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  • CADETS TAKE TO THE SKIES

    Published 21/06/21

    All six of our RAF Cadets were awarded their wings and aviation certificates at the weekend, after completing an aviation course at RAF Upavon in Wiltshire, where they also took control of a glider aircraft. During the course, they studied the theory of flight and aircraft controls, gliding safety and operations, rules of the airfield, use of parachutes and simulator training in how to get out of a glider in flight and deploy a parachute. The group experienced a winch launch, one of the most exciting take-offs in aviation, which accelerates to 55mph in four seconds and climbs to 1,200ft in one minute before the cable is released and they free glide over the Wiltshire countryside. After completing the flight, all asked to go back for another!

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  • Pulling Together for Inter-House Athletics

    Published 21/06/21

    Inter-House athletics saw the whole school competing on Saturday in track and field sports. Khartoum and Victoria took the top spots for the day, followed by Gravesend and China and in third place Buckingham and Augusta.

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  • maths first for khartoum

    Published 16/06/21

    Maths wizards in Khartoum have clinched the Inter-House Maths Challenge. The competition featured maths at speed, making a bias dice and completing cross numbers. China retained their second place position from 2019 and Windsor House made their first appearance on the Inter-House Maths leaderboard with third place. Congratulations all! 

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  • golfers national cup win

    Published 16/06/21

    Gordon's golfