Friday 5 June
We’re so proud of Sixth Former Emily who has been putting her time, and her Leiths skills, to very good use by helping to prepare and deliver food to those in need in her local community. Well done, Emily. We’re very proud of you!
Wednesday 4 June
With DH Sport special guests Lucy Fowler, Senior Assistant to the Chair, Premier Team Promotions, Sophy Coombes-Roberts, Senior Account Manager, Pitch Marketing and Claire Thomas, Assistant Producer, Sky Sports. Together they share some of the amazing ways to be involved in sport professionally, and how the skills they have picked up as athlete have proven invaluable to their work.WATCH
Monday 1 June
We’re into June and we’re looking forward to the second half of a Digital Downe House term after a sunny (at least in the UK!) half term. Happy to see that Tedworth’s greenery is looking particularly lovely!
Thursday 28 March
You can read more about what the Eco-Committee are up to, as well as the actions being taken around School to help make us more eco-friendly, by reading their newsletter here.
Monday 25 May
Go Go Go! It’s half term and our Downe House Global Ambassador team launch their fundraising ‘Round the World Relay’ for the International Rescue Committee charity, helping poorer countries battle the COVID-19 outbreak. Please support them if you can.DISCOVER
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🌎 Global Ambassador’s charity appeal to help fight the coronavirus and rescue lives worldwide. Supporting @rescueorg . “The COVID-19 pandemic poses a grave threat to refugees and displaced people. People living in countries where conflict and crisis have weakened health systems and shut down medical facilities are at increased risk from COVID-19, e.g. just 11 ventilators are available for Burkina Faso’s population of 20.9 million. 🏃🏽♀️🏃♀️🏃🏿♀️🏃🏻♀️🏃🏼♀️🏃🏾♀️ Our team of 10 global ambassadors and 4 staff are running/cycling/walking a charity relay race from various parts of the world over 2 weeks covering 100 kilometres amongst themselves. 💛 We sincerely hope you will support their endeavour on their Justgiving page – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/poppy-penney?newPage=True
Sunday 24 May
Two Green Men, Kevin and Jeff, have collaborated and have had a number of wristbands made in aid of the NHS. If you would like to support this initiative, please do click on this link and the wristbands will be sent to your home.
Saturday 23 May
We have been overwhelmed by the good news stories of compassion and creativity within our School community during Covid-19. Here are just twelve examples of how girls and their families, staff and alumnae around the globe continue to support charities at a local, national and international level in wonderful ways… from current students to a nonagenarian alumna!DISCOVER
Friday 22 May
Our IT team have been 3D printing more face shields for a local Newbury care home and a charity.DISCOVER
Thursday 21 May
Dr Neda Hasan (DH 2008), a respiratory doctor at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, shares stories from the frontline against the virus. We’ve been blown away reading them.DISCOVER
Wednesday 20 May
Our fourth guest speaker in the DH Sport talk series is Sarah-Jane Perry, squash player, British number 1, World number 6, two-time British Champion, World Team Champion and Commonwealth Games silver medallist. Sarah-Jane gave an insightful talk about how recognising your own strengths and those of others can help you realise your potential.WATCH
Tuesday 19 May
Our Junior lacrosse club, run by Lacrosse captain Fran, has proved a great hit with girls in the younger years.
Junior #lacrosse 🥍 club is under way, led by new School Lacrosse captain Fran. During the weekly sessions the girls have been focusing on defensive footwork, agility and wrist strengthening. @DHSixthForm your girls are incredible role models! #GoDHGirls @DowneHouse @englacrosse pic.twitter.com/60yWtBJwRf
— Downe House Sport (@DHSport1) May 19, 2020
Monday 18 May
A couple of weeks ago Dr Mike Skinner (husband of our own Dr Judith Skinner) was kind enough to do a Q&A session with both Upper Sixth groups before they left. He is a world-renowned virologist and has done a number of interviews for various papers recently on Covid 19 including with the BBC Science Focus magazine.
The girls asked some very interesting questions that fell into three areas: the biology of the virus (its emergence and differing effects on humans), the impact of the pandemic and differing responses to it, and vaccine development and application.
Today, Dr Mike Skinner very kindly hosted two further Q&A sessions for the Upper Fifth bridging lessons.
Thoughtful, stimulating questions from all of the students. They demonstrated keen, mature curiosity about viruses (building on the excellent background covered in class lessons), which will serve them well as they make their way into a post-COVID-19 world.
