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.
04 May 2022
It is with immense pride that Rose Hill School can announce that it has been shortlisted for the Tes Schools Awards Prep School of the Year 2022, one of eight schools within the category.
11 March 2022
Focus Days are an integral part of our teaching curriculum, not in addition to it, and allow for us to half a term#s work to be completed in one day.
04 March 2022
It’s been a busy week full of book related fun. To kick off Book Week The Library hosted a Book Hunt for the Prep School on Monday which saw the children hunting high and low for a selection of titles. On Tuesday it was Pre Prep’s turn as they took to the Astro to hunt for favourite book characters—I’m glad to say the glum weather did not dampen their high spirits! Prep School have been designing bookmarks during their library sessions with some fantastic designs created by our artistic pupils.
28 January 2022
As always, our Focus Day this term was a great opportunity for pupils to develop lifelong learning skills in Enterprise, Enquiry, Adventure and Philanthropy.
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.