Rose Hill School pupils 'Fly to the Line'
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. The competition sponsored by the RAF Museum Cosford and The Learning Partnership is a unique opportunity to take part in an authentic Science and Engineering challenge.
After a 3 hour journey, we finally arrived and were briefed about the day. Our base for the day was an RAF hanger/'STEM Innovation Hub' with great views of the operational runway.
By 10am, the challenge was underway! Using an A3 piece of foam board, the team had to design and construct a glider. Having already completed lots of testing back at school, we were fully prepared and had our glider constructed in no time at all - a strong design, heavily influence by the infamous Vulcan Bomber. Spare time was spent ensuring the glider was properly balanced and putting finishing touches to the design. RAF personnel were on hand to give us further advice.
Lunch time gave us plenty of time to explore the museum exhibits and even try out the cockpit of a real glider. Having lunch under the wings of a VC10 was definitely an experience.
After lunch, the nail biting competition got underway. The Rose Hill team glider travelled an epic distance of 13m 20cm, putting us in the lead for the majority of the competition. However, we were unable to hold the lead and were eventually, narrowly, beaten by another school.
Out of 26 schools from all around the country, we finished in second position. A fantastic result in a national competition!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
22 June 2018
Rose Hill School today celebrated the official opening of their new indoor pool with a visit from the Rt Hon Greg Clark. The sun shone and the pupils provided an excellent drum roll for the ribbon cutting ceremony.
20 June 2018
On Friday 25 May, twenty-seven excited Year 6 children accompanied by: Mr Draper, Mr Long, Mr Hinchliffe, Mrs Makinson, Mrs Warran-Smith and Mrs Morgan arrived at school for a 07.15 departure to St Omer, France.