Year 6 Geography trip to the River Cuckmere and Seven Sisters Country Park.
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.
As the twenty-three strong party of Year 6’s walked the high line along the chalk hills overlooking the meanders, stops were made, field sketches drawn and explanations given. The shingle beach, wave cut platform and the spectacular white, vertical, chalk cliff – the first of the Seven Sisters - provided another geographical landscape to discuss. Further field sketches were made under the expert eye of Head of Art Mrs Moore and questions were asked by the enthusiastic boys and girls. We finished the day walking up the steep chalk slope in order to catch spectacular views westwards of the mouth of the River Cuckmere and eastwards along the Seven Sisters themselves towards Birling Gap and Eastbourne. Our ‘scramble’ did little to reduce the footpath erosion which is very much in evidence but by following the footpaths we did not exacerbate it.
A fabulous ‘geography in a day’ was had by pupils and staff alike.
14 May 2021
Our third Focus Day was another inspiring and exciting experience for our Prep School pupils.
13 May 2021
Pupils at Rose Hill School gathered together last Friday to bury a time capsule marking the end of what has been an extraordinary year. The capsule included items from all pupils reflecting on both the positive and negative experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown. The time capsule was part of Wellness Week, an annual event in the school calendar.
05 May 2021
Science Week caused a flap of ‘eggcitement’ across Rose Hill School last week where the whole school looked at life cycles. The children welcomed two sets of chick eggs into the school and children enjoyed witnessing the miraculous journey from lifeless egg to cheeky chick.
17 November 2020
Box Hill was the location for Year 4's focus day in geography.
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.
28 January 2020
Year 4 visited the British Museum last Friday.
13 December 2019
When we found out this year's Junior Production was 'Mary Poppins', we felt excited about what part we would get and how rehearsals would go. Rehearsals started straight away and we realised it wasn't going to be as easy as we thought! It was going to be tough and we would need to work very hard!