Happy Christmas from Downe House
Christmas at Downe House was made extra special this year with a sprinkling of snow over the last weekend of term – the School was looking magical and it was a great opportunity for the girls to indulge in the odd snowball fight and build some wonderful snowmen.
Quiz Night for the Academic Award Holders
Downe House Scholars play a key part in the life of the School, encouraging and inspiring others with their ability and enthusiasm for their chosen subject.
A puzzling day!!
The Remove were joined by boys and girls from Brockhurst and Marlston School as well as boys from Ludgrove School for a day of mathematical puzzles and games.
Christmas comes to PE!
Yesterday's Remove PE lesson took a turn for the festive and all girls attended wearing a Christmassy item of clothing.
Mufti Day supports The Tick Tock Club at Great Ormond Street Hospital
Today (Friday 8 December) the girls will be paying their pounds to wear their mufti (non-uniform) in support of The Tick Tock Club at Great Ormond Street Hospital. The Tick Tock Club was founded in 2006 and is funded solely by donations from companies, foundations and individuals who are all similarly dedicated to improving the healthcare of children in the UK.
Oyster Society focus on ‘Women in the Army – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow’
The latest Oyster Society talk was delivered by Ms Sian Thomas from British Army Recruitment who started with an overview of the history of women in the army before speaking about the many amazing career opportunities that the Army offers in areas such as engineering, military intelligence and medicine.
An Afternoon of Christmas Wreath Making
On Saturday 3 December, two girls from each house were invited to make a Christmas Wreath with a professional florist from Willow and Blooms.
From Downe to Disney
From Downe to Disney was the theme of this term’s Junior Medley Lecture given by the Présidente of Disneyland Paris and DH Alumna, Catherine Powell.
Music Award Holders’ Concert
The Music Award Holders from Lower Fourth , Lower Fifth and Lower Sixth delighted parents, staff and peers with a delightful evening of music.
Global School Exchange trip to Northern India
The latest in this year’s series of Global School Exchange trips saw two Downe House girls set off for India. Charlie and Charlotte, who are in the Upper Fifth and Lower Sixth respectively, stayed for a week with their Host Buddy, Diya and her wonderful family in Jalandhar followed by a week at Welham Girls’ School in Dehradun at the foot of the Himalayas.
Parent Power Top 50 for Downe House
Earlier this week we were very pleased to read the 25th edition of ‘Parent Power’ and learn that Downe House has been ranked in the top 50 of The Sunday Times Schools Guide 2018.
Michaelmas Concert enjoyed around the world
The aim of the annual Michaelmas Concert is to celebrate the considerable musical talent and enthusiasm for music of Downe House girls and this year’s Concert involved over 200 girls in a rich programme of music from Schubert to Snow Patrol in a variety of ensembles and choirs.
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