Susan the Dragon has been part of our school for over 20 years. The impressive dragon sculpture was part of a village project to celebrate the 2000 millennium. The villagers of Boreham were involved in two projects; a timeline mosaic, displayed in the village hall, and a large dragon sculpture, sited in our school grounds. Every pupil and member of staff at the time produced a tile, cemented onto her base, and the whole project was celebrated by the enactment of twelve historical scenes at the village hall prior to a procession to the school for the unveiling of the dragon and a grand firework display.
At the time, the children voted for a name for the dragon and Susan was the winner!
Susan has remained in our playground ever since, and was refurbished in 2015 thanks to the support of a small group of villagers.
In January 2019, the school vision statement was re-written and linked to our beloved dragon, Susan. 'Daring to aim high, scale new heights, spread our wings and fly far’
Susan the Dragon now supports the children in their understanding of our school values – friendship, courage, determination, excellence, respect, equality and inspiration. Work on dragons; be it in English, maths or the creative curriculum is also planned throughout the year groups as is a focus on each of the values through PSHE and assembly themes.