2015 · issue 4
Dragon In Burma
OD News /
OD & Development
A selection of highlights from 2014-2015…
More news of Dragon happenings can be found on the School
Dragon School, Oxford.
Oxford and Cambridge
University Boat Race
Two ODs made history by heading
up the Oxford University boating line
ups in April 2015. Anastasia Chitty (OD
2007) was elected OUWBC President
last year to make the Challenge, and
rowed in the 2 seat on the day.The
Oxford Boat had a superb race and
won the day by a considerable margin.
Will Geffen (OD 2008), the youngest
at 19, lined up in the bow seat
amongst a host of postgraduates.
The Oxford Boat played a very tactical
race, stealing a significant lead on
Cambridge which turned the race
into a clear win for his boat.
Grand National 2015
SamWaley-Cohen (OD 1995) rode as
the jockey for Oscar Time in the Grand
National. Riding a 20/1 outsider, Sam
finished in a highly respectable 15th
place to cap his 6th Grand National
appearance to go with his Cheltenham
Gold Cup victory in 2011.
Three Dragon teams won the national
title and second position in the Novice
division in the SUPA National Junior
Schools Championships in May 2015.
Skoll World Forum 2015
Two Dragon pupils, plus a current
and a former pupil of the Blackbird
AcademyTrust, were guests at the
Skoll World Forum in April, the largest
gathering of Social entrepreneurs in
Europe.The pupils met with Archbishop
DesmondTutu and his daughter, as well
as Jeff Skoll, co-founder of eBay and
the Skoll Foundation.
IAPS Swim Finals Success
In May 2015, 31 Dragons competed
at the IAPS National Finals in Crawley,
with Dragon finishing the day as the
3rd best ranked Co-Ed Prep School
in the country for the second year in
Blue Plaque Unveiling
In March 2015, the Dragon hosted
the unveiling of a new blue plaque,
sponsored by the Society of Biology,
to the famous Biologist and Polymath
JBS Haldane (OD 1905) who
contributed so much to the field of
Genetics in the 1900s.
Dragon Pupil to Perform in
National Youth Musical Theatre
An A Block pupil is to be cast in this
year’s NationalYouth MusicalTheatre
production of ‘Pendragon’. The
production will be staged in August at
theTheatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds.
The Dragon entered a dedicated eight
man team into the IAPS Judo in March
2015. Seven of our competitors won
medals, enabling the Dragon team
to secure enough points to win the
Dragon Sale Results
The 2014 Dragon Christmas Charity
Sale raised £115,000 for children’s
charities.The number of stalls run
by the pupils has increased from a
small handful to over 60 wonderfully
creative stalls.The Sale was opened
by actor Tom Hollander (OD 1980).