A VIEW FROM THE CLOSE 165

1st March 20

Dear Parents and Guardians,

You will be fully up to speed with contingency plans being put into place in light of any COVID 19 alert. In addition to advice to our community regarding hygiene and limiting people from outside the community coming into the College, we have put together contingencies for any possible phased isolation plan, contacted all our pupils’ guardians, carried out a risk assessment and put together an extended management team, should it be required, that will coordinate the College’s response.

Clearly, the most important aspect of what we do is teaching, and all teaching staff will be given an INSET session tomorrow on e-learning, which will enable, should it be required, our classes to continue as normal should any buildings need to be isolated.

If any parent has a query or question, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.

In staff news, I am delighted that Liz Plant has taken up post as Head of Sixth Form. She has been working closely with pupils in UCAS and I know will continue to throw herself into the academic and social side of the Sixth Form.

Yours faithfully,

Gareth Doodes.
Headmaster

 

Essay Excellence

Logos Institute hosted a UK-wide essay writing competition for British students in their final two years of School.

We are so proud of Freya Laidlow-Petersen (U6, St Martin’s) who ended up having one of the top ten best essays! She wrote her essay for the competition based on one of the prompts she could choose from; “It is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence”. (W. K. Clifford).

Freya has received a prize of £150 and an all-expense paid ‘Spring School’ at the University of St Andrew’s. Furthermore, one exceptionally able student will be awarded a full fee scholarship to study theology and/or biblical studies at the University of St Andrew’s as well as a £2000 towards their living expenses (subject to passing the normal entrance requirements for the programme).

Freya will attend the short course with the nine other national winners of the essay competition at St. Andrew’s this coming August.

 

The Dover College Musical – Chicago!

The cast are working extremely hard in rehearsals and Mrs Myers is very proud of their professionalism and talent! Tickets are now available to purchase from the Bursary. Pupils go free and all other tickets are £5.00 per head. Please ensure when you book that you mention pupil tickets too so that we have correct numbers. Seating is limited so I advise booking ASAP!

 

Recycle with Michael

After the success of the last appeal, we are happy to accept donations for the Recycle with Michael project again. If you are planning a Spring Clean over Half Term this is a perfect opportunity to donate your unwanted clothes and shoes while raising money for Dover College and the Salvation Army. Bags are available from the Prep School office as well as Priory Lodge and our donations are being collected on Thursday 26th March 2020.

 

Dover College Barn Dance!

Save the Date for the Dover College Barn Dance!

Join us on Saturday 7thMarch at 6.30pm in the Refectory dancing and dinner with music from Contraband.

Tickets are on sale from Priory Lodge and the Prep School Office.

 

Recycle your crisp packets

Your used crisp packets will be turned into life-saving funds for the Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex. Please do bring them in to Priory Lodge!

 

Dover College Second-Hand Uniform (Facebook)

Need to get your hands on some second-hand uniform?

Want to sell all those items of kit your child has grown out of?

Find our Pre Loved Uniform page on Facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1369380569845432/

Dover College

Dover College is still welcoming enquiries and applications for
September 2020

We are holding private tours in person and would love for
you to join us.

Email us today – admissions@dovercollege.org.uk

Or visit the Admissions webpage