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Plastic Free Charter

The Charter School North Dulwich is a coeducational, non-selective school in the London Borough of Southwark with over 1,200 pupils The school aims to be free of single-use plastic by 2021. Good progress has already been made; for example, the school’s caterers are now using compostable packaging for almost everything – bottled water is the main exception. Currently, around 600 plastic bottles are purchased at school every day, adding up to over 100,000 every year. The next step is to stop selling bottled water and replace single-use plastic water bottles with reusable bottles that pupils can fill themselves from new water stations providing fresh, chilled water. The school currently has only a small number of water fountains which are dilapidated and in need of upgrading. The pipework that serves the fountains is old and rusty, leaving the water from the fountains tainted with a metallic taste. The Friends of Charter School North Dulwich are campaigning to raise funds for the new water stations, which will provide fresh, chilled water – and to provide reusable bottles …

Emin, Gormley, Opie and Hume create £40 original artwork to raise funds for The Charter School North Dulwich

It’s a lucky dip with an astonishing difference. For only £40, art lovers could walk away with an original Tracey Emin as a leading South London academy school launches an innovative project to raise much needed cash as it, along with most state schools, faces a funding crisis over the next few years. Thirty of the best art students from The Charter School North Dulwich, will get the opportunity to be exhibited and then sold alongside art greats including Tracey Emin, Sir Antony Gormley, Julian Opie and Gary Hume as well as a plethora of talented local artists at the Secret Charter art sale on Monday 15th October, 2018 at Dulwich Picture Gallery. The Secret Charter initiative aims to sell over 500 postcard-sized pieces of original art at £40 a piece and in the process raise a substantial sum for The Charter School’s art department. A significant number of artists taking part, exhibited at this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. The Charter School North Dulwich is an outstanding, inclusive state secondary school in South London, …