News & What's New

Miss Damerall and Miss Willacy were invited to Buckingham Palace on the 16th May to receive their Duke of Edinburgh Award Licensed Organisation accreditation

Increase of Age Range

We are delighted to announce that following our improved OFSTED we have now been granted approval to accept students from 10 years to 19 years. We will be able to offer exciting opportunities to year 6, year 12 & year 13 along with our existing facility for year 7 to year 11.

University of Cumbria ICT Workshop Friday 9th November

 

Roselyn House students were able to experience university life on Friday 9th November. As part of the ongoing links with the university the students participated in various ICT workshops around the theme of James Bond lead by the ICT PGCE students. The day was a huge success and the students gained many new skills and it raised aspirations of the students.


Duke of Edinburgh Award Practice Expedition

On a chilling day in October, three intrepid explorers from Roselyn House embarked upon their practice DofE in the scenic Lake District. The plan; two walks and one night in the wild!

 

The lads arrived and setup camp at Great Tower camp site. Everyone working together to get the tents up as quickly as they could. After lunch, they set off for Cartmel for the first of the two walks, Hampsfell. If all went according to plan, the walk would be six kilometres up to the viewing point at the hospice on top of Hampsfell.

The boys took it in turns reading the map and navigating the route. They had never been here before and had to rely on all their training just to survive. It was very muddy as they trudged around the route, but they were well equipped to cope with the conditions. The walk proceeded without a hitch and the group soon reached the hospice.

Worn out, the troop arrived back at camp and prepared for a chippy tea . They collected firewood and set up the template on which they would soon be toasting marshmallows. Tea went down a treat as did the warm toasted marshmallows. Comfortably full, the team of explorers wanted to go on a midnight ghost hunt for the white witch of Great Tower. So they set off, into the pitch black night. Bravado soon turned to fear however and they returned to camp not too long after they left. After a surprisingly good sleep, the boys emerged from their tents, ready for a filling breakfast and the final challenge ahead. They ate and dropped camp, packed up and loaded the van, and set off for Coniston, and Beacon Tarn. Today, the adventurers would be following a map totally unassisted, to prove their worth for the Duke Of Edinburgh Award. They were soon dropped off and heading confidently through the Beacon Valley.

They met their times and checkpoints with extreme precision, and as the weary legs and dwindling spirit threatened to kick in, they were galvanised by the thought of hot dogs for dinner at the completion of the walk. With a spring in their wellies they raced towards the finish and the hot dogs. All of the team made tremendous 'strides' towards their 'Duke of Edinburgh Award' and were successful in completing the practice element.

Well Done Lads :-)

Roselyn House School has signed up for the BBC School Report Project 2012/2013. Further details to follow.

Focus Day – Friday 26th October



As part of our ongoing differentiated curriculum, Friday 26th October was a focus day at Roselyn House. This term we ran a focus day on different countries from around the world. The students were able to taste food, experience the culture and learn more about our world. The day was a big success and students really enjoyed the various activities that were on offer.