Sometimes it is just tough being a pupil at Dunedin School. Imagine having to miss classes to go to a Chocolatarium! Finding out all about where chocolate comes from. How chocolate is made. Tasting lots of different chocolates. Making your own chocolate. How could we possibly ask this of our pupils I hear your ask. Well, we did you know, but fortunately our pupils are made of stern stuff, and pushed on through the disappointment of missing classes. Why chocolate though? Fairtrade Fortnight is why. In school pupils have been exploring the concept of Fairtrade and how it impacts on the lives of the farmers, workers and communities who are part of the Fairtrade system. Visiting the Chocolatarium was a great way to bring Fairtrade to life and to find out how we as individuals can impact positively on the lives of others around the world.
When a potential new member of staff is contemplating joining Dunedin there are always two things that we warn them they must be prepared for; they will have to don a wetsuit and jump into a freezing cold Highland burn when we go canyoning on the school residential; there will be a blog post. Surprisingly the freezing cold Highland burn seems never to a be a problem but a blog post! No, please, not a blog post, anything but a blog post. Well Amanda, take a deep breath, brace yourself, because here it is. As it happens the burn is never as bad as you think it is going to be, and nor is this post. All we really want to do is to wish you a big hearty Dunedin welcome as you don the Science and Biology mantle. Now, about that wetsuit…
An intriguing philosophy for life you might say but if anyone can be Batman, Anis can. Sadly for us Anis will not be batmanning at Dunedin anymore as he is moving on to warmer climes. Excited we are for him but we shall miss his presence at school, be it in class, doing his thang on the (school) dancefloor or running rings around us all on the basketball court. Anis, you added so much to Dunedin School in your time here and we are very sorry to see you go. We wish you all the best in your future adventures and ask only that, occasionally, you furl your cape, desist momentarily from your derring-do, and drop us a line to let us know how you are getting on.
(“fly a kite” surely? – ed) Anyone who knows anything about Dunedin knows that we have a particular penchant for cake, seasonally adjusted of course. Carrot or rhubarb in spring, mmmmmm, yum. Or strawberries and cream atop a light, fluffy sponge in summer – yes please. Sticky ginger cake accompanying the first frosts of autumn really hits the spot. Christmas though? It can only be lashings of moist, dried fruit enveloped within a rich, velvety textured cake, enclosed within a protective wrapping of almondy marizipan and topped with a generous layer of pearly-white icing. Or so says our cake baking supremo Finn. Click below to see more.