The River Thames outside DLD College London

Month: October 2020

From The Principal #92

30th October 20

Where did the half term go? It has been great to be back at college to see our students and staff. I have been proud of how the school community has responded to the restrictions and barriers placed due to Covid-19. Thank you. Black History Month has given us the time to pause and reflect…

Winning Film Review Entry

30th October 20

We had some excellent entries for this competition  with reviews ranging across many genres. A huge congratulations goes to Noelle for her exquisite review of the film ‘Se7en’. Well done to all those who entered and I’m sure you’ll enjoy reading the winning review here: Movie Review Thank you to Marie and Mike from the Media…

Student Videos for Black History Month

30th October 20

As part of Black History month DLD Productions has created videos discussing the impact of the Black Panther, the work of award winning director Ava Duvernay and the Black Lives Matter movement as well as the impact of diversity behind the camera. The videos can be viewed on their playlist by clicking here. Marie Kerrigan,…

Artwork of the Month

30th October 20

Artwork of the month (October) is a lovely big charcoal drawing of a China town in London by 1st year A level student Alex. Ljubinka Jeftic, Art and Design teacher  

Sol Campbell Opens New Sports Pitch

29th October 20

Sol Campbell, the former England, Arsenal & Spurs football captain, visited DLD on Thursday this week to view our facilities and meet some of our students and staff. During his visit, he officially opened our new Sports Pitch which was developed over lockdown by Urbanest and gives our students a much-needed recreation space for use…

Psychology Academic Society Commemorates Black History Month

27th October 20

This Monday the Psychology Academic Society commemorated Black History Month. We started with an excellent presentation from Jess in Year 12 who discussed various issues starting with some scary stats when she looked at black representation in Psychology. She said there is ‘an alarming difference in who is accepted into the D Psych, which is…

Expedition Success for Duke of Edinburgh Awards

26th October 20

During half term, 11 DLD students completed a three day ‘Duke of Edinburgh Award’ expedition through the rolling hills of the North Downs. The students involved had all planned an expedition back in April and May which had to be postponed due to the coronavirus lockdown. Determined not to miss out on completing the award,…

From the Principal #91

16th October 20

As part of the events to celebrate ‘Black History Month’, we have been watching some ground-breaking films after school, which have depicted significant moments in black history. From Steve McQueen’s ’12 Years A Slave’ to Clint Eastwood’s ‘Invictus’, the aim is to continue to build on the students’ knowledge and understanding of how these events…

House Poetry Competition Winner

16th October 20

Noelle (Marylebone House) won the Lower School House Poetry Competition with her poem “Behind the Cherry Blossom Tree” shown below. The theme was ‘Seasons’ and Simon Pearson and Kieran McGuigan judged the entries. Congratulations also to Runner-up Lola (Westminster House).

New House Captains Announced

16th October 20

We are delighted to announce that we have appointed a House Captain and a House Vice-Captain for both Westminster House and Marylebone House. The students went through a rigorous application and interview process with Gareth Evans, Assistant Principal (Lower School). A huge congratulations to Esli K who has been made House Captain for Westminster House…