Ten pairs of paddlers represented the Royal Hospital School in the Devizes to Westminster Canoe Marathon over the Easter Weekend; three C2 Canadian craft and seven racing kayaks or K2s. Seven teams entered the Junior Class and three the Endeavour category. The Devizes to Westminster Canoe Marathon is an endurance race that 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... Read More
Four Year 10 Royal Hospital School pupils took part in the regional Maths Feast at Kesgrave School in Ipswich this week and brought home the winning title. The competition, organised by the Further Mathematics Support Programme, tests mathematical, communication and teamwork skills and over 70 events are held across England in February and March. The RHS team of Anson Wong, Cillian Rew, Thomas Ralph and Boden Simpson-Maher tested their skills against sixteen other East Anglian schools over five rounds. Their outstanding performance,... Read More
On Friday 11 March eleven RHS pupils travelled to the Olympic Park to compete in The Bath Cup. Over a hundred schools attended and the competition involved both girls' and boys' freestyle and medley relay events. The girls started the event with the women's freestyle relay, showing great promise and spirit. All swam well and made a determined effort against some strong national swimmers. Overall they achieved a good positions in the freestyle and medley at 21st and 26th, but not... Read More
The inaugural Todd Declamation was won by Head of School, Issy Williams, with her talk on ‘The secrets of Kim Jong-un and North Korea”. This is an individual public speaking competition open to sixth form with the aim of encouraging and developing high quality public speaking. There were 14 entries to the competition and, after a preliminary sitting, seven finalists were selected and spoke on the following topics: Ben Banks, Year 12 St Vincent – There's still hope for dope Billy Douglas-Hamilton, Year 12 St Vin... Read More
Today we say ‘abschied' to our German friends from The Kepler Gymnasium who have spent the last five days at the Royal Hospital School. Twenty five boys and girls, in the equivalent of our Years 10 and 11, partnered RHS pupils staying in the boarding houses or at the homes of day pupils. It was a packed itinerary for the German visitors with lessons, sport, CCF, an MUM mock debate, a cycle ride around Alton Water, adventure activities with Anglia Adventures and tr... Read More
Over the weekend Ellie Hewes, Year 8, competed at the U15s English Technifibre Squash Championships at Egbaston, Birmingham. This was Ellie's first national squash competition in the U15s category and she did fantastically placing 10th in a field of 32 of the top players in the country. Huge congratulations to Ellie for such a fantastic achievement. Read More
The Royal Hospital School's annual Gala Concert, supported by the East Anglian Daily Times, was on Saturday 5 March in the Chapel. All proceeds raised went to St Elizabeth Hospice, Cancer Research UK and several other worthwhile causes. “Having performed in three Gala Concerts at the Royal Hospital School, I have to admit that this years was the best! Featuring the Schools finest musical groups, it was a night full of talent, passion and dedication. The Concert started off with a dy... Read More
The Geography Club, Eco Committee and catering team joined up to promote International Fairtrade Fortnight, as well as contribute towards the Schools efforts to achieve the Carbon Charter Gold Award. Fairtrade Fortnight is an annual promotional campaign, co-ordinated by the Fairtrade Foundation, when everyone from commercial partners to schoolchildren, producers to politicians, come together to talk about and raise awareness of Fairtrade. Fairtrade Fortnight has been going since 1997 and this year it ran from 29 February to 13 March. The Fairtrade Foundation... Read More
The Royal Hospital School has been announced an Apple-approved Regional Training Centre (RTC) providing teachers and technical staff from schools and colleges all over the region with an opportunity to come together to access expertise, training and best practice to support their use of Apple technology in the classroom. Apple has been promoting RTCs since 2005 with a focus on pedagogy, for sharing best practice and gaining skills. According to Apple, RTCs exist to introduce planned, effective, digital solutions to schools... Read More
On Friday 29 January the RHS Band and four members of the Guard made the long journey to Portsmouth to attend the Annual Band Concert of Her Majesty's Royal Marines School of Music. Upon arrival we checked into our fabulous accommodation aboard HMS Bristol, a decommissioned Type 82 Destroyer equipped with “hot” showers and spacious cabins. The fantastic hotel service aboard HMS Bristol meant that we were woken up at 06.30 to ‘call the hands' piped so that we could make the most of the... Read More