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Musicians on Tour
The Dragon was delighted to be named the Tatler Prep School of the Year at a ceremony
in London in September. “I was hugely honoured to accept the cup on behalf of the
whole school whose award this is,” said Headmaster John Baugh. The occasion was
marked at the Dragon with a special photo featuring a child from every year group with
the splendid cup. At the launch of their Schools Guide 2012, Tatler said: “All the schools
in our guide are exceptional in their own way, but the Dragon really stood out for us this
year…we were incredibly impressed by all we saw and heard on our visit.”
Prep School of the Year
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In anticipation of the 2012 London Games,
the Dragon joined the ‘Get Set Network’
in the autumn. This is a special group of
schools who demonstrate commitment to the
Olympic and Paralympic values of respect,
friendship, equality, excellence, inspiration,
courage and
determination.
To mark the
Olympic summer,
the Dragon will
host a Primary
School Olympics
for neighbouring
schools.
Olympic Values
New Magazine for
Old Dragons
In September, a new-look magazine for
alumni of the school was launched. Filled
with articles detailing the careers and
achievements of Old Dragons,
The OD
was
very well received by alumni of all ages. If you
would like a copy, please email
enquiries@
dragonschool.org
The Dragonetti Strings and the Dragon
Chamber Choir were invited to perform
at the ‘Music for Youth National Festival’
at Birmingham Symphony Hall in July.
After their performance of Vivaldi’s
Gloria
and Handel’s
Hallelujah Chorus
, the
adjudicators remarked on the fine tone
quality of the singing and the excellent
orchestral playing. This rounded off an
exciting season for the orchestra and choir
which had started with a trip to Venice in
the spring; the young Dragon musicians
gave concerts in churches and schools
to appreciative audiences of both local
residents and tourists.
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