At Dragon School we seek to add extra enjoyment and understanding through extra-curricular activities wherever possible. A wide range of activities in sport, music, art, drama and dance as well as gardening, textiles and language clubs are on offer across both the Pre-Prep and Prep.
Our Activities and Clubs programme is aimed at fostering confidence, independence, and breadth of interest both as individuals as well as within the framework of a team. Great emphasis is placed on developing the whole child, making sure there is a balance in their extra-curricular activities and giving them the key life skills they need to successfully cope with the move to their senior schools.
As well as the compulsory Activity sessions, we offer a variety of after-school clubs that are mainly voluntary (between 4.30pm and 5.30pm). Some children are required to attend certain clubs such as extra Sport coaching and Choir rehearsals, but in the main the choice is down to the individual child and his/her parents.
The Activities Programme is part of the School day (between 3.10pm and 4.15pm) and therefore what the children do is decided by the School, which ensures a healthier balance to each individual programme.
Every child has at least two Activity slots each week and the system for the majority of children is that they rotate through as many as twelve different activities in one year. Some children, however, particularly in the Upper School, will be required for certain things such as music ensembles, swim squads or scholarship exam preparation and this will mean they do not rotate through as many.