Y7 Team Building Day @BewlWater
On Thursday 15th September Year 7 went to Bewl Water. When we are there we did team building exercises. We were put into two teams decided by the Bewl Water staff. There were lots of different tasks, one was when you had to carry someone through a small rope hole in a rope spider’s web. I went through the highest hole and my team dropped me! We also did other exercises for example the Tarzan swing where you had to swing from one platform to the other. After lunch we went raft building and my team made an inventive star shaped raft, which was not very streamlined and did not move very much in the water. Our whole team fell into the water including Mr Mansfield. The other team made a normal raft which did work. It was a really good school trip and I would love to do it again.
Last Thursday we had an amazing trip to Bewl Water, we completed lots of fun activities to help us get to know each other better.
The raft building and races did not start well for my team because the raft ended up going round and round in circles. When the other team almost reached the shore again, we hadn’t even reached the half way bouy so a life boat came and towed us.
We started the day with some very enjoyable land activities, including a rope swing, the chasm pit and many more enjoyable activities. In the afternoon we proceeded to the water part of our fabulous day. After building rafts we raced them. The other team got a bit stuck so as we finished we went into the lake for a little splash. It was a fun and fantastic school trip.
As a new boy I was feeling nervous as well as excited. I enjoyed the whole day but I especially liked the raft building in the afternoon. I really enjoyed being with my new friends, it was a great start to my time at Rose Hill.
The Tarzan swing proved to be both scary and thrilling. Swinging from island to island in fits of laughter. We all loved the raft building, we all managed to stay dry until Mr Long’s rope slipped off his barrel.
One thing I learned at Bewl, besides that the water is colder than you think, is how to tie knots such as the reef knot and how to tie a barrel to a wooden pole. I also learned balancing skills as we thought of strategies to cross a bottomless pit. I enjoyed racing the rafts and improved on my rowing skills.
Rose Hill pupil wins an international art prize
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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.
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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.
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National Finals of the model rocket car competition - Bloodhound SSC @SantaPod
26 July 2016
Four pupils from Year 7 qualified for the National Finals of the inaugural Micro:bit model rocket car competition.
Arthur Scoops Gold In National Championship
05 July 2016
Arthur won gold for long jump in the IAPS National Athletics championship in Birmingham yesterday.
Rose Hill Sweeps Medals in County Championships
28 June 2016
After a day competing in difficult weather conditions at the Julie Rose Stadium in Ashford last week, 11 medals were won by children from Rose Hill School in Tunbridge Wells.