Lion King Play-in-a-Day for Prep Schools at Downe House.
Over 150 girls from nine prep schools came together with the Downe House Drama Department for the Preparatory Schools’ Day of Musical Theatre on Tuesday 25 April and what a resounding success it proved to be! As soon as they arrived, the day kicked off with a series of group warm-ups and games such as Chinese whispers and passing the ball over and under.
Mickey Mouse welcomes Downe House to Disneyland for the International Netball Festival
The U15 and U14 Netball Teams travelled to Paris on tour to compete in the International Netball Festival alongside over 100 teams from different schools and clubs.
Downe House girl runs London Marathon to raise money for Phabkids
Huge congratulations to Downe House Sixth Former Melissa who successfully ran the London Marathon 2017 in a very respectable time of 04:52:36.
Lower Fourth see the sights of China – from Pandas to the Forbidden City
A group of Lower Fourth Downe House girls and boys from Ludgrove School set off for China for an amazing tour, which included Beijing, the Great Wall of China, a Panda breeding Centre in Chengdu and Shanghai – a very memorable trip for everyone.
DH Alumna, Diana Fawkes dies peacefully at the age of 103
DH Alumna, Diana Fawkes nee Weir (DH 1931) and her sister Anna attended Downe House in the late 1920s and early 1930s whilst her brothers both went to Winchester College.
Downe House rated ‘excellent’ in ISI Inspection 2017
There was cause for delight all round this month as the key findings of the Independent Schools Inspectorate’s March inspection at Downe House acknowledged the excellent work of the staff in fulfilling the School’s aims and the outstanding achievements of the pupils in academic studies and personal development.
DHSA Short Story Competition 2017
The Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford proved a rich source of imagination for our young writers.
It’s all about the House
Preparation was intense, the competition fierce and pride was at stake. In a real team effort, the girls worked hard and supported each other to make these competitions one of the highlights of the term, bringing together all age groups.
National Schools Squash Championships
The National Schools Squash Championships saw the Downe House U19 and U15 squads both come a creditable third place in the finals at England Squash in Manchester, following the regional groups.
Berkshire Young Musician of the Year
March saw the culmination of the 2017 Berkshire Young Musician of the Year competition and Downe House cellist Souny Park, in Lower Fourth, took the crown in the 10-12 years old category for her beautiful renditions of the second suite of Bach in D minor and Saint-Saëns cello concerto in A minor.
An incredible Day of Discovery at Downe
The biennial Day of Discovery was a truly memorable one and fully achieved the aim of the day to inspire and encourage girls to discover and experience something new outside the remit of any exam syllabus. A series of over 100 lectures, workshops, demonstrations and masterclasses were scheduled over the course of the day and girls chose four sessions from a diverse range of areas including sciences, arts, politics, adventure experiences, business enterprise, charity work, fitness, cookery, mindfulness, the law, sports and languages - to name but a few.
Aisholt win House Dance 2017
Saturday's House Dance Competition preparations began back in February when the House choreographers - Monique for Aisholt, Sacha and Jammy for Holcombe, Kate for AGS, Ella for Tedworth, and Eloise and Ella for AGN - were given the title "This Girl Can" as the stimulus for their choreography.