GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

Understanding and devising solutions for contemporary global issues.

We aim to better understand global issues such as war, mental health issues, poverty, environmental issues, and how they might impact our daily lives at RHS and beyond, identifying ways to support one another where required.

Our Compass curriculum in Years 7-9 encourages pupils to reflect on a diverse range of nuanced issues, such as protest, activism, fake news, the cult of celebrity, political engagement, modern slavery and the cost-of-living crisis. We recognise that complex issues often require complex solutions, and so we encourage pupils to think critically about different viewpoints on such issues.

Current affairs and contemporary global issues are explored through our debating society, Model United Nations and tutoring programme, as well as being intelligently discussed through skilled teaching staff when they arise in the academic curriculum.
 

Day of the Dead

Our Spanish Department celebrated ‘Día de los Muertos’ last week; ‘Day of the Dead’ is a Mexican tradition to remember the souls of deceased family members. This celebration allows Mexican families to get together and share exquisite traditional food and spend some time with their loved ones. 

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Year 8 Karaoke

Our Year 8s took part in a European Day of Languages Karaoke Competition. Four energetic classes took part in the challenge with all of them putting in their best effort to attempt to be named winners! Each class had spent a bit of lesson time practising and adding some actions to their performances. 

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Chinese Culture Lessons

Year 8 are in the full swing of their Young Leaders qualification and recently they have been learning about Chinese culture. Three of our Chinese sixth form pupils spoke confidently about Chinese festivals, food and the differences between school life here and in China.

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MODEL UNITED NATIONS

Model United Nations (MUN) is an academic simulation of the United Nations in which pupils play the role of members of UN Member States to debate current issues on the Organisation's vast agenda. Serving as 'Distinguished Representatives' of their State, pupils prepare draft resolutions, negotiate with supporters and adversaries, resolve conflicts and navigate the UN's rules of procedure in the interest of mobilising international cooperation to resolve multinational problems. Model United Nations (MUN) educates participants in civics, world current affairs, effective communication, globalisation and multi-lateral diplomacy.

All Year 7 pupils are introduced to MUN at the end of their first year and those who wish to continue can take part in around 12 inter-school conferences each year. These take place around the UK and include our very own ROYMUN, held at the Royal Hospital School.

ROYMUN

At the end of May, our school had the privilege of hosting an exceptional Model United Nations (ROYMUN) conference that ignited minds, fostered critical thinking, and explored the realms of imagination. This two-day event brought together passionate pupils from various schools, immersing them in engaging debates on both "traditional" topics and a Matrix-themed fantasy crisis. 

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MUN

This half-term delegates have competed at two Model United Nations conferences at Felsted and Cobham Hall. 

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LEHMUN

Five Year 12 delegates, along with Mrs Routledge and Mr Gurur, made their way to Lady Eleanor Holles School in Hampton, London, at the end of January for their annual LEHMUN Conference. They were to represent Nigeria, Ghana and Saudi Arabia. 

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Benenden MUN

Pupil delegates attended the BMUN (Benenden MUN) conference in Kent earlier this month. After an early departure, 22 delegates, accompanied by Mrs Routledge and Mr Cocker, made the 2.5 hour trip south. Though several of the older delegates had experienced this conference before, for many others it was their first conference. 

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MUNCH

Our pupils attended the MUN conference ‘MUNCH’ (Model United Nations Cheadle Hulme) in Manchester at the beginning of the month. Topics such as tectonic plates colliding causing a mass continent to be formed and even implementing a purge was discussed and voted on. 

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MUN

RHS hosted its own Model United Nations Conference (ROYMUN) last weekend, which included a dinner on the Friday evening followed by two days of conference. Pupils from RHS, Alleyn’s, Felsted and Cheadle Hulme schools all attended.  

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Year 7 MUN

RHS held the fourth annual Year 7 Model United Nations (MUN) Conference involving all of Year 7 and pupils from Thomas Gainsborough School to kick off Enrichment Week.

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OVERSEAS TRIPS

Trips outside the classroom both in the UK and overseas are organised by individual departments to enrich the curriculum; they are usually extremely productive and memorable experiences. Residential trips provide a wide variety of educational benefits - recent trips have included Duke of Edinburgh’s Award & CCF expeditions (UK, USA), language exchanges (Spain, France), ski trips (France), geography field trips (including Iceland), band, choir and cultural tours (USA), sports tours (Spain, South Africa), classics trip (Italy), art trip (New York), volunteering community support trip (Kenya) and many more.

Ski Trip 2024

We all had a good night’s sleep boarding in Blake with an early rise at 12o'clock in the morning, feeling well rested we headed out, ready for our 6 am take off for our flight to Munich airport. 

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Languages Celebrations

European Day of Languages Celebrations 🎉 We had a jam-packed week of language celebrations last week, filled with quizzes, competitions and cakes! It was wonderful to witness so many pupils embracing their love for languages, and the turnout for our Bake Off was simply outstanding – with a line of eager pupils queuing out of the door🍰👏.   

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Iceland 2023

In late August, 24 adventurous Year 13 geographers, accompanied by three incredibly enthusiastic geography teachers, embarked on an unforgettable journey to Iceland. Our Icelandic expedition kicked off in Reykjavik, the vibrant capital, where we watched a Lava Show and experienced a 'Fly Over' of Iceland. 

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ROYMUN

At the end of May, our school had the privilege of hosting an exceptional Model United Nations (ROYMUN) conference that ignited minds, fostered critical thinking, and explored the realms of imagination. This two-day event brought together passionate pupils from various schools, immersing them in engaging debates on both "traditional" topics and a Matrix-themed fantasy crisis. 

Read More about ROYMUN

#RHSGlobal

    Ski Trip 2024

    We all had a good night’s sleep boarding in Blake with an early rise at 12o'clock in the morning, feeling well rested we headed out, ready for our 6 am take off for our flight to Munich airport. 

    Read More about Ski Trip 2024
    Languages Celebrations

    European Day of Languages Celebrations 🎉 We had a jam-packed week of language celebrations last week, filled with quizzes, competitions and cakes! It was wonderful to witness so many pupils embracing their love for languages, and the turnout for our Bake Off was simply outstanding – with a line of eager pupils queuing out of the door🍰👏.   

    Read More about Languages Celebrations
    Iceland 2023

    In late August, 24 adventurous Year 13 geographers, accompanied by three incredibly enthusiastic geography teachers, embarked on an unforgettable journey to Iceland. Our Icelandic expedition kicked off in Reykjavik, the vibrant capital, where we watched a Lava Show and experienced a 'Fly Over' of Iceland. 

    Read More about Iceland 2023
    ROYMUN

    At the end of May, our school had the privilege of hosting an exceptional Model United Nations (ROYMUN) conference that ignited minds, fostered critical thinking, and explored the realms of imagination. This two-day event brought together passionate pupils from various schools, immersing them in engaging debates on both "traditional" topics and a Matrix-themed fantasy crisis. 

    Read More about ROYMUN