Rose Hill's first even STEAM week
We are very excited to host our first Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) week which started on Monday. The overarching theme for the week is disaster relief!
The week started with the prep-school pupils (Year 3 – Year 8) working in cross-year teams to build a model bridge that spans a river so disaster relief supplies can be delivered by a remote controlled tank.
An engineer from Thales brought in a £100,000 flight simulator. Thales design and build state of the art flight simulators for both the military and civilian sectors. Pupils were challenged to ‘fly’ a Chinook helicopter. Chinook’s are the RAF’s heavy lift helicopter that is used to carry and drop disaster relief supplies into hard to reach areas of the world.
Throughout the week the whole school from Kindergarten to Year 8 have been building an egg drop device from a selection of materials. A scoring system will be used to find the most successful egg drop machine. The eggs will be dropped from the balcony in the school’s theatre!
At lunchtimes each tutor group will be putting forward a team (along with one or two staff teams) to take part in a wheel changing challenge. Rose Hill has a very successful electric car club called Green Goblins. The club has been racing the pupil built cars for the past six years across the South of England and one of the challenges the pupils have to do at the Goodwood event is to remove and replace all four wheels in as short a time as possible. This is a challenge to test team work, co-ordination and determination.
The week will culminate with an old Rose Hillian coming in to talk to the Y6 Green Goblin club along with some Y7 and Y8 pupils (members of the new F24 electric car team). Mr Sam Hignett is a Director of Jota Sport, one of the most successful motorsport teams in the UK. Mr Hignett’s company design and build LMP2 race cars that compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship which includes the Le Man 24-hour race.
Year 6 get a taste of what is to come!
17 November 2017
Yesterday we held a Year 7 Taster Day to show case some of the amazing activities our pupils get up to in Year 7 & 8.
Year 4 went to Lullingstone Country Park
16 November 2017
Year 4 went on a geography trip to Lullingstone Country Park.
Year 7 art lesson at the Wildlife Photography Exhibition
23 October 2017
Year 7 went on a wildlife adventure this week to visit Tonbridge School and the wildlife photography exhibition which is currently on display there.
Kindergarten learn where carrots really come from!
20 October 2017
Kindergarten this week went on a trip to Cherry Gardens Farm Shop.
Y7 trip to Canterbury Cathedral
11 May 2017
Year 7 travelled to Canterbury Cathedral on Tuesday as part of their studies about Henry II and Thomas Becket.
05 May 2017
Pupils step up to the next level
28 April 2017
A number of our pupils have been selected for a variety of Kent County squads this term. Such selection is a fantastic achievement with Kent being a large and competitive sporting county.
Y5 Learning about the Tudors
28 April 2017
Year 5 have been on two History trips this term in connection with the Tudors.