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Lighting the Way
Dragon athletics captain, Sam Way,
had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in
May when he carried the Olympic torch
through the streets of Chippenham. He
was cheered on by thousands of specta-
tors who were delighted to see the flame
on its journey through Wiltshire and
Gloucestershire.
Dragons meet HMS Dragon
An excited group of Dragons travelled
to Portsmouth Naval Base in June to
explore the HMS Dragon, a Royal Navy
Destroyer. By special invitation, the Year
8 Post Exam Group enjoyed views from
the Captain’s chair and spent some time
with the Commander of the Portsmouth
The Easter tour to Cape Town by
fourteen Dragon cricketers gave them
the opportunity to fine tune their
batting, bowling and fielding skills in the
spectacular setting of Newlands Cricket
Ground. They played against local teams,
took time to climb Table Mountain and
paid a visit to the Isiqalo Foundation.
Co-founded by an old Dragon, the
charity offers educational and sporting
opportunities to children living in one
of Cape Town’s informal settlements
and the Dragon cricketers were able to
support the Foundation with funds raised
prior to the trip.
flotilla. After a special tour above and
below deck, the pupils were presented
with a red and gold HMS Dragon
plaque. In return, the children presented
a Dragon School plaque to the ship to
mark what they hope will be a continuing
friendship with their nautical namesake.
Education for
Tomorrow Today
The Dragon helped to create an innovative
youth conference at the University of
Oxford’s Saïd Business School in June.
Hosted by broadcaster and Old Dragon
Rageh Omaar, ‘Twenty//Twenty Education
for Tomorrow Today’ showcased Social
Impact projects from schools around
the country and from southern Africa.
A group of Year 8 Dragons presented
a short film about their bee keeping
project to the 120-strong audience of VIP
guests, teachers and pupils. Participating
schools’ film presentations covered a
host of topics ranging
from fairtrade to green
energy and recycling.
This novel and thought-
provoking day fulfilled
its aims of empowering
pupils to share ideas
and inspiring them to
implement new projects.
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