Pupil News

DOWNSIDE SPORTS SCHOLAR WINS SOMERSET CCC WRITING COMPETITION

Congratulations to one of our Fifth Form sport scholar and Somerset Pathway cricketers for winning Somerset CCC’s writing competition. The competition was held to celebrate the return of Test Cricket on free to air TV (Channel 4), in conjunction with Somerset County Sports. To be in with a chance of winning the coveted prize of […]

THE MICHAELMAS MATILDA ON BBC RADIO SOMERSET

In November 2020 two of our First Form pupils were interviewed – with librarian Ms Craig – by BBC Radio Somerset for the station’s ‘Story of Somerset’, as told through the county’s traditions and festivals. Radio presenter Charlie Taylor was interested in a new tradition that Downside started last year as part of National Poetry […]

TEAMBATH FUTURES: NETBALL

We are delighted to announce that Fifth Former Laila has gained a place at the TeamBath Futures Pathway for Netball. The pathway comprises Academy Development Centres across the South West that provide nearly 200 aspiring netballers, aged from 14 to 18, with top-class coaching and lifestyle and sports science support. Laila’s pathway application process started […]

MICHAELMAS MATILDA 2020

A new Downside tradition! Matilda told such Dreadful Lies, It made one Gasp and Stretch one’s Eyes; Her Aunt, who, from her Earliest Youth, Had kept a Strict Regard for Truth, Attempted to Believe Matilda: The effort very nearly killed her, And would have done so, had not She Discovered this Infirmity… Hilaire Belloc‘s cautionary […]