The privilege of being an Award Holder at Downe House unlocks access to a series of super-curricular and enrichment events designed to further stretch and challenge the most able girls. To kick off this year’s programme of events, the Enrolment of Scholars’ Dinner held on Friday 20 September 2019 brought together all the new Award Holders for 2019-20 from every age group and from all the disciplines – academic, sport, music, art, drama – to celebrate their achievements and wish them well on their journey of discovery.
Lower Sixth student and Academic Scholar, Jemima describes her evening,
“The evening started with drinks and tasty canapés as everyone arrived, with an opportunity for every girl to have their photo taken with their parents upon entering the Main Dining Room. We then sat at our tables and after an introduction by Mrs Kendrick who congratulated everyone on their achievements, we enjoyed a delicious meal.
Each Award Holder was invited individually to go up onto the stage and be presented with a certificate and a journal. I love the journal as it is something really special that I know I will keep forever and use to always remember my time at Downe House as a Scholar.
The highlight of the evening for me was the talk by Hannah Jones, a Downe House alumna, as she talked about not only her plethora of successes at School, from the lacrosse pitch to the stage, but also her successful career as a barrister. Her speech really did leave me inspired to just give everything a go.
It was a lovely evening that I thoroughly enjoyed and a great opportunity for everyone to come together with their parents and have their achievements and hard work recognised. I know that it would not have been possible without everyone working so hard behind the scenes, so I would just like to thank all those involved in organising the event and particularly the catering staff for making it such a fantastic evening for everyone.”Find out more about Scholarships and Awards at Downe House
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