New frontiers for QUEST

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Dragon QUEST has been extended to all year groups in the Prep School on Saturday mornings and this term has been a tremendous success with 85-90% sign-up for each module. It has been great to see the variety of enrichment  from discovering Swahili in Linguistic Dragons, pushing physical boundaries in Dragon Tri, paddle boarding and NFL, unusual experiments in the labs and learning the arts of screen printing, tapestry and chair upholstery. Visitors from Uppingham School, the Oxfordshire Fire Service and Thames Valley Police have all been 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. The children, through sales of coffee, homemade muffins and delicious cookies at the Café Dragon Cart with proceeds supporting Mary’s Meals. In the latest module Community Dragons visited Oxford Mutual Aid (OMA) to help pack parcels for those in need locally. The Dragon Press Gang also raised funds by selling their journalistic masterpiece, The Draco Journo and Dragon Pals have written Christmas cards to children in hospital.