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!
Year 8 trip to Rockley Watersports Activity Centre
12 July 2018
On Monday we got onto the minibus and set out on a 4-hour drive to Rockley Watersports Activity Centre.
Rose Hill School Motorsport @ Ford Dunton Technical Centre
10 July 2018
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.
Rose Hill attends the national finals at RAF Wittering
09 July 2018
A very early start saw Abi, Rufus and Sam head off to RAF Wittering with Mr Izzard and Mr Mansfield.
Rose Hill School pupils 'Fly to the Line'
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.
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.