Education beyond the classroom
Posted 09/03/2016 02:00PM

In 2012, a very well respected British organisation called the UK National Trust compiled a report called ‘Natural Childhood’ (by Stephen Moss).  It examined the shift in the childhood experiences of the current and previous generations, and identified that, due to many barriers – including living in big cities - our children today are facing a “Nature Deficit Disorder.” In simple terms, they are missing out on the joys and educational discoveries of connection with the natural world.

This week, our students aged 7 to 12 years old (Year 3 – Year 7) packed their own camping bags, left their homes and the city far behind them – many for the first time – to spend one week experiencing new lessons and adventures that form part of a Dulwich international education. Our students learned to build catapults, to study and navigate maps, to safely hike

in forests, to create effective shelters out of natural materials, to make fire, to climb, abseil and camp out. This week, we are proud to say that 100% of our students stepped out of their comfort zone to experience learning beyond books.

Why? Because at Dulwich we place great importance on developing the life skills that your child will need when they graduate in 2025, and beyond. These include stepping out of your comfort zone, working in a team, learning in new environments,designing, creating, succeeding and failing, and trying again - together – for a successful outcome.

  • 2000 Qian Pu Jing Road, Maqiao, Minhang, Shanghai, China, 201111 
  • 上海德威外籍人员子女学校浦西校区, 中国上海市闵行区马桥镇, 茜浦泾路2000号, 邮编:201111
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Our Heritage

Dulwich College is one of the UK's oldest independent schools, founded in South London as a boys’ school in 1619.

Our Facilities

The College campus is an expression of our learning philosophy. We offer an educational environment designed to nurture the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of our students.

Our Approach to Learning

Our approach to learning nurtures confidence and intellectual curiosity in our students, preparing them for success in further education and life beyond.

Dual Language Learning 

Language learning is an important part of our learning philosophy at Dulwich. The primary teaching language is English, with a Dual Language approach in English and Mandarin for our youngest students.

Join the Dulwich Family

Dulwich College Shanghai opened in 2003 and is recognised as a leading international school in the city. We encourage students and parents to visit our campus to learn more about the College.

Contact us with questions

If you have any questions about applying to Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi, please refer to our frequently asked questions page or contact a member of our admissions team.

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