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Year 1 visit to the Horniman Museum

Posted: 28th September 2016

Year 1 went on a visit to the Horniman Museum to see the amazing exhibition, Dinosaurs: Monster Families. As the boys are learning about dinosaurs for their topic, they wanted to find answers to the questions: Were dinosaurs good parents? How did they look after their eggs, nests and babies? 

We learnt that the Oviraptor has been misnamed. Scientists first thought it was a dangerous carnivore because its remains were found on top of a nest of eggs. The boys now know that the eggs actually belonged to the Oviraptor and that it died guarding its nest! 

We were lucky enough to see the famous ‘Baby Louie’, a near-complete skeleton of a dinosaur hatchling. The boys became palaeontologists, re-assembling a large dinosaur leg bone, and gently digging in the sand for bones. 

The visit concluded with a walk through the Horniman’s Prehistoric Garden which includes some of the oldest types of plants on earth. The boys were able to see the plants and trees that grew at the time of the dinosaurs and spotted the Wollemi pine which has existed for 90 million years! We returned to school having learnt something new and full of enthusiasm for our topic, only to find a large creamy coloured, sauropod-shaped egg in the classroom!

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Dulwich Prep & Senior Announcement

We are delighted to share that we will be extending our provision from ages 3-13 to ages 2-16. Our first Year 9 cohort will start in September 2025.

As a highly commended school at this year’s Independent School of the Year Awards, we are excited to share that we will become Dulwich Prep & Senior.

We will continue to be a school of choice, maintaining our exceptional Prep offering with the option of staying to GCSE. Our support of families in finding the right senior school or sixth form at the right time for their sons will remain at our core, whether that be at ages 11, 13 or 16.

Our key entry points will be Nursery, Reception, Year 3, Year 7 and Year 9. Occasional places may be available in other year groups.

If you would like your son to be one of our ‘Trailblazers’ and join Year 9 in 2025 or 2026, please get in touch with our Admissions Department for further details.