RHS Parents' Association makes a transformative gift to the new RHS Learning Hub
The Royal Hospital School Parents' Association (RHSPA) has been fundraising and encouraging parent and guardian friendship within the school for many years. We are delighted to announce that the association has recently pledged £20,000 towards converting the current school library into a state-of-the-art Learning Hub at the heart of the school.
The transformation of the library is an important undertaking for RHS as it will provide a space which to link academic ambition, career aspiration and skills development. Thanks to the support of the RHSPA and other lead donors, the footprint of our current outdated 1980s library will be enlarged by a third to accommodate this ambitious addition to the all-round educational experience at RHS. The £285,000 development is planned to open for the 2019/20 academic year.
Reflecting on the long term support of the RHSPA and this strategic investment, Simon Lockyer, Headmaster, commented "The RHSPA is an important and vibrant part of the RHS community and, through its offering of social and fundraising events, has raised more than £100,000 for the school over the past 10 years. These remarkable volunteers go above and beyond, from serving tea and coffee at Divisions to delivering our spectacular Burns Night. The RHSPA has always made a big difference to the life and work of the school, inspiring pupils by providing additional facilities and giving a sense of belonging and appreciation to parents and guardians. I'd like say a special thanks to Katie Skingle, Chair and all the volunteers for their energy and vision".
The RHSPA's commitment to the new RHS Learning Hub, the first in a series of planned improvements to the campus, demonstrates what can happen when we connect a passion for the school with our academic vision for our pupils. We hope this example will encourage parents, alumni and friends to do the same.