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An awareness of the needs of others and an appreciation of the capacity to help are both actively promoted through the charity fundraising and ‘service learning’ that takes place at the Junior school. Through our Wellbeing programme, which has community service as part of the curriculum, we aim to ensure that the boys ‘experience’ giving back to the community and give their time as well as fundraise. For instance, the Year 4s learn about poverty in the UK and then take the donations from Harvest Festival on the P4 bus (as learning about public transport as Londoners is also important) to a local foodbank and help sort the food, label it and meet the volunteers to find out why food banks are necessary and what is the experience of those who use them. 

In terms of charities there are a wide range of charitable causes which are supported. An effort is made to strike a balance between larger national charities and those supporting people close to our own community in south-east London. Sometimes the Junior School will support charities that resonate particularly well with the Junior school age group and at other times we will join with the full Dulwich College school community and jointly support a common cause. The list is long but the involvement of the boys is always uppermost in our event planning. Charities supported over the last couple of years include Save the Children, Gavi AllianceNational Emergencies Trust, Link Age Southwark, Show Racism the Red Card and AFFCAD.

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Assembly by members of The Uganda School Project

For the first time, and as part of our remodelling of our approach to Senior School charity, Lower, Middle Upper School are supporting one primary charity across the academic year. This year's charity, The Uganda School Project (TUSP), was founded by Harry Bucknell OA (00-05) and Sean Richardson (02-27) in 2016. For more information on TUSP please read the article in the Old Alleynian magazine.

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