The Despatch Christmas Edition 2023

THE despatch CHRISTMAS 2023

alongside Dillinger, was shot dead by police in Port Huron, Michigan, 318

miles away from the prison.

Joaquin Guzman Loera, better known as ‘ El Chapo, ’ was a notorious

Mexican drug trafficker and leader of the Sinaloa cartel. He has escaped

from two separate high - security Mexican prisons. In 2001, Chapo made

his first jailbreak, wheeled out of the prison in a laundry cart by a guard.

El Chapo remained at large until 2014, when he was recaptured and sent

to Altiplano prison, the highest security prison in Mexico.

An Accidental Beginning

DUCKS (Dulwich College Kindergarten and Infant school) was not started on purpose.

It was 1991, and the College nurse, Sister Dorothy Simmonds - Abbott was

requested to look after the young son of a staff member. After this, more

and more staff members put their children in daytime care at the

College, and from this arose DUCKS in a couple of rooms in the

Sanatorium. When Eller Bank was bought by DC, it was decided to move

DUCKS there. Unfortunately, a fire in 1996 destroyed most of the old

building behind the main house. After this, a new wooden building was

constructed which was opened by Sir Robin Butler in 1997. The new

building took the place of an old bowling green. Numbers of students

have been slowly rising, from five in 1992 to over two hundred today. In

2001 DUCKS formally became part of Dulwich College, the only part to be

co - ed. Recently, a forest school was established, to teach the children


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