Football The Junior School played a total of 74 fixtures and four entered eight different teams into four separate tournaments across all four year groups. Most pleasing is the fact that every single boy in the Junior School has had the opportunity to represent Dulwich College in an inter-school fixture on at least two occasions. One of the highlights of the term was the Dulwich College Under 10 tournament. A total of 25 teams participated, including 3 of our own, from a wide variety of schools. Hockey 44 boys and six members of staff were part of the first Year 8 joint football and hockey trip to Amsterdam. The first few days were filled with both hockey and football training. The highlights being training sessions run by Ajax academy football coaches and a former Dutch hockey international. Inter-House News The winning house in the overall Upper School House Competition this year was Raleigh. The last remaining contests of 2015-16 took place in cycling, athletics, tennis, chess, cricket and croquet. February saw the eight Houses square up on the hallowed turf of Eller Bank and the Tank Fields for the football competition After an afternoon of high intensity group stages, neither Drake nor Sidney could find the net and so the final was decided by the dreaded penalty shootout, edging Sidney into top spot.
classic satire of espionage, betrayal and ignorance in ‘Our Man in Havana’ and a daring interpretation of the story of Philippe Petit’s death-defying walk between New York’s Twin Towers in ‘Man on Wire’. Both pieces were entirely devised by the performers and were certainly slick in their realisation, and ambitious in their scope.
something of a musical gem. Nine boys gave performances of movements from the instrumental Concertos and Suites by J.S. Bach. Prize winners included Alasdair Howell pictured. 96 boys, ranging from years 4 to 12, performed in the Great Hall Concert. Every group played with style, flair and accomplishment. Dulwich Linguistic Week started with an uplifting rendition of Vivaldi’s Spring by the Alan Morgan Chamber Orchestra at the Lower School assembly and a commentary in both Italian and English. The annual Thwaites Bach Competition, was held in the Old Library and has developed into something of a musical gem. Nine boys gave performances of movements from the instrumental Concertos and Suites by J.S. Bach. In November the College Chapel Choir sang Evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral. A very large congregation heard the Choir sing music by Dyson, Fauré and Howells. Rowing Dulwich began making a mark in rowing during the October half term in the J16 Doubles culls and J18 Coxless Pairs categories at the first race of the year, the Pairs Head. Joe Nwume-Proctor
The year saw one of the most impressive nights of Upper School House Drama take place in November. The standard was formidable and boys should be applauded for their skill, attention to detail and generous ensemble. Sidney House’s moving extract of Frank McGuiness’ play ‘Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme’ scooped the top spot.
In December, for the first time since the Autumn of 2001, Dulwich and JAGS collaborated on a production of Grease. The producers were inundated at auditions with more than 200 vying to be in the company. Such was the strength and depth of their talent, new characters and cameos were conjured with the ensemble; to reveal glimpses of the world of Rydell High beyond the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies.
Music The annual Thwaites Bach
Competition, was held in the Old Library and has developed into
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