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2017 · ISSUE 6



Old Dragon

Events and Reunions

Leonard Cheshire (OD 1931) Disability Charity

Friday 13 January 2017

Dragon Drinks,

New York

Thursday, 27 October 2016

During the annual New York

Exchange, when Year 8 Dragon

children stay with families from two

local schools, we gather together Old

Dragons, current parents and staff. In

2016, a lively and enjoyable event took

place at The East Pole Bar near Park

Avenue. The evening carried on long

into the night with some ODs catching

up over a late supper with the Dragon

staff. If you live, work or regularly visit

New York, please update us so that we

can be sure to invite you to this event

in future.

Old Dragon Dinner at Lord’s

30 September 2016

Thank you to Charles Gordon (1958) for

helping us secure the elegant Long Room

at Lord’s for a memorable black tie dinner.

The atmospheric setting brought several

generations together, including members of the

1958 First XI, the 1957 Stradlings’ boys and the

Brothers Tew. Many also enjoyed a fascinating

tour of the Lord’s Museum to see The Ashes

urn and the famous stuffed sparrow that was

‘bowled out’ by Jehangir Khan in 1936.

Donald (1953), Ian (1956), Edward (1958), Malcolm (1961)


James (1969) Tew.

1990s Reunion

Tuesday 6 September 2016

Over 60 Old Dragons and former staff

joined us for the OD 1990s Leavers’

Reunion, hosted by John and Wendy

Baugh. ODs enjoyed a delicious buffet

meal in a relaxed party atmosphere.

Many made quite an evening of it,

joining staff at the Rose & Crown

in North Parade in time-honoured

tradition. Alumni Representative,

Moira Darlington (Ma Da), said, “It

was lovely to catch up with so many

Old Dragons I knew personally.”

Leonard Cheshire Disability, the

leading international disability

charity, teamed up with the Dragon

to launch its founder’s 100th

birthday year (1917-2017).

The charity is celebrating the

life and work of Leonard Cheshire,

WWII pilot, Victoria Cross winner

and benefactor. Talking to boarders during

Spectrum, Chief Executive Neil Heslop OBE

explained how the School’s core values of

courage, kindness and respect had shaped

Leonard’s life. Neil added, “We welcome the

opportunity to share our knowledge about

disability and to teach Dragons

about Leonard Cheshire and his


Dragon Deputy Head, Ed Phelps

added, “Leonard Cheshire epitomised

the values of the Dragon - courage,

kindness and respect still form the

foundation of the School’s ethos today.”

The charity received a cheque for £3,420

from pupils Anna and Felix in C Block,

who together with their year group, had swum

the equivalent of the channel (22 miles) to

raise funds.