The launch of Dragon QUEST , our new enrichment curriculum, on Saturday mornings at the Dragon has been a huge success. With 22 different activities to choose from – each run by teachers keen to share one of their passions with the children – and 165 young Dragons across Years 4 and 5 signed up, Saturdays have been truly transformed!
The Conquest activities head off to their respective locations each week. They have been digging trenches, visiting a milking parlour and exploring the maize fields at a local working farm, learning to play polo at Kirtlington Polo Club, nature treks through Port Meadow and exploring the cultural highlights in the centre of Oxford. For those remaining at school, activities get under way at 9.30am and soon the fields are full of orienteers and frisbee players, whilst the classrooms of E Block bustle with classicists, rock stars, Banksy graffiti artists and budding medics, amongst other things. All change for 11 am as the children embark on their second activity with some eager to develop their journalistic skills through broadcasting or making something delicious in Culinary Dragons. Some test their fitness with High Intensity Interval Training and Paddle Boarding with others enjoying a more hands on experience discovering how to repair bicycles or design products for a 3-D printer.
Whether on the water, in the classroom or outward bound, there is something for everyone and on the conclusion of activities, there are lots of very happy faces and enriched minds.
Cultured Dragons at the Radcliffe Camera