Pupil News

ETHAN’S RUGBY PATHWAY

May 2019 Sport at Downside School in Somerset continues to go from strength to strength, for both the boys and girls teams. Pupils’ discipline, humility, tenacity and teamwork on and off the pitch is evident in everything that they do. One such pupil is Sports Scholar Ethan Morgan who lives for rugby and has recently […]

DOWNSIDE SCHOOL CONCERTO COMPETITION

May 2019 From Bach to Haydn, Strauss to Mendelssohn, last Sunday’s Concerto Competition showcased some of the fine young musical talent we are lucky to have at Downside School. It was a pleasure to welcome back Miss Gillian Oswell to adjudicate this year’s competition, who has the unenviable job of choosing between five highly polished […]

TEN TORS 2019

May 2019 Last weekend, 12 Fourth Form pupils successfully completed the gruelling Ten Tors Challenge in the South West of England. They committed to a tough training schedule through the School year, learning navigation, teamwork, emergency procedures and camping skills. The training took them to the wilds of Dartmoor in the winter where they were […]

THE INVENTORS OF TOMORROW: PART II

May 2019 Next in our Downside Inventors of Tomorrow series, celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit of young people, Fifth Former Seb has designed and built his own electric guitar as part of his GCSE DT course. Traditionally, many guitarists use effects (‘pedals’) to change the sound of their guitar in the form of small boxes that […]