Celebrating Pi Day (not the steak and ale kind)
When Lower Fifth pupil Sabrina W asked maths teacher Mrs Lyons whether the School was celebrating Pi Day, it was soon an initiative taken up by the maths department and every year group across the School.
Play in a Day? No problem.
It was all hands on deck last week as the Upper Fifth challenged themselves to a play in a day, with the aim of performing a finished piece to parents and guests on Thursday 9 March.
The story of the DH Herald
DH Herald was founded in 2015 by Sixth former, Alyx Van Der Vorn, who appointed Georgina Anastassopoulos Tubby to succeed her as Editor when she transferred to the Upper Sixth and needed to focus on her studies. After the success of her first edition which was published in January 2017 with the help of the Foundation Department, Georgina is now working on the second edition with the help of her creative team, Jane and Kate who are responsible for the design and layout of the publication. We caught up with them in a production meeting and asked Georgina a few searching questions…
Polo Team win their Section at the SUPA Senior Schools Arena Nationals held at Rugby Polo Club
Upper Fifth pupil, Millie Hine reports on the success of her team at the polo tournament:
From our Foreign Correspondent…
Renowned Foreign Correspondent and BBC World Affairs Editor, John Simpson CBE came to Downe House to deliver this term’s Medley Lecture.
Lacrosse National Schools Finals
The Surrey Sports Park in Guildford was the scene of the Lacrosse National Schools Finals this weekend and what a competition it proved to be for our 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams.
Over a hundred girls involved in the DofE Scheme at Downe House
Last weekend was the training weekend for over a hundred girls from the Lower Fifth and Lower Sixth who are doing either their Bronze or Gold levels of the Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award, the world’s leading youth achievement award.
Insight into careers in international business, hospitality and event management
Sixth formers enjoyed another interesting evening in the series of Oyster Society talks and our thanks to Lower Sixth former, Anna Goodman for writing the report below on the presentation.
Downe House Musicians perform in concert for Christian Aid
The Downe House orchestral groups and choirs performed in a concert held at St John’s Church in Newbury on Sunday 26 February to raise funds for Christian Aid.
Girls raise over £10,000 for men’s cancer charity
As fundraising ideas go, teenage girls raising money for a men’s prostate cancer charity would probably raise a few eyebrows but when a Lower Sixth Former gave an Assembly about the work of The Prostate Cancer Research Centre, the Willis House Committee elected the PCRC to be their House charity and sprang into action to organise the highly successful Willis Variety Evening.
Disco fever grips House Music
The disco theme for the House Music competition was grasped with tremendous energy and enthusiasm by all of the participants and the audience too!
Keen linguists improve their Spanish in Cadiz
Over half term, a group of Lower Fifth pupils studying Spanish set off for Cadiz in high spirits keen to immerse themselves in Spanish language and culture.