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D R A G O N S T O D AY S P R I N G 2 0 1 7

Discovering

gifts; finding

passions

The Dragon Activities Programme is an

important part of a Dragon education.

Children of all ages enjoy their chosen

Activities up to three times each week.

Parents will recognise some familiar

Activities:

Book Group

members read

and discuss a broad range of authors

and genres;

In the News

engages children

in discussing current affairs;

Cooking

is a

shared endeavour resulting in delicious

food, and

Green Fingers

gives children

the chance to plant and grow a variety

of vegetables.

Other Activities may be less familiar:

during the eight-week course called

.bMindfulness

, children learn to manage

their emotions and reflect on their

learning; while children taking part in

Digital Dragons

learn to code and create

computer programmes.

Dragons explore their creativity

through

Art, Music

and

Drama

Activities.

Art Scholars

have additional time to

experiment with different mediums,

while children who enjoy

Design

& Technology

can develop their own

projects.

Silverscreen

, an Activity where

children compare classic and modern

versions of films, teaches children how

to interpret, analyse and communicate

ideas.

Children who don’t excel in traditional

team sports, often flourish in sporting

Activities. Strong swimmers refine their

techniques and prepare for competition

in

Swim Squad

; there is also an

Improvers

Swimmers

Activity.

With the river Cherwell located at the

bottom of the school fields, Dragons

have the unique opportunity to learn

to row in the

Sculling

Activity - some of

our Old Dragon international rowers

started this way. Children can even

learn to

Sail

at the Farmoor Reservoir.

ragons

expand

their

learning by exploring

interests beyond their

lessons in Activities. Often, this

is how they find their passion or

discover a unique gift.

D

A C T I V E D R A G O N S

Children can practise their

patience and perseverance with

Crochet & Knitting. It is also a

relaxed and sociable environment

where they can mix with children

from different tutor groups.

Oscar, B Block (Year 7) is a very

powerful player who loves to rally with

his friends, before finishing them off

with some spin.

Peter, A Block (Year 8), demonstrates

his 3D crafting skills during D&T.