The River Thames outside DLD College London

Month: April 2021

From the Principal #112

30th April 21

Over the past couple of weeks it certainly has felt that Spring has arrived in London and, with the students back in classes, it does feel that things are moving back towards greater normality. It was fantastic last week to work with the new Student Council members during their team-building weekend and the energy and…

Art Society – 20th Century Art Revolution

30th April 21

The Art Society Talk this week explored the extraordinary revolutions in Art that took place in Europe throughout the 20th Century. These movements are extremely important and relevant to art students – and society at large – as the majority of creative, cultural and conceptual activities and freedoms we now have could not have happened…

Bigger Picture Society – Black Representation

30th April 21

This week in the Bigger Picture Society, Head of School Jessica facilitated an excellent seminar – ‘Black Representation, are we doing it wrong?’. The seminar delved in detail into very pertinent sources for debate, such as Black History Month. Is it really an indicator of progress, or just a tokenistic symbol? Another issue tackled was…

Artwork of the Month – April

29th April 21

The Artwork of April is a beautiful round painting called ‘Butterfly in the Belly’ by Year 13 A Level Art student Alice (Zhuoya), which is based on the feelings of falling in love. She explains how she arrived at the idea for this artwork: ‘The idea for this artwork came to me in the gallery…

DLD to Jakarta Challenge Completed

29th April 21

During lockdown it was important to encourage both staff and students to keep active during a time that unfortunately, meant it was easy to be sedentary for long periods of time. Knowing our DLD community is never shy of a challenge, I set about putting together one that would mean everyone could get involved and…

My Favourite Work of Art

28th April 21

We live in a world that is now saturated with visual imagery, it is everywhere and all around us. It is estimated that there are now at least over a billion images per human being on the planet, with some even arguing that visual language is, both culturally and globally, equally, if not more, important…

From the Principal #111

23rd April 21

It is a privilege to be in my position as an educator, to watch the children in our care develop and grow into responsible young adults. And more importantly, be given a voice to share their thoughts, opinions and needs. This week, I have seen students preparing for leadership, looking at different leadership styles and…

University Offers

23rd April 21

Students have been receiving university offers over the last couple of months. There are still a third of replies to come as the universities waited for the examination boards to clarify their requirements. Of those received so far, a quarter are for Russell Group universities including Durham (3), Imperial College (1), King’s College London (21),…

Team GB Fencing Taster

23rd April 21

On Thursday 22nd April we were delighted to invite Matthew Abrahams, Team GB U20 world fencing medallist, to take some of our students through a Fencing Taster session. Matthew commented on how quickly our students picked up the basics and what a great group they were to work with. We look forward to seeing if…

Finalist in BSA Awards 2021

23rd April 21

  The Boarding Schools’ Association has announced the finalists for its annual BSA Awards 2021.  They are an opportunity to celebrate the achievements, hard work, and dedication of schools and individuals in boarding. DLD College London has been selected as a Finalist for the Wellbeing & Mental Health Initiative Award which recognises the work that…