Baden-Powell's words still ring true at Rose Hill School
Robert Baden-Powell would be turning 161 on 22 February this year and Rose Hill School pupils celebrate his birthday every year.
Baden -Powell attended the school at the original site on the London Road in the 1860’s. He credits his time at Rose Hill, under Headmaster Thomas Allfree, exploring the nearby common and woods with the creation of the Scouts many years later. His book ‘Scouting for Boys’ was the fourth bestselling book of the twentieth century and sold 150 million copies. He kept in touch with the school until his death in Kenya in 1941.
In his final letter to the Scouts Baden-Powell wished the Scouts a happy life. “One step towards happiness is to make yourself healthy and strong while you are a boy, so that you can be useful and so you can enjoy life when you are a man. Try and leave this world a little better than you found it and when your turn comes to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate you have not wasted your time but have done your best. “Be prepared" in this way, to live happy and to die happy – stick to your Scout Promise always – even after you have ceased to be a boy – and God help you to do it”.
Rose Hill School is very proud of its links with the founder of the Scouts and Girl Guides. The school has one of the houses named after him and there are thriving Cubs, Brownie and Rainbow clubs at the school.
25 May 2018
Hidden beneath the 1960s bungalows winding through Tunbridge Wells’ “Lake District” and still faintly visible in the day to day life of nearby Rose Hill School are the remains of an old sports club which once attracted well-heeled local residents in droves.
18 May 2018
Year 6 visited Newhaven Fort last Monday.
12 May 2018
Rose Hill School has just come to the end of its first ever Wellness Week. A week where pupils, parents and staff looked at the benefits of caring for your mind body and soul.
11 May 2018
An early wake-up-call sounded for thirty-one excited Year 4 children last Friday (4th May) as the annual day trip to Boulogne got underway.
09 February 2018
Last week Rose Hill pupils from year 4 visited the British Museum to learn about AQncient Egypt.
06 February 2018
Last week Year 7 went to Eastbourne College on an art trip.
05 February 2018
Rose Hill School Brownies made paper thistles and tried haggis to celebrate Burns Night.
02 February 2018
Rose Hill School Year 6 pupils went to visit the Amex Stadium as part of their geography work.