Pupil News

Pupils succeed at art exhibition

A number of works, produced by Downside pupils, have been accepted for display at the Black Swan Young Open Exhibition, this spring. In addition, works by four pupils were awarded ‘highly commended’ at the awards ceremony. The pupils travelled to Frome with Head of Art, Erica Williams, and Artist in Residence, Harriet Croucher, to attend […]

Pupils record audio book for online

Pupils and staff have been working in the Petre Library to record Anne of Green Gables… in its entirety!  The 1908 novel by L.M. Montgomery follows the story of 11-year-old orphan, Anne Shirley. A long-standing favourite, the book has sold more than 50 million copies since its publication; it’s been translated into film, tv and […]

World Book Day 2018

Despite an interruption from ‘the Beast from the East’, Downside pupils celebrated World Book Day 2018 with an array of events in the Petre Library.  The theme was ‘Animals in the Library’ and events included: Storytime in Powell and Isabella houses, delicious animal-shaped biscuits for tea, dogs in the Petre Library all week (Lettuce, Whisky, […]

Snowmageddon at Downside!

Finally, the snow has arrived at Downside! The boarders are having a brilliant time. We’ll post more photos as it continues.