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.
After attending regular training sessions over the course of the Michaelmas Term, 20 Year 12 pupils are ready to begin as Academic Peer Mentors to younger pupils, in the second year of this initiative. Having applied to act as mentors to other pupils in the school, these pupils have attended sessions on challenging academic self-limitation, questioning skills, listening skills and understanding different types of academic motivation.
Our young guitarists were very fortunate to perform in a masterclass with professional guitarist Jake Willson last week. Jake studied jazz at Berklee College of Music, USA, before returning to the UK to complete a PhD in classical composition at the University of Surrey.
Our Eco Committee has reinvigorated our paper waste recycling programme by modernising our rather tired looking recycling posters. Boxes have also been distributed to each House to collect scrap paper so that it can be repurposed or recycled.
Sister Anita Martin sadly passed away from a short illness in March this year. She was a much loved and key member of the Health Centre staff, having worked at RHS for over 20 years.
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.
The UK's best schools for cricket have been revealed in The Cricketer's Schools Guide 2023 and RHS is included once again!
Our Hawke boys addressed pupils in Chapel last week on ‘Movember’, wearing fake moustaches to demonstrate the tradition of men growing their facial hair in November to raise awareness for men's mental health.
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.
RHS is now on TikTok!
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.
Prefects, Josh O and Millie L, spoke in this week's assembly about our current theme of ‘Global Perspectives’, specifically highlighting the World Cup in Qatar.
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.
In this week's assembly Isabel S announced the Mock Election result to the school, with the following report. The election was held last Friday as part of UK Parliament week, a nationally run event to spread the word about Parliament and the importance of democracy; our school’s contribution was organised by the Politics and International Relations Society, with A Level Politics pupils forming the parties.
Last week was Anti-Bullying Week and on Monday our pupils and staff were all invited to wear odd socks to celebrate individuality. There were some fun photos from some of our departments, and our day and boarding houses who were encouraged to take part in an Odd Socks Day ‘Catchy Caption’ competition.