Dulwich Wins GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Sustainability

3006 students joined hands across Dulwich campuses in Asia to drive forward the global sustainability agenda in the world’s largest environmental sustainability lesson (multiple venues) which was taught in-person at Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong and broadcast to all 11 schools within the Dulwich College International (DCI) network spanning eight cities – Beijing, Xi’an, Suzhou, Zhuhai, Seoul, Singapore and Yangon. Across our family of schools, a total of 3006 students participated in the lesson, and we achieved a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title. Students from Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi joined the lesson with all students from Year 3 - Year 10 participated in the lesson via a livestream broadcast.

Themed “Living a Sustainable Lifestyle”, the lesson demonstrated the importance of environmental protection and conveyed the message that each person can and should effect tangible positive change. 

“Our vision is for our students to Live Worldwise – to have the skills and motivation to make a positive difference in the world,” said Fraser White, co-founder, CEO and Chairman of Dulwich College International. “The environmental issues facing our planet are both a challenge and an opportunity. It is our responsibility to create future leaders who will champion sustainability across the globe but this also gives us an amazing chance to find new ways of working and new ways of teaching. The Largest Environmental Sustainability Lesson at Dulwich is a collaboration between the school and our students so they are engaged in designing and directing the learning experience. We are proud that this collaboration that the students co-designed has created a movement across all our campuses in Asia and clinched a world record.”

The lesson also serves to kick off “Sustainable November” – a larger, month-long movement encouraging sustainable living across the Dulwich network. Students, staff and parents are encouraged to stay committed to the pledges they made as part of the lesson and support one another in building habits to make tangible and permanent change.