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July 2018

  • cycling lanzarote

    Published 27/07/18

    Braving high winds and challenging terrain, the Gordon’s Cycling Tour managed some 270 miles over their six days in Lanzarote. This was the third tour of the Spanish island and a welcome respite from the heat in England!

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  • war horse

    Published 27/07/18

    War Horse is coming to Gordon’s School on Saturday 1st September. The special evening, hosted by the Armed Forces Charity SSAFA, will see an open-air screening of the film in the magnificent grounds of the school. The event is being held to mark the centenary of the First World War. Tickets are available through Eventbrite (please click here)with all proceeds going towards SSAFA’s current work helping today’s generation of servicemen and women, veterans and their families across Surrey.

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  • making history

    Published 27/07/18

    Members of the Gordon’s Pipes and Drums Band today became the first non-military band to take part in a Parade at the Army Training Regiment, Pirbright when they played at the Passing Out Parade this morning. They joined the band of the Royal Logistic Corps for the passing out of Troops from Morley and Dalton.

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  • charity nomination

    Published 23/07/18

    Their impassioned, informative presentation together with their imaginative fundraising earned them £1,000 for their charity Woking and Sam Beare Hospices. Now Harriet Duffin, who led her Gordon’s School team of Tilly Phillips, Livvy Garner and Nathan Butler to victory, has been nominated for the First Give Student of the Year. She and the team have been invited to Cardiff for the awards ceremony with other shortlisted nominees across Greater London and South Wales. First Give encourages young people to give their time and talent to improve their community. Students from Year 9 identified social issues and engaged with local charities set up to tackle them. Then they set about fundraising and increasing awareness. All were competing for a cheque for £1,000 from First Give for their chosen charity. Harriet’s team appealed to staff and students to bring in their good quality secondhand clothes for stock in charity shops, raising £857 for the hospice charity.

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  • gordon's news

    Published 16/07/18

    Gordon's News Summer Term 2018 is available on the website now. Please click here to view. Hard copies can be picked up from Day and Residential Boarding Houses in the Autumn Term.

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  • Summer holidays

    Published 13/07/18

    Wishing you all a very happy, restful Summer. See you in September!

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  • poignant poppies

    Published 12/07/18

    A symbol of remembrance the world over, the poppies made today by Year 7s at Gordon's have an extra special meaning for those at the school. For each one of the 700 plus has been inscribed with the name of a Gordonian that was killed in the First World War. This year marks the centenary of the end of the First World War. The Gordon's poppies will be ‘planted’ next to General Gordon’s statue on the Front Field in the lead up to Remembrance Day and the Parade, which takes place in November.

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  • trip to see jamie

    Published 12/07/18

    The thrilling behind-the-scenes tour of the oldest West End theatre included live action from current actors, and it was as intriguing as it was enlightening. But I have to say my favourite part of the event was viewing the West End show 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie', starring the incredibly talented and sensational actor John McCrea, who plays the main lead, Jamie New. We even got to meet him, his actor mother and his teacher in the play after the show, and also the mother of the real Jamie, who this play is based on, was there too. A 'Q and A' session took place, where both students and teaches alike eagerly raised their hands, and I learnt a lot about the theatre, the actor's lives and their successes through hard work. I would definitely recommend all parts of the trip to everyone, and I thank all the teachers involved for providing such an amazing opportunity. By Darcy Watson

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  • making a difference

    Published 12/07/18

    MAD Day (Make a Difference) - the packed programme of events include washing cars; making poppies; litter-picking; volunteering at a nursery school sports day; helping the homeless - and that's just this morning's activities!

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  • experiencing homelessness

    Published 12/07/18

    Make a Difference Day - 24 hours of giving time and effort - started last night with the Big Sleep Out. Year 8 Students slept on the Parade Square in cardboard boxes. The evening also included a presentation by the homeless charity Launchpad and of course a screening of the World Cup football game. The group was up at 6am for early morning yoga on the Front Field.

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  • Gordon's dash is back

    Published 11/07/18

    Gordon’s Dash is back and this year the emphasis is on a fun run rather than timed race. The route provides for a scenic run, covering paths, tracks and woodland trails across Brentmoor Heath. This event, on Sunday 7th October, is open to parents, staff, students and the wider community. Participants will have the option to run one or two laps (2.5 or 5 miles) depending on their age. To enter, participants must be Y7 (11+) or above for one lap and Y10 (14+) or above for two. The run will start at 10am with registration from 9am. Entrance fee is £5 for one lap, £10 for two laps. On-site parking, changing facilities and refreshments available. For more information, and to register, please click here. Online registration closes at 5pm on Thursday 4th October. If you have any questions please contact the Development Office - development@gordons.surrey.sch.uk

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  • General gordon mural

    Published 10/07/18

    The lone piper watching over the Parade Square has just been joined by General Gordon. While Students across the school are enjoying trips in Belgium, France and CCF Camps as well as Y7 camps, a dedicated band of artistic individuals has painted a mural of the General and written his many attributes and words associated with him alongside his picture. Just a few finishing touches to go….

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