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National Youth Orchestra place for Upper Fifth girl

Upper Fifth girl, Antonia has been awarded a coveted place in the National Youth Orchestra, the national platform for Britain's brightest and best teenage musicians.

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Learning a new lingo

Girls in the Lower Fourth had the opportunity to try out some different languages during the Language Taster Day organised by the MFL Department last week.

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Moveathon Mayhem raises funds for charity

The girls from Holcombe House organised a Moveathon Mayhem event to raise funds for their House Overseas Charity, Open Arms Malawi, which provides medical attention, shelter, food and love to Malawi’s orphaned and abandoned children.

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Sport left, right and centre

Downe House was a hive of activity on Saturday as the School hosted a series of sporting competitions. There was an amazing display of sport on court, pitch and playing field with participants in fine fettle and plenty of spectators to cheer from the sidelines.

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Remembrance Day at Downe

To mark Remembrance Day, Downe House held two Acts of Remembrance at the School as well as a group of girls from AGS joining the local community at St Mark’s Church, Cold Ash to lay a wreath at the village war memorial on behalf of the School.

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Aisholt Bollywood Ball raises over £13K for charity

On Saturday evening, Aisholt House hosted a charity ball for their House charity, Reality Gives, which aims to provide young people from underprivileged communities in India with high quality education and experiences to help them maximize their potential.

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Over 100 girls achieve a Duke of Edinburgh Award at Downe House

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is an integral part of School life at Downe House and every year for the past three years, over 100 girls have achieved either a Bronze or Gold Award.

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Getting to Know South America

To tango or not to tango? Miss Sabrina Natta, Assistant Housemistress of Willis and Teacher of French, has a not-so-secret passion. The tango.

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Channel 4 Commission for Upper Sixth pupil

Upper Sixth Form girl, Emilie, has just been commissioned by Channel 4 to create a three-minute film as part of their Random Acts series of films.

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From the Horse's Mouth - an Equestrian Round-up!

Following a wave of recent equestrian competitions, Downe House Equestrian Coordinator Clare Chamberlayne has been eager to share the successes of our equestrian girls, who have been performing to such a high standard in representing the School.

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The Art of Remembering

Young Downe House artists were proud to be represented at the Worthington’s Armed Forces Raceday Exhibition last week. The event, held in association with the regional British Legion, was held at Newbury Racecourse to launch the Poppy Appeal, attracting a wide range of visitors.

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Supersonic STEM Day

It’s not every day that you get the opportunity to hear first-hand about an attempt to design and build a supersonic car to set a new World Land Speed Record of 1000mph and so we were truly fortunate to have Rob Bennet, Chief Inspirer for the BLOODHOUND Project as our keynote speaker at the inaugural Downe House STEM Day. It was the perfect introduction for the day, which aimed to give the Upper Fifth girls and our guests from Park House School, St Bartholomew’s School and St Helen’s and St Katharine’s, an opportunity to see some of the wide-ranging possibilities available to those taking STEM subjects in the Sixth Form and beyond.

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