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The Power of Music

Music is a powerful subject that is an intrinsic part of modern life. Therefore, the way to develop a love of all genres and styles of music is to capture imagination through modern technology. The music department at Rose Hill School offers a range of both traditional and modern ways of approaching music education such as clubs like MTech; Composing Club using Garage Band and Notation writing software; Battle of the Bands and Band Clubs.

Within curriculum time You Tube is used during most lessons to access content and starting points for lessons and sets of IPads are used to support independent keyboard projects; notation games and; for Garage Band for composition.

A way of inspiring a love of music in a digital world is to make the music and the stories of composers real and to put context behind the music. That way children engage with the period of time the music was composed and listen to the music with a different aural perception. Following that engagement, digital technology and keyboards can be used to create compositions based on classical music.

In many schools music is an area that is often subject to financial cuts and yet Ofsted are now focusing and placing value on breath of curriculum. Research shows the power of music of developing children in academic ability; developing a sense of wellbeing; developing social skills and developing individual skills and confidence.

At Rose Hill School we are passionate about the power of music and have regular wellbeing singing sessions; hymns; a huge number of extra-curricular clubs and instrumental lessons; Kodaly based music lessons for EYFS and a huge number of concerts, shows, workshops and events throughout the year. I challenge anyone to observe excellent music education in schools and not perceive the overall positive impact it has on school life and individual development!

Elisa Harrod, Director of Music

Philanthropy at Rose Hill School

15 June 2022

Year 6 pupils at Rose Hill School have been learning about migration in geography, history and religious studies, which culminated in all pupils completing a philanthropy project. Due to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, pupils decided to embark on a large scale fund raising programme, working hard to raise money for the local charity, RefugEase which is working with refugees in Ukraine.

Wellness Week

15 June 2022

During their annual Wellness Week staff and pupils at Rose Hill School came to school in their pyjamas during a week of activities focusing on Sleep.

Founder’s Day at Rose Hill School

15 June 2022

Rose Hill celebrated its first ever Founder’s Day on Saturday 21 May, a new event launched in the lead up to the School’s 200th birthday in 2032. The now annual Founder’s Day is a community celebration for past, present and future pupils.

Rose Hill School is shortlisted for Prep School of the Year

04 May 2022

It is with immense pride that Rose Hill School can announce that it has been shortlisted for the Tes Schools Awards Prep School of the Year 2022, one of eight schools within the category.

F24 races at Goodwood Motor Circuit

17 May 2019

On Sunday the senior part of RHS Motorsport had their first race in the V12 Warrior on the 2.4 mile Goodwood Motor Circuit.

Does technology hinder children's writing skills?

15 May 2019

Many of us have heard tales of children who swipe left on the cover of a book, before they think to turn the page. Modern mythology aside, the advancement of technology in homes has certainly impacted pupils’ expectations of how they should absorb and communicate information at school.

RHS Motorsport at Ford Airfield

07 May 2019

In the midst of the Easter holiday, three members of RHS Motorsport attended Greenpower Ford Airfield event with the Red Devil car.

Fly to the Line

03 May 2019

After coming first, second and third at the Regional Final for the Fly to the Line competition the whole of the Y5 STEM club were invited to attend the National Final at RAF Museum London.

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