Clare Balding carries Olympic Flame
The sports commentator and television presenter, Clare Balding (DH 1988), is to carry the Olympic flame through Newbury.
Debating with Eton
On Wednesday, 14 June, a selection of Eton boys came to Downe House for an evening of debating.
Newbury Inter Relays
There were excellent performances from all the girls at the Newbury Relays on Thursday, 14 June, especially the U13s with their new school record!
Louisa makes GB Olympics Rowing Team
DH alumna Louisa Reeve (DH 2002) has been selected to race in the GB Team for the 2012 Olympic Games.
The exciting news after half term was that both Junior and Intermediate Athletics teams had qualified to the Regional Finals in the South West.
Veyrines bids a special Au Revoir
Mr Cain has, over the years, supported Veyrines in many different ways. He has generously shared his great talent as a musician and as a water colourist. We therefore wanted to mark his 20 years devoted service to all aspects of school life, not least in Veyrines.
Upper Sixth student, Hermione Corfield, has secured a role in the new Disney film ‘Maleficent’.
Inaugural Golf Day
The inaugural Downe House Golf Day in aid of the Armed Forces Fund was held at the Donnington Grove Golf Club on Thursday, 31st May.
Prep School Drama Day
40+ girls came to our Prep School Drama Day on 3rd May 2012. They were greeted with warm smiles from Remove girls, staff and the Drama Seniors and were soon having fun participating in warm up games, led by Drama Seniors, Alex Constantinidi, Flo Rayner and Alice Palmer.
Celebrity Chef Bake Off
This week, Downe House enjoyed the company of Daniel Galmiche, internationally renowned Michelin–starred chef from The Vineyard. Daniel, who regularly appears on television (BBC’s Saturday Kitchen with James Martin), was invited to Downe to be part of an exciting event.
Languages Book Club
Miss May, from the Modern Languages Department, arranged a Lower School and Upper Four Book Club which met on 10th May.
Cothill School lecture
Girls from the Lower School headed into deepest Oxfordshire on Thursday evening and were warmly welcomed by Mr Howe-Jones to Cothill School.