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.

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.

Deben Trees

The Royal Hospital School and Deben Travel are continuing a collaboration, which started pre-Covid, to plant a significant number of trees over the next three years.  

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Global Edition 2

With our focus on global awareness, sustainability and citizenship this year, we are delighted to share with you the first two editions of RHS Global, a digital newsletter which seeks to share many of the things happening around the School.  

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Global Awareness

Instilling the importance of a global outlook and recognising our place within the world has long been a key component of an RHS education, but given the growing importance globally of climate change, sustainability, geopolitics and cultural cooperation, this year marks a renewed focus on highlighting such issues for our pupils and our wider school community. 

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Poetry Competition

Inspired by the theme of this year's National Poetry Day and the collaboration with Greenpeace this year, the English Department held a poetry competition titled 'Poems for the Planet.' In their English classes, pupils discussed their understanding of the environment and the current threats and dangers it faces. We looked at poems such as 'Night Music' and 'To the River Stour' to inspire our own writing.  

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Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to our RHS community who celebrate this holiday. Thanksgiving is an annual national holiday in the United States and Canada celebrating the harvest and other blessings of the past year. The word Thanksgiving means the act of expressing or feeling thankful; in other words, it is the act of giving thanks for what you're grateful for. 

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Washington DC Tour

Report by Carrie B and Oliver C: “On the first Saturday of half term, 42 members of the band and choir headed off to Washington DC in the USA for a week-long tour. We headed across ‘The Pond’ in the largest commercial aircraft in BA’s fleet!  

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Eco-Initiative   

Georgie Stammers, Year 12, has seen her eco-initiative come to fruition this week. With strong eco values and a desire to make a difference to her environment, she approached the Headmaster to ask if she could write to parents about turning their car engines off whilst waiting in the school car parks, which she did.   

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COP27 - Head's Blog

This week COP27 is taking place, discussing the increasingly urgent need to take action to tackle climate change and to protect our environment. Discussions in Egypt perhaps feels a long way from here and from our sphere of influence, but we can all do our part in conserving our own part of the environment. 

Read More about COP27 - Head's Blog

#RHSGlobal

    Deben Trees

    The Royal Hospital School and Deben Travel are continuing a collaboration, which started pre-Covid, to plant a significant number of trees over the next three years.  

    Read More about Deben Trees
    Global Edition 2

    With our focus on global awareness, sustainability and citizenship this year, we are delighted to share with you the first two editions of RHS Global, a digital newsletter which seeks to share many of the things happening around the School.  

    Read More about Global Edition 2
    Global Awareness

    Instilling the importance of a global outlook and recognising our place within the world has long been a key component of an RHS education, but given the growing importance globally of climate change, sustainability, geopolitics and cultural cooperation, this year marks a renewed focus on highlighting such issues for our pupils and our wider school community. 

    Read More about Global Awareness
    Poetry Competition

    Inspired by the theme of this year's National Poetry Day and the collaboration with Greenpeace this year, the English Department held a poetry competition titled 'Poems for the Planet.' In their English classes, pupils discussed their understanding of the environment and the current threats and dangers it faces. We looked at poems such as 'Night Music' and 'To the River Stour' to inspire our own writing.  

    Read More about Poetry Competition
    Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving to our RHS community who celebrate this holiday. Thanksgiving is an annual national holiday in the United States and Canada celebrating the harvest and other blessings of the past year. The word Thanksgiving means the act of expressing or feeling thankful; in other words, it is the act of giving thanks for what you're grateful for. 

    Read More about Thanksgiving
    Washington DC Tour

    Report by Carrie B and Oliver C: “On the first Saturday of half term, 42 members of the band and choir headed off to Washington DC in the USA for a week-long tour. We headed across ‘The Pond’ in the largest commercial aircraft in BA’s fleet!  

    Read More about Washington DC Tour
    Eco-Initiative   

    Georgie Stammers, Year 12, has seen her eco-initiative come to fruition this week. With strong eco values and a desire to make a difference to her environment, she approached the Headmaster to ask if she could write to parents about turning their car engines off whilst waiting in the school car parks, which she did.   

    Read More about Eco-Initiative   
    COP27 - Head's Blog

    This week COP27 is taking place, discussing the increasingly urgent need to take action to tackle climate change and to protect our environment. Discussions in Egypt perhaps feels a long way from here and from our sphere of influence, but we can all do our part in conserving our own part of the environment. 

    Read More about COP27 - Head's Blog