The Autumn Term at Dulwich College saw pupils celebrate all that the school does to encourage knowledge and love of science in Dulwich Inventive week
From DNA Construction to speaking with Astronauts Dulwich Inventive was driven by the imagination of both boys and teachers thinking beyond the confines of individual disciplines. Every pupil in the school was involved in some way from DUCKS’s liquids workshops to the Upper School’s Fame Lab Finals. Activities included workshops with guest speakers and offsite visits.
During the week boys heard from 25 scientists and other speakers who worked with them in a variety of workshops and interactive sessions. Visitors included Sir Robert Winston, Dr Lewis Hartnell and Dr Hugh Hunt. The Enigma Machine from Bletchley Park was at the College for a day and the whole school took part in a week long code-breaking activity with a new clue being released each day.
Pupils became masters of spin, creating paintings while learning about centrifugal force in art lessons; launched paper aeroplanes in DT at 80 miles per hour from the top of The Laboratory and in Religion & Theology asked whether scientists could put their trust in God. Visits were arranged throughout the week to see performances and visit museums. Pupils attended workshops and participated in experiments such as making Elephant toothpaste, projectile volcanoes and experimenting with chemi-luminescence.
Dulwich College also involved parents, former pupils and students from local schools who were invited to see the Science telescope at a star-gazing event and to meet astronaut Shannon Walker via a live satellite connection on NASA night.
Mr Damian King, Director of Science at Dulwich College said of the event ‘A successful week that got pupils thinking about the links between Science and the Arts, Dulwich Inventive represented inspiring, challenging and active Learning at its best’