The OD Issue 3 - page 18

Always a happy occasion, the biennial JOD day for recent
leavers aged 13 to 18, and their parents, in March was no
exception. Almost 100 Junior Old Dragons greatly enjoyed
seeing each other, greeting staff and revisiting the school.
JOD Day 2013
On Sunday, 27
May, a stalwart side of OD sportsmen faced off
against the cream of the staff cricketing crop for the 2012 ODs vs Staff
cricket match. The two teams refused to let the soaring temperatures
affect their game, with many holding onto long-held rivalries from
their previous encounters. Fortified by unending refreshments, the
ODs batted first and scored a very respectable 158 runs. All the ODs
played well, despite several pre-game confessions of rusty batting and
bowling. However, the Staff side pressed their home advantage and by
the end of the afternoon had almost levelled the score. A final thrust
from the Staff left them victorious by only a few runs. At the end of
the match, the scoreboard showed 161, and the two teams determined
to play again next time.
OD Cricket Match 2012
The Skipper Society
acknowledges those who
have indicated that they
have included the Dragon
in their Wills. Each year
the ‘Skippers’ are invited
to return to the school for a
special event and lunch. The 2013 Skipper
Society Day in June was the best attended to
date and welcomed 14 ODs and their guests.
All enjoyed a pupil recital in the Music
School before being entertained to a summer
lunch by the Headmaster and senior staff of
the school.
Legacies are extremely important to
the Dragon’s future development plans.
To receive a brochure about including
the school in your wishes and for more
information about the Skipper Society please
contact the OD Office on 01865 315416.
“I greatly enjoyed the Skipper
Society lunch and would like to
thank you for all the arrangements
which made the day so successful.”
Legator, OD 1938
“It is a very nice reunion at the
Dragon and a most enjoyable
lunch with good company.
I enjoyed the concert beforehand
very much as well.”
Legator, OD 1954
Skipper Society Day
“Lovely event, I’ve never
been to one before.
Thank you!”
JOD 2010
“Thank you very much
for yesterday’s lunch
– great to see so many
JOD 2008
“Thank you very much
for the JOD reunion.
Our son enjoyed
meeting friends and
teachers, as did we.”
Former Dragon parent
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