Dragons Today - Summer 2013 - page 2

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Busy Dragons
This summer issue of
Dragons Today
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
2013. The Dragon welcomes
enquiries and visits – details
of forthcoming events and
contact information can be
found on the back cover.
Library Life
The whole school celebrated reading
for pleasure during Dragon Library Week
in April. Children could browse a range
of fiction and choose new books to buy,
with booksellers, teachers and library
staff on hand to help. During the week,
the Dragon welcomed Conrad Mason,
children’s author and OD (1997) to talk to
pupils in Years 4 and 5 about his series
Tales of Fayt
. Library life continues to be
chronicled on the Dragon Library blog –
find it on
Music in Venice
Just before Easter, 53 members of the Chamber Choir and Dragonetti Strings
travelled to Venice. They gave five performances over four days in some
landmark venues including St Mark’s Basilica. The events attracted large and
enthusiastic audiences and were greatly appreciated by local congregations and
tourists alike.
Tudor Times
In May, Dragon time turned back to the sixteenth century for Tudor Day. Year
6 dressed in period garb for the day and enjoyed Tudor themed lessons. They
also created contemporary art, and food in the Cauldron - the Dragon’s pupil
kitchen. The highlight was a lecture on Tudor life and artefacts which included
the chance to examine (carefully) daggers, swords, cutlery, crockery, buckets
and much else.
Dragon Sponsors
Primary Academy
The Dragon is becoming lead
sponsor of a new primary academy
for Oxford. Three primary schools
in the Leys areas of Oxford will
be part of the Blackbird Academy
Trust from September 2013. The
Dragon and two other local charities
working in education, Family Links
and the Hamilton Trust, will help
lead and support the new Academy.
The Dragon already has well-
established partnership links with
several primary schools in the city,
including Pegasus School which,
along with Windale and Orchard
Meadow, will be part of the new
Academy. The Dragon is delighted
to have this opportunity to help
inspire children to do their very
best at school and to work with the
excellent staff of the three primaries.
All the schools involved look
forward to a productive partnership
focussed on learning well.
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