School Life

Beyond the Curriculum

Story telling is such a powerful tool and our children enjoy hearing about lives and times beyond their own.

We have regular visits from travelling theatre companies such as the Rainbow Theatre and the Onatti Theatre, whose French plays have been a regular feature at Dorset House for some years.  We commemorate major events such as the Centenary of the WW1 with dramatic performances which really bring History alive.

Speakers from charities such as Feast and Children on the Edge present assemblies to describe the lives of children in very different circumstances from those of our pupils.

We enjoy one-off visits from a wide range of speakers and specialists from an African drummer to a `Hedgehog Man’!  Our older pupils are able to join with parents to listen to inspiring stories such as that of Jake Meyer, who was the youngest person to conquer Everest and `Doctors Adrift’ – two young medics who recently rowed the Indian Ocean – raising funds for Médecins Sans Frontières.

We also enlist the help of parents who visit to speak to children about a range of topics from Graphic Design to Textiles or who describe their working lives as part of our post-Common Entrance programme.