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.
15 June 2022
Year 6 pupils at Rose Hill School have been learning about migration in geography, history and religious studies, which culminated in all pupils completing a philanthropy project. Due to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, pupils decided to embark on a large scale fund raising programme, working hard to raise money for the local charity, RefugEase which is working with refugees in Ukraine.
15 June 2022
During their annual Wellness Week staff and pupils at Rose Hill School came to school in their pyjamas during a week of activities focusing on Sleep.
15 June 2022
Rose Hill celebrated its first ever Founder’s Day on Saturday 21 May, a new event launched in the lead up to the School’s 200th birthday in 2032. The now annual Founder’s Day is a community celebration for past, present and future pupils.
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.
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.