Welcome to Founder’s Weekend (Saturday 1 July and Sunday 2 July 2023) a weekend of outstanding sports, performances, productions and exhibitions, interspersed with opportunities to relax and enjoy time with family and friends in the beautiful School grounds.
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Alice (Lower Fifth)
This annual event brings the Downe House community together and provides a wonderful opportunity for the girls to showcase their many talents, and to compete for their House at Sports Day.
A highlight of the school calendar, this special event will take place on Saturday 1st July and Sunday 2nd July.
Rose (Lower Fifth)
The whole weekend starts with Sports Day when all the pupils have a chance to compete for and cheer on their House in the spirit of friendly competition! Parents are invited to come along and cheer on their daughter’s houses, as well as browse the House charity stalls in the Founder’s Fair, all located over on the Sports Field.
What then follows on the main School campus is a wonderful array of music and drama performances, sports matches, as well as a creative arts exhibition.
The Horsebox Coffee Company and The Ice Queens of Hove (ice creams) will be with us across the weekend at Sports Day on Saturday morning, and on the main campus from Saturday afternoon, and our Catering team will be providing delicious afternoon teas.
Once again, the large outdoor Founder’s Festival Screen will be located in the Cloisters area with plenty of outdoor seating for members of the school community.
This year, we’re trying to be more sustainable in our communication choices. Every performance will have a QR code which you can scan on your phone to read a full programme.
If you unable to attend Founder’s Weekend this year, we will be sharing a selection of photographs and recordings following the event, which we hope can be enjoyed by many, wherever you are around the world.
Thank you for your support and we hope you have a fabulous Founder’s Weekend. If you have any questions on the day, please do visit the Foundation Office Team at the Welcome and Information Desk in the Founder’s Festival Tent, outside the Murray Centre, who will be happy to help!
If you have any questions about your visit to Founder’s Weekend, please contact the Foundation Office by email: email@example.com or telephone +44(0)1635 204740.
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