The River Thames outside DLD College London

From the Principal #71

28th February 20

So we have come back from our half-time talk, eaten all the oranges, tended to any cuts and bruises and are ready to take on the second half with renewed determination, vigour and enthusiasm. And we have seen this in abundance this week from our students. The DLD International Day event run entirely by our students, was well attended and celebrated the numerous countries living and working here in our rich and diverse community. With music, food and drink from these different countries on display, it was an opportunity for all of our students and staff to learn something new (and eat something new!) and understand a little more about our community. It was a great event that highlighted those core values of tolerance, respect and kindness that underpin everything we do here at DLD and forms an integral part of our identity and community – please reinforce these values at every opportunity; they are important.

Most of the school will be undertaking Milestone tests next week and I hope that the students have been preparing for these important exams alongside representing the school at various sports fixtures, undertaking the national Maths Challenge and participating in the second annual DLD Shrove Tuesday pancake day races, to name but a few. Where did the half term go?

With Storm Dennis having ravaged most of the United Kingdom last week with floods and the like, and now the talk of Storm Jorge, we seem to be cooking up our own storm here at DLD…

Irfan Latif – Principal