Dr Mike Skinner
Sunday 17 May
This weekend we were challenged to a virtual 3km race by Cheltenham College. Whilst we took on their girls, Radley took on their boys. The race lasted from 6am Friday 15 May until 6pm today and we were delighted to hear that over 50 girls and over 40 staff took part, and that Downe House won overall!
Here’s a look at some of the staff entries:
The #3km #virtualrace vs @CheltColSport @CheltCollege is over. A huge well done to everyone who took part. #GoDHGirls. The results are being totted up as we speak, but whilst we wait for the announcement, enjoy this little video #DHStaffTeam #Community @DowneHouse pic.twitter.com/nZ8D0y4ZCc
— Downe House Sport (@DHSport1) May 17, 2020
The winning girls:
Congratulations to our medalist’s from this weekend’s fixture:
U14 🥇Issy (LIV) 🥈Cecelia (UIV)
U16 🥇 Jessica (LV) 🥈Lucinda (UV)
U18 🥇Anna (UVI) 🥈Sasha (LVI)
Overall 🥇Jessica (LV) 🥈Anna (UVI) 🥉Issy (LIV)#GoDHGirls #runners @DHAisholt @DHTedworth @HolcombeDH @DowneHouse pic.twitter.com/DTugCw4MXr
— Downe House Sport (@DHSport1) May 17, 2020
To complement this event we set up a Downe House Families 3km virtual race running throughout the whole weekend. It was open to mums, dads, brothers and sisters. A huge well done to everyone who took part. Prizes are on their way to category winners!
It wasn’t just our staff and girls who were running this weekend. We had a 3km race for our wonderful @DowneHouse families. Thank you to everyone who took part, it was lovely to have so many of you involved. Congratulations to our winners Mrs Slack, Mr Wood, Robert and Arabella👏🏼 pic.twitter.com/CspC6gP1bT
— Downe House Sport (@DHSport1) May 18, 2020
Sunday 17 May
Our Sunday Service was broadcasted live and it was our first virtual Communion. We were delighted to welcome the Venerable Liz Adekunle, Archdeacon of Hackney, preaching for us. Liz spoke at our Founder’s Weekend service last year and you might also recognise her from BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day.
Saturday 16 May
The next episode in the DH LINKS Vodcast series is here. Thank you to our guests, Emily Pullan (DH 2009), Libby Brewin (DH 2008), Clare Ratnage (DH 2002), Elle Manners (DH 2012) and of course our fantastic host Rosie Tapner (DH 2014). Rosie interviews these four impressive women, who work in very different job roles in the Medicine and Healthcare profession. Enjoy!WATCH
Wednesday 13 May
DH Sport hosted their third guest speaker as part of our Wednesday Sport Talk Series. Hannah Thurston is an England and Duke University lacrose player, U19 World bronze medallist, U20 European gold medallist and All-World Team player. Over 200 people tuned in to listen to her fascinating talk about how she developed a love for the game and how it gave her opportunities as well as challenges. After the talk Hannah did her best to answer as many of the 150 questions asked as possible. You can watch the talk and Q & A back here.WATCH
Wednesday 13 May
Although school exchanges are temporarily on hold, our exchange ambassadors have been quick to reach out to our partner schools around the world with messages, letters, diaries and photos to share their own experiences of their adjusted way of life. Although we cannot physically visit, we are still learning and still connecting across the world. You can read the girls’ messages to our partner schools here.DISCOVER
Tuesday 12 May
We were delighted to welcome Graham Kitchener, an English professional rugby player, who gave a live talk and took a Q & A on the demands of professional sport. Huge thanks to Downe House Sport for organising such a special event.WATCH
Thursday 7 May
A beautiful end to the day and a very special one as our resident community joined together to clap, cheer and bang their makeshift drums for key workers, and to mark the start of the VE Day weekend. A special thank you from the McKendrick family – they send the DH community here in the UK and across the globe their good wishes.
Thursday 7 May
When we moved School online, Arella in Upper Sixth was disappointed that her mufti day in aid of Kangemi Church School Kindergarten would have to be cancelled. But there’s always a way! She worked hard to organise the first ever Downe House virtual mufti day.
The theme was ‘wacky fancy dress’ and the money raised will support a kindergarten that Arella, who lives in Kenya, volunteers at which is based in the slums of Nairobi. The money will go towards vital education resources like pens and paper as well as sanitation like clean water and toilets.
