Dulwich College’s 7th Junior School Symposium



Now in its seventh year and going from strength to strength, empathy was the topic for exploration in this year’s Junior School Symposium. The Symposium, a highlight on the school’s calendar, is a day where pupils from Dulwich College and James Allen’s Girls’ School (JAGS) take part in various creative and inspiring workshops.

All the activities, which are shared across both schools and led by teachers and specialists, were designed to challenge and enrich the pupils’ learning in thought-provoking ways. At Dulwich, we were delighted to welcome Pippa Church, who hosted a spectacular puppet show demonstrating the empathy required by a puppeteer, the puppet and the audience.

The day provided wonderful ‘free learning’ opportunities for the children beyond the curriculum which included Dance in Someone Else’s Shoes, Silent Empathy, Puppetry workshops, What Feelings Do When No One’s Looking, Wonder and Empathy, Expressions in Clay and May Kindness Calendar.

Pupils went home physically and intellectually exhausted from a memorable day that raised as many questions as it answered!

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