Dulwich College Yangon, a modern British independent school, has announced the details of a US$8 million investment into the sport facilities at its StarCity campus. The facilities will be unveiled in August 2018, and these will complement phase one of the sports facilities introduced at the Pun Hlaing campus in 2017.
Partnered with Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd., Dulwich College Yangon is making a capital investment of more than US$30 million to develop the first phase of their two world-class campuses.
Mr Daryl Orchard, Founding Headmaster of Dulwich College Yangon said: “At Dulwich, we believe that to develop learning at the very highest levels requires the very best facilities. In today’s competitive world, excellent exam results alone are not enough to gain entry into the world’s top universities. Extracurricular achievements are equally as important as academic achievements. Therefore, we broaden the students’ breadth of experience to include key life skills such as sport, music, the performing arts, public speaking and community service.”
The 20-acre StarCity campus will be introducing state-of-the-art sports facilities in August 2018 including a sports field with 400-metre running track, an indoor gymnasium complex, a dance studio and an aquatic centre with a 10-lane, 50-metre Olympic-size swimming pool and a 20-metre training pool.
Dulwich College Yangon is one College spread over two campuses, and students at either campus benefit from cross-campus learning and shared facilities. The 12-acre Pun Hlaing campus is home to sports facilities comprising of two large multi-use covered games areas, a full-sized sports field and a smaller playing field, which were introduced last year as part of phase one.
Mr Daryl Orchard said: “We are developing the campuses as we continue to grow, expanding on and improving the current facilities. Throughout our network of schools, when we establish campuses we think in terms of decades not years and are constantly looking for ways in which we can improve.”
More sports and extracurricular facilities are planned in the next phases of developments for both Pun Hlaing and StarCity, including indoor and outdoor sports facilities for the Pun Hlaing campus, and an extension of the indoor gymnasium complex for the StarCity campus. A Performing Arts Building is also part of the plans at Star City.