Arella said: “Dress up in your craziest outfit… anything that you can find in the house, and take a photo! The money will go a really long way and will make a huge difference to their lives so thank you in advance.”
Wednesday 13 May update
Wow! After Arella’s virtual mufti day last Thursday we are absolutely delighted to see that as a School community we have helped raise over £1000 for Kangemi Church School Kindergarten – double Arella’s target! It’s not too late to give. Thank you to everyone who has supported!SUPPORT
Wednesday 6 May
We had two really terrific events for the School community today.
DH Sport hosted GB Rower and two-time Olympian, Louisa Reeve. It was a fascinating insight into Louisa’s life as a professional rower and what she has achieved since her retirement.
DH LINKS ran a live insight into Women in Politics with an impressive panel of guests including the MPs for Newbury, Stafford and Ynys Môn as well as a current politics student and Harriet Finney, Director of External Affairs for the British Film Institute who works on policy and lobbying for the creative industries and is currently running the Covid-10 Film & TV Taskforce for the government.WATCH
Tuesday 5 May
The Music department have been working hard to set up the Virtual Music School. There is plenty going on including:
Dr Exon took our the School’s first ever virtual choir rehearsal on Zoom. Nearly 50 people attended to get involved with singing, from girls to staff to parents – it was a wonderful, if rather unusual, moment.
Our first Virtual Choir rehearsal @DowneHouse today led by our Director of Music @CharlotteExon with nearly 50 people logged in! It was certainly a different choral experience – and a moving one! #DHVirtualChoir #Nothingstopsussinging #ChoiroftheYear pic.twitter.com/4iAcQv67ne
— Downe House Music (@DowneHouseMusic) May 6, 2020
A particular highlight is the Weekly Fun Music Challenge. Every Monday the Music department post a challenge and accept entries until Friday, with the winner announced on Saturday. Dr Exon introduced the first challenge…
Get your glasses, saucepans and vacuum cleaners out! Our Virtual Music School’s Weekly Fun Music Challenge has gone LIVE! What has Dr Exon challenged us to? @CharlotteExon @DowneHouse #DHVMSFunChallenge #musictransforminglivesvirtually pic.twitter.com/kd6zzvmvqN
— Downe House Music (@DowneHouseMusic) May 4, 2020
And we saw plenty of impressive entries including…
Wow! When you set a @DowneHouse musician a challenge, don’t they go for it? Our first entry into our Weekly Fun Music Challenge! This is amazing! Well done Antonia and Olivia! @HolcombeDH #DHVMSFunChallenge #musictransforminglivesvirtually pic.twitter.com/c9Vtc8ZUpT
— Downe House Music (@DowneHouseMusic) May 5, 2020
Symphony for Vacuum Cleaner! This WILL brighten your day! Mr Lambert’s entry into our @DowneHouseMusic Weekly Fun Music Challenge! Bravo Mr Lambert! @DowneHouse @KintburyMusic
— Downe House Music (@DowneHouseMusic) May 6, 2020
Monday 4 May
“It is very rare in our lives that we are given the gift of time to explore interests and develop our knowledge without the pressure of examinations or assessments.”
We’ve launched an incredible opportunity for our outgoing Upper Sixth. Girls can sign up to courses and sessions on everything from French literature to personal finance to self defence. Not the end of the year they hoped for but we are determined to make them feel special. At a glance:
Sunday 3 May
We were delighted to hear back from OSCAR Foundation in response to our fundraising effort for their emergency appeal. You can still support the OSCAR Foundation’s work here.support
& a huge thank you to our friends at @OSCAR_fdn UK Tour host schools for sticking with us through these very dark days, 🙏@MarlboroughCol @DowneHouse, @HeathfieldAscot, @Eton_College, @BradfieldCol, @beaudesertpark https://t.co/Z884mrNZxU £15 feeds a family of 5 for 15 days pic.twitter.com/VbK8HMyFkU
— OSCAR International (@OscarUKTour) May 3, 2020
Saturday 3 May
We hope that wherever you were over the weekend, the sun was shining. The Sport department certainly encouraged us to get outside and make the most of it by challenging the whole School community to collectively travel from Land’s End to John o’ Groats. We managed it and even did over 300km extra! Well done to everyone who took part!
Thursday 30 April
This evening at 8pm, twenty resident families carefully gathered at a safe distance around the cloisters to Clap for Carers whilst our Chaplain rang the Chapel bell. The cloisters have always been a prominent feature of our archive photos and this will certainly be a School memory to hold on to.
Wednesday 29 April
DH Sport hosted the first of their weekly Sport talk series which will take place on Wednesday afternoons. We were delighted to welcome Dr Eleanor Gaastra, Wales lacrosse captain and Specialist Registrar in Anaesthetics tho gave a live talk and answered a Q & A about the challenges and rewards of balancing sport, academics and life. During Covid-19, Eleanor has a incredible and emotional insight into life on the front line and we thank her so much for giving us her time. You can watch the event back here.WATCH
Sunday 26 April
A huge well done to everyone who has taken part in the 2.6 challenge. Today would have been the day of the London Marathon and the challenge was to think of an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26. We saw staff and girls doing everything from running, walking and cycling to trampolining, nerf gun shooting and staircase climbing the equivalent of Scafell pike!
Friday 24 April
We’ve been hearing so many stories from within our alumnae community about our very own NHS heroes working on the frontline. It was great to see so many of our School community engaging and tagging their own NHS heroes.
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We want to share the stories of some of our incredible alumnae who are working on the front line in the fight against COVID-19. Let’s celebrate the incredibly brave, compassionate and selfless work they’re doing. 📩 We promise to share any stories and news we receive so NOMINATE YOUR HEROES and TAG YOUR FRIENDS below or dm @dh_links to tell us news. 👏 At 8pm tonight during the #clapfortheNHS maybe you could join us in honouring these brave women alongside the other heroes you know in your life. ❤️ There are so many heroes out there doing their bit, not just in the NHS, and we’d love to hear about them all. Please do nominate your heroes and dm @dh_links. ☀️ Heroes: ☀️ Emily Pullan (DH 2009) A midwife in London . Rachel Clydesmuir (Colville DH 2001) Working in a psychiatry inpatient hospital . Vivian Li (DH 2011) A Senior House Officer in Acute Medicine . Jen Mae Low (DH 2009) A Junior Doctor in Intensive Care . Camila Day (DH 2001) She is pregnant so working from home supporting all her trainees via email with issues such as PPE . Shivani Singh (DH 2015) A second year dental student . Jessie Robinson (DH 2014) A physiotherapist . Lucy Brain (DH 2001) A GP who still holds the Downe House 100m record! . Anon. A general surgeon who has been redeployed and is working nights in ITU. . #NHSheroes #DHheroes
Thursday 23 April
DH LINKS have launched a series of vodcasts. Our special guests for the first episode are Rosie Tapner (DH 2014), Charlotte Agnew (DH 2006), Emily Scott (DH 2008) and Minty Farquhar (DH 2009). All of whom work or are involved in the world of horse racing or eventing. Traditionally, Downe House would offer a small gift of thanks to any ‘visiting’ speakers. Rather than receive a gift, our four wonderful alumnae have chosen to support the National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus Appeal. We thank Rosie, Emily, Minty and Charlotte for their time and expertise.
“Needless to say, the four of us are hugely disappointed by the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic is having on our various lines of work, but of course there is a greater cause to be fought at the moment and the British racing and eventing industries remain primarily focused on supporting the national effort, maintaining social distancing restrictions and taking care of their people and horses.” Minty Farquhar (DH 2009)watch
Wednesday 22 April
It’s the start of a new, and very different, term but we’re excited to get going. We began Summer term with a Whole School Assembly in which Mrs McKendrick spoke to us about the importance of staying outward looking.
Tuesday 21 April
We’re so proud of Airlie, Alice, Cecilia and alumna, Milly for encouraging us to be outward looking during isolation. We’ve heard from the Oscar Foundation about the extreme challenges facing the families and young people they work with from low-income communities in India during lockdown. They have set up an emergency appeal to help get basic food and provisions to those most desperately in need. Please consider giving if you are able; £1 can feed a family of five for a day, so any donations can make a huge difference.
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@oscar_foundation need our help! We’ve heard from @oscar_foundation about the extreme challenges facing the families and young people they work with from low-income communities in India during lockdown. ⚽ We were proud to welcome and host their U17 girls football team in October 2018 and our girls have put together a video to encourage us to support their emergency COVID-19 appeal. Even just £1 can feed a family of five for a day. Together we can really make a difference. ❤️ Link in bio . @dh_links @oscarint2020
Friday 17 April
Bella in Lower Sixth has been busy painting Happy Rocks for Heroes over Easter, leaving these little positive messages along the new path from Hermitage to Hampstead Norreys. She would love the local community to get involved:
I have painted a few rocks and put them along a woodland path near us to brighten people’s day. It would be great if you could help to share the love and find a rock, paint it, make a donation of £5 or more to the NHS and nominate someone to do the same. You can either keep it, or leave it somewhere near you for others to find and enjoy. I would love to see lots of Happy Rocks along footpaths and will keep painting them too!
Well done Bella, we’re proud of you!
Wednesday 15 April
We were delighted to hear that we have achieved the Eco-School’s Bronze Award. Led by our Eco-Committee (the DECOs) and Mrs Phillips-Morgan, we have begun to assess our environmental impact as a School community and implement positive changes. You can read more news from our Eco-Committee here.DISCOVER
Sunday 12 April
Hello and a very happy Easter to you and your family and friends. May you know God’s peace wherever you are and however you are feeling this day.
The woods around Downe House are bursting with blossom and bees and birdsong. Spring is here! May you experience the hope of new life with you now.
Can I invite you to listen to a short reflective Easter service and be blessed.
Once again a huge thank you to Prima Voce for singing “Look At the World” by John Rutter. This beautiful hymn celebrates the gift of creation and was performed in October at Reading Minister for the Judicial Service in which the choir was invited to lead worship by the High Sheriff of Berkshire. Many thanks to Miss Holmes, Dr Alexander and Mr Lambert. A special thanks also goes to Miss Holmes’ and Dr Exon’s fathers for singing. Finally, I would like to congratulate Dr Exon for inspiring the choir with such passion and putting this beautiful piece together for us for Easter Sunday.
God bless you this Easter and always,
Revd Anthea Platt
Tuesday 7 April
Our Head of Modern Languages, Mrs Jane Basnett is incredibly active sharing her expertise in education technology and remote learning. She recently led a webinar for 100 teachers from the UK and abroad on how to collaborate on Microsoft Teams. She demonstrated how Downe House departments collaborate through Teams to learn from each other’s work as well as showing how easy it is to set up assignments so that as a teacher you can keep abreast of how students are engaging with the assignments and collect grades which provide great insight into student progress. Mrs Basnett said:
The meeting was really positive and most people stayed at the end for another 45 minutes of Q & A! I have been asked to lead another webinar on Monday, again for the Association of Language Learners.
We’re delighted to have Downe House heroes like Mrs Basnett leading the way in sharing good practice!
Monday 6 April
Although the holidays are certainly a time to relax and enjoy family time, we thought that, with the current restrictions on movement and many normal holidays and holiday pursuits cancelled, some of the girls may enjoy having some activities on offer to dip into over the Easter break. A whole range of staff from around School volunteered to run sessions and we have been able to put together a virtual holiday club programme for the girls and their families. Some sessions are live; some are recorded and they cover everything from workouts to cooking, to book clubs, to computing and crafts and much more besides. Girls can sign up to any activities that are of interest.
Friday 3 April
Our IT team are supporting front line heroes by 3D printing face shields which will provide much-needed personal protection for NHS Staff.
These are the first five shields. The shields for these ones are made out of laminated empty polly pockets!
Members of the Remove and LIV have received an email from the Foundation Office asking them if they would like to make a gift (create a piece of Art, write a letter, make a card or anything similar) for some of our older alumnae who we know live on their own. It could be on the theme of Easter or it could reflect something of life at Downe House now, for example. Anything that would cheer them up and ensure that they know that the School community is thinking of them would be hugely valued. Girls can post these to Mrs McKendrick at Schools and she will arrange for them to be sent on.
Friday 27 March
Downe House Sport were quick to adapt to online teaching and learning, putting challenges and work outs in place as well as setting girls the challenge of maintaining their own sport diary. The girls record and share their diaries on OneNote which means they can record in a whole range of creative ways: from producing TikTok videos with friends to writing out their workout routine to sharing images of working on their skills.
Miss Quarterman, Assistant Director of Sport, explained the benefits of teaching sport remotely which both the girls and staff are learning:
You can see the girls understanding the importance of physical activity – it’s not just a lesson in the timetable but a way to stay healthy and relieve stress. Not to mention it’s the perfect chance to work on theory skills, by watching video and annotating images.
Check out some of the inventive sports diary entries below!
— Downe House Sport (@DHSport1) March 26, 2020
— Downe House Sport (@DHSport1) March 21, 2020
— Downe House Sport (@DHSport1) March 23, 2020
Our 1st Lacrosse team created something special for the #PassItOnChallenge. Enjoy!
— Downe House Sport (@DHSport1) March 31, 2020
Sport are setting weekly challenges on Instagram for the whole School community and it’s been great watching students, staff, alumnae and parents all getting involved! First off was the ‘eyes closed tree pose’. Watch all the challenges so far here!DISCOVER
Friday 27 March
Remote learning hasn’t hindered our ICT lessons as Lower Fourth girls learned a new language… HTML! Not to mention they’ve been using their problem-solving skills to code together.
Thursday 26 March
Who said that science experiments have to stop?
A busy day in Biology spent filming experiments for the girls to access via Teams; making yoghurt for the LV Food Production module and showing Remove girls the need for chlorophyll in photosynthesis.
Friday 27 March
Cookery lessons continue as girls can make full use of their kitchens at home. From lunchtime challenges to baking, the girls have showed us their delicious results!
Thursday 26 March
The Library has been busy updating the Book of the Week and sending girls relevant reading lists. We definitely can’t complain that we’re short of reading recommendations!
Not to mention that, in conjunction with the English Department and in celebration of Shakespeare’s birthday on 23 April, they are running a monologue competition. Girls can submit a recording of a Shakespeare monologue of their choice. After the first round, homemade props and supporting actors can be included!
Mrs Hill, Learning Resources Manager, also pointed us all towards The Internet Archive, a non-profit organisation in the USA that has removed limitations on access to its comprehensive library of digitised books and other materials donated by libraries and universities around the world. They have launched what they are calling The National Emergency Library where you can now borrow digital copies of more than a million books for free. It’s easy to sign up right here.DISCOVER
Thursday 26 March
It’s a challenging time for everyone, and we’ve loved seeing staff onsite and offsite stay connected, whether it’s pulling pranks or baking bread!
We had a very busy day in Aisholt yesterday checking in with all of our girls all over the world via Teams video chat! Mrs Masters had a well deserved nap on the common room sofas… #LittleDidSheKnow #LockDOWNEFun pic.twitter.com/NmyiNYLexs
— Aisholt (@DHAisholt) March 26, 2020
Wednesday 25 March
It’s truly inspiration seeing how every subject is being taught online. Girls have been learning to use new Sketchbook software for one point perspectives in Design and Technology. In Art, girls have been drawing cacti and taking part in other challenges. A particular highlight was welcoming a new member to the Art Department team. Mrs Keeling’s rabbit, Gilbert, sat and posed for the Lower Fourth’s art lesson!
Tuesday 24 March
After we made the decision to close the School, the Catering team gathered all our perishable food and donated it to vulnerable and self-isolating families in our surrounding villages. We got a message that seven families living in self-isolation received donations on the very first evening with more to follow.
Monday 23 March
The amazing stats say it all about our quick adapting to remote learning: on Monday 23 March alone, staff and pupils took part in 751 meetings on Microsoft Teams.
Friday 20 March
We started seeing amazing examples of teaching and learning remotely, including a drama lesson by Mrs Richardson in an empty drama studio as well as intercontinental tutorials and PE lessons!
Thursday 19 and Friday 20 March
With a combination of remote and classroom teaching, and saying goodbyes to girls going home, Downe House Music brought the School community together for some music. On Thursday, Prima Voce came together for a final concert in the Chapel which was shared online as a virtual musical gift for the isolated, ill, elderly, or lonely. On Friday at midday after the students had departed, the Music staff plus a few extras came together to form a jazz band to play for the staff in a moment of wonderful solidarity and celebration.
Sent this – have a listen – so lovely!!
Shall we have a choral classic every day? Send me your choir singing!!
3 minutes calm every night – to go with my choral classic on @ClassicFM every Sunday morning. https://t.co/u2nq7ytmp7
— Aled Jones (@realaled) March 19, 2020
The girls may have gone home but the staff are here to celebrate our solidarity and sense of community. Thank you @DowneHouseMusic for providing us with such an uplifting Murray Music Moment 💪🤛💃🏻🎼🎹🥁🎻🎷🎺🎸 pic.twitter.com/QbvPV4HEA4
— Downe House School (@DowneHouse) March 20, 2020