Eco-Explorer Camp, Junior and Senior School, Friday 17th – Sunday 19th May 2019
Dulwich College Puxi hosted their third annual Eco-Explorer Camp, this year for Years 3 through to 8 including both Junior and Senior School participants. The aim of the Eco-Explorer Camps is to unite our Dulwich-wide student leaders across the network of schools who are heavily involved in Sustainability Learning; inspiring their peers through their actions as our JS Eco Councilors and in their SS SE:21 STEAM Leadership.
The camp was an excellent opportunity for students to get involved in protecting and preserving our beautiful planet in practical and relevant ways. We all learned the staple lessons about eco-camping; picking up every piece of rubbish dropped, making and using eco-friendly toiletries like bicarbonate toothpaste flavoured with peppermint essence, using solar-powered gadgets, and leaving the campsite - and nature - as you found it. Eco Camp was a hands-on, action oriented 3 day camping weekend, packed with innovative workshops and student-led learning; all set up inside Dulwich Puxi’s 40,000 square meters of grounds in which all students were responsible for setting up their own tents and managing their own tent space – a skill many of us had never tried before! Eco-Explorer Camp provided excellent opportunities for student leadership, environmental education and stewardship, and volunteer service. Linked to the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals, the workshops were designed to increase awareness of sustainability, causal effects and environmental solutions, ranging from Chemistry to solar energy, recycling to farming.
Another new skill many of us learned was that of film making and video-editing at Dulwich Puxi’s very own state of the art ‘green’ room, film and sound studio. Dulwich College Puxi was delighted to welcome back Japanese award winning TV commercial and film director and Dulwich parent, Shigeto Sayama who worked with students to create a fantastic film protesting against single use plastics. Dulwich College International students continue to have an incredibly strong voice, leading the challenge on SAYING NO TO PLASTIC, which is the number one environmental concern for students, followed closely by reducing the amount of waste we produce as a society, and animal protection. Check out our students’ incredibly persuasive and inspirational work here at Dulwich College International’s YouTube channel: