Pupil News

Pupil Book Reviews

Here are a selection of the book reviews written by pupils during January 2017.  Each review wins a ticket for a prize draw…the winner will receive an Easter Egg! Good luck to all involved.  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling My review is of the third Harry Potter book. I love […]

Flying Theatre Company visit Downside

On Tuesday, the Juniors and Third Form were entertained in our recently refurbished theatre by the Flying Theatre Company, which specializes in educational language drama. The production, entitled Bon Voyage was conducted entirely in French, incorporating vocabulary relevant to the KS3 and GCSE curriculum, including health, travel, sport, family, food and interests. The performance included […]

Inter-House Music Competition

The Inter-House Music Competition at Downside is always something that we look forward to; it is an entertaining evening and this year was no exception, with performances on harps, drums, piano and more, plus our resident cellists…we even experienced musical mime from the boys of Smythe House!  Best Soloist – Smythe House (Reggie Wu) Best […]

Fifth Form Retreat

Last week, Fr James led the Fifth Form Retreat, during which pupils were able to take time out of the everyday school life for a moment of calm reflection. Accompanied by pastoral staff, monks and members of the St Scholastica community, each house visited a different location for the overnight retreat: Roberts stayed at Nympsfield, […]