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Finding the positives in the China lockdown

19 Aug 2022
China
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Congratulations to Taylor Langford-Smith (OP 2012) who has successfully completed her MSc in Education through the University of Southampton with not only a Distinction but also a recommendation for the Dean’s List Award for academic excellence.

Taylor has been  working as a chemistry teacher in China since 2018, first at Dulwich College Suzhou and now at Yew Chung International School in Shanghai.

She wrote: "I took this photo in my apartment at home in Shanghai, as this is where I found myself for pretty much 24 hours a day for 10 weeks during the unprecedented lockdown of 2022.

"Writing my dissertation inbetween multiple covid tests a day, swapping food with neighbours and trying to work out a way to procure drinking water (whilst teaching full time online) was certainly not what I had planned, but despite these challenges I managed to produce a full draft and submit my final work 6 months early!

"To receive these grades and recognition is beyond anything I could have expected and I cannot thank my leaders and colleagues at Dulwich College Suzhou and Yew Chung International School enough for supporting me throughout the past two years".

Well done, Taylor. We can't wait to hear about your next adventures!

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