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Senior School Open Morning

 
Saturday 16th November, 9.30-11.30am
 
 
To book a place visit www.stdunstans.org.uk
St Dunstan’s College Junior School awarded Gold from Lewisham Council for improving air quality

 

St Dunstan’s College Junior School has won a Gold Award from Lewisham Council for its commitment to improving air quality.

The award, which is part of TfL’s STARS programme, follows three years of dedicated work by the junior pupils and staff in becoming more sustainable.

Prior to the award, the Junior School has held a variety of events to become more sustainable and raise awareness of the issue. This has included car free days, car sharing days, walk to school week. There has also been environmental after school clubs, dedicated health lessons and topics focused on saving the world and sustainability. 

The award was presented to the Junior School during their weekly assembly by two representatives from Lewisham Council. 

Speaking about the award, Acting Head of Junior School, Miss Laura Whitwood said: ‘The Junior School are absolutely delighted to have been awarded a STARS Air Quality Gold award, having worked towards this accreditation for the last three years. It is a huge achievement and we are thrilled that our hard work to become a more active and sustainably aware school over recent years has been acknowledged and celebrated. 

‘We take pride in looking after our environment and caring for the space around us and sustainability in general is now embedded into our curriculum, co-curriculum and day to day life in school. STARS inspires young Londoners to travel to school sustainably, actively, responsibly and safely by championing walking, scooting and cycling.’

She added: ‘We will of course continue to hold our sustainable travel weeks and days, look at new, exciting ways in which we can encourage pupils to think about sustainability, as well as reviewing and updating our curriculum in light of current and up-to-date environmental factors. While achieving the gold accreditation is incredibly satisfying, there will always be more we can do and further improvements we can make.’

STARS is TfL's accreditation scheme for London schools and nurseries. STARS inspires young Londoners to travel to school sustainably, actively, responsibly and safely by championing walking, scooting and cycling. The programme also aims to support pupils' wellbeing, helps to reduce congestion at the school gates and improve road safety and air quality.

St Dunstan’s College celebrates the European Day of Languages

St Dunstan’s College was delighted to celebrate the European Day of Languages on Thursday 26 September.

In the run-up to the day, assemblies were hosted across the College looking at the theme of communication and how languages help and support it. During the Lower School assembly, pupils discussed British values and how the French Revolution may have influenced these values. 

During the assembly, Year 8 language pupils also put on a performance of the events linked to the French Revolution including a spectacular scene of the decapitation by Guillotine of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette.

 

During Sixth Form assembly, pupils Michael, Carla and Willow put on a highly emotive and atmospheric version of ‘Le Petit Dejeuner du Matin’ by Jacques Prevert, set to live music in the Great Hall.

St Dunstan’s Head of Modern Foreign Languages, Mrs Nina Crivellari, also spoke to pupils about her love of languages, quoting one of her favourite Chinese proverbs: ‘To learn a language is to have more window from which to view the world.”

Following this, senior pupils hosted a carousel of events for the Junior School. This included a fun French breakfast café, where the younger pupils had to order their breakfast in French. This included tasty croissants, crepes and brioches.  The pupils then moved on to the activity area in the Great Hall, where pupils got the chance to learn more about Spanish Zumba, Swahili culture and classical Indian dancing. There were also workshops on Flamenco fan making and finding the Francophone world.

Speaking about the day, Mrs Crivellari, said: ‘It was a wonderful day, and fantastic to see so many pupils embracing all of the different activities and getting a chance to practice their phrases in another language.’

Open Days

Senior School Open Morning

 
Saturday 16th November, 9.30-11.30am
 
 
To book a place visit www.stdunstans.org.uk
St Dunstan’s College celebrates the European Day of Languages

St Dunstan’s College was delighted to celebrate the European Day of Languages on Thursday 26 September.

In the run-up to the day, assemblies were hosted across the College looking at the theme of communication and how languages help and support it. During the Lower School assembly, pupils discussed British values and how the French Revolution may have influenced these values. 

During the assembly, Year 8 language pupils also put on a performance of the events linked to the French Revolution including a spectacular scene of the decapitation by Guillotine of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette.

 

During Sixth Form assembly, pupils Michael, Carla and Willow put on a highly emotive and atmospheric version of ‘Le Petit Dejeuner du Matin’ by Jacques Prevert, set to live music in the Great Hall.

St Dunstan’s Head of Modern Foreign Languages, Mrs Nina Crivellari, also spoke to pupils about her love of languages, quoting one of her favourite Chinese proverbs: ‘To learn a language is to have more window from which to view the world.”

Following this, senior pupils hosted a carousel of events for the Junior School. This included a fun French breakfast café, where the younger pupils had to order their breakfast in French. This included tasty croissants, crepes and brioches.  The pupils then moved on to the activity area in the Great Hall, where pupils got the chance to learn more about Spanish Zumba, Swahili culture and classical Indian dancing. There were also workshops on Flamenco fan making and finding the Francophone world.

Speaking about the day, Mrs Crivellari, said: ‘It was a wonderful day, and fantastic to see so many pupils embracing all of the different activities and getting a chance to practice their phrases in another language.’

St Dunstan’s College Junior School awarded Gold from Lewisham Council for improving air quality

 

St Dunstan’s College Junior School has won a Gold Award from Lewisham Council for its commitment to improving air quality.

The award, which is part of TfL’s STARS programme, follows three years of dedicated work by the junior pupils and staff in becoming more sustainable.

Prior to the award, the Junior School has held a variety of events to become more sustainable and raise awareness of the issue. This has included car free days, car sharing days, walk to school week. There has also been environmental after school clubs, dedicated health lessons and topics focused on saving the world and sustainability. 

The award was presented to the Junior School during their weekly assembly by two representatives from Lewisham Council. 

Speaking about the award, Acting Head of Junior School, Miss Laura Whitwood said: ‘The Junior School are absolutely delighted to have been awarded a STARS Air Quality Gold award, having worked towards this accreditation for the last three years. It is a huge achievement and we are thrilled that our hard work to become a more active and sustainably aware school over recent years has been acknowledged and celebrated. 

‘We take pride in looking after our environment and caring for the space around us and sustainability in general is now embedded into our curriculum, co-curriculum and day to day life in school. STARS inspires young Londoners to travel to school sustainably, actively, responsibly and safely by championing walking, scooting and cycling.’

She added: ‘We will of course continue to hold our sustainable travel weeks and days, look at new, exciting ways in which we can encourage pupils to think about sustainability, as well as reviewing and updating our curriculum in light of current and up-to-date environmental factors. While achieving the gold accreditation is incredibly satisfying, there will always be more we can do and further improvements we can make.’

STARS is TfL's accreditation scheme for London schools and nurseries. STARS inspires young Londoners to travel to school sustainably, actively, responsibly and safely by championing walking, scooting and cycling. The programme also aims to support pupils' wellbeing, helps to reduce congestion at the school gates and improve road safety and air quality.

Open Days

Senior School Open Morning

 
Saturday 16th November, 9.30-11.30am
 
 
To book a place visit www.stdunstans.org.uk
St Dunstan’s College Junior School awarded Gold from Lewisham Council for improving air quality

 

St Dunstan’s College Junior School has won a Gold Award from Lewisham Council for its commitment to improving air quality.

The award, which is part of TfL’s STARS programme, follows three years of dedicated work by the junior pupils and staff in becoming more sustainable.

Prior to the award, the Junior School has held a variety of events to become more sustainable and raise awareness of the issue. This has included car free days, car sharing days, walk to school week. There has also been environmental after school clubs, dedicated health lessons and topics focused on saving the world and sustainability. 

The award was presented to the Junior School during their weekly assembly by two representatives from Lewisham Council. 

Speaking about the award, Acting Head of Junior School, Miss Laura Whitwood said: ‘The Junior School are absolutely delighted to have been awarded a STARS Air Quality Gold award, having worked towards this accreditation for the last three years. It is a huge achievement and we are thrilled that our hard work to become a more active and sustainably aware school over recent years has been acknowledged and celebrated. 

‘We take pride in looking after our environment and caring for the space around us and sustainability in general is now embedded into our curriculum, co-curriculum and day to day life in school. STARS inspires young Londoners to travel to school sustainably, actively, responsibly and safely by championing walking, scooting and cycling.’

She added: ‘We will of course continue to hold our sustainable travel weeks and days, look at new, exciting ways in which we can encourage pupils to think about sustainability, as well as reviewing and updating our curriculum in light of current and up-to-date environmental factors. While achieving the gold accreditation is incredibly satisfying, there will always be more we can do and further improvements we can make.’

STARS is TfL's accreditation scheme for London schools and nurseries. STARS inspires young Londoners to travel to school sustainably, actively, responsibly and safely by championing walking, scooting and cycling. The programme also aims to support pupils' wellbeing, helps to reduce congestion at the school gates and improve road safety and air quality.

St Dunstan’s College celebrates the European Day of Languages

St Dunstan’s College was delighted to celebrate the European Day of Languages on Thursday 26 September.

In the run-up to the day, assemblies were hosted across the College looking at the theme of communication and how languages help and support it. During the Lower School assembly, pupils discussed British values and how the French Revolution may have influenced these values. 

During the assembly, Year 8 language pupils also put on a performance of the events linked to the French Revolution including a spectacular scene of the decapitation by Guillotine of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette.

 

During Sixth Form assembly, pupils Michael, Carla and Willow put on a highly emotive and atmospheric version of ‘Le Petit Dejeuner du Matin’ by Jacques Prevert, set to live music in the Great Hall.

St Dunstan’s Head of Modern Foreign Languages, Mrs Nina Crivellari, also spoke to pupils about her love of languages, quoting one of her favourite Chinese proverbs: ‘To learn a language is to have more window from which to view the world.”

Following this, senior pupils hosted a carousel of events for the Junior School. This included a fun French breakfast café, where the younger pupils had to order their breakfast in French. This included tasty croissants, crepes and brioches.  The pupils then moved on to the activity area in the Great Hall, where pupils got the chance to learn more about Spanish Zumba, Swahili culture and classical Indian dancing. There were also workshops on Flamenco fan making and finding the Francophone world.

Speaking about the day, Mrs Crivellari, said: ‘It was a wonderful day, and fantastic to see so many pupils embracing all of the different activities and getting a chance to practice their phrases in another language.’