Orchestral Fun Day
Over 150 prep school pupils joined Downe House last week for an unforgettable orchestral experience. This year’s event was themed on a Day at the Proms and gave each young musician the chance to enjoy rehearsing and performing as part of an orchestra.
The famous volcanologist and the Downe House girl
Little did Lower Fourth pupil Thea Hawtin know that a school trip would bring her face to face with a family ancestor – a famous volcanologist.
The Class of 2006 meets again
It was wonderful to see the class of 2006 come together again to celebrate their 10 year reunion. The get-together took place on Thursday 20 October at the Bluebird, Chelsea.
This weekend was a true spectacle as the House Drama competition took to the stage and the Houses competed for the crown. This year the theme of Disney brought some of our most loved characters and stories to Downe House. As the highlight of the Michaelmas term, House Drama brings the whole School together in a collaborative, creative endeavour as Sixth Formers write, direct and stage manage the productions, overseeing the younger girls in an acting extravaganza that is hotly contested.
DH LINKS brought current girls, alumnae and parents together at Guy’s Hospital last week in the latest in a series of careers evenings. The Medicine and Healthcare Cluster Group allowed girls to find out more about this sector by giving them the opportunity to discuss Higher Education and career options with those already practising or studying Medicine or Bio Medicine.
Biathlon sporting endeavours
Downe House athletes put in some valiant performances on Sunday 9 October at the Biathlon Time Trials in Abingdon. Kitty Shepherd-Cross came 4th in the U15s and Charlotte Clover came 2nd in the U19 County round, gaining her a place on the podium for a silver medal. Both have their sights firmly set on the regional round.
Here Come the Equestrians
Downe House equestrians had a great weekend of competition at the Stonar Inter-Schools One Day Event at the end of September.
An Insight into the Art World
Anna Goodman, Lower Sixth, reports on an insightful talk.
Exploring Africa was the theme for an Upper Fifth enrichment day with Radley College on Wednesday 5 October, bringing together 240 youngsters from Downe House and Radley in a day of rich and varied activities.
Hockey hots up
Congratulations go to the U16 hockey team of Upper and Lower Fifth players who came 3rd at the U16 Berkshire County Hockey tournament on Wednesday 5 October. It is only the third time in School history that Downe House has made it this far.
A clean sweep for Downe House Lacrosse Teams
It was excitement all round as Downe House won a clean sweep in the Berkshire County Lacrosse tournament at Queen Anne’s Caversham on Wednesday 28 September, winning in all three age categories.
The Little Princess Trust
Three Downe House girls put charity before vanity this summer and took the bold step of shaving their hair to support the Little Princess Trust which makes wigs for children who lose their locks due to medical conditions or cancer treatments.
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