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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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Fabulous performance of Aladdin by Lower School girls

Fifty girls from Remove and Lower Fourth took to the stage with confidence and enthusiasm to perform this year’s Lower School Production of ‘Aladdin’ under the expert direction of Head of Extra-Curricular Drama, Mrs Rebecca Watson.

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Insight into the life and times of an Equine Vet

Equestrian Captain, Honor organised an evening for girls interested in the equestrian world with top international FEI Equine Vet and Equine Sports Medicine Expert from Lambourn Equine Vets, Chris Elliot.

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Downe the Lens – meet the Tedworth Housemistress

In the second of our Downe the Lens series focusing on our fantastic team of Housestaff, we meet Tedworth Housemistress, Sarah Barnard.

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African twist for the Holcombe Fundraiser

Holcombe House has raised £5,000 for its international link charity, Open Arms Malawi, at its fabulous fundraising evening.

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新年快乐 Celebrating the Year of the Pig

To celebrate the Chinese New Year, the MFL Department organised a fantastic event in the Murray Centre as part of the ‘Our World Revealed’ series of events and lectures. Girls from all year groups enjoyed an evening of activities and a fabulous concert given by British rock band, Transition who aim to ‘create music that touches the soul in a fusion of eastern and western musical influences’, which the girls really enjoyed.

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Downe the Lens – our Housestaff in focus

In the first of our Downe the Lens series focusing on our fantastic team of Housestaff, we meet the AGN Housmistress, Sam Cartmell.

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Playing Around with Books

Upper School girls enrolled in the super-curricular Elective Programme have been investigating literature that manipulates the very physical characteristics of what we think of as books, exploring various highly experimental and indeed unique books.

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Oxford or Cambridge?

Girls who are aiming for a place at Oxford or Cambridge are given specialist support through the increasingly complex Oxbridge application process beginning with the launch of the Oxbridge Programme to the current Lower Sixth Form girls.

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