RHS Torch Relay

RHS is honoured to be on the route of the Festival of Suffolk Torch Relay this Friday, where it will be given a wonderful RHS send-off as it travels from the school to Holbrook. Starting at 8.30am, our Marching Band will provide a splendid musical display before our pupil-led flag team raise the Union flag to the National Anthem. The Torch Relay rickshaw will carry our torchbearers through the pupil and staff lined route as it departs for Holbrook village at approximately 8.45am. 

The RHS torchbearers are Deborah Sweeney, our Sister-in-Charge, nominated for her tireless work in Suffolk hospitals over many years and more recently for RHS throughout the pandemic; and Charlie Allison, our Charity Representative in Year 12, on behalf of our pupil body who have raised thousands of pounds raised for the Suffolk Community Foundation, who support many important charities in Suffolk.

We are just one part of the Torch Relay’s 588-mile journey around Suffolk; starting in Brandon on Friday 13 May, it will end at the Suffolk Show on Wednesday 1 June, where it will be a centrepiece for the big Jubilee Pageant at the Showground. For further information about the route and to track its progress: Torch Relay — The Festival of Suffolk

Parents are welcome to watch and we ask if you could park at your child’s house and walk through to the front of school. For those living in the local community, we ask that you walk to the front of the school if you would like to watch the display, as there will be no parking at the front of school at this time. Please note that this will cause some delays for those travelling towards Holbrook village between 8.40 and 9.00am.

We look forward to this being a festive start to our Platinum Jubilee celebrations; these include an in-school celebration next Friday 27 May, involving a large school picnic and an old-fashioned sports day, a fabulous art installation of a willow crown, and our Festival of the Sea events over the weekend of 11/12 June. Further details can be found here: PLATINUM JUBILEE - Royal Hospital School.