Sports Day success
Sports Day is a highlight of the Summer term and in spite of the inclement weather on Saturday, this year’s event was a huge success for the girls and all the parents who turned out to support their daughters.
Winner at the Royal Windsor Horse Show
Upper Fourth girl, Indi recently won the Pony Club 115cm Show Jumping class at the prestigious Royal Windsor Horse Show on her pony, My Rustic Clover.
From ‘Villains and Heroes’ to ‘The Tempest’
The inaugural Downe House Literature Festival brought together a host of well-known speakers from the literary world including Sunday Times best-selling author, Santa Montefiore, one of the nation’s best-loved children’s poets, John Foster and Susan Vidler, who is one of the Lead Education Outreach Practitioners at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London.
DH recognised as a Top Five Girls’ Boarding School
Downe House School were presented with an engraved Crystal Award recognising the School as a ‘Top Five Girls’ Boarding School’ based on the outstanding 2017 A Level results.
Casino Culture under scrutiny
The Downe House Academic Award Holders gathered for the latest in their series of Documentary Evenings and watched ‘Gambling in Las Vegas’, a TV documentary written and presented by Louis Theroux in 2007.
Walking for Bronze
Last weekend, a group of 86 girls in the Lower Fifth, who have been working towards their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award this year, embarked on their assessment expedition.
DH Alumna awarded MBE in Honours List
A strong sense of community is a hallmark of a Downe House education and DH Alumna, Rosemary Powell (DH 1932) has certainly demonstrated that quality as well as fortitude and resilience in her life beyond Downe.
Art inspiration at Ardington School of Crafts
Art and inspiration go hand in hand and our DH Art Award Holders enjoyed a wealth of both of these during their visit this week to Ardington School of Crafts near Oxford.
A cracking weekend at Calshot!!
One of the highlights of the Summer Term for our Remove girls is the residential activity trip to the Calshot Activity Centre near Southampton.
‘Pas de Deux’ film live on Random Acts website
Upper Sixth girl, Emilie, was commissioned by Channel 4 to create a 3-minute film as part of their Random Act series of films.
Reception at the House of Lords
Possibly the most prestigious event on the School Calendar is the annual Evening Reception held at the House of Lords in London for our ‘new’ parents, those whose daughters have joined the School this year, and for Prep School Heads as our way of saying thank you for choosing Downe House.
Going for Gold!!
Three Upper Sixth girls, Georgina, Eliza and Izzy were amongst the 3000 young people awarded their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award at a special day of presentations at Buckingham Palace, hosted by the Earl of Wessex as Trustee of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
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