Dulwich College International’s 650 Olympians were warmly welcomed in glorious spring sunshine at the Founding School in London on Sunday for the Dulwich Olympiad 2019.
Students assembled in the Great Hall to hear the Master, Dr Joe Spence, talk about the role of the Olympiad as part of the College’s 400th anniversary year and the importance of strong partnerships, both local and international. Dr Spence invited all Olympians to sign the Dulwich Roll, a specially commissioned vellum book which will capture the signatures of the worldwide community throughout this year before being preserved in the Archives in anticipation of the 500th anniversary.
Throughout the afternoon, Dulwich College pupils conducted campus tours for our Olympians and staff, who were given a flavour of Dulwich College with the many activities taking place. They also enjoyed the art exhibitions in the James Caird Hall and The Store, the CCF (Combined Cadet Forces) and Union of the Societies displays, and visiting the College Archives. The day ended with a fantastic tug of war with each school fielding a team, followed by supper with the boarders before heading back to the hotel to prepare for the first day of competition, rehearsals and workshops.