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Catching up after 25 years…

Every year, the Foundation Office organises a 25 year reunion and last week, it was the turn of the class of 1992 to get together and have a catch-up!

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Court Action!

DH Team Netball held an internal tournament on Saturday 7 October using Fast Net rules. The drizzle cleared just in time for the 12 teams to warm-up and commence the competition. Each team had a mix of girls ranging from Upper Fourth to Upper Sixth, including some who only started playing netball four weeks ago.

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Mufti Day Supports Kids on Track

On Friday 13 October the girls will be sporting their mufti (non-uniform) to raise funds for Andover-based charity, Kids on Track. This charity was put forward by Lower Sixth Former Rosie whose mother Serena Blackburn was involved in setting it up 18 months ago with the aim of making a difference to the lives of disadvantaged young people living in the Andover area.

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First Phoenix Society meeting of the year

Last Friday was the first formal meeting for this academic year of the Phoenix Society with Radley College. The Phoenix Society is a forum for all Lower and Upper Sixth students to present and discuss a huge range of topics which include the presentation of research findings, charitable concerns, political issues or a personal interest or hobby.

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Downe versus Downe

At the Southwest Schools’ Lacrosse Rally on Saturday, two Downe House teams unexpectedly came face-to-face in a gripping lacrosse final.

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Sixth Form girls go to New Scientist Live at ExCel

Billed as ‘the world's most exciting festival of ideas’, New Scientist Live offers the opportunity to experience a series of live events and find out about the latest scientific discoveries in five immersive zones covering Humans, Engineering, Technology, Earth and Cosmos. All the Sixth Form girls who are studying a Science A Level made the journey up to ExCel London to attend the New Scientist Live event.

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Biology Field Trip to Juniper Hall

At Downe House, fieldwork is an integral part of the biology curriculum and we believe that it fosters a creative and investigative approach to learning practical skills and techniques as well as engaging students in a rich practical experience that goes above and beyond what they learn in the classroom. At the weekend, the Upper Sixth Form girls set off for a residential weekend course at Juniper Hall which is operated by the Field Studies Council and set in an unspoilt area of the chalk North Downs close to stunning deciduous woodlands, rivers and grasslands.

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Oyster Society Talk “An Insight into the World of Law”

Oyster Society talks are designed to give girls an awareness and understanding of the many different career paths open to them and we were delighted to welcome Alistair Graham from Mayer Brown to give us ‘An Insight into the World of Law’.

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Orchestral Fun Fun Fun!

Thursday’s Orchestral Fun Day for Prep Schools was an immense achievement, both musically and logistically, by the Downe House Music Department. Over 170 musicians from 15 different Prep Schools joined Downe House pupils for a day full of workshops and musical fun on the theme of A Space Odyssey.

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Global Schools’ Exchange trip to Methodist Ladies College, Melbourne

During the summer holidays, two Upper Fifth and one Lower Sixth girl travelled to Melbourne in Australia for a five-week placement from 12 July to 4 August 2017 at the Methodist Ladies College (MLC) in Melbourne, as part of the Downe House Global Schools’ Exchange Programme.

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Celebrating the European Day of Languages

Last week, the Modern Languages Department organised a series of events to mark the European Day of Languages which is organised by the Council of Europe and celebrated every year on 26 September across 45 participating countries.

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Classics Study Day at Cambridge University

A group of Sixth Formers interested in exploring the Ancient World attended a Classics Study Day organised by the Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge.

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