Downside pupils took the opportunity to enjoy a series of retreats last week.

Chaplains, Dom James Hood and Dom Boniface Hill, led visits away from site for Junior – and Lower Sixth Form – pupils. The Juniors spent time at St Benedict’s Church, before engaging in a series of activities at Shawford House, and a visit to Farleigh Hungerford Castle. The Lower Sixth Form pupils visited St James’s Priory Church in Bristol.