The River Thames outside DLD College London

From The Principal

14th February 20

Mock Exams took place all this week at College and a disciplined and measured approach is really what is needed in order to succeed. If our students don’t succeed then I hope that they have the courage to give it another go and not throw in the proverbial towel; that is resilience. We learn from our mistakes and I hope that once the results are published, our students will reflect on their performance and put in various strategies for improvement. This process of self-evaluation is crucial and will only further develop their resilience. We have seen time and time again how people ‘bounce back’ from defeat, whether that is in politics, sport (well done to the England cricket team in South Africa) or in our everyday lives. Resilience, I feel, is the key to success when those doors begin to close. I hope that our students continue their campaign to deliver exceptional results much like Coco Gauff, the 15-year-old tennis player who defeated the reigning Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka at the tournament this morning, resilience. I look forward to celebrating even more success with our students after their mock exams and, of course, this weekend as we welcome in the Chinese New Year (it’s the Year of the Rat) at DLD.
新年快乐 ! Xīn nián kuài lè!
Irfan Latif – Principal