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  • Belgium Battlefields

    Published 03/02/23

    The First World War Battlefields for students in Year 9 today, who are visiting the Langemark German Cemetery and Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery as well as museums at Passchendaele and Ypres Salient.  The group were also able to hear about and see the inscribed names of the three Gordonians, W Male, C Tancock and G A Lillywhite who died at Passchendaele. Tomorrow the Pipes and Drums are in Ypres, where they are honoured to be performing in the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate.

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  • County Finalists

    Published 02/02/23

    Through to the County Final, the U15 girls who won the West Surrey Area finals of the Surrey Indoor Secondary School Competition today. Their victories against Hinchley Wood and Chertsey Salesians will see them at the crease again in March. Congratulations all!

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  • made in dagenham

    Published 02/02/23

    Girl power stormed Gordon’s this week with pink-apron clad students taking to the stage to tell the true story of the Ford sewing machinists of the 1960s who brought the Dagenham factory and workforce of 55,000, to a standstill and paved the way for the Equal Pay Act of 1970. Gritty and compelling, Made in Dagenham, performed to capacity audiences over three nights, was also humorous and touching and demonstrated the exceptional ability of those singing, acting and dancing. Many of the production team were also students.

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  • Marathon Run for Soldiers' Charity

    Published 30/01/23

    A regular runner, with a lifetime ambition to complete the London Marathon, Gordon’s PE teacher Emily King has finally taken the plunge and signed up for it after the death of a close friend and former colleague Steve Monk.

    Mrs King (nee Clarke), has just over 12 weeks in which to prepare for the run, in aid of ABF, The Army’s National Charity.

    While she has completed half marathons and usually runs three times a week, the lead up to the marathon and the event itself, will prove the ultimate test in endurance and stamina.

    “It’s going to be a tough and a huge challenge, but I know Steve’s voice will be in my head through the dark winter training” she revealed.

    Her friend Steve Monk, who was Director of Sport at Gordon’s for 20 years, joined the school after a 20 year career with the Army PT Corps. Emily recalls not only working with him on the sports pitches but on staff videos, singing together to entertain students in ‘Gordon’s has Talent’ and enjoying the annual school ski trip.

    “Steve was the one that got me into running”, explained Emily, adding: “I contacted Steve’s wife when the ABF offered me a place and she said ‘go for it, Steve would be so chuffed’. All I thought was ‘oh no I am going to have to do it!’.”

    A PE teacher for 22 years at Gordon’s, Mrs King also chose the charity not only for its connection to Steve Monk but due to the number of children attending Gordon’s from Forces families and the staff with links to the Services.

    “ABF the Soldiers’ Charity really do make a difference to so many lives supporting our Army personnel and their families in so many ways.

    “I’ve set myself a challenge and I’ve got to just go for it and hope I can do it.”

    To sponsor, Mrs King, please click this link - ABF The Soldiers' Charity - Emily King (soldierscharity.org)

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  • County Champion

    Published 27/01/23

    Sports Scholar Kiki Webb has been crowned Surrey Schools Cross Country Champion following her win at Priory Park in Reigate. Kiki, representing Gordon’s and North West Surrey beat 32 runners qualifying from ten districts across the county in the Senior Girls Race of 3.7kms. The Sixth Form student will now compete for the county at the English Schools Championship in Nottingham in March.

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  • live coverage

    Published 27/01/23

    The Seaford 10s Tournament will be livestreamed on NextGen on Sunday 29th January. To watch our boys in action, head to:

    Oval 1: https://youtube.com/watch?v=BsuuhQg84AM&feature=shares

    Oval 2: https://youtube.com/watch?v=NHDxxCsgl6o&feature=shares

    Preview: https://nextgenxv.com/2023/01/26/live-stream-seaford-10s-preview-live-stream-links-as-16-gather-at-seaford-college/

    The Gordon's v Reeds game from Wednesday is available here - https://youtu.be/FYUaJL0ViBw

     

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  • Howzat!

    Published 27/01/23

    With wins against Chertsey High and Chessington in the West Surrey Area Finals of the Surrey Indoor Secondary School Competition, these U13 cricketers are now through to the county finals in March! Congratulations!

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  • making an impression

    Published 25/01/23

    Students in Years 10 and 12, interested in a career in dentistry, had the opportunity to give it a go with a Meducators UK Dental Workshop today. As well as learning about dental anatomy, disease and treatment, students also handled dental instruments and equipment under the supervision of qualified dentists. Part of their training day was to make dental impressions!

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  • The Gordon Memorial Service

    Published 22/01/23

    The annual Gordon Memorial Service took place in Guildford Cathedral this morning, attended by staff, students, parents and Governors of the School. The service, to honour General Charles Gordon in whose name the school was founded, featured readings from the Head Boy and Girl with The Reverend Michael Parker, Chaplain-General to His Majesty’s Land Forces delivering The Gordon Sermon. Pipe Major L Massie played the Lament Flowers of the Forest.  

     

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  • Whitehall Parade

    Published 21/01/23

    Students, led by the Pipes and Drums brought Whitehall to a standstill today for the annual Parade in memory of General Charles Gordon, in whose honour the school was founded. Over 200 students took part in the Parade to the General Gordon statue on the banks of the Thames. There, during the Memorial Service, wreaths were laid at the foot of the statue by Trustee Tom Gordon and representatives of the school and Gordonians.

     

     

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  • royal visit to Gordon's

    Published 18/01/23

    Proud moment for our students and staff yesterday as The Earl of Wessex visited the school to officially open the new sports hub and unveil a plaque commemorating the occasion. The Earl toured the new Fitness Suite, Rowing Centre and watched football and rugby on the sports pitches. His Royal Highness also spent time over a coffee with the school’s student Wellbeing Prefects and mental health first aiders and learned how pastoral staff care for boarding students, particularly those whose families are in the Armed Forces.

    As well as chatting to players and teaching staff, His Royal Highness enjoyed the opportunity to take on some of the students in a game of table tennis!

    Sports Director Jamie Harrison spoke to That's TV about the visit:

     

     

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