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The Rose Hill F24 races at Goodwood Motor Circuit

We grabbed some shelter and set about identifying why the brakes had failed. This was a true engineering challenge and everyone pitched in to help, ably led by our chief mechanic, Honor. After nearly 11/2 hour, the team had the car ready for scrutineering.

After passing scrutineering, we sent out our most experienced driver, Dylan. His job was to evaluate the car’s performance on the new slick racing tyres (on a wet track!!), new nose cone design and our reliable brakes. About 20 minutes later, he came in and we practiced a driver change over with Finn. The weather held for Finn’s stint and he posted respectable lap times (most importantly much faster than our closest rivals, Tonbridge School).

Our pit lane manager, Dylan, called the car in and under Honor’s guidance, the team stripped the gearing off the motor and fitted a bigger cog. They also altered the brakes and checked that the motor was not being stressed in the harsh conditions.

Our newest driver, Charlie, had the task of checking out our new gearing and instantly posted the fastest lap. The car was slower off the line but was able to reach a much higher top speed on the long sweeping Goodwood circuit. Freddie took up the baton next and was able to keep in touch with Charlie’s blistering pace, but the weather started to deteriorate and this was having a negative effect upon his top speed.

Dylan had his second outing and unfortunately the 40mph winds got the better of the car and the batteries gave out on St Mary hill. After a speedy trip on a low loader, we put in new batteries and sent out Finn who smashed Charlie’s lap record.

The test day was a gruelling slog for car and team, but with true Rose Hill spirit of determination, perseverance and resilience we came through looking better than ever and in great shape for the 2019 season. As always, we thank our sponsors: PCL and Tonbridge Accident and Repair Centre, without whom we could not race.

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.

Rose Hill U9A boys' hockey team scoop bronze

08 March 2019

The U9A team were thrilled to scoop bronze at last week's district hockey tournament.

Learning by Experience - how we use the Creative Curriculum at Rose Hill

01 March 2019

Rose Hill featured in the latest edition of Independent School Parent Magazine. The article was written by our Head of Pre-Prep Adrian Brindley and talks about how we use the Creative Curriculum within the school.

U11 team meet England netball star

28 February 2019

The U11 Netball team went along to the IAPS tournament held at Kent College.

Baden Powell's Birthday!

22 February 2019

Robert Baden-Powell would be turning 162 today and Rose Hill School pupils celebrate his birthday every year with ice cream and cookies for pudding.

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