School News

VE DAY 75TH ANNIVERSARY

The 75th anniversary of VE Day last Friday was particularly poignant. As well as a celebration of peace in the past, it also symbolised the coming together as virtual communities in the face of the current COVID-19 struggles. Again we pray for peace, albeit in a different form. Downsiders engaged wholeheartedly with a special programme […]

INVENTORS OF TOMORROW (PART 3)

Entrepreneurial spirit is something we embrace wholeheartedly at Downside. We support and encourage our pupils to challenge themselves and push the boundaries of creativity in whatever area they choose. One such pupil is Lower Sixth Former Teddy Isola. Before lockdown, Teddy was designing and building a self-propelled motorised snowboard for his A level Design and […]

SUPPORTING THE ELDERLY & CARE HOMES

This week the School community are focussing on the elderly and care homes as part of the St Teresa Community’s service programme. Following an email sent to fellow pupils from Lower Sixth Former Katharina Luetzenkirchen, pupils, their families and Downside staff are thinking of ways that they can support these vulnerable groups through service and […]

MAY MORNING MADRIGALS 2020

The first day of May usually sees members of the Downside Mixed Chamber Choir climb up to the top of the Roberts Tower for May Morning Madrigals. The Madrigals are a much-loved tradition at the School for welcoming in Spring. Despite lockdown, the choir certainly didn’t disappoint. Whilst not on site, they recorded their musical […]