Pupil News

Upper Sixth Retreat

On the 16th and 17th October the Upper Sixth Form had their annual retreat days at the Ammerdown Centre in Somerset. The retreat was led by the inspirational Dominican priest, Fr. Nicolas Crowe. Fr. Nicolas challenged the students to discover what they treasure in their lives and asked them to think about what would help […]

Downside Film, Photography and Animation Club

The Downside Film, Photography and Animation Club, run by Miss Cruden, our artist-in-residence, has produced truly incredible work this term. The group, comprising enthusiastic First and Second Form photographers, have undertaken workshops on studio lighting, composition and basic photo editing using Adobe Photoshop. Two Second Form animation aficionados have started work on their next film, Papercut, […]

Downside art trip to London

Last week Sixth Form art students headed to London for a research trip to the Tate Britain and Tate Modern. Artists such as Francis Bacon, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, and Stanley Spencer proved to be of particular interest to the students, at the Tate Britain. Following this, a relaxing boat ride down to Embankment, and the next […]

Warhammer Time!

Last Sunday saw the first all-out Warhammer battle for the War Gaming Society: an epic day of strategy, craft and carnage. This half of the term students, ranging from the First Form to the Upper Sixth, have been busy creating and honing their armies, in preparation for the battle. Warhammer is a tabletop miniature strategy […]