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Milly plays polo for the U15 England team

Milly Hine (UIV) is representing England in the Tri-Nations Tournament, "Junior Copa de Las Naciones” - England vs Argentina and vs The Rest of the World.

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Igniting curiosity at the Day of Discovery!

On Tuesday 24 March 2015 the girls enjoyed an exciting day of enrichment activities aimed at broadening horizons.

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A spectacular weekend of music and dance for Downe House

It has been a weekend to remember at Downe House, with talent and hard work paying off and resulting in impressive music and dance performances.

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Downe House girls Dare to be Extraordinary

Downe House girls in the LV, UV and LVI are developing their leadership skills which will equip them to make a significant contribution to society in an increasingly demanding world. Downe House is working with The Young Leaders’ Consultancy, which is delivering an innovative bespoke programme focused around 7 leadership characteristics.

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Downe House girls beat tough opposition to win Routes into Languages competition

Girls from the Upper Fourth, Lower Fifth and Lower Sixth shone in the Routes into Languages competition, held at the Royal High School, Bath. Amelia Milne from the Lower Sixth was crowned Winner of the KS5 Near-native Speaker category, with her talk in Polish on movie-making.

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LVI girls have been crowned Young Enterprise West Berkshire Overall Winners

Girls from the LVI are celebrating success in the area final of the Young Enterprise Competition, having impressed judges with presentations about their companies and at their stands. Piranha Swimwear was presented with the Young Enterprise West Berkshire Overall Winner’s Award. Young Enterprise works with young people to inspire, equip and support them to run their own businesses for an academic year.

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Winning Tennis from Downe House girls at Aegon Championships

Camilla Farrell, Lucy Grace and Olivia Harrison from the Upper Fifth, and sixth formers Tilly Burles and Lara Wigan have returned from the prestigious tennis championships having surpassed expectations, finishing with a ranking of 3rd in the country for senior students.

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LV girls inspire at the Downe House Junior Phoenix Society launch

Following the success of the Sixth Form Phoenix Society, and as part of the Upper School enrichment programme, the Junior Phoenix Society was launched last night. The Society gives girls the opportunity to explore academic passions outside the curriculum, deliver a talk and answer questions from the floor.

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Downe House girls are on course to achieve Duke of Edinburgh awards

90 girls from the LV and 25 from the LVI who are completing prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Gold awards, have finished the first stage of expedition training.

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It was a Happy Day!

In keeping with Downe House tradition, Sixth Form girls organised “Happy Day” to lift spirits and raise money for their chosen charity, the Microloan Campaign, which supports women in Malawi and Zambia to work their way out of poverty through small loans and business training.

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Downe House girls speak up

Downe House girls have excelled in the acclaimed and challenging Institute of Ideas, Debating Matters Competition for Sixth Form students.

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Downe House girls impress at the Equity Interschool Ski Challenge 2015

The Downe House Ski Race Team – Clemmie Black, Davina Drummond, Lulu Halestrap, Storm Halestrap, Tilly McDougall and Katy Nicol – have returned in a celebratory mood following their success at the event.

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