Fantastic send-off for our Leavers!

Leavers’ Day is cause for huge celebrations at Downe House from the final assembly and procession led by a piper to a farewell lunch and the Leavers’ Ball.

4 July 2019

In the Leavers’ Assembly one of our alumnae, Georgina Hilton (DH 2009) spoke to the girls about her journey since leaving School to become an Auctioneer for Christie’s Hong Kong and encouraged everyone to make the most of any opportunity that comes their way. The prize giving ceremony celebrated achievements and success in all fields and across the yeargroups and the Olive Willis Award for overall contribution to School life went to Kirsty Depledge. All the leavers and their parents joined the procession through the grounds to Chapel, led by a piper. After the Leavers’ Service and drinks on the terrace, everyone enjoyed a delicious lunch thanks to the Downe House Catering Department. The much-anticipated ‘Confetti Moment’ orchestrated by our amazing AV Department was a huge success with plenty of photo opportunities for all.

The celebrations continued into the evening as girls travelled to London for the Leavers’ Ball at the Westminster Boating Base where they enjoyed a three-course dinner with dancing afterwards.

Assistant Head, Mrs Michelle Scott said, “We wish all of our leavers every success in their future – it has been a privilege to know them all and to have been part of their lives for so long. Now they join our global alumnae community and we hope that they will keep in touch with us and with one another – once a Downe House girl, always a Downe House girl! I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of the support staff who worked so hard behind the scenes to make Leavers’ Day such a success.”

View the photos from Leavers’ Day here
Leavers Day 2019

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