The OD Issue 3 - page 3

2014 · ISSUE 3
OD Achievements
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OD & Development
Events Diary
A selection of highlights from 2012 and 2013…
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Dragon School, Oxford
Stupendous Sale
The 2012 Dragon Christmas Charity
Sale raised £168,000 thanks to the
extraordinary generosity of everyone
who took part. Screen starTom
Hiddleston (OD 1994), opened the Sale.
Judo Girls
Dragon girls fought tremendously
at the IAPS Girls Judo Competition
in January 2013, all eleven of them
winning gold, silver or bronze medals.
With their combined effort they were
awarded the Silver Cup for the 2013
IAPS JudoTournament.
Caldicott Winners
Both 1st and 2ndVII teams scored
victories in the rugby tournament in
March 2013.The 2ndVII won by 12 points
to 5 and the 1stVII were awarded the
plate competition for the second year
running with a convincing 28-12 win.
Swimming Champions
In March 2013, for the second year
running, the U11 Girls and Boys
SwimmingTeams became Oxfordshire
Primary School Relay Champions when
they beat 16 other schools.
Dragon Speakers
Two C Block and two B Block Dragons
represented the school in March 2013
at the prestigious Demosthenes Public
Competition at Bradfield College and
received special praise from the judge
on their clarity and content.
High Music Score
82 children took instrumental grade
examinations in the spring of 2013 and
produced the highest scoring results
anyone recall at the Dragon: 86%
achieved Distinctions and Merits.
Travellers Return
Two Nicholas KnatchbullTravel Award
recipients, Harry Stansfield (OD 2006)
and JamesWomersley (OD 2000),
were welcomed back to the Dragon in
April 2013 to speak at Spectrum about
their experiences and journeys abroad.
Venice Music Tour
53 members of Chamber Choir and
Dragonetti Strings travelled toVenice
in April 2013 to give five performances
to large church congregations and
to tourists at several famous venues
including St Mark’s Basilica.
Senior Scholarships
The number of scholarships and
awards to their senior schools
achieved by Dragon pupils rose from
43 in 2012 to 48 in 2013.
Baroque in London
In May 2013 Dragon pupils played and
sang a diverse programme of baroque
and later works at St John’s Smith
Square, conducted by special guest
Sir Roger Norrington (OD 1947).
Academy Sponsor
The Dragon is the lead sponsor of
a new primary school academy. In
September 2013, three primary schools
in the Leys area of Oxford became part
of the new Blackbird AcademyTrust.
New Direction
Vicky Savage joined the Dragon in
September 2013 as Director of Music.
She was previously Director of Music
at Garden House School in London
where she taught over 500 children.
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