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  • RUGBY IN LISBON, GEOGRAPHY IN MOROCCO

    Published 15/02/20

    Busy half term holiday for our rugby teams playing in the Lisbon 7s Festival while our GCSE and A Level Geography Students have headed to Morocco to explore the human and physical geography there.

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  • MUFTI, VALENTINE'S AND ROSES

    Published 14/02/20

    While our Young Enterprise team has been selling red roses and Kensington House delivering chocolate gifts for charity; kitchen staff have been adding a few hearts to the dining hall for lunch today and have baked 900 heart-shaped biscuits. Meanwhile, there are a few floral surprises for staff! To coincide with Valentine's Day, today the school is showing its love for Australia. The mufti day collection is being donated to charities connected with the wildlife and firefighting in Australia.

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  • JONATHAN AITKEN INSIGHT

    Published 14/02/20

    From politician to prisoner to prison chaplain, the Reverend Jonathan Aitken provided amusing and captivating stories about his life's journey as part of last night’s Insight Talk. Speaking of an affinity with General Gordon due to his values and faith, the Reverend Aitken also revealed further links in that his maternal grandfather was a former Governor General of Sudan and that he had been asked to hand out prizes at Gordon’s! He is pictured with our school chaplain, the Rev Sarah Norbron. Please visit the Box Office for details of other Insight Talks and events at Gordon's - www.gordons.school/boxoffice or click here.

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  • PIPES AND DRUMS IN YORKSHIRE

    Published 13/02/20

    Very much a family affair today at the Passing Out Parade at the Army Foundation College Harrogate, where our Gordon's Pipes Drums were honoured to be invited to play in the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex. While one of the pipers is the daughter of the Commanding Officer there, Lt Col Richard Hall, another piper was delighted to play for her brother, formerly of Balmoral House who graduated there today.

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  • GOLD FOR GORDON'S

    Published 13/02/20

    In recognition of Gordon's Healthy Schools project to increase awareness of emotional health and wellbeing, the school has been awarded a Gold Award by the Surrey Healthy Schools. For more information on the support of mental and physical health and wellbeing for students, staff and the wider community, please click here.

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  • FEAST FOR THE EARS

    Published 12/02/20

    An informal concert with musicians spanning every year group takes place in the Rec tonight providing a real feast for the ears! Jazz, classical and contemporary - something for everyone! 

     

     

     

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  • WINE AND CHEESE

    Published 11/02/20

    Wine and Cheese tasting comes to Gordon’s on Friday 28th February when the school welcomes William Waters from Laithwaites Wine to guide parents and guests through carefully selected bottles of red and white wines together with paired cheeses. Go to the Gordon’s Box Office or click here for further information and to buy tickets.

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  • STEM SPEED

    Published 10/02/20

    Whistlestop careers advice for our Year 10s as they are speed networking with SATRO this morning.With just two minutes to put their problem solving skills to the test by questioning the visiting businesses from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) industries, the students have to guess their career. Afterwards they will be given the opportunity to hear from the invited businesses and question them further. The event is designed to enthuse, educate and empower students to engage in STEM subjects and develop their employability skills for future career pathways. Please see below to see them in action:

     

     

     

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  • TRUSTEE ELECTED

    Published 07/02/20

    Congratulations to Gordon Foundation Trustee Councillor Alan McClafferty on his election as Leader of Surrey Heath Borough Council.  Cllr McClafferty, who is the Link Governor for Careers at Gordon's, has served as a local councillor since 2015. 

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  • POLITICIAN TO PRISONER TO PRISON CHAPLAIN

    Published 05/02/20

    Former Conservative Minister Jonathan Aitken was convicted of perjury and served seven months of an 18 month prison sentence. Last year he was ordained as an Anglican Priest. On Thursday (February 13th) at 6.15pm he’s coming to Gordon’s to talk on: ‘From Politician to Prisoner to Prison Chaplain’. Tickets are free and the event is open to all! Please visit the School Box Office to book (www.gordons.school/boxoffice) or click here.

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  • LAST POST AT MENIN GATE

    Published 03/02/20

    Humbled and honoured, students members of the Pipes and Drums took part in the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate on Sunday. After a Parade from the Town Hall in Ypres through the town, the group of 28 pipers and drummers gathered close to the iconic Memorial to the Missing. There, Pipe Major Owen played the lament before the whole band joined for Amazing Grace. A wreath was laid at the foot of the Memorial to the Missing by Drum Major Lottie. The Last Post has been sounded at the Gate every evening at 8.00pm since 1928. The Gordon’s Pipes and Drum’s contributed to the 31,669th service at the Memorial dedicated to the 54,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers who died in Belgium and have no known grave.

     

     

     

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  • CONFERENCE SUCCESS

    Published 03/02/20

    Accomplished and passionate debating marked the second MUN Conference at Gordon's, which attracted almost 100 students from seven schools including one from Germany. Professional to the last, delegates debated issues such as the use of chemical agents for riot control; the question of government accountability and transparency and sustainable fisheries over the two day event. At the formal dinner on the Saturday evening Sir Andrew Parmley, former Lord Mayor of London gave the key note speech. Please click here for further pictures.

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