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Tamara rows for Cambridge

Old Girl, Tamara Hornik (2005), has been selected to compete in the annual Cambridge versus Oxford Women’s Boat Race to be held at Henley-on-Thames on Sunday, 27th March.

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Priscilla's workshop a piece of cake

Artist, Priscilla Jones was invited to run a workshop within the Textiles department and the girls had the invaluable opportunity to complete their final designs for both a canvas and a 3D wire sculpture with her expertise and guidance.

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Caledonian Society welcomes Radley reelers

Downe House Caledonian Society continued its very successful season by hosting Radley College in the Farr Centre on Sunday, 13th February. Beginning with a drinks reception, ladies from York (Upper Sixth) and Willis (Lower Sixth) Houses made their Radley counterparts welcome, before the Frank Reid Band started the proceedings with a lively accompaniment to the Dashing White Sergeant.

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ABBA’s Benny and Bjorn send letter of good luck

On a night when ABBA provided the theme for the choir pieces, proceedings for this year’s House Music were introduced by the reading of a letter of good luck from former band members Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Anderson.

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French Cookery School Challenges

One of the bigger challenges this week for the girls in Veyrines has been the termly visit to the famous Cookery School in Souillac.

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Engineering Education Scheme

The Engineering Education Scheme provides a small group of L6 students with an in-depth experience in science, engineering and technology which enables them to make an informed decision about their future studies and career.

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Salmon Project in the Dordogne

This term, the girls in Veyrines have been given the opportunity, by the aquarium, to take part in a special project to reintroduce salmon back into the Dordogne.

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Music Matters at Downe

On Wednesday 19th January, the internationally renowned pianist, Piers Lane made a return visit to Downe House and delighted his audience with his forthcoming Wigmore Hall recital programme of romantic piano music which included several waltzes by Schubert, Brahms’ Opus 119 Klavierstücke, Beethoven’s Sonata in A flat major Opus 110 and the complete Ballades by Chopin. The event supported Cancer Research UK.

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AGS unplugged

On Friday, 21st January Ancren Gate South hosted ‘AGS Unplugged’, an event created this year to raise money for their selected house charities, Sarah Greene Crocus Fund and TKC, their link School in Malaysia. All the girls in the House got together for an evening of singing and entertainment.

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A taste for one of the Sports of Kings

On Friday, 21st January, seven Sixth Formers got a taste for Real Tennis as they ventured to Radley to try out one of the sports of kings.

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Just one game away from the finals of the AEGON Team Tennis Schools Senior Students Competition

Stroma Parker, Camilla Bampfylde, Popsie Barry and Danielle Parry are through to the last 16 in the country of this national competition and just one game away from the Finals having secured a 10 points to 2 victory against Watford Grammar School for Girls at their local David Lloyd Club.

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U12A Team wins the U13 Berkshire Schools Cross Country

On 22nd January our U12A Cross Country team won the Berkshire Schools’ U13 event. Our U17 team came 3rd overall.

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