This Summer I am going to do a cycle to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague (total mileage 268, via Calais).
An awareness of the needs of others and an appreciation of the capacity to help are both actively promoted through the charity fund-raising 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 fund-raise. The details for the Community Service learning can be read about in our ‘Wellbeing’ programme.
In terms of charities there are a wide range of charitable causes are supported and an attempt is made to strike a balance between larger national charities and those supporting people close to our own community in south-east London. Sometimes that 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. In recent years the Junior school boys have raised money through cinema nights, book and toy stalls, cake sales, sponsored events, collecting unwanted currency, stand-up comedy competitions to name just a few events. 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 MIND, Sense, Comic Relief and Sport Relief, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, Shelter and NSPCC.
To celebrate the first week back at school, pupils in the Junior and Lower Schools took part in a Reverse Mufti Day on Friday 5 June to raise vital funds for the National Emergencies Trust Covid-19 Appeal.
This week we were delighted to arrange a collection of 9 boxes of books (approximately 600) which were donated by Junior School boys during Book Week.
During the Summer half-term holiday, the Dulwich College Boat Club took on a challenge to complete 2,000,000m over five days.
Our charity of the Lent term was AFFCAD, the grassroots charity in Bwaise slum in Uganda.
As part of our virtual CCF activity we have been keeping cadets and staff on their toes by setting them challenges.
7R organised a hugely successful cake sale on 4 March in aid of AFFCAD, the College Charity for Lent 2020.
Ten Year 4 boys visited the Brixton and Norwood Foodbank at their warehouse in Streatham, with donations from the Junior School.
Making the most of the growing popularity of Patball amongst the Middle School, Year 11’s Sameer Khalil and Taiga Chawatama took it upon themselves to organise a tournament to raise funds for our charity of the term, AFFCAD.
In support of Save the Children, the boys of the Middle and Upper School came together to contest a highly sought title: the best Fifa player (excluding staff) at the College.
A total of £300 was raised at the second hand uniform/coffee morning. The money will benefit Friends of Dulwich College's chosen charity, HoneyPot
The boys have had a lot of fun this week celebrating the Junior School's fundraising for Save the Children.
On Monday, the Year 13s from Dulwich College and JAGS came together to wrap presents for the Southwark-based charity Little Village, which is making sure that no child in Southwark is without a present at Christmas.
Year 8 pupils showed Home Alone over two lunchtimes this week in the Raymond Chandler Library to raise money for our charity partner, Save the Children.