“Although education is a right for all children, some still do not enjoy this privilege.” This was one of the reflections shared by a Year 5 student, during the very first Junior School Model United Nations conference. For two days, Year 5 students took on the roles of delegates from countries as diverse as Sudan and Norway, Pakistan and Haiti, to look for solutions to the challenge of providing education around the globe.
The students discovered that there are various reasons why children in many countries are not able to access the education they deserve. From difficulties of transportation to a lack of school buildings, poorly trained teachers and the need for children to earn money for their families, there is a wide range of challenges in enabling all children to attend school.
During the conference, the children produced a range of interesting resolutions to this challenging problem, such as providing solar panel busses to transport children in rural areas to school and asking countries such as Norway and Finland, to provide teacher training to countries with less developed systems.
The students were inspired by our guest speaker, Mr. Peter Dalglish, who shared many stories about his experiences in educating children in poor countries around the world. We hope that this will be the first of many such MUN conferences to be held at Dulwich College Shanghai.
Ms. Ceri Seymour
Year 5 Group Leader
Autumn in the Woods
Who has walked on this
Delicate rug of colour
The trees have bestowed?
Not me, loyal sire
I dared not wreck the splendour
Good, my noble friend,
Very good, because I, for one,
Enjoy the beauty.
Last term, 7YS studied a wide range of poetic devices and wrote their own poems as part of our unit on Poetry. Their work was compiled into e-booklets, a collection of all their writing which showcased their imaginative and creative minds. Metaphors, alliteration, personification, sensory imagery, onomatopoeia, similes and more literary techniques have inspired the Y7 to write their own poems, experimenting with the multiple ways in which language can create complex atmospheres.
To celebrate their work, each student chose one of their poems to recite and perform to the class. These recitations and dramatic readings were filmed and put together in a video for you all to enjoy.
Click here for the video.
Click here for a sample of their e-booklets of Poetry.
22 Year 12 students took part in the UKMT Senior Maths Challenge. This is a prestigious maths competition which involves thousands of schools and hundreds of thousands of studnets around the world.
Of the students taking part, 11 achieved a Bronze award, which is given to the top 60%, and 7 were awarded a Silver award, which is given to the top 30%. Two students achieve the highest award, Gold, which is only awarded to the top 10% of entries. Congratulations to Marwan Eladl and Amanda Chen.
Further congratulations to Amanda who was the highest scoring in the College! Well done to all who took part in this difficult and intellectually challenging competition!
Mr. Christopher Payne
Teacher of Mathematics
Students attend their first choice university
Teachers are British
Different Nationalities are represented in our diverse student body
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