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Dulwich College Suzhou Embraces The Olympiad Spirit

Dulwich Olympiad

Before the Spring holiday, our intrepid Olympians travelled to London to participate in the Dulwich College 400 year anniversary celebrations. On the first day, the Dulwich College London boys gave us tours of the school explaining the history of each area. Throughout the week, our students participated in their chosen discipline and were able to watch the other students perform. A particular highlight was the singing workshop with the London Gospel Choir. 

Our Art students participated in the project ‘Make your Mark’. They had the opportunity to make silver jewellery, paint and work with clay. During the week, there were presentations and workshops with a number of professional artists who spoke about their art and their inspiration. 

Musicians from all over Dulwich came together to participate in workshops and collaborate to create a magical concert in the Queen Elizabeth Hall, a world-renowned performance space. Our Taiko students were given an especially warm welcome, even being interviewed as part of the Olympiad video. 

Our sport teams competed in the 2012 Olympic venues such as the Aquatic Centre, the Copper Box and the Olympic Park Community Track. They participated in touch rugby, athletics, football, basketball, badminton and swimming. Many medals were won and every one of our students displayed the highest levels of sportsmanship.  

A performance of Dr Faustus, the Dulwich way!  Drama students collaborated with students from all Dulwich schools, each school dramatizing a deadly sin. Our sin, Wrath, was the best scene, of course! 

We also managed to be tourists in London with visits to The Tower of London, The Greenwich Observatory, a boat trip on the Thames, performances of Witness and Aladdin and of course, shopping! Thank you to all of our students who made the trip an absolute pleasure, to our staff who worked tirelessly to make a memorable trip and a special thank you to our parents who travelled to London to support us all and who shared wonderful photos. 

Please view the following video to obtain more of a flavour of the week.