Fundraising Great Gatsby-style
One of the highlights of this term’s social calendar was the long awaited (by AGN girls at least!) Great Gatsby themed ball on Saturday night which was a huge success and raised over £3500 for the AGN International Link Charity, Sparkes Home Sri Lanka which provides a much needed home for 40 girls aged from 6 years upwards in the village of Kallar on the east coast of Sri Lanka
“Believe in yourself” says Mountaineer, Mollie Hughes
One of the world’s youngest mountaineers, who conquered Everest at the age of only 21, came to deliver a Medley Lecture at Downe House on 1st December. The purpose of the Medley Lecture is to inspire and to challenge the audience to raise their sights and think about what it takes to overcome life’s challenges and this term’s speaker, Mollie Hughes, one of the youngest British climbers to summit Everest, emphatically succeeded in making us all think about the very important qualities of self-belief and perseverance.
Downe House Global Schools’ Exchange Programme
Meeting the current group of Exchange students from New Zealand and South Africa is a totally uplifting and heart-warming experience - Chloe, Margaux, Jess and Georgia are having the time of their life and will tell anyone who asks how much they are loving their time at Downe House!
A puzzling time!
Everyone loves a good puzzle and it was clear from the absolute concentration and focus of the Remove girls and our Year 7 visitors from local prep schools Elstree, Ludgrove, St Andrew’s Pangbourne and Brockhurst & Marlston that they were all thoroughly enjoying themselves at the Downe House Maths Puzzle Day.
Making connections with DH LINKS
Careers and how to find out about them are never far from the minds of our Sixth Form girls and last week presented the perfect opportunity to get the lowdown on one of the great professions, law.
Lower and Upper Sixth Form Parents’ Drinks
Seventy five Downe House families joined staff at the Royal College of Nursing in London on Wednesday for one of the highlights of the School social calendar, the Lower and Upper Sixth parents’ drinks reception.
Confirmed in the School Chapel
Girls and their families came together for one of the most rewarding events in the spiritual life of the school as thirteen Lower and Upper Fifth pupils were confirmed in the School Chapel by The Rt Rev’d David Jennings, formerly the Bishop of Warrington and now Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Oxford.
Who wants to be an entrepreneur?
Entrepreneurship was the hot topic at the the latest DH LINKS Cluster Group event which brought together current parents and alumnae who have started their own business to share the benefit of their combined experience with a group of DH Sixth Formers.
Tedworth girls help Tiger Kloof in the community
During the long exeat, a group of girls from Tedworth House set off for South Africa to visit Tiger Kloof School, the international link charity with which Downe House has close links.
Let’s go to….boarding school in India!
Bea and Ella from the Lower Sixth have recently returned from a two week stay at one of Downe House’s Partner Schools in India as part of the Global Exchange Programme.
Dancing Girl Selected by Trinity Laban
Last month, Downe House student, Jameliah, was selected to be a Youth Dance Ambassador for the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
Lower School Parents’ Drinks
Over the past few years Downe House has introduced a number of social events into the School Calendar to help parents connect across the year groups. On Monday evening we were delighted to be joined by over 60 of our Lower School parents at the wonderful Bluebird restaurant in Chelsea.
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