band of the Royal Hospital School will be taking to the stage for an evening of what promises to be unforgettable music and pageantry. The band is one of the flagship musical ensembles at RHS, and enjoys a wonderful reputation both at home and abroad. The fifty-piece band will be performing a wide selection of music, ranging from the raucous overture from the opera, Orpheus in the Underworld, to music... Read More
Parade in front of Old College, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst The Royal Hospital School’s naval heritage and links with military families has always meant that we have had a long history of pupils wishing to pursue a career in the Armed Forces. The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in Surrey is where all officers in the British Army are trained to take on the responsibilities of leading the soldiers under their command. Recently we have had a large number of ou... Read More
Over the Easter break two boys’ teams and a girls’ team, each of four, took part in a expedition to Scotland to help earn or train for their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. The weather was mostly kind to them, a few strong winds and only half a day of heavy rain didn’t dampen spirits with all the participants successfully demonstrating their skills for the assessment and training. There are three levels to the award and to achieve Gold partic... Read More
Pupils Rochelle Gordon-Scott and Gracie Arulampalam were selected to play for the Suffolk County Hockey U14s squad in the Regional Championship finals on Sunday. Despite strong opposition from Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire and Norfolk county teams, Suffolk’s strong performance throughout the tournament paid off, coming first overall and winning the Regional Championship Shield. Read More
"This is the best of me...this, if anything of mine, is worth your memory." Elgar This classical masterpiece will combine hundreds of musicians in what is widely regarded as Elgar's finest choral work. Featuring:Holbrook Choral Society | Phoenix Singers, Framlingham | Royal Hospital School Chamber Choir | Reade Orchestra | National Youth Choir of Great Britain Fellows | Richard Edgar-Wilson, Tenor | William Saunders, Conductor Saturday 17 June 19:00Pre-concert drinks from 18:30Chapel, Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, Ipswich, IP9 2RX Tickets: £10 | Concessions: £7 | U18: FREE Tickets are av... Read More
In what seems to be an unstoppable show jumping season RHS riders will represent England in the NSEA Nations Cup later in the year after a successful weekend at the National Show Jumping Championships held at Bury Farm in Buckinghamshire. Teams jumping at 80cm, 90cm and 1m competed over three days against 32 teams from schools from all over the country battling for their place on the national side. Having already been crowned county champions just a few months ago, our... Read More
Our paddlers took to the water over the Easter weekend to test their physical and mental stamina in the 125 mile Devizes to Westminster Canoe Marathon on the River Thames. This endurance race starts in Devizes in Wiltshire and finishes just downstream of Westminster Bridge, opposite the Houses of Parliament and it has been held annually over the Easter Weekend since 1948. The 125 mile-long route is peppered with 77 portages when paddlers need to lift their boats (and themselves) out of the water,... Read More
SOURCE: Independent Education Today Graham Napier, Director of Cricket at the Royal Hospital School, explains his plans for the Graham Napier Cricket Academy. Most professional sportspeople wish their careers could last forever; that they could exist like Peter Pan, be the exemption from the rule and play the sport they love forever. However, at some point reality kicks in and the thought of, ‘what next?’ can’t be ignored for any longer. A year ago the answer came knocking on my doo... Read More
This year’s theme for the Jubilee Poetry Competition was ‘Transformation’. Well done to Olivia Gowland who was winner of the junior category and Ella Finch for her winning entry in the senior category. Special mention must also go to Emily Jane King and Izzy Durrant who were runners-up. We would also like to thank alumnus Mr Richard Bedwell who generously sponsored the competition and Mr Gould for shortlisting the entries. Read More