6th November 2020 — 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 flight.
The week was co-ordinated by John Agnew, the new Head of Science and Barry Izzard, Head of Design Technology.
The week was jam packed with activities including rocket cars which reached speeds of 80mph, a parachute competition, a bird of prey display where children were amazed at the subtle differences in the flying abilities of each bird and enjoyed asking questions that gave them a deeper understanding of natural flight. There was a whole school paper glider challenge and our STEAM scholars delivered school presentations on aspects of flight. One highlight of the week was a visit from two BA pilots who shared their flying expertise and knowledge, discussing jet streams, ailerons, turbulence, drag, thrust and airport logistics.
Emma Neville, Head of Rose Hill School said “The end results of a week like this is that pupils who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process will become the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the future. We have had a wonderful week and STEAM week continues to be an important part of our curriculum”.