Year 6 Geography trip to the River Cuckmere and Seven Sisters Country Park.
Whilst the heavy rain did make the trip via Alfriston village a little tricky it also served to highlight the spectacular meanders and creeks of the River Cuckmere’s floodplain in the Spring sunshine and allow the ‘New Cut’ to be in full spate and speed along to the sea at low tide. As it did so the fast-flowing water actively undercut and eroded the shingle beach causing mini land or ‘shingle’ slides before our very eyes.
As the twenty-three strong party of Year 6’s walked the high line along the chalk hills overlooking the meanders, stops were made, field sketches drawn and explanations given. The shingle beach, wave cut platform and the spectacular white, vertical, chalk cliff – the first of the Seven Sisters - provided another geographical landscape to discuss. Further field sketches were made under the expert eye of Head of Art Mrs Moore and questions were asked by the enthusiastic boys and girls. We finished the day walking up the steep chalk slope in order to catch spectacular views westwards of the mouth of the River Cuckmere and eastwards along the Seven Sisters themselves towards Birling Gap and Eastbourne. Our ‘scramble’ did little to reduce the footpath erosion which is very much in evidence but by following the footpaths we did not exacerbate it.
A fabulous ‘geography in a day’ was had by pupils and staff alike.
22 November 2021
Local Prep School Rose Hill School has received a glowing report across all areas from the Independent Schools Inspectorate. Inspectors judged Rose Hill School to be ‘excellent’ and stated that in “all groups pupils make rapid progress from their various starting points.”
11 October 2021
Rose Hill School has recently come to the end of an amazing week of activity focused on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics) subjects, with the overarching theme of the week being robotics.
11 October 2021
Huge congratulations go to the Rose Hill School Girls’ U11 pink team for reaching the semi-finals of the Sutton Valence hockey tournament.
07 October 2021
The Rose Hill School U13 Boys’ Football Team were crowned IAPS National Football Champions at the IAPS National Football Finals last week.
26 February 2020
The Art Department is delighted to congratulate Henry on receiving an Art Scholarship to Tonbridge School.
24 February 2020
Robert Baden-Powell would have turned 163 on 22 February this year and Rose Hill School pupils celebrate his birthday every year.
28 January 2020
Year 4 visited the British Museum last Friday.
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!