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The Charter School

North Dulwich

A very creative CR8 week 

A very creative CR8 week!

Rap, hip hop and bio domes

Rap, hip hop, poetry, painting, stories, bio domes and a recycled greenhouse  – it must be CR8 week at The Charter School!  CR8 week was action packed  as students across school broadened their creative experience and learned more about team building and communication. All week students could be seen and heard getting involved in some amazing activities and experiences. They tried rapping, capoeira, drumming, hip hop, and stomp, as well as inspiring drama sessions. They threw themselves noisily and enthusiastically into a whole range of fun team building activities organised by ‘Wise up’. There was noise of a different kind as The Dulwich Opera project ran workshops. Artists and poets came into school to work with students and together produced a huge display focussing on the theme of ‘family’. The planned year 7 trip to the zoo was cancelled due to the tube strike but the indomitable science team instead helped students learn about local ecology by creating their own bio domes for plants and insects in the park. Local authors and poets helped students create their own poems and stories. There was a geography inspired survival challenge. Music and maths were everywhere. The great jazz musician Pee Wee Ellis (a long-time friend of our school) and jazz pianist Gareth Williams came to work with our Year 11 and Year 12 students for several hours on Monday before giving an amazing gig here on Monday evening. There were trips to the theatre to see ‘Wicked’ and ‘The Curious Incident’ and even an outing to Thorpe Park. The school now even has a new greenhouse built entirely from recycled plastic water bottles. Phew!