The Power of Music
Music is a powerful subject that is an intrinsic part of modern life. Therefore, the way to develop a love of all genres and styles of music is to capture imagination through modern technology. The music department at Rose Hill School offers a range of both traditional and modern ways of approaching music education such as clubs like MTech; Composing Club using Garage Band and Notation writing software; Battle of the Bands and Band Clubs.
Within curriculum time You Tube is used during most lessons to access content and starting points for lessons and sets of IPads are used to support independent keyboard projects; notation games and; for Garage Band for composition.
A way of inspiring a love of music in a digital world is to make the music and the stories of composers real and to put context behind the music. That way children engage with the period of time the music was composed and listen to the music with a different aural perception. Following that engagement, digital technology and keyboards can be used to create compositions based on classical music.
In many schools music is an area that is often subject to financial cuts and yet Ofsted are now focusing and placing value on breath of curriculum. Research shows the power of music of developing children in academic ability; developing a sense of wellbeing; developing social skills and developing individual skills and confidence.
At Rose Hill School we are passionate about the power of music and have regular wellbeing singing sessions; hymns; a huge number of extra-curricular clubs and instrumental lessons; Kodaly based music lessons for EYFS and a huge number of concerts, shows, workshops and events throughout the year. I challenge anyone to observe excellent music education in schools and not perceive the overall positive impact it has on school life and individual development!
Elisa Harrod, Director of Music
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!
14 November 2019
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.
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.
17 May 2019
On Sunday the senior part of RHS Motorsport had their first race in the V12 Warrior on the 2.4 mile Goodwood Motor Circuit.
15 May 2019
Many of us have heard tales of children who swipe left on the cover of a book, before they think to turn the page. Modern mythology aside, the advancement of technology in homes has certainly impacted pupils’ expectations of how they should absorb and communicate information at school.
07 May 2019
In the midst of the Easter holiday, three members of RHS Motorsport attended Greenpower Ford Airfield event with the Red Devil car.
03 May 2019
After coming first, second and third at the Regional Final for the Fly to the Line competition the whole of the Y5 STEM club were invited to attend the National Final at RAF Museum London.