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Downe the Lens – meet the Tedworth Housemistress

In the second of our Downe the Lens series focusing on our fantastic team of Housestaff, we meet Tedworth Housemistress, Sarah Barnard.

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African twist for the Holcombe Fundraiser

Holcombe House has raised £5,000 for its international link charity, Open Arms Malawi, at its fabulous fundraising evening.

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新年快乐 Celebrating the Year of the Pig

To celebrate the Chinese New Year, the MFL Department organised a fantastic event in the Murray Centre as part of the ‘Our World Revealed’ series of events and lectures. Girls from all year groups enjoyed an evening of activities and a fabulous concert given by British rock band, Transition who aim to ‘create music that touches the soul in a fusion of eastern and western musical influences’, which the girls really enjoyed.

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Downe the Lens – our Housestaff in focus

In the first of our Downe the Lens series focusing on our fantastic team of Housestaff, we meet the AGN Housmistress, Sam Cartmell.

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Playing Around with Books

Upper School girls enrolled in the super-curricular Elective Programme have been investigating literature that manipulates the very physical characteristics of what we think of as books, exploring various highly experimental and indeed unique books.

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Oxford or Cambridge?

Girls who are aiming for a place at Oxford or Cambridge are given specialist support through the increasingly complex Oxbridge application process beginning with the launch of the Oxbridge Programme to the current Lower Sixth Form girls.

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Successful Global Schools' staff exchange

As part of Downe House’s expanding Global Schools' Exchange Programme, we recently welcomed English teacher, Lauren Maserow from one of our partner schools in Australia, Methodist Ladies’ College (MLC).

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Skiing Success at the British Schoolgirls’ Races

The Downe House Ski Team returned triumphant with medals and trophies from the British Schoolgirls’ Races in Flaine, France.

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New horses all round!

The DH Equestrian team took part in the Qualifiers for the National Schools’ Equestrian Association Inter-Schools Dressage and Show Jumping Championships held at the Berkshire College of Agriculture.

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‘Histories of the Unexpected’ wows everyone!

Making learning about history into a fun experience is clearly the mission of Dr Sam Willis and Professor James Daybell who presented ‘Histories of the Unexpected’ to Upper School girls in the China Auditorium last week.

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Entrepreneurial girls set up new app

As part of the Young Enterprise Company Programme run at Downe House as a co-curricular enrichment activity for the Sixth Form, a group of girls are working on creating an online service with an app enabling people to create present wish lists which their friends and family can use to choose a gift that they can be sure is really wanted!

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Feeling...POSITIVE!!

As part of the Downe House ‘Finding Balance’ wellbeing programme, girls from across all year groups have been selected to take part in a trial of the Positive Planner, a journal which aims to give daily inspiration and encourage mental wellbeing.

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