New frontiers for QUEST

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Dragon QUEST has now been extended to all year groups in the Prep School on Saturday mornings and this half term’s module has been a tremendous success. It was great to see the variety of enrichment from across the weeks culminating in a busy final session, from discovering Swahili in Linguistic Dragons, pushing physical boundaries in Dragon Tri and NFL, unusual experiments in the labs and learning the arts of screen printing, tapestry and chair upholstery. Our visitors from Uppingham School, the Oxfordshire Fire Service and Thames Valley Police were impressed with the application and attitudes of our young Dragons as they lent their expertise to the programme in their respective fields.

CONQUEST activities off site are particularly popular and each week the Dragon Antlers have learned about deer husbandry and boys and girls have developed their swings out on the golf course. We are very fortunate to have so many unique facilities on our doorstep and a new QUEST activity this term has been Real Tennis at the Oxford University court in Merton College. The court for this ‘game of Kings’ is the second oldest in the country (after the one at Hampton Court Palace) and playing there has been an amazing experience for the young Dragons.

The Community Dragons project has been a great success so far. The children, through sales of coffee, homemade muffins and delicious cookies at the Café Dragon Cart have raised a total of £367.83, with proceeds supporting Mary’s Meals, our chosen Charity for the Module. This will enable Mary’s Meals to feed roughly 40 children for a year, enabling them to access education. The Dragon Press Gang also raised funds by selling their journalistic masterpiece from Module 1, The Draco Journo.

The children now get to choose their new activities for the next module.