Month of Service (October 2017)
Pupils and staff have taken part in a ‘Month of Service’ throughout October. During the course of the past few weeks, pupils have taken part in a range of activities to help others, ranging from leading art workshops for pupils of Fosseway School, to sanding refectory tables in Fr Michael’s workshop, and helping Fr James […]
Third Form Retreat
Each pupil at Downside is able to take part in a retreat at some stage during the academic year. On Wednesday 13th September, the Third Form enjoyed a retreat together. The pupils started at St Benedict’s Church, Stratton on the Fosse, before walking to the Plague Church, in Holcombe. The retreat was led by Dom […]
Tenebrae work with Downside singers!
Downside’s singers were thrilled to start the academic year working with the internationally acclaimed chamber choir, Tenebrae, and their director, Nigel Short. The Schola Cantorum had a one-hour workshop, during which Edward Bairstow’s Let all mortal flesh keep silence was covered. After supper, the Chamber Choir had a further hour and a half on William […]
The first full weekend of the Downside year is always great fun; the pupils are encouraged to take part in a range of activities and make new friends! A number of pupils travelled to the Cheddar Reservoir to take part in sailing, and there was rugby, football, cross-country and hockey on Saturday. Friendly fixtures took […]