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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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Coasteering at Durdle Door

On Sunday, 7th November, the AGN and Holcombe girls, accompanied by Miss Jenny Pinder and Mrs Charlotte Jones, set off bright and early to drive down to the beautiful Jurassic Coast at Durdle Door in Dorset. They were met by their instructors for a day’s Coasteering (sea cliff traversing with jumps into the sea)

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LVI Study Trip to Nice 21-26 October 2010

On Thursday 21st October ten LVI girls departed for Nice, accompanied by Mme Redoutet and Mme Westacott. The girls stayed in pairs in the host families and then travelled in to Azurlingua’s school via public transport every day

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Wellington College versus Downe House Debate

On Wednesday, 3 November, a debating team consisting of Lily Lower, Sophie Kinloch and Mrs Victoria Ryan, with some loyal supporters, made their way through the great gate at Wellington College to engage the enemy in battle and defend our own Will Shakespeare.

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Twins reach great heights for Charities

For Georgina Revell (AGS) and her twin brother, Alastair, it really was a summer holiday to remember after they climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and raised nearly £20,000 for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity and Afghan Connection!

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Certamen Ciceronianum Arpinas

The Great British team? Eleanor Showering and Isobel Nicholson, Downe House School. The challenge? To translate a paragraph of Cicero, the greatest of the Roman orators, into fluid English and to write a commentary. The time? Five hours.

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The Willis/Maru-a-Pula School Exchange Link

Over the past three years Willis has developed an exchange link with Maru-a-Pula School in Botswana.

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Head of Art welcomed back for lecture

Downe House was honoured to welcome back Robin Child on June 17 to give a lecture to current pupils, Downe House Old Girls, parents, visitors and staff.

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From End to End

Mrs Julia Hodkinson, mother of Sarah in AGN, cycled from John O’Groats to Land’s End in support of AGN’s link school in Kenya, Mungano.

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National Youth Theatre - Downe House Success!

Alice Kirk, Rebecca Speare-Cole and Antonia Clarke – recently gained places in the prestigious National Youth Theatre

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