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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

Victory at Kent Prep School Tournament!

15 September 2021

The Rose Hill School U11 football team were crowned tournament champions at the annual Kent Prep Schools 5-a-side tournament held at St Michael’s Prep School on Saturday.

Curriculum 2020: pupils enjoy a third Focus Day

14 May 2021

Our third Focus Day was another inspiring and exciting experience for our Prep School pupils.

What a (Wellness) Week!

13 May 2021

Pupils at Rose Hill School gathered together last Friday to bury a time capsule marking the end of what has been an extraordinary year. The capsule included items from all pupils reflecting on both the positive and negative experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown. The time capsule was part of Wellness Week, an annual event in the school calendar.

An ‘Eggcellent’ Science Week at Rose Hill School

05 May 2021

Science Week caused a flap of ‘eggcitement’ across Rose Hill School last week where the whole school looked at life cycles. The children welcomed two sets of chick eggs into the school and children enjoyed witnessing the miraculous journey from lifeless egg to cheeky chick.

F24 races at Goodwood Motor Circuit

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.

Does technology hinder children's writing skills?

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.

RHS Motorsport at Ford Airfield

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.

Fly to the Line

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.

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