Here the boys are shining the shoes ready for their next owners.
One of the most heartening aspects of charitable fundraising at the College is the commitment and initiative shown by the boys themselves. In recent years they have organised numerous events including sports tournaments, talent shows, ‘bake-off’ style competitions and sponsored events. Most years the boys’ charity fund-raising efforts raise over £30,000 for good causes.
The College supports many local charities with direct links to current pupils and staff including St Christopher’s Hospice, Macmillan, Papyrus, Shelter and the Hollington Club - a youth club situated in a deprived area of Camberwell which was originally founded by the College and continues to attract the support of Old Alleynians as well as our Community Action team.
Charity might begin at home, but as a diverse and multi-cultural community we also look further afield. We have in recent years supported Tackle Africa, Water Aid and Amnesty International. The growth of our international schools has enabled us to support charities in their countries too for example in 2017 the College will be supporting a number of charities that work in Myanmar.
Our charity work has an obvious benefit to the community, raises the boys’ awareness of the needs of those around them and encourages them to develop as considerate citizens with a strong sense of their responsibility in society.
During the Lent term the Dulwich College community has been active in finding ways to support the people of Ukraine. Our chosen charity is the Disasters Emergency Committee and funds have also been channelled through the Red Cross.
This Easter, Dulwich College pupils are participating in the Read for Refugees Sunflower Challenge, which takes its name from the national flower of Ukraine.
At the beginning of the week, 4D transported a huge amount of donations to the Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers (SDCAS) - so many items in fact, that many of the bags split on the way to the minibuses.
Year 5 completed their annual Community Action Project this half term, ‘Caring at Christmas’.
Over the past week, 7R have been working hard to raise money for Save The Children. We have been selling Santa hats in preparation for the big event – Christmas Jumper Day.
Creativity with a conscience as Year 12 DT pupils launch their bespoke handmade jewellery range revealing the hidden stories of the people of ‘Nowhere’.
As part of our Year 4’s community action this year, they will be working with the Norwood and Brixton Foodbank and the Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers, to collect essential supplies for these amazing charity services each term.
During the week, the children at DUCKS have been focusing on Article 27 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
This week in the Lower School, boys from Year 8 helped to gather and deliver a huge amount of food and toiletries for the foodbank at the Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers (SDCAS) based in Copleston Road in Peckham.
Middle School vs Upper School Run Challenge
Junior School Symposium 2021 was another triumph of Free Learning around the theme of 'Our World'.
On Monday 7 December the Middle School Charity Representatives started a week of fundraising events for www.sense.org.uk celebrating 65 years of caring for the deafblind as well as other people with complex disabilities.
An enormous thanks to everyone who donated 'gently read books' for the London Children's Book Project, which aims to address the disparity of book ownership amongst children and young people.
Pupils studying Design and Technology have been busy this term making a variety of products and learning new techniques.