From Alleynians at Home
This section showcases news, photographs and films that we hope give you a feeling for the breadth and vibrancy of remote learning at Dulwich College. We will continue to add to this section as the Summer term progresses, so do please visit regularly to see the latest updates.
We love the creativity coming from home although we miss seeing everyone’s faces in class - experimenting, making a mess, making mistakes, having those ‘wow’ moments and inspiring us. Whether photography, portrait drawings, collage imagery, digital sketchbooks or animation, we have been very impressed by the art being produced by Alleynians in lockdown. Follow Dulwich College Art on Instagram and visit the Wellbeing page in the Online Resources section to see the workshops created as part of the Being Creative Keeps You Well series.
We were impressed by the exciting and eclectic range of entries for ‘Synthesis’ Middle School House Art 2020 - view the montage of winning entries and read the report on individual and overall House winners. We are looking forward to sharing the Middle School House Short Film competition in due course.
Clubs and Societies
Junior School online clubs have got off to a flying start with boys taking part in Sign Language, Silly Story Writing as well as creating zen doodles for the new Doodling Club. And there are 14 clubs and rising in the Senior School including Economics Society, ChemSoc and the new Lockdown Debating League.
Drama & Dance
Year 7s have been enjoying remote dance classes since the beginning of term while Year 12s have been honing solo performances inspired by the National Theatre Live production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. A transatlantic zoom webinar with director Simon Godwin also gave Year 10-13 College and JAGS pupils great insights into the production.
Our younger boys have embraced remote learning with wonderful enthusiasm - please see the Junior School news page to find out more about their latest activities in art, dance, history and even one pupil's virtual trip to Paris.
Madrigal and Chapel choristers are rehearsing and ensemble groups are meeting remotely. With virtual performances in the pipeline, why not listen to the Music Department’s weekly streamed concerts in the meantime. They take place every Wednesday lunchtime at 1.30pm.
Pupils studying the Chemistry pre-A-level course are enjoying lessons that consolidate their understanding of topics as well as test their creativity by engineering models out of household objects, and safely conducting experiments at home.
Since the beginning of term Junior School boys have been doing daily exercise and afternoon games sessions while Years 7-11 have been doing fitness testing and developing track and field sports safely at home. There was also a fantastic turnout for the 2.6 Challenge - both from the PE department and the pupils and their families.
Thinking About Lecture Series
Dulwich College and SSLP (Southwark Schools' Learning Partnership) have joined forces to create a series of lectures for pupils in Years 11, 12 and 13. Our expert guest speakers are drawn from the Arts, Languages and Sciences and will give us an exclusive insight into their professional lives. Turner-prize winner Jeremy Deller OA launched the Thinking About series on 12 May, and physicist Dr Emma Springate engaged pupils on 19 May. Artist Lisa Milroy and historian and writer Iain MacGregor are amongst the speakers to join us for these live weekly lectures with Q&As.
Writing groups are continuing to meet online this term. If you’re looking for something new to read, try Power/Off, the first novel by Francis in Year 9, a member of the Chameleon Creative Writing Group. We are publishing this sci-fi thriller in serial form - start reading here.