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Excellent advice from DH Alumna

Downe House Alumna, Jemima Atkins kindly returned to School in order to share her experiences and give advice to the Lower Sixth Form girls on preparing their CVs and job applications as part of the ongoing Interview Preparation Programme organised by the Higher Education Department.

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From Frederick II to Frank Kafka

The latest in a series of global enrichment days for Remove, Germany Day provided the girls and their guests from Elstree, Papplewick and Ludgrove a fantastic opportunity to gain a better understanding of Germany’s culture, language, history and literature, past and present.

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From Factory to Dream Factory

Author of seven books including The Great British Dream Factory, journalist and TV presenter, Dr Dominic Sandbrook delivered this term’s Senior Medley Lecture.

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National Schools Lacrosse Championships

The prestigious National Schools Lacrosse Championships hold a special place in the hearts of all lacrosse players and are the highlight of the game's calendar.

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Facing your fears and inspiring others

There is an inspiring story behind the recent Mufti Day in aid of the Psoriasis Association of how one girl faced her fears and inspired everyone at Downe House to act.

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Exchange students have a taste of British boarding

During the Lent Term, we were delighted to welcome six Global Exchange students from our partner schools in Australia, Netherlands and China.

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Downe House wins Barnardo’s Choral Competition for the second year running!

Not just one winning choir but two! To the whole School’s delight, Polyphonix has won the national Barnardo’s Choral Competition held at London’s Royal Festival Hall making it the second year in a row that a Downe House choir has won the prestigious competition.

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Let’s go fly a kite...

The Day of Musical Theatre brought 127 girls from eight prep schools together with a team of Downe House drama and dance teachers for a day of acting, singing and dance workshops culminating in a 'practically perfect in every way’ performance of the musical, ‘Mary Poppins’ in front of a packed audience of parents and staff.

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Global Exchange – Opportunity of a Lifetime

Every year, girls in the Fifth Form are offered the amazing opportunity to take part in the Global Schools’ Exchange Programme, organised by the Higher Education and Global Initiatives Department. Parents and their daughters in the Upper Fourth attended a launch event to find out more about the Programme.

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A chance to visit Washington DC

Over the Long Exeat, a group of Politics students travelled to visit the seat of US government, Washington DC, to see the sights of the American capital for themselves and to prepare for studying America’s political system in the second year of the A Level Politics course.

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Sporting legend visits Downe House

Downe House welcomed a sporting legend to give a talk in the Performing Arts Centre this week. Girls and staff were enthralled by former England and Arsenal FC Captain, Tony Adams MBE, who talked candidly about his challenges with addiction and recovery and what led him to become involved with the Sporting Chance Charity.

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House Music rocks the Farr Centre!

In this year’s spectacular House Music competition which involved hundreds of girls across the year groups, each House presented a programme of music starting with a soloist followed by an instrumental ensemble, a vocal ensemble and finishing with the House Choir.

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