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How to Deal with Your Emotions and Stay Calm and Positive

It’s human nature to not want to feel pain (emotional or physical pain) and this is why we often prefer to ‘bottle up’ negative emotions rather than feeling them and expressing them. Another aspect of this is that many of us have grown up without being shown how to express our emotions in a healthy way and so we can become afraid of them. We’re scared of a bad reaction or confrontation when we do say how we feel. We may also have learnt to believe certain emotions are ‘wrong’, such as anger, fear, dissapointment, sadness or jelousy. The truth is these emotions are natural and normal and they just need acknowledging (even just to yourself) to become ‘unstuck’, allowing you to release them and feel better. What happens to suppressed emotions? We push our feelings down but by doing this they don’t go away. They sit beneath the surface and can affect us negatively in different ways. Our emotions are held in the subconscious part of the mind: the part that is not under …

Jeremy Deller launches online Thinking About lecture series

Jeremy Deller launches online Thinking About lecture series for Southwark Schools’ Learning Partnership students Turner prize winner Jeremy Deller, artist Lisa Milroy, and historian and writer Iain MacGregor are amongst the speakers lined up for Thinking About, a series of live weekly lectures with Q&As aimed at students in Years 11, 12 and 13. Guests from the Arts, Sciences and Humanities will all set out to give exclusive insights into their professional lives. In the inaugural talk on 12 May, Jeremy Deller will be ‘Thinking About’ his role as an artist and an observer of people and events. As he looks at the world from his window – the title he’s given his talk, referencing one of his earliest art works – he proves himself to be adept at weaving together high and low culture, the popular and the rarefied. An alumnus of Dulwich College, Jeremy Deller will revisit his past, look at current events and delve into a number of possible futures. Thinking About has been organised and curated by Dulwich College, an independent …

3D visors in production by DT teachers at Dulwich College

It started with an email from a Governor connecting Dr Joe Spence, the Master of Dulwich College, with an anaesthetist atQueen Elizabeth Hospital and now, less than two weeks later, the Dulwich Design and Technology team are, with our 3Dprinters, producing over 50 full-face visors every day for health workers across south London. Our production should increase further with the addition of  five 3D printers supplied to us from JAGS (James Allen’s Girls’ School). Moreover we have distributed over 650 pre-existing forms of eye-protection from the Science and DT departments, supplying 12 local surgeries, two hospitals and a care home. This has been a truly interdisciplinary effort with support from our site officers collecting the hundreds of goggles and masks from across the closed College campus, and the Master leading the distribution of the PPE (personal protective equipment) tomany and various local locations, including the Maudsley, and, thanks to our own Dr Rosemary Leonard’s shout out, to local GPsurgeries. Other schools and companies with 3D printers are also in production across the country, and we are sharing the source of …

Partnerships between state and independent schools celebrated in parliament

Dr Joe Spence, Master of Dulwich College and Co-Director of the Southwark Schools Learning Partnership, and Morgan Haines, Headteacher of City Heights E-ACT academy, the College’s educational partner, joined ministers, shadow ministers, MPs and peers in the House of Commons this week to celebrate the thousands of successful partnership projects taking place between state and independent schools across the UK. The ‘Celebrating Partnerships’ event, hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Independent Education on Tuesday 11 February, recognised the diverse range of ways in which schools from different sectors work together to create learning and development opportunities for all pupils and staff involved. Projects include subject support in Maths, Science and MFL (Modern Foreign Languages); teacher training; the promotion of sporting and cultural projects between schools; and careers and higher education workshops and advice. Speakers at the event included Lord Agnew, parliamentary under-secretary of state for the school system; Layla Moran, education spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats; Andrew Lewer MBE MP, chairman of the APPG on Independent Education; and Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the Independent …

Mrs Alex Hutchinson named as new Head of James Allen’s Girls’ School

James Allen’s Girls’ School has appointed Mrs Alex Hutchinson to be the next Headmistress from September 2020. Alex is currently Headmistress of Woldingham School. She will replace Sally-Anne Huang who has been Headmistress at the school since 2015. Speaking about the appointment, Alex has said, “It is an exceptional privilege to have been invited to be the new Head at JAGS and to continue the outstanding work of Sally-Anne Huang. JAGS is a school at the heart of its own community and I have such happy memories of my time here teaching Chemistry. I very much look forward to getting to know everyone and working with girls, staff, parents and governors to further embed our vision for a unique and outstanding education.” Alex will join JAGS at an exciting time as the school continues to champion girls’ education in a variety of innovative ways, including building further on close ties with local state schools and community groups and extending its bursary provision. David Miller, Chair of Governors said: “Alex’s wealth of experience clearly demonstrates her …