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Welcome
This Summer issue of
Dragons Today
features
news and views from the
Dragon School, Oxford. We
hope you will be interested
to read about achievements
and life at the school in
the spring and summer of
2012. The Dragon welcomes
enquiries and visits – details
of forthcoming events and
contact information can be
found on the back cover.
A Festival of Music
At the Oxford Music Festival in January, all Dragon entrants gained commended or
higher and seven achieved first place in their year group. Magnus Andrews and Thomas
Uglow received the highest mark in the festival for a piano duet in the U18 category. For
a second year, they won the ‘Oxford Times Duet Cup’ which was presented to them by
the Mayor of Oxford in the Jacqueline du Pr
é
Concert Hall at St Hilda’s College.
National Sailors
Dragon sailors visited the busy
Olympic sailing venue of Portland,
Weymouth in May to compete in
the annual IAPS sailing competition.
The sailors had an exhilarating day on
the open waters, managed well in the
heavy winds and kept an eye open for
Olympic sailors.
Stretching the Dragon
To celebrate the Chinese Year of the Dragon, the Dragon pupils’ food
committee painted two large, colourful dragons across the Dining
Hall windows. Dragons enjoyed a special Chinese lunch in a room
transformed by works of art, lanterns and kites to mark the new year.
Bees, Snakes &
Solar Science
The Dragon’s Science Department
had a stall at the Oxfordshire Science
Festival in March. Staff and pupils
showcased science teaching and
learning with a variety of interactive
activities. Visitors had the opportu-
nity to pedal an energy bike, try out
a solar display, handle beekeeping
equipment and meet a menagerie
of reptiles. The Dragon’s sustainable
self-powered stall continued to enter-
tain visitors despite a power cut.
Jubilee Chorister
Kevin Zheng, a Year 5 Dragon, joined
the special Diamond Choir to sing for the
Queen’s Jubilee
in June. He was
chosen from
thousands of entries
from young people
across the UK to
sing at St Paul’s
Cathedral during
the thanksgiving
service on 5
th
June.
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