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8D Drama Performance

Posted: 27th November 2018

Last Friday, just a week after the school’s centenary commemorations of the Armistice and beneath the new memorial wall in the Concert Hall, the boys of 8D performed an anthology of work to commemorate the First World War, focusing on the morale and humanity of those in the trenches. Having worked with Mr Sperring, our Director or Drama, for two weeks, the boys directed, conceptualised and performed in the piece, taking the lead in a stunning piece of artwork. Featuring performances from Journey’s End, Blackadder Goes Forth, poetry from Siegfried Sassoon, Marjorie Pickthall, Rudyard Kipling and Wilfred Owen and a touching rendition of Carol Ann Duffy’s “A Wound In Time”, the evening was an emotional reflection on the effects of war, and a fitting memorial for the centenary year.

The play elegantly summarised the amazing opportunity that a Dulwich Prep London education represents to any boy. The play was produced quickly yet it was very powerful with pain, pathos and humour in equal measure that could not fail to impress upon both players and audience the horrors of war. The boys should all be able to write about WW1 and war generally with a depth of understanding that would be hard to gain any other way. They all came out on a “high”, full of confidence and enthusiasm having achieved something they were initially very doubtful about – and that is real learning.

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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.