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, . 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 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.
13 March 2020
On Wednesday 11 March the Reception children went on a visit to the nature trail at Coolings Garden Centre in Knockholt. There was great excitement, even before we boarded the minibus in our salopettes, coats and wellies.
12 March 2020
Whilst the heavy rain did make the trip via Alfriston village a little tricky it also served to highlight the spectacular meanders and creeks of the River Cuckmere’s floodplain in the Spring sunshine and allow the ‘New Cut’ to be in full spate and speed along to the sea at low tide. As it did so the fast-flowing water actively undercut and eroded the shingle beach causing mini land or ‘shingle’ slides before our very eyes.
26 February 2020
The Art Department is delighted to congratulate Henry on receiving an Art Scholarship to Tonbridge School.
24 February 2020
Robert Baden-Powell would have turned 163 on 22 February this year and Rose Hill School pupils celebrate his birthday every year.
08 March 2019
The U9A team were thrilled to scoop bronze at last week's district hockey tournament.
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.
28 February 2019
The U11 Netball team went along to the IAPS tournament held at Kent College.
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.