Year 7 art trip to the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne
On Thursday, 9 November Year 7 went on an Art trip to the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne. After a bus journey to Eastbourne College we had a delicious lunch in their canteen. We then walked a short distance to the Towner Gallery which is located right next to the College. It wasn’t hard to miss as there was an amazing mural painted on the side of the building, in all sorts of shapes and colours, celebrating the Towner’s 10th Anniversary.
When we first entered the Gallery we looked around the ground floor which was full of large sculptures by David Nash. This is where we met Sue, the Gallery educator, who told us about the many pieces of art in the museum. She explained that David Nash only used wood from fallen trees. She took us to the second floor in a massive lift and explained that the reason for it being so large was to enable the transportation of all the art pieces to the various floors. We reached the second floor which was a brighter room with an interesting projection show of how chopping down trees effects the way the planets look.
We then went behind the scenes of the Towner and were shown the archives. This room was full of racks of paintings and we were asked to guess which painting was the oldest. I guessed correctly!
The tour guide had to leave us and we ventured onto the third floor by ourselves, along with Mrs Moore. The top floor had more wooden sculptures. I enjoyed these the most because they were all shapes and sizes but all very unique in themselves. We did a quick sketch of our favourite piece in our art books before we were collected to return to Eastbourne College for an art workshop in their Art Department.
We met Mrs Harriet and Karen who led the art workshop. We have been looking at Cubism in our art lessons at Rose Hill School and made ceramic Cubism inspired musical instruments in one afternoon. We learnt how to make different textures on clay.
We had a very interesting day! Thank you to Mrs Moore and Ken for taking us there.
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.
11 November 2019
During the half-term break 45 Rose Hill School pupils and staff travelled to Eindhoven in Holland as part of the school’s Sports tour. During the trip the boys were lucky enough to train with Dutch Giants PSV Eindhoven, whilst the girls trained with the Dutch National Hockey Champions Oranje-Rood.
08 November 2019
Rose Hill School pupils were celebrating yesterday following a very successful year of 11+ results with nearly 90% of children passing the Kent Test. The pass rate has risen from 72% in 2018 to 88% in 2019 a significant increase under the new leadership of Head, Emma Neville and Deputy Head, Philippa Lang-Daly.
08 November 2019
Rose Hill School launched their HSBC SchoolBank in September 2018.
25 October 2019
Rose Hill School has just come to the end of an amazing week of activity focused on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) subjects, with the overarching theme of the week being the ingenuity of the Human race!