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  • Powering for pots at Weybridge

    Published 23/05/22

    Another great day’s racing for our rowers at the Walton and Weybridge Regatta over an 850m course. Tom and Ben competed in a double and so did Jake and James (in their first ever race!). Immie and Mimi in a double had a great first row and ending up in a ‘dead heat’. This meant they had to spin around on the river and head straight back up to the start and re-race the race! Unfortunately, this time they were pipped right at the finish and lost by ¾ of a length! Mimi and James both ended up in the finals, with James holding level with the other crew until halfway when he managed to push past and win his race. Mimi, in her final, pulled away at the beginning and just kept making the gap bigger, going on to win by three boat lengths – and her first pot!

    All the rowers have been supported and encouraged by James G, who due to injury, is unable to compete but cheers them on at all their regattas.

    James and Mimi now have their sights set on the National Schools Regatta at Dorney Lake next week.

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  • year 9 raises charity funds and awareness

    Published 20/05/22

    Their passion and enthusiasm shone through last night as our four Year 9 PSHE groups competed for a £1,000 donation from First Give for their chosen charities. The groups not only raised £2,200 since January for their charities but also awareness of them. The winning team was 9D for the The Hope Hub Surrey Heath. Congratulations to them!

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  • leavers' chapel service

    Published 20/05/22

    Together for their last Chapel Service at Gordon’s, our Year 13 students, who begin their exams next week. Today’s Service, conducted by the school Chaplain the Reverend Graham Wright, provided one of the last opportunities to be together at school before the Leavers’ Dinner in July. Sandra Radford, Head of Sixth Form told them: “You have worked so hard for this. I wish you the best of luck. You are a pride and joy”.

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  • Reward for 'giving it a shot'!

    Published 19/05/22

    A spur of the moment decision to ‘give it a shot’ and enter the Linklaters’ Making Links Schools Challenge has earned Head Boy Callum Keigher a runners-up place, £1,000 in online vouchers and £1,000 for Gordon's!

    The challenge presented to Year 12 students across the UK by the multinational law firm, was on the theme of change with the brief: ‘We are living through a time of great change. What in your opinion will be the greatest challenges and opportunities in this changing world?’

    Sixth Form student Callum was inspired to enter the competition after being told about it by the school and set about producing a PowerPoint presentation with the themes of technology, environment, social and economic.

    His submission earned him a place in the finals, a day in which the 20 finalists were treated to a morning workshop on presentation skills before being tasked to produce a two minute video. Four were chosen for the Grand Final which involved talks from two of the firm’s partners and an associate partner about their work and an opportunity for him to present his video to them as well as answer questions from the panel of judges.

    Callum, an aspiring Oxbridge candidate said the experience had not only honed his skills in research and presentation but had been really helpful as he is interested in a career in commercial law.

    “It was great to see names and faces of people really high up in the law firm that I may want to work for in the future. It was a really good experience overall” he said.

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  • Lieutenant General Cripwell Appointed Chairman of Gordon Foundation

    Published 18/05/22

    Lieutenant General Richard Cripwell CB, CBE has been appointed the new Chairman of The Trustees of the Gordon Foundation. He took over on May 1st from General Sir Peter Wall, who served as Chairman for seven years.

    Commissioned into the Corps of the Royal Engineers in August 1982 until February this year, Lieutenant General Cripwell was Deputy Commander Allied Land Command, the standing headquarters for NATO land forces and was recently sworn in as Lieutenant-Governor of Guernsey, representative of the Crown in the Bailiwick.

    His appointment to Chairman of the Trustees of The Gordon Foundation, the original charity established to run the original Gordon Boys’ Home, and now supporting Gordon’s School, continues the close relationship Gordon’s has enjoyed with the Royal Engineers since the Home’s, now School’s, inception as the national memorial to General Gordon, a former Royal Engineer.

    Married, with two children, Lieutenant General Cripwell, a keen sportsman, said: “I am looking forward to helping the Gordon Foundation and the school achieve their strategic vision”.

    Gordon’s Headmaster Andrew Moss said: “I would like to welcome Lieutenant General Cripwell to the school and very much look forward to working with him. I would also like to thank General Sir Peter Wall on his sterling service to the school.”

    Please click here for more information on the Gordon Foundation and full list of its Trustees.

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  • silver for ice hockey

    Published 17/05/22

    Congratulations to ice hockey player Thomas Flannery, awarded a silver medal after competing with the Basingstoke Bison U12s in the National Finals. Flannery and the team had enjoyed a brilliant run up to the final but were sadly beaten on the day by Sheffield.

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  • Plane Sailing for Kaitlyn

    Published 16/05/22

    After just one year of competing in ILCA 4 dinghies (formerly Lasers), Kaitlyn Wyatt, a student at Gordon’s School has been chosen to represent Great Britain in the ILCA 4 Youth World Championships in Portugal, this August! Kaitlyn has been sailing competitively since 2018 and is ranked in the top five female ILCA 4 sailors nationally.  She achieved her selection after a weekend in Weymouth in which she competed in the final of seven ILCA 4 qualification events. It was the largest ILCA 4 qualification event ever held in the UK and featured the largest female contingent. Kaitlyn finished as the leading female sailor with an invitation to represent GB at both the European and World Championships. Sadly her GCSE exams mean she is unable to compete in the Europeans, but the 15 year old will make it for the world championships! Congratulations Kaitlyn and best of luck!

     

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  • Fame on the Fairways

    Published 13/05/22

    Gordon's golfers combined to put on another winning performance at the Schools' Golf Competition recently held at the Beau Desert Golf Club, coming away with first place in the team event; a first, second and third place in the stableford and a joint first place in the gross competition! Congratulations all!

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  • Third MUN Conference

    Published 13/05/22

    Gordon’s hosted its third Model United Nations Conference, welcoming eight other schools from across the country for two days of debate and discussion. With five separate committees including the security council, many different issues were discussed including ‘The Question of Lethal Autonomous Weapons’, ‘ the Iranian Nuclear Programme’, and ‘children impacted by the US border crisis/question of Haiti refugees’. Gordon's delegates representing the USA team lifted the second highest prize, that of Highly Commended Delegation.

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  • Netball Inspiration

    Published 12/05/22

    Inspiring netball students and scholars, not just with their coaching but question and answer session afterwards, two of the game’s giants, Felistus Kwanga, Captain of the Zimbabwean national team and Peace Proscovia, captain of the Ugandan national team. Both play for Surrey Storm, partners of Gordon’s and delivered a masterclass on shooting and defence. Peace told the girls: “Believe in yourself. Know why you are doing something and have passion - it will take away the fatigue. Pursue your dream fearlessly”.

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  • Rowing Successes

    Published 10/05/22

    Great results for our rowers on Sunday at Dorney’s Olympic Lake in the Ball Cup. Cloudless skies coupled with vociferous support from other students spurred James, in a single, on to a brilliant row in the heats and a first place in the final! Emilia and Immie also made their final, fighting the other crews right up to the line for a fifth place out of 15 in their category. Congratulations all!

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  • ESFA Finals Day

    Published 10/05/22

    They've done it! The U16s have won through six rounds of the ESFA national competition to reach the final and will take on Brooke House College at Stoke City FC in what is set to be a thrilling game. For all the action, watch ESFA TV from 6pm tonight (click here to view). Best of luck to the squad. #BleedGreen!

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