Each year, Downe House hosts an array of events and workshops for younger pupils to give them and their teachers an experience of what life is like at Downe House. From orchestral fun days to sports masterclasses, there is an experience for pupils of all talents and abilities, with each day geared to towards complementing the curriculum in their own school, whichever path they have chosen to follow, PSB or Common Entrance.
“Great memories were made, great expectations were met and great ideas for the future were sown.”
Parent re Orchestra Fun Day
“The girls had an absolute blast!”
Jessie Humble, Head of PE, Glendower
“Year 6 were lucky enough to go to Downe House, for a fun sports masterclass outdoors. We learned lots of different techniques and it was such an entertaining and exciting day for us!”
Year 6 Student, Glendower Preparatory School
“It was such an immaculately organised day and the girls took so much from it and loved every second! Your teachers were fun, enthusiastic and full of energy!”
Nicole Thrower, Director of Drama and Productions, Fulham School
“The girls all came back having had great experiences and lots of fun. Thank you to all of your staff who obviously put in lots of effort to organise and make the day a success.”
Christina Chesworth, Head of PE, Thomas's Fulham
“We all really enjoyed it and the girls loved their activities, particularly the lacrosse.”
Anna Edgerton, Head of PE, Kitebrook
Now an established fixture in the musical year, our 2019 Orchestral Fun Day brought together over 200 young musicians from 20 schools with 75 girls from Downe House for an exciting day of music making. Read more about our annual October Orchestral Fun Day here.
Each Lent term, schools join forces with a team of Downe House drama and dance teachers for a day of acting, singing and dance workshops. The workshop has grown enormously in popularity and is filled far in advance. Our most recent Musical Theatre day had 127 girls from eight schools create a fantastic performance of Mary Poppins. Read more about it here.
For our annual Summer Term Sports Masterclass, a number of schools come to Downe House for a jam-packed active day filled with a rotation of sport skills sessions taught by our specialist coaches.
Towards the end of the summer holidays, we host our Lacrosse Development Camp open to all girls in Years 5, 6, 7 and 8 who want to learn the basics of the game or develop their skills. To book a place please don’t hesitate to get in touch here.
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