Rose Hill School races on the Top Gear Track!
During the Easter holiday some of our Y7 and Y8 pupils (and a support driver) attended Dunsfold Park, aka Top Gear test track, to give the latest addition to the Rose Hill Motorsport garage a thorough shake-down on a notoriously bumpy circuit. The day started well with the car passing its first MOT with only one notice – a sticker to point out the isolator switch. We got out onto the circuit and the car performed brilliantly. It was fantastic to see such a range of cars from some big names in the engineering and automotive world – Jaguar Land Rover, Siemens, Renishaw Plc to name but a few. These were ‘scratch build’ cars and had top speeds of around 40-50mph compared to our 25mph, however we did very well with similar kit cars. After the morning session we had covered 25.6 miles averaging 19mph in 1hr 40mins. We practiced driver changes and pit stops, developed pit to car communication and realised our radios need looking at! The afternoon session was cut short after 1hr 17mins due to the depletion of the batteries, but we still managed to cover 19.2 miles. Roll on our first competitive race at Goodwood Motor Circuit on Sunday 10 June.
We learned a lot from the day and following driver feedback and looking at telemetry we have a few ideas to try and improve our average speed as well as speed up pit stops and driver changes. A massive thank you to the parents who had an early start on a Sunday morning to take the pupils to Dunsfold and to our sponsors for their support in helping us develop both the F24 and Goblin electric cars – encouraging and inspiring the engineers of the future!
Rose Hill pupil wins an international art prize
26 May 2018
A pupil from Rose Hill School has won second prize in an international art competition run by the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS). The judges said the standard of competition was extremely high this year and congratulated Will who is in Year 6 on his prize.
The hidden history of a popular sports club - Jane Bokowski
25 May 2018
Hidden beneath the 1960s bungalows winding through Tunbridge Wells’ “Lake District” and still faintly visible in the day to day life of nearby Rose Hill School are the remains of an old sports club which once attracted well-heeled local residents in droves.
Year 6 trip to Newhaven Fort
18 May 2018
Year 6 visited Newhaven Fort last Monday.
What a (wellness) Week!
12 May 2018
Rose Hill School has just come to the end of its first ever Wellness Week. A week where pupils, parents and staff looked at the benefits of caring for your mind body and soul.
Year 5 travel back in time to 1588!
26 March 2018
Year 5 were lucky to have a warm and dry day for their visit to Penshurst Place. We were there for a Tudor themed day based on the year of the Spanish Armada, 1588.
Year 1 Rose Hill students go in search of mermaids!
23 March 2018
A fun time was had by all on our first ever Y1 trip to Hastings, supporting our new Creative Curriculum topic on“ Beaches and Boats”.
Rose Hill School wins Best Presented Team
16 March 2018
The Rose Hill Motorsport team made the long journey to HMS Excellent, Portsmouth, to compete in the first race of the season for the Greenpower Goblin cars.
Ben the Rose Hill School ski champ!
16 March 2018
Ben in Year 5 has been celebrating recently, last week Ben came 4th in the U10 Slalom at the British Interschool Ski Challenge in Italy.