Fencing has always been an integral part of life at Garden House, and in recent weeks several current and ex Garden House students have done exceptionally well, both at the Landsdowne Cup and at the Newham series tournament.
It is the first time Garden House has used the ballroom for the annual Garden House match, which has been held at the Lansdowne for nearly 40 years now.
Special mentions must go to Trinity deLucy Mckeeve and Cordelia Yanicelli. Ex-Garden House girls, Katie Castillo Bernaus, Iyla Flanagan, Defne Basak and Sloane Yanicelli’s have also all done very well. Trinity has already won 2 medals competing in the Under 12 category.
Well done to everyone involved!
Garden House School invites our old girls and old boys from years 7, 8 and 9 to our inaugural Alumni Summer Party.
Please join your former teachers, old friends and sports staff for summer games, drinks and a picnic at the Battersea Park Cricket Pavilion on Tuesday 11th July 2017.
Please RSVP by Monday 12th June to RWilliams@gardenhouseschool.co.uk
5.30 to 7.30
Nearest Gate - Albert Bridge - Please bring a picnic rug!
Francis Holland (NW1) held their annual prize giving at Cadogan Hall, which is an important occasion in the Francis Holland, Regents Park calendar.
GHS old girl, Annie Appen, who is in Year 13 at Francis Holland NW1, received the Addinall Prize for independent thinking and the Heather Bristocke Senior Classics Prize for excellence in Latin or Greek. On behalf of GHS, well done Annie!
Garden House girls move to the next stage on leaving Downe House and St George’s Ascot
The batch of Garden House girls who left us in 2009 and attended Downe House are on their way to study at great institutions of further learning after superb A Level and Pre-U results. Poppy Wilson is going to Bristol University, Lara Wiggin is going to Edinburgh University and Isabella Dubens is going to NYU.
Lottie Hughes a classmate of Poppy, Lara and Isabella excelled in her A Levels at St George’s Ascot to such an extent, she is eschewing her place at Newcastle University and is making fresh applications due to her excellent grades.
Maddy Long left Garden House in summer 2015 and is already showing talent on the Sports Fields of Cheltenham Ladies College.
In face of stiff competition from 150 girls in each year, she has been selected for the Lacrosse Team, the Swim Team, the Rounders team and the Athletics Team.
Unsurprisingly, she was awarded the Most Improved Sportsperson for her year! Maddy has also taken part is a sports tour of Guernsey, where she was one of just eight from her year to be chosen to compete in Rounders tournaments and Swim Galas.
In addition to Maddy’s sporting prowess, she plans to study economics at university in the USA.
Miss Faber had every reason to be proud of her old girls when she attended the annual Francis Holland SW1 Prize-Giving held on 20 September 2016 at Cadogan Hall.
Our recent leavers covered themselves in glory with an excellent first year at Francis Holland.
Katie Castillo-Bernaus ran off with both the English and the Physics prizes, while Amber Khlat was awarded the French prize. Isabella Brankovic excelled in Geography and Lavina Primrose in ICT.
From Year 8, Annabel Sofer was awarded a prize for Religious Studies and prizes for Physics and Geography went to Rosario Grant-Diaz.
Of the Year 9 old girls, Scarlett Caudwell-Burgess and Bo Wetherell were honoured for French and Spanish respectively
Lily Bilton, in her last year at Francis Holland, won the Economics prize.
Eleanor Gibbs, who left in 2015, has been made Deputy Head Girl of the Lower School at Downe House. Congratulations Eleanor!
Camilla Farrell - Sports & Academic 6th form scholarship Downe House, 2016 and now Head of Sport Downe House 2016/2017
An excerpt from Robert Galbraith’s aka JK Rowling book The Cuckoo’s Calling
Franklin Row was an attractive street of more red brick; here were plane trees, and a great grassy space bordered with railings, in which a throng of primary school children were playing games in pale blue Aertex tops and navy shorts, watched by tracksuited teachers. Their happy cries punctuated the sedate quiet otherwise disturbed only by bird-song.
Later in the chapter, ‘The sporting children were receding in a distant crocodile, pale and navy blue, winding their way back to their school and lunch’.
Garden House old boy Kai Bilimoria attends Gonville and Caius College Cambridge
Kai Bilimoria, one of our 2005 leavers has just completed his second term reading Theology. Kai was Head of House at Eton where he went after Sussex House.