Rose Hill School Motorsport @ Ford Dunton Technical Centre
On Saturday 30 June six Y5 Goblin drivers and five Y7/8 F24 drivers raced their respective cars at the iconic Dunton Technical Centre. The F24 car raced on the banked high speed test track and the Goblins used the manager’s car park.
The Y5 Goblin team had a shakey start as the car blew a fuse and Mr Hughes had to quickly rewire the car.
The Goblin parade was very thorough and the team were grilled for over 10 minutes but answered all the questions thrown at them.
Slalom was the first event on a very tight and bumpy course – no one crashed unlike other teams.
In the drag race, car and drivers performed exceptionally well and won most of our heats.
In the sprint race Ben did a fantastic job gaining a place and harassing the leader all the way and despite a last minute lunge we came second in the heat.
Overall the team won first place in the drag race.
The Y7/8 F24 team had a strong one-hour practice and the car was running smoothly averaging 20mph with no faults. The car was in the top half of the leader board.
Race one’s start was eventful as Sam had to negotiate a blockage but was shunted from behind. He did well to get going and the car was running well.
The first pit stop saw a slick driver change. During this phase the car crashed through the hay bale barrier, drove across oncoming traffic and stopped on the verge. The driver was uninjured but the car’s right upper and lower wishbone was bend and had to be fixed. Race one was finished for V12 Warrior.
After nearly three hours of serious fettling the car was declared road worthy and we joined race 2 for the last 30 minutes.
The team displayed excellent spirit, determination, perseverance and resilience. The F24 will be back stronger than ever for September.
13 March 2020
On Wednesday 11 March the Reception children went on a visit to the nature trail at Coolings Garden Centre in Knockholt. There was great excitement, even before we boarded the minibus in our salopettes, coats and wellies.
12 March 2020
Whilst the heavy rain did make the trip via Alfriston village a little tricky it also served to highlight the spectacular meanders and creeks of the River Cuckmere’s floodplain in the Spring sunshine and allow the ‘New Cut’ to be in full spate and speed along to the sea at low tide. As it did so the fast-flowing water actively undercut and eroded the shingle beach causing mini land or ‘shingle’ slides before our very eyes.
26 February 2020
The Art Department is delighted to congratulate Henry on receiving an Art Scholarship to Tonbridge School.
24 February 2020
Robert Baden-Powell would have turned 163 on 22 February this year and Rose Hill School pupils celebrate his birthday every year.
09 July 2018
A very early start saw Abi, Rufus and Sam head off to RAF Wittering with Mr Izzard and Mr Mansfield.
06 July 2018
At 5.30am on Wednesday 27th June, 4 eager children and 2 tired teachers, set off for RAF Cosford for the national ‘Fly to the Line’ competition.
02 July 2018
On lundi, vingt-cinq juin, the annual journée francaise got underway with pupils arriving in the customary bleu, blanc, rouge. Year 7s set up the bureau de change in the Quad as eager pupils exchanged Pounds for Euros before morning registration.
29 June 2018
Year 6 pupils from Rose Hill School have scooped a hat trick of prizes winning second, third and runners up in the national John Lewis Innovation Challenge. The task was to reinvent a school blazer and give it a new life.