Amazing Australia Day
Embracing and celebrating the diversity of Australia was the aim of Australia Day programme certainly delivered an incredible exploration of all things Australian from learning about its Great Barrier Reef and Aboriginal heritage to getting up close and personal with reptiles and making Anzac biscuits.
Happy Day at Downe!
Although of course we aim for every day at Downe to be a happy day, Happy Day is an annual event at Downe House, which is wholly organised and run by the Upper Sixth Seniors team.
Music Showcase raises £1000 for Christian Aid
An evening of orchestral and choral music held at St John’s Church in Newbury showcased the talents and musicianship of Downe House staff and pupils.
Confirmation at Downe House
Confirmation in the School Chapel brings one of the most rewarding moments in Downe House’s spiritual life and last week’s confirmation of thirteen girls was no exception.
A winning performance!
Congratulations to Remove Music Scholar, Olivia for winning the 11-14 Piano Category of Berkshire Young Musician of the Year 2018 competition.
Our Senior Choral crowned Barnardo’s National Senior Choir of the Year
Hitting the high notes, Senior Choral were crowned ‘Senior Choir of the Year’ at the finals of the Barnardo’s National Choral Competition held at the Royal Festival Hall in London yesterday (12 March). At the end of a day in which they competed against seven other school choirs, the 18 Downe House girls in Senior Choral were announced as winners to great applause, bringing their competition journey to a phenomenal conclusion.
Cathedral Evensong at Guildford Cathedral
Singing in a Cathedral is a wonderful opportunity for any choir and last week, Downe House Choral had the great privilege of singing Evensong as a visiting choir at Guildford Cathedral, accompanied by Head of Music, Melissa Chang who reports,
A way with words!
The winners of the Downe House Seniors' Association (DHSA) Short Story Competition won the amazing opportunity to take part in a writing workshop with Sophia Bennett, UK children's author, presenter and writing mentor, whose books include ‘Threads’, ‘The Look’ and ‘Following Ophelia’.
Insight into Medicine
Studying and Practising Medicine was the topic for the latest Oyster Society talk with the aim of helping girls considering a career in Medicine to make an informed choice.
A puzzling evening…
The latest event in the programme to challenge the Upper Fourth Academic Award Holders was a Puzzle Night, organised by Teacher of History and Politics and Outstandingly Able and Academic Enrichment Coordinator, Mr Ross Wise.
The Beauty of Boarding sees off the Beast from the East
The heavy snowfall this week has certainly been a challenge for schools and businesses all over the UK, but the nature of a full boarding school means that the show must go on!
Prep Schools rock ‘Beauty and the Beast’
The classic French fairy tale, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ was the popular theme of this year’s Day of Musical Theatre which was attended by 128 girls from nine Prep Schools.
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