Welcome to our new section of the website Virtual Dulwich where we are sharing some of the work and activities – individual and collective – originating from the homes of our creative and conscientious community of pupils, staff and Old Alleynians.
Since we closed the campus on Thursday 19 March 2020 to all except children of key workers, Remote Learning has been rolled out not just for every academic subject for every pupil from age 4 to 18, but for Co-curricular activities and Clubs and Societies too. Our online offer retains its range of distinctive Free Learning elements, fostering a love of learning within and beyond the syllabus and helping to nurture independent learning. Throughout London and across the world where our 138 boarders are at home, Alleynians and their teachers have been throwing themselves into their timetables with energy and enthusiasm.
Please explore our pages – you’ll find a Message from the Master, Dr Joe Spence (who, incidentally, has been at the vanguard of our logistics for the PPE made by our DT department for those working in GP surgeries, hospices, care homes, pharmacies and hospitals) and a PPE by DC DT section telling the story about how we became involved in this Covid-19 work that we have shared with many other schools across the UK.
In our section From Alleynians at Home we’re adding reports, films and photographs each week for Art and DT, Music, Dance, Drama, Sport, Writing, Co-curricular, Competitions, Clubs and Societies and more, do come back and re-visit regularly. Also visit our Virtual Founder's Day section for a portfolio of films that celebrate our last year and, in particular, the activities of Dulwich in Lockdown. Our Community and Charity section is where we look at how we’ve been supporting others.
In our Online Resources section you’ll find a collection of free (with only the occasional exception) online resources for children and young people from Kindergarten to those leaving school this year, and for their teachers and families. Anybody, from any school, is welcome to use them.
And in our Frequently Asked Questions section you’ll find answers to questions such as “Can we visit the James Caird or the Archives while the College is closed?” (Unfortunately you can’t - this page will provide details about how to book a visit when we are open again).
We are delighted that Old Alleynians have played a part in our remote learning programme, with actor Ekow Quartey joining us for a Drama department webinar, Nick Lawson taking part in our virtual Economics Society and Turner-prize winner Jeremy Deller who launched our new online Thinking About lecture series, a partnership between Dulwich College and the Southwark Schools' Learning Partnership. Take a moment too to listen to OA Stories, a new podcast series with stories and interviews with our alumni community.
Your feedback would be welcome. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org with a reference to Virtual Dulwich.