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Holcombe House win Sports Day

Sports Day dawned bright and sunny with blue skies and baking heat which the girls seemed to take in their stride with some outstanding efforts and achievements across all the events.

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Exciting activity weekend for Remove at Calshot

The Remove girls travelled to the Calshot Activities Centre near Southampton for a fun-packed weekend taking part in a host of activities, many of which they had never tried before and ranging from watersports to velodrome cycling.

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Teeing off for MacMillan Cancer Support

On Monday 12 June three members of The Downe House catering team undertook a marathon distance golf round to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support.

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Girls successfully complete Duke of Edinburgh Expedition

The two day hiking and camping expedition is one of the biggest challenges of the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award and our Lower Fifth faced it with energy, enthusiasm and most importantly, good humour.

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Reception for new parents at the House of Lords

The prestigious location of the House of Lords was the venue for the annual Evening Reception for 130 guests including current parents, Governors, alumnae and staff, kindly hosted by former Downe House parent, The Lord Palmer.

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Upper Fourth tour Ypres Battlefields

Just before the half term break, the Upper Fourth set off for Belgium for a tour of the battlefields and cemeteries around the medieval town of Ypres where so many important and decisive battles were fought during the First World War.

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Tennis at the top

Downe House tennis players were thrilled to spend time with Annabel Croft, former professional British no.1 female tennis player, on 25 May.

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When in Sweden…

It is not just the pupils who benefit from the Global Schools Exchange Programme at Downe House. Lower Fifth students can apply to spend time at one of our 12 partner schools across five continents but earlier in the Summer Term, our Director of Information Systems made his own trip to Campus Manilla Gymnasium, Sweden, to witness the progressive use of technology in the classroom, along with Mr Gareth Bouwer, Head of Computing and ICT.

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Lower Fourth go camping!

The Lower Fourth from Hill and Hermitage Houses went on a camping weekend as part of their Wakefield Award, the young leaders’ award which the girls work towards during their Lower School years at Downe House.

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It’s all about sport at the Prep Schools’ Masterclass

Last week, the first ever Prep School Sports Masterclass at Downe House took place as part of the ongoing programme of Prep School Days which aim to share the expertise of Downe House teachers in different disciplines.

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Mountaineer Mollie Hughes – the ascent to Everest.

Mountaineer Mollie Hughes yesterday smashed the Everest record and will go down in history.

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Oyster Society ‘Insight into the World of Fashion’ talk

The latest in the series of Oyster Society talks, which aim to provide an insight into different career paths, saw Downe House alumna, Pom Ogilvy return to Downe House to deliver ‘An insight into the World of Fashion’ to Sixth Form girls.

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