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Suzhou Senior School Opening

The new Senior School at Dulwich College Suzhou was officially opened by the British Consul General, Shanghai, Brian Davidson on Friday 11th April. The ceremony was attended by many top Suzhou government officials including Standing Member of CPC Suzhou Municipal Committee, Secretary of CPC Suzhou Industrial Park Working Committee,  Wang Xiang and Vice mayor of the Municipal Government of Suzhou, Sheng Lei as well as over 200 invited guests from businesses and organisations all over Suzhou. The College first opened back in 2007 and has now grown to almost 1000 students aged 2 to 18 from more than 30 countries. Enormous investment in the new Senior School facilities makes this the leading international school in the area. The best all grass rugby field in the area, competition ready aquatics centre, 360 seat state of the art theatre, fully equipped gym and weights room, spacious and interactive classrooms with air purification and the first international boarding facility in Suzhou. Dulwich College Suzhou is certainly leading the way in providing top quality education and facilities to the expat community in the area. Their new Junior School playground, which has been designed and built to the very highest international standards has just been opened with every item selected on the basis of learning and safety. Over the summer a new FIFA2 professional quality astroturf playing field will be laid. It will be equivalent to some of the best football surfaces in the world with a safety shockpad under the entire field. Another key project as part of the multi-million RMB investment underway this summer will be the addition of filtered fresh-air systems to every classroom, gym and theatre for the entire school. No other school in the area will be able to offer their students the equivalent air quality.  This investment shows that Dulwich College Suzhou is serious about providing expats in the area with the best world class education and facilities for their children. In his speech at the Opening Ceremony John Todd, the Headmaster, said “At Dulwich, we offer a holistic programme for our students where academic excellence is an expectation for all. It is supported by a wide range of opportunities in music, sport, drama and art. This fantastic new building is being used by all our students aged 2 to 18 and we can now say that we have the finest facilities available on a campus that is bright, spacious and innovative.”   Please watch the photo gallery below: