Rose Hill School pupils 'Fly to the Line'
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. The competition sponsored by the RAF Museum Cosford and The Learning Partnership is a unique opportunity to take part in an authentic Science and Engineering challenge.
After a 3 hour journey, we finally arrived and were briefed about the day. Our base for the day was an RAF hanger/'STEM Innovation Hub' with great views of the operational runway.
By 10am, the challenge was underway! Using an A3 piece of foam board, the team had to design and construct a glider. Having already completed lots of testing back at school, we were fully prepared and had our glider constructed in no time at all - a strong design, heavily influence by the infamous Vulcan Bomber. Spare time was spent ensuring the glider was properly balanced and putting finishing touches to the design. RAF personnel were on hand to give us further advice.
Lunch time gave us plenty of time to explore the museum exhibits and even try out the cockpit of a real glider. Having lunch under the wings of a VC10 was definitely an experience.
After lunch, the nail biting competition got underway. The Rose Hill team glider travelled an epic distance of 13m 20cm, putting us in the lead for the majority of the competition. However, we were unable to hold the lead and were eventually, narrowly, beaten by another school.
Out of 26 schools from all around the country, we finished in second position. A fantastic result in a national competition!
12 July 2018
On Monday we got onto the minibus and set out on a 4-hour drive to Rockley Watersports Activity Centre.
10 July 2018
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.
09 July 2018
A very early start saw Abi, Rufus and Sam head off to RAF Wittering with Mr Izzard and Mr Mansfield.
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.
22 June 2018
Rose Hill School today celebrated the official opening of their new indoor pool with a visit from the Rt Hon Greg Clark. The sun shone and the pupils provided an excellent drum roll for the ribbon cutting ceremony.
20 June 2018
On Friday 25 May, twenty-seven excited Year 6 children accompanied by: Mr Draper, Mr Long, Mr Hinchliffe, Mrs Makinson, Mrs Warran-Smith and Mrs Morgan arrived at school for a 07.15 departure to St Omer, France.
19 June 2018
Year 7 visited the Olympic Park as part of their geography coursework.