The Centennial Bursary Campaign
This year sees RHS launch its Centennial Bursary Campaign, a fundraising initiative aimed at 'Launching 100 Lives' by the school's centenary in 2033.
The past few weeks have really put into perspective how important bursaries are to our school and our official launch of the Centennial Bursary Campaign on 18 November 2022 was a poignant and special evening. We were able to share one of our new campaign videos with our valued community, including representatives from the RHS Parents Association, the RHSA (alumni association), governors, staff, current and former parents, alumni and current pupils. Our Head of Community and Alumni Relations shared her own moving story of coming to RHS via a bursary, highlighting the power a bursary has to transform a young person's life. The evening was filled with emotion, but also celebration of the impact bursaries have and how we can all be a part of launching 100 lives.
Throughout November we have held information events for all staff, governors, alumni and parents as well as a whole school assembly to share the news of the Centennial Bursary Campaign and our Giving Day planned for 26-27 April 2023. For some, these sessions were eye opening, giving the opportunity to really understand what a bursary is and the impact it can have on a young person and their future. In particular, the RHSA AGM where we shared the story of a past De Neumann scholar was a special moment – a chance for the alumni association to see the impact of alum, Bernard de Neumann's legacy to the school.
This is the first time RHS has fundraised specifically to support bursaries, and we have chosen to focus on the power of giving by launching a campaign to ensure bursaries remain a part of our school.
Since its foundation, RHS has championed diversity, inclusion, social mobility and equality and bursaries have been key to this. The school currently works with Greenwich Hospital, the Local Authority and The Royal National Children's Springboard Foundation to support bursary recipients, as well as offering school bursaries. This is only possible with the generosity of benefactors and regular donors to the RHS Charitable Trust
Our new Launch 100 pages of the website features three videos highlighting the different types of bursaries the school offers and the unique stories of the recipients. Headmaster, Simon Lockyer, also talks about the history of bursaries at RHS and the ways you can support our campaign. To find out more about bursaries and how to make your gift please visit our website: LAUNCHING 100 LIVES - Royal Hospital School
Together we can launch 100 lives.