Downshire is a Community School and the three links on the school’s badge are significant reminders of this fact. They represent the links and co-operation we try to encourage between the School, the Parents of our pupils and the Local Community. Our Community Programme can be divided into three general areas:

(a) Youth Work – the school is in use as a Youth Centre each Monday to Thursday. Pupils of Downshire and those from other schools mix happily at our Youth Club where a wide range of activities are offered.

(b) Community Education – Downshire is an Outcentre for Adult and Further Education. Each year we offer many classes to extend community education.

(c) Community Use – the facilities of the School are intensively used by local clubs and organisations.

Youth Club runs from Monday to Thursday from 6.30pm to 9.30pm and there is a wide range of activities on offer.