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2016 · ISSUE 5

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CONTENTS

Headline

News

A selection of Dragon School and Old Dragon news highlights

from 2015-2016…

Dragon WW1 Commemoration

Over 450 pupils, current and

past parents and Dragon alumni

attended or took part in our two

day commemorative event in

September 2015. Sacrifices made

by former Dragon pupils and staff

were remembered while exhibits and

activities explored the deep impact

the war had made on individuals, the

School community and society.

Dragons meet the Dalai Lama

Last autumn, a party of sixty Dragon

pupils met His Holiness the Dalai Lama

in Oxford. He addressed the children,

along with pupils from The Blackbird

Academy Trust and Cheney School,

telling them that, “They were the

generation that was bringing hope

to the world.”

Dragon Sale Final

Announcement

The Dragon School community raised

over £85,000 at the 2015 Dragon Sale.

Dragons at WE DAY UK

This Spring, 12 Dragons joined 12,000

children at an inspiring Social Impact

event at Wembley Arena called

We Day UK. It was an appeal to a

generation to shift mind-sets from

“ME to WE”, and to take action

together to create change in local

and global communities.

www.weday.com

Dragon Entrepreneurs on Fire

Our panel of OD entrepreneurs held

over 80 current parents, ODs and

staff spellbound at the first

Arduus ad

Solem

: Entrepreneurs’ Networking

gathering, held in Spring 2016.

Songs for Spring

Over 400 parents and ODs attended

the Dragon ‘Songs for Spring’ concert

in Cadogan Hall, London. The children

performed on the same stage that had

been graced by the Royal Philharmonic

Orchestra and the renowned Oslo

Philharmonic Orchestra.

20 Year Japanese Exchange

Programme Celebration

The Dragon School celebrated 20 years

of its Japanese Exchange programme

with Tokyo school Keio Yochisha in

April 2016, by planting a Japanese

zelcova tree in the Dragon grounds.

Blue Plaque for OD

In June, two members of the Dragon

School staff, Tim Knapp, Director of

Sport, and Hugo McNeile, Master

in charge of Rugby, were proud to

attend the unveiling of a blue plaque

for Ronald Poulton Palmer (OD 1903),

rugby legend and Old Dragon.

Dragon News Throught the Year

More Old Dragon news can be found at

www.dragonschool.org/community

and on your regularly updated

Facebook page

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Dragon School Twitter account @thedragonschool

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Contents

OD Achievements

2-5

The Pearl in the Oyster 6-7

Book Shelf

8-9

OD Events &

10-14

Reunions

Memories of

15-17

Dragons Past

Dragon

18-19

Development

OD News /

20-23

Announcements

Desmond Devitt

23

Obituaries

24-27

Events Diary

28

OD Merchandise /

29

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