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Busy Dragons
Scullers Scoop Gold and Silver
In February, Dragon scullers took part in the South of England Indoor Rowing
Championships in Oxford and achieved an extraordinary win for the school. From a field
of 650 participants, Dragons won three gold and two silver medals in the individual events
and a gold and three silvers in the team events. As summer comes, practising will continue
on the River Cherwell.
This Spring 2011 issue of
Dragons Today
contains more
news and views from the
Dragon. We hope you will be
interested to hear of some
recent achievements and to
read about boarding at the
school, sporting success and
cultural activities. The school
welcomes enquiries and visits
- details of forthcoming events
and contact information can be
found on the back cover.
Praiseworthy Dragons
The Dragon School Chamber Choir
reached the finals of two National
Choir Competitions this spring. In the
prestigious BBC ‘Songs of Praise Choir of
the Year Competition’, they came a close
second to a Welsh primary school. The
Choir was also placed third in the Junior
Section of the ‘Barnardos Choir of the Year
Competition’, in a contest which pitted
them against 23 other choirs.
These were highlights of an
exceptionally busy season for the choir.
In the autumn the choir sang at charity
concerts in St John Smith’s Square with the
London Chamber Orchestra, at St Luke’s
Church in Chelsea and at Christchurch
Cathedral in Oxford. In February,
they sang at the school’s concert at the
Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford, performing
pieces including
written by
Dragon Director of Music, John Madden
(for more about the concert, please see
report on page 8). The Chamber Choir
ended a busy term with a tour to Venice.
Singing Successes
• A Year 7 Dragon has played the part
of Miles in a production of
Turn of
the Screw
by Benjamin Britten with
The Oxford Opera Company
• A Year 4 Dragon starred in the
West End production of
! last
autumn and is now appearing as
Gavroche in
Les Miserables
• A Year 6 Dragon boy has accepted
a place in the National Youth Boys’
Choir of Great Britain
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