Extra-Curricular Activities


Extra-Curricular Activities

Alongside the Downsend day, there is an equally dynamic extra-curricular programme of events available. Below you will find further details including where appropriate booking forms.

Clubs

There is a wide range of clubs running both at lunchtimes and after school each term.


Sport

The majority of sports practices for the Upper School take place at the end of the school day. There is no extra cost for these practices and parents are advised in advance of timings. Please click below for the current list of sport practices.  We produce a weekly Sports Bulletin during term time.


Music

Pupils can also choose to play musical instruments and there is an option to book lessons through our peripatetic music teachers on a weekly basis. Arrangements for this should be made through the Director of Music by emailing the School Office or by printing off the letter, completing the booking slip and sending to the School Office.


Drama

In addition to Drama Club, Downsend usually puts on at least two major productions in the course of the academic year.


Lamda

Lessons are available to children from Year 2 onwards.

The children will look at poetry, prose and Drama. They will focus on key areas such as improvisation and story-telling, characterisation, mime and physical theatre, as well as voice work and devising. Through these disciplines, they will cultivate important skills such as imagination, confidence, coordination and teamwork and develop an appreciation and understanding of the spoken word and love of literature.

Children taking lessons will be put in small groups according to age group. Those wishing to do so, will be able to take Speech and Drama examinations with Lamda (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art). Children can also opt for private lessons for an additional charge.

For full details and pricing, please contact Lucy Biszczanik on 07816 524 066 or email lucylu900@hotmail.com.


Downsend+

For more information about our holiday care provision and how to book, click here.


School Trips

The majority of school outings are of an educational nature and arise directly from the children’s studies. Recent outings have included Windsor Castle, the Globe Theatre, High Ashurst Activity Centre, Port Lympne Zoo, the Tate Modern, Portsmouth Naval Dockyard, West End Theatre and the Imperial War Museum.