Pupil News

Concerto Competition 2018

Downside pupils took part in the 2018 Concerto Competition, on Sunday evening. The annual event is a real highlight in the musical calendar at Downside, with impressive performances from our talented musicians.  Director of Music, Julian McNamara, was pleased to welcome Gillian Oswell as adjudicator for the competition, and the panel enjoyed performances from the […]

Ten Tors 2018

We’re pleased to announce that eighteen Downside pupils completed the Ten Tors challenge, this year. Two teams of six took part in the 35-mile challenge, and one team of six completed the 45-mile challenge.  After a blessing from Fr Boniface upon departure, the pupils joined other teams at Okehampton Army Camp to attend a safety […]

Confirmation Mass 2018

Downside welcomed our Bishop, Declan Lang, on Friday 11th May, to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation.  As always, it was a particularly special occasion as the young who were confirmed witnessed to the faith in the risen Jesus. The Bishop reminded all of their role and mission in the Church, and the ceremony was much […]

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?

Pupils from the Third Form enjoyed taking their lesson outside on Bank Holiday Monday. The pupils were studying Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 ‘Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?’, the warm weather certainly helped in appreciating the beauty of the sonnet!