Rose Hill School Motorsport @ Ford Dunton Technical Centre
On Saturday 30 June six Y5 Goblin drivers and five Y7/8 F24 drivers raced their respective cars at the iconic Dunton Technical Centre. The F24 car raced on the banked high speed test track and the Goblins used the manager’s car park.
The Y5 Goblin team had a shakey start as the car blew a fuse and Mr Hughes had to quickly rewire the car.
The Goblin parade was very thorough and the team were grilled for over 10 minutes but answered all the questions thrown at them.
Slalom was the first event on a very tight and bumpy course – no one crashed unlike other teams.
In the drag race, car and drivers performed exceptionally well and won most of our heats.
In the sprint race Ben did a fantastic job gaining a place and harassing the leader all the way and despite a last minute lunge we came second in the heat.
Overall the team won first place in the drag race.
The Y7/8 F24 team had a strong one-hour practice and the car was running smoothly averaging 20mph with no faults. The car was in the top half of the leader board.
Race one’s start was eventful as Sam had to negotiate a blockage but was shunted from behind. He did well to get going and the car was running well.
The first pit stop saw a slick driver change. During this phase the car crashed through the hay bale barrier, drove across oncoming traffic and stopped on the verge. The driver was uninjured but the car’s right upper and lower wishbone was bend and had to be fixed. Race one was finished for V12 Warrior.
After nearly three hours of serious fettling the car was declared road worthy and we joined race 2 for the last 30 minutes.
The team displayed excellent spirit, determination, perseverance and resilience. The F24 will be back stronger than ever for September.
14 November 2018
Rose Hill pupils were joined by author Tom Palmer on Friday 19 October.
09 November 2018
On Monday 22 October, 10 year 6s, Miss Roberts and Mrs Morgan went on a trip to Iceland. We were there for four days and during that time we visited many places.
09 November 2018
On the 5 October 2018, we went to visit Tonbridge School’s ‘4B: Exploring Contemporary Drawing’ art exhibition, which took place in the Old School’s Gallery.
22 October 2018
On Thursday, Year 6 visited the Museum of Kent Life for a Victorian Day.
09 July 2018
A very early start saw Abi, Rufus and Sam head off to RAF Wittering with Mr Izzard and Mr Mansfield.
06 July 2018
At 5.30am on Wednesday 27th June, 4 eager children and 2 tired teachers, set off for RAF Cosford for the national ‘Fly to the Line’ competition.
02 July 2018
On lundi, vingt-cinq juin, the annual journée francaise got underway with pupils arriving in the customary bleu, blanc, rouge. Year 7s set up the bureau de change in the Quad as eager pupils exchanged Pounds for Euros before morning registration.
29 June 2018
Year 6 pupils from Rose Hill School have scooped a hat trick of prizes winning second, third and runners up in the national John Lewis Innovation Challenge. The task was to reinvent a school blazer and give it a new life.