Academic Awards Evening 2017

Congratulations to all the students who received an award on Thursday night.  Carolyn Barton from the Hassocks Twinning Association gave an interesting speech outlining the significance of learning languages in the post Brexit environment and then presented the awards to all the students.  Achievement Leaders from all year groups were on hand to offer their congratulations… Read more »

Good Luck to Year 9 Student Olivia Lonsdale

Whilst some of us will be putting our feet up after a very busy term, Olivia Lonsdale will off to Liverpool to take part in the British Gymnastics Championships.  Training five times a week, Olivia is a member of the Hawth Gymnastics team and will be competing in the Junior National 2 Floor Exercises, Vault,… Read more »

The National Students’ Art Exhibition 2017

  Under patronage of the Royal British Artists. Since 2014 the Art Department has been submitting pupil’s work to the RBA National Students’ Art Exhibition. We have been successful each year and have had pupils work exhibited in the Pall Mall Galleries alongside the work of the Royal British Artists.. The work is of an… Read more »

Southdowns Retain Sports Day Title!

The sun shone and the annual PE Sports Day was another resounding success.  All 1047 students took part from tug of war to high jump.  There was long jump, high jump, triple jump, trampolining, javelin, discus, shot put and of course lots of running!  At the half way point it did look as if Wolstonbury… Read more »

Well done to 7EG!

7EG enjoyed a delicious Dominoes Pizza Lunch today – reward for being the tutor group who sold the most raffle tickets for the Summer Fayre.  Well done to all of you.

Downlands Students at Big Bang!

Students from Downlands demonstrated their science, technology, engineering and maths skills, when they attended The Big Bang Fair South East on 28 June.   The Big Bang Fair is vibrant and interactive science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) event.  Pupils met with local employers, college and universities to get hands-on with a variety of STEM careers…. Read more »

Downlands Dance the Night Away!

After the weeks and weeks of revision and GCSE exam stress, the Year 11 Downlands students were finally able to let their hair down and celebrate their five years at Downlands.  In the perfect setting of Plumpton Racecourse there was a stunning display of beautiful dresses and super smart suits.  The students had certainly pulled… Read more »

Downlands Welcomes a Very Special Guest to the PE Awards Evening

Once a year the PE Department gathers together to put on a fantastic evening of celebration – celebrating the hard work and sporting endeavour of the students at Downlands.  We know that our students are incredibly talented and once a year they are recognised for all the sports they excel in.  This year was, however, extra… Read more »

Downlands Welcomes Back Former Student James Villiers

Year 10 students had their very own master class in preparing an attractive and tasty meal with Masterchef contestant and former Downlands student James Villiers.  With tips about using food economically to tips about presentation skills the students learnt a lot about working in a restaurant environment.  James and the students created a baked chicken breast… Read more »

Year 8 Enjoy Day at Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins in Burgess Hill invited a group of pupils from Year 8 to participate in an engineering day.  Rockwell Collins are a world leader in aviation technologies and at their Burgess Hill site they produce graphics for flight simulators and the simulator screens.  Downlands pupils were able to use their software to produce liveries (the… Read more »

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