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Happy Puzzle Day!

On Tuesday, 30th November, we had a visit from the Happy Puzzle Company. The Removes, LIV and local prep schools encountered a variety of fun, but challenging 3D hands-on puzzle tasks.

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Country Life goes behind the scenes at Downe House

Clive Aslet discovers on a recent visit the secret to the ongoing success of all-girls school, Downe House.

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Santa's Jog for British Heart Foundation

On Sunday, 28th of November, a small group of girls braved the winter chills to raise money for The British Heart Foundation. As if this was not enough, they were wearing bright red Santa suits!

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Cross Country News

Cross Country Schools Cup Regional Round at Leweston School, Sherborne on 13 November

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County Hockey Trials

Several girls have been selected this term to trial for the Berkshire U15, U16 and U17 county teams.

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GISGA Gymnastics

We sent two teams to compete in a set floor and two voluntary vaults at the 2 Piece GISGA competition which was held on Sunday, 28th November at Tormead School.

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AEGON Team Tennis Schools Senior Students Competition 2010-2011

Around 3,000 schools enter this national competition with local league matches being played October through to December.

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Angels of Africa dance in the Chapel

We were once again delighted to host the Angels Choir from Africa on Friday, 19th November. The Choir joined Tedworth House for breakfast and then treated us to a performance in Chapel after which they were thrilled to have the opportunity to try out our heated swimming pool.

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‘Jam Boy’ Fraser Doherty visits Downe

Fraser Doherty began making jam in his Nan’s kitchen in Edinburgh seven years ago at the age of fourteen. His jam is now sold in major supermarkets throughout the UK. He has earned many awards along the way including Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year in 2007 and BT Essence of the Entrepreneur Award in 2009.

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‘Beastie and the Beaut’ for Children Walking Tall

Holcombe House hosted its annual House Event on Sunday 14th November to raise funds for Holcombe's link school 'Children Walking Tall' in Goa, India.

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AGS visit their link school in Malaysia - July 2010

On 8th July 14 UIV - UV AGS girls departed for Malaysia, accompanied by Mrs Jones and Mrs Ford. The girls travelled around the country, experiencing a new culture, beaches, the jungle and a completely different way of life, as well as spending five days at their link school – Tunku Kurshiah College (TKC)

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Cheltenham Literary Festival

On Saturday, 9th of October, a few Downe House girls took a trip to the Cheltenham Literary Festival. This is one of the oldest Literature Festivals in the world, it began in 1949 and that year both Ralph Richardson, a Cheltenham boy, and Cecil Day Lewis spoke at the festival. Over the years we have heard Kate Adie, Alain de Botton, Vince Cable, Terry Jones on Richard II and Charles Spencer.

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