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Willis Runners take on Green Park Challenge

Fifteen Willis girls together with Mrs Stimson, Mrs Caiger-Smith and Mr Long braved cold and wet conditions to participate in the annual Green Park Challenge Run on 17 March.

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U19 England Lacrosse

On 17 March, Eliza Watson UVI, Ellie Hillier and Isabel Brown LVI, played for Junior England in the Home Internationals at Surrey Sport Park in Guildford. Eliza and Ellie played for England A, who won the trophy, beating Scotland 21-1 and Wales 21-10. Izzy played for England B who won their trophy as well.

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Tatler's April Cover Girl

Recent leaver (2012), Hermione Corfield, is Tatler’s cover girl for April and features in their fashion shoot and story on the modern Sloane………… ‘leaner, meaner and not a headscarf in sight’.

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My life in Pesto

On 6th March Mrs Clare Blampied (mother of Hettie) gave a fascinating talk on her career path and experience as MD of Sacla.

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GISGA competition

On Sunday, 3rd March, the Senior Gymnastics Team competed at the annual (Girls’ Independent Schools Gymnastics Association) GISGA competition at Kent College.

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Dr Andi Roberts - Cover Girl

Dr Andrea Roberts (Holcombe Assistant Housemistress) has made it into Acta Crystallographica D (Journal) – and not only in it – but one of her figures of the protein which she solved the structure was featured on the front cover. She was also the first author on the article.

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Code Breaking Enigma Machine

On Sunday, 3 March, the LIV were pushed back into the time of codes and ciphers, leading up to a once in a life-time experience: to type on a real Enigma Machine from World War II.

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Upper V Italian Tour to Florence

Eleven Upper Fifth and two members of staff spent an amazing five days in Florence during the half term break. It was a packed programme including all of the key cultural sights in Florence and some intensive language learning.

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Ski Gold Medal for Emma

Downe House took six girls to Flaine to ski in the British Schoolgirls' Races in January. 'A' Team Emma Poole (Capt), Katarina Huth, Araminta Robertson and 'B' Team Catherine Yung (Capt), Lara Kary, Alix Archambeau.

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Spanish Language trip to Tenerife

On 14 February thirteen girls and two members of staff headed to Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife for a 1-week Spanish trip. They stayed with host families and were warmly welcomed.

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Young Enterprise Trade Fair

On Saturday, 9 February, Commando, one of our Lower Sixth Young Enterprise teams, attended a Trade Fair at the Kennet Shopping Centre in Newbury. This gave the girls the opportunity to sell their very popular beanie hats to members of the public on a face to face basis.

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Berkshire Young Singer of the Year

The first round of the county-wide Berkshire Young Singer of the Year competition was held on 24 November. The following Downe House girls are through to the Semi Finals which will be held on Sunday, 10 March at Waingels College where 20 finalists will be chosen to perform at the Town Hall on Sunday, 19 May.

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