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Deliciously Downe!

Twenty first century school dinners are a far cry from days of yore when lumpy mashed potato and limp greens were a permanent feature.

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Game, set and match for Downe

Downe House tennis players took part in the independent schools national championships held at Eton College this week and the Under 15s came back victorious.

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Founder’s Weekend – the best of Downe House

Founder’s Weekend brought together the wider Downe House community in a celebration of the life of the School.

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Purple is the colour!

Purple Community Fund brought purpose and focus to an inspiring fundraising initiative at Downe House on Friday 24 June.

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Downe House welcomes exchange students from India

Aisholt and AGN have two very special guests until the end of term. Areena and Lhachi have come from Welham Girls’ School in India as part of Downe’s programme of international exchanges and they are keen to experience a British summer and boarding at its best.

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The Oxford Mosque welcomed Downe House

The Upper Fourth’s Religious Studies enrichment trip was a chance to encounter thriving faiths in the heart of Oxford.

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Sports Day – how fast they ran!

They sprinted, they jumped, they hurdled…. And AGN were the victors!

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Let’s Dance

The department that knows its popping from its pliés is making it official. There is a new vision for DHDance and it launched on Saturday 18 June.

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Cartoonist for a day

Exploring the world of the illustrator and cartoonist was the aim of a special trip for the Lower Fourth, who, accompanied by Miss Black, took time out to visit the House of Illustration in London, located in a stunning regenerated area and warehouse behind Kings Cross St Pancras.

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Parents and Prep Heads at the House of Lords

Downe House welcomed parents with girls who joined us this academic year to a reception at the House of Lords, hosted by the Lord Palmer, and a spectacular view of the Thames on Monday 6 June. As their daughters near the end of their first year it proved a great social occasion and an opportunity to swap notes.

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No internet no learning. Imagine a world without computers.

A small movement with a huge vision is encouraging Downe House Sixth Formers to volunteer a few hours a week to change the lives of children in Kenya. The formula? Bringing broadband to one of the most deprived slums in Nairobi.

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Life beyond Downe House – five years on

With five years of life beyond Downe House under their belts, the Class of 2010 are spreading their wings and entering careers as diverse as film, travel, fashion and the charity sector. Their reunion in London last month was an occasion to catch up, connect and keep alive bonds with the wider DH family.

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