We hope you enjoy this latest issue of
lives and achievements of our Old Dragons.
This year I was delighted to see so many of you during the
year at our Reunions. In September 2015 we commemorated
ODs who fought and died in the First World War during our
WW1 Commemoration events. The event was one of the
most creative and engaging we have ever hosted with over
400 attendees over the two days.
We welcomed more ODs to the pre-1950s Reunion in March
2016. It was heartening to see many former pupils from that
fine vintage so full of vigour and good humour. Once again,
friendships were renewed.
This year we introduced our series of planned
: Industry Groups which aim to bring the Dragon
community together to create dynamic Dragon networks.
The first event, held in March 2016, was a very successful
and lively Entrepreneurs’ Forum. We are planning many
more events for different industries over the coming year.
Please see page 12 to find out more.
The School continues to thrive. This year, our pupils have
moved on to some of our finest public schools, as always.
We continue to pride ourselves, however, on never letting
exams dominate the children’s lives. We are committed to
developing each child through sport, drama, art, music,
extra-curricular activities, academic rigour and, of course,
through play. Dragon children continue to retain their natural
creativity and independent spirits. You would recognise
current Dragons as kindred souls, not so very different from
yourselves at the same age – or indeed now.
Finally, myself and Wendy announce that we will be leaving
the Dragon after 15 happy and productive years at the end
of the summer term 2017. However, we have another joyful
year ahead of us and many more reunions to look forward to
so we aren’t saying our goodbyes just yet. We look forward
to meeting many more of you at the 1990s Reunion and the
Dragon Dinner at Lords in September, and at future
: Events next academic year. See page 28.
With every good wish,