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Co-curriculum Downe House

Extra-Curricular

Olive Wills, the founder of Downe House UK, had a vision for girls to embark on an adventure where the pursuit of activities and experiences complement classroom learning.

Co curriculum Downe House
Co-curriculum Downe House

Extra-Curricular

Olive Wills, the founder of Downe House UK, had a vision for girls to embark on an adventure where the pursuit of activities and experiences complement classroom learning.

Every girl is encouraged to get involved. You may have a child whose interests are focused on the sports field, but they are encouraged to do everything from music, drama, dance, sport, to helping at local charities.

Downe House UK Parent, 2019

Education becomes an adventure when learning leaves the classroom

With a rich and varied programme of extra-curricular activities, we offer every girl limitless opportunities to pursue interests beyond the core academic curriculum in a variety of subjects, sports, and hobbies that they may not have previously experienced or considered.

We are committed to supporting each girl to discover activities that challenge, stimulate and develop her. We do this by offering a tremendous diversity of enrichment opportunities, clubs, and activities, made possible through an extended school day and a passionate team of teachers.

As well as enriching each girl’s experiences, extra-curricular activities also support their emotional and social development.

Art

Finding and nurturing a girl’s strengths and talents is our mission and, in the case of the creative arts, there are so many opportunities for a girl to explore and discover her artistic potential.

Whether her interests lie in painting, ceramics and pottery, photography, digital art and product design, or whether she simply finds being creative the best way to have fun and relax, there are clubs and activities for her to enjoy.

Our fantastic art and design facilities include dedicated painting and ceramics art studios, a kiln room, a photography studio and a superbly equipped jewellery and product design lab, ensuring that every girl can express themselves creatively.

Music

Music forms an intrinsic part of school life and is appreciated by the whole community at Downe House Muscat.

Complimenting the music curriculum, we offer a wealth of musical opportunities for every girl of every age. These include private music lessons, participating in musical ensembles, school concerts and choirs. Pupils can explore a great variety of musical styles and nurture music and performance skills whilst enjoying making music with friends.

We have facilities for every expression of music. Alongside our 450 seat theatre and music recital stage, our facilities  include a dedicated music academy with music technology and music ensemble classrooms, 9 practice rooms, a fully equipped recording studio and a digital editing lab.

Drama

Our Drama lessons develop communication skills and harness creativity and imagination, while also encouraging teamwork, confidence, and a sense of community in a supportive and non-threatening environment.

Skills in acting and communication help to develop each girl’s ability to express her views with confidence. To this end we take an inclusive approach to drama by providing a broad range of opportunities so that everyone can take part including our youngest girls who are often our most confident!

The 450 seat theatre is at the heart of the Performing Arts Centre. Designed by award-winning specialist architects, the theatre incorporates the best-in-class audio-visual,  acoustic and lighting design to ensure that every girl finds her spotlight.

Downe House Muscat also offers private Music, Dance, Speech and Drama lessons with certification achieved through practical examinations.

Sports

Downe House sport is not just part of the curriculum but also a vital element of our holistic education and self-improvement process.

At Downe House we ensure that every pupil can take part and compete in a range of sporting activities.  The School has a ‘Sport for All’ ethos encouraging physical fitness for life. This equips every girl to reach her potential in whatever sport she enjoys and at any age and level. This helps to instill a competitive spirit and promotes teamwork amongst the girls.

The Sports Academy facilities include a six-lane 25m pool, a double-sized sports hall, a dance studio, full size hockey and primary football pitches, netball, basketball and tennis courts. A selection of the sports offered to all of our grades at Downe House Muscat include hockey, netball, basketball, cricket, football, cycling, tennis, swimming, sailing and athletics.

Enrichment

Enrichment at Downe House Muscat seeks to expand the girls’ horizons intellectually, culturally, and emotionally while developing their confidence and independence from an early age.

High-calibre teaching is complemented by a wealth of opportunities such as lectures, workshops, master-classes, debates, trips, and cultural days. Girls are also encouraged to take pride in supporting the local Muscat and Seeb community through projects and charity work.

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The best way to find out more about Downe House Muscat is to arrange a call with our team.

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