Pioneering Spirit Grant is an initiatives at Dulwich College International that provides a total of 1.5 million RMB for individual teachers or collaborative groups to fund innovative ideas to improve students’ learning experiences. All teachers and staff from across the network can participate by submitting Pioneering Spirit grant proposals to develop pedagogy, curriculum and/or learning environments that utilise new technologies, delivery methods or tools to contribute to student success. Dulwich College International seeks to champion a culture of innovation by promoting, fostering and recognising innovative approaches to learning through the use of technology – approaches that ultimately put students first, encourage collaborative development and promote the belief in our One College, Many Campuses philosophy.

This year’s cohort, in numbers:

  • 29 applications requesting 5,971,849 RMB in total
  • 66% of the proposed grant projects were interdisciplinary
  • 93% were collaborative amongst staff within a school
  • 35% were collaborative across schools
  • 15 Independent reviewers from across the colleges
  • Each application was reviewed by two separate reviewers

Learn more about our award recipients

Hydroponics

Project Manager: Elena Crozzi
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Adapted Learning Classroom

Project Manager: Matthew Harris
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Textile Technology

Project Manager: Kathryn Hall
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Wo Hui Reading eBooks

Project Manager: Ying Zhou
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PE Technology Innovation

Project Manager: Matthew Barry
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FarmBot

Project Manager: Peter Wynd
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SOLE Dulwich

Project Manager: Sarah Leonard
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Pioneering Spirit and Poetry

Project Manager: Celia Shephard
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What do micro-power generation, Mandarin e-books and Farmbots have in common? These are just some of the projects that will be funded in the coming academic year as part of the inaugural cohort of Pioneering Spirit Grant initiatives at Dulwich College International (DCI) schools. Read news to learn more.