GSA U12 Tennis Champions
C Kandel and A Burbidge represented Downe in the U12 Girls Independent Schools Tennis Tournament on 26 June at Moira House in Eastbourne.
Inaugural Entrepreneurs Day
DH LINKS hosted its inaugural Entrepreneurs Day for the Upper Fifth girls as part of their preparation for Sixth Form.
Everest: Life and Times in a High Place
On Friday, 21 June, James Ketchell came to Downe House to give the school’s first “Firework Lecture”: a new annual Lower School enrichment lecture focused on captivating and inspiring pupils in Remove & Lower 4.
Commando win SE Company of the Year 2013
On Thursday, 20 June, after a grilling by the judges, it was our own team Commando who scooped the coveted top prize of South East Company of the Year 2013.
Choral Workshop - a first for Downe!
On the Saturday (29 June) of Founder’s Weekend, parents, girls, Old Seniors and colleagues have the opportunity not only to enjoy the wonderful music of Founder’s Weekend, but also to be part of it!
Mendelssohn “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
On Friday, 14 June, Junior Choral had the privilege of singing with Southern Sinfonia, a professional orchestra, under the baton of David Hill, one of the country’s most respected choral directors.
Alex shows jumping talent
Alex Somerville-Cotton has only just started competing on her horse, a lovely mare called Coucha. However she has shown real talent and bravery, happily going over challenging show jumping courses at 1m and 1m10.
Clare Balding awarded OBE
Broadcaster and journalist Clare Balding (DH 1988) has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, just a few weeks after she collected a special BAFTA award to recognise her on-screen contributions to the Olympic and Paralympic games.
Four UIV girls represented Downe House in a Sailing Regatta on Saturday, 18 May at Berkshire Sail Training Centre, Burghfield, near Reading.
Thorpe Park trip
Early Sunday morning, 55 UIV and LV headed out to Thorpe Park Although the weather at first wasn’t in their the favour the trip turned out to be really fun.
Marwell Activity Centre visit
Thirteen UIV girls had a day out at Marwell Activity Centre on Sunday, 9 June. They took part in the Aerial Adventure and Quad Biking.
Teachers take on the London Nightride
Four teaching staff, Tony Riddle (PE), Anne-Marie Gane (PE), Christina Pugsley (Biology) and Corinne Marsh (Music), took part in the London Nightride last night, cycling 100kms from Crystal Palace from 11.15pm.