Boarding Festivities

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Dragon boarders enjoyed a really festive finale to the term. The in school weekend was action-packed with Christmas crafts and games in the beautifully decorated boarding houses. The Upper School boarders played games of Quidditch in the gym whilst our younger boarders decorated mugs and enjoyed a number of festive games on the Fields. The highlight of the weekend was a delicious Boarders’ Christmas Supper where the boarding community came together and celebrated the induction of a number of boarders in our annual Hall of Fame.

Traditionally each House performs at the Christmas Miscellany for all the boarders. Although this event could not happen this year, the boarders settled down in their Houses to watch the Miscellany 2020 films. The variety of ideas and creativity of presentation were fantastic and you can enjoy seeing the highlights here!

It has been wonderful to have our boarders back at School this term. Marcus and Gus Faulkner started as new Heads of Boarding in September, having been Dragon Houseparents for the past 15 years, and have coped admirably with the challenges of the pandemic. The adoption of the BSA Covid Charter together with meticulous planning and hygiene has allowed boarding life to continue as close to normal as possible although some of our overseas boarders have continued to learn remotely.

There has been a rich programme of Sunday activities such as Laser Tag, graffiti art workshop and circus skills and junior boarders have loved choosing their activities in Dragon QUEST on Saturday mornings. Houseparents have organised country walks, baking, toasting marshmallows over fire pits and gardening and created a tremendous spirit of camaraderie in the Houses. The new Sunday evening Dragon Bus from London is proving very popular too.

We look forward to seeing our boarders back at the Dragon in the New Year.