Danson Dazzles Pupils
The pupils of Rose Hill School were joined by Alex Danson MBE, GB Women’s Hockey gold medallist at Rio 2016 this week.
Alex got the ball rolling with an assembly to the whole school which was truly inspirational. Following Olympic footage of Danson and the England team, the children sat spellbound as she shared with them the hurdles she had to overcome to achieve England selection and Olympic success and the importance of having a goal in life, persevering and never giving up.
Fascinating stories about the Olympic village were told, the emotions experienced on the pitch during the Olympic final, the gruelling and disciplined training/preparation and the importance and value of team work. Of course it was also the Gold medal that everyone was waiting to see.
Alex then took the pupils for a series of training sessions on the astro focusing on the basic skills with yr3-6, and more advanced shooting techniques with years 7& 8 (goal keeper Horatio Thomson bravely stepping up to defend the goal against the formidable Danson strike). Group photos, stick signing and lots of medal touching and holding (the weight of which is quite extraordinary) concluded each session. This was truly memorable experience which we hope the pupils will treasure for a long time. Huge thanks to Alex for such an unforgettable visit.
This was an amazing opportunity for the pupils. To have an athlete of Alex’s stature spend the morning with us was truly a privilege. Alex was wonderful and stressed the importance of how, effort and resilience can overcome talent and ability. We thank Alex so much for such a memorable morning.
Lower School Production of Mary Poppins, practically perfect in every way!
13 December 2019
When we found out this year's Junior Production was 'Mary Poppins', we felt excited about what part we would get and how rehearsals would go.
Rehearsals started straight away and we realised it wasn't going to be as easy as we thought! It was going to be tough and we would need to work very hard!
Year 7 art trip to the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne
14 November 2019
On Thursday, 9 November Year 7 went on an Art trip to the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne. After a bus journey to Eastbourne College we had a delicious lunch in their canteen. We then walked a short distance to the Towner Gallery which is located right next to the College. It wasn’t hard to miss as there was an amazing mural painted on the side of the building, in all sorts of shapes and colours, celebrating the Towner’s 10th Anniversary.
Rose Hill School Sports Tour to Holland
11 November 2019
During the half-term break 45 Rose Hill School pupils and staff travelled to Eindhoven in Holland as part of the school’s Sports tour. During the trip the boys were lucky enough to train with Dutch Giants PSV Eindhoven, whilst the girls trained with the Dutch National Hockey Champions Oranje-Rood.
Rose Hill School 11+ success
08 November 2019
Rose Hill School pupils were celebrating yesterday following a very successful year of 11+ results with nearly 90% of children passing the Kent Test. The pass rate has risen from 72% in 2018 to 88% in 2019 a significant increase under the new leadership of Head, Emma Neville and Deputy Head, Philippa Lang-Daly.
Senior’s Start Season in Style
03 March 2017
The U13 boys hockey have been in action in recent weeks, taking part in two tournaments.
Pupils and parents watch the 'Seagulls' soar!
11 February 2017
On Saturday 11th February over 50 staff, parents and pupils from years 5 and 6 travelled to the Amex Stadium to watch Brighton and Hove Albion take on Burton Albion.
Y4 trip to British Museum
06 February 2017
Y4 visited the British Museum
Y7 trip to Tonbridge Art Gallery
06 February 2017
Toy cars. Vintage film projectors. Wooden masks from Mexico and Africa…