The Dulwich College Asia (DCA) Games are an annual event held amongst the Dulwich College Family of schools, providing Junior School students with the opportunity to participate in a multi-sports competition. The core aim of the games is fun participation, acting as a stepping-stone to future sporting experiences.

Unfortunately, during the previous two pandemic years the DCA games have not been able to take place: a huge shame for all eligible students. However, thanks to the wonders of technology, the last few weeks have seen the Junior School students taking part in their own internal virtual Games: DCA Connect, as part of the PE curriculum. During the 4 lessons, students practiced the 8 physical challenges, testing speed, co-ordination, balance and skill. All the challenges could be carried out at home using easily accessible household items.

With their trusty toilet rolls, socks and plastic bottles, students have been getting competitive in the activities: from bottle flipping to endurance challenges to speed bounce. This week saw the culmination of the competition with students competing and gaining individual scores.  It has been wonderful to see the enthusiasm, competitiveness and ability levels of the students throughout the DCA Connect Games.

In addition to the 8 in class challenges, students also had the opportunity to compete in two optional challenges, uploading their evidence to SeeSaw. Students were asked to share some inspirational sporting videos and images of them staying active during online learning, as well as statistics of them out walking, running or cycling, mapping their routes as they go.

Well done to all student who participated in the challenges, we hope you enjoyed it as much as the teachers did!