On the final day of the Lent term 52 girls from the Remove to the U4 left for the Bay of Naples. Upon arriving in Italy we started our trip with a visit to Solfatara, an active crater part of the Campi Fleigrei supervolcano.
Palmer Society Repertory Choir Evensong
On Wednesday, 17 April, Repertory Choir sang a Choral Evensong in the School Chapel for the Palmer Society. The warm tone of Repertory Choir resonated through the Chapel and was much appreciated by our visitors.
Mongol Derby - World's Longest Horse Race
In August, James and Georgina Johnston are competing in the Mongol Derby, the world's longest horse race - 35 riders racing self-guided on semi-wild ponies for 1000km across the Mongolian steppes! - in order to raise money for the Radley Foundation Armed Forces Fund.
Stock Market Challenge
Last Tuesday, a group of five girls took part in the Stock Market Challenge at University of Southampton.
National Biathlon Championship Finals
On Sunday, 24 March, Charlotte clover competed in the National Finals of the Schools' Biathlon Championships (run and swim(.
Harry Potter Day
It has become a tradition that at the end of the Lent term, Downe undergoes a transformation for the day. As observed by a recent prospective parent “Harry Potter is very important to Downe Girls”.
Minority Instrument Scheme
At the start of this term, a number of girls in Lower School were offered the unique opportunity to have a series of free lessons on a number of ‘minority’ instruments. Girls in the Remove have risen to the challenge of learning the oboe and bassoon, viola, cello, double bass and harp, and the whole range of brass instruments in the hope of providing Downe’s orchestra of the future.
Music Competitions 2013
Over 130 competitors took part in this year’s Music Competitions, the finals of which took place on Sunday, 24 March.
House Dance Competition 2013
Victory again at the South West Lacrosse Tournament
U12 South West Lacrosse Champions
On Saturday, 19 March, the Downe House U12A Team travelled to St. Swithun’s in the pouring rain to take part in the South West Lacrosse Tournament.