Christmas Term
OD Update

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Dear Reader,

Welcome to your new-look Christmas Term update. This September we were delighted to welcome our young Dragons back in year group bubbles, we enjoyed our first-ever online Dragon Sale, live-streamed our annual Remembrance Sunday Service and the QUEST began for our E & D Block, as our bespoke enrichment programme transformed their Saturday mornings.

Although a term very much like no other at the Dragon, the children and staff returned to School from their summer holidays with characteristic energy and enthusiasm. With the safeguarding of the Dragon community our priority, the School introduced additional preventative measures to ensure our pupils and staff were safe when back at School. Handwashing stations were put in place, and hand sanitizer was made available in each classroom, the Dining Hall was extended to the front lawn of School House, each year group was restricted to their own bubble and each pupil had their own water bottle, and mask. With true Dragon spirit, the adjusted environment were embraced by all, and we are pleased to have enjoyed our first term back in School following the coronavirus pandemic.

Within this update you will read more of our digital Dragon Education in the form of our Virtual Holistic Curriculum, from Director of IT, Paul Dunleavy, you will dive into the archives with Gay Sturt looking back to the Dragon in 1918, and enjoy Bun Break with a young Dragon taking a current staff member of 54 years down memory lane. We also welcome Gus and Marcus Faulkner as our new Heads of Boarding, and speak with Old Dragon Alistair Chirnside, ahead of his move to St Edward’s, as warden. You will also find the usual Old Dragon updates, congratulations and selection of featured articles.