Full STEAM ahead! Helicopter simulators, sports cars and transplant surgery.
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 disaster relief!
The week has been co-ordinated by Richard Mansfield and Barry Izzard, Head of Science & Design Technology, who said “These disciplines have a direct impact upon our daily lives, however we are facing a skills gap we need to inspire pupils to study STEAM subjects. The modern world is driven by data and technology it is imperative that we give our pupils the tools necessary not only to cope but to excel in the ever changing world we live in”.
The week was jam packed with activity including visits from BMW to showcase the new i8 (£100,000 of electric car), a Chinook helicopter simulator, a lecture on heart transplantation from a Great Ormond Street doctor as well as a whole host of team building exercises to: build bridges; evacuate casualties; build shelters; make parachutes and change wheels.
All pupils at the school aged 3-13 were involved in activities using team work, critical thinking, communication and experimentation to solve the challenges.
Head, Emma Neville, said “The end results of a week like this is that pupils who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process will become the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the future. We have had a wonderful week and STEAM week is an important part of our ongoing curriculum”.
20 October 2017
Kindergarten this week went on a trip to Cherry Gardens Farm Shop.
19 October 2017
Year 6 students went to Kent Life to learn about how the Victorians lived.
13 October 2017
Year 7 had a great trip to Battle Abbey last Friday discovering lots of information about the Battle of Hastings.
12 October 2017
Rose Hill pupils were amongst the winners announced at the Tonbridge Wildlife Photography competition last weekend.
12 October 2017
Year 1 were visited by Folly Wildlife Rescue Centre as part of their Alice in Wonderland topic this term.
10 October 2017
Rose Hill hosted its annual U10 girls hockey tournament on Saturday with nine schools participating.
07 October 2017
Rose Hill pupils went to Norfolk on their annual hockey tour. Hockey matches were played against Langley Park, Langley at Taverham and Gresham.
06 October 2017
Rose Hill students visited the Science Centre in Herstmonceux. which involved visiting the outdoor water play and discovery park, building bridges workshops and indoor hands on activities.