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Dulwich mulls opening school on Samui

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KOH SAMUI: Dulwich International College (DIC) may open its doors on Koh Samui following a recent decision by the college’s governing body to go ahead with a feasibility study. “The study will, we hope, provide the evidence to support such a venture. The initial response from all parties has been overwhelmingly [favorable],” said DIC Headmaster, David Cook. If the study does confirm the viability of the school, the project is expected to go into full swing within months, with a provisional opening date of August 2005. The new school would accommodate up to 340 primary students, ranging from kindergarten through to Year 6, (from three to 11 years old), with students expected to join the Phuket campus as boarders thereafter. “In my opinion our boarding facilities are second to none in the region,” said Mr Cook. “I would add that they rival, and in many cases are better than, those offered in the leading boarding schools of Britain.” In keeping with DIC’s program to develop outdoor skills, an outdoor education center has been proposed for the Koh Samui site. The center would include teaching facilities for outdoor, geographical, scientific and environmental education, as well as facilities for training students in pursuits such as kayaking, climbing, sailing, orienteering and team building exercises.

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