House News

LETTERS OF HOPE

During our Month of Service, the Houses have opted for a variety of different Acts of Service. The Caverel girls are writing ‘Letters of Hope’ to OG keyworkers – including education and healthcare professionals – to express their gratitude and support for the work our alumni have been doing during the pandemic. Here are some […]

INTER-HOUSE MUSIC COMPETITION – MICHAELMAS TERM 2020

The Downside Inter-House Music Competition has always been a hotly-contested event – and the 2020 event, based on colours, was no different. First and Second Forms – blue Isabella triumphed with How Far I’ll Go from the film Moana. Caverel performed admirably with Mr Blue Sky, and Powell’s pirate fiesta Drunken Sailor was a hoot. […]

THE DOWNSIDE CHRISTMAS DASH 2020

The Downside Christmas Dash is one of our more unusual School traditions, and one of the most popular Inter-House events of the year. Each House has runners that complete a course in staggered intervals and an eater who has to eat a combination of foods as quickly as possible including chocolate-covered sprouts and cheese crackers. […]

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 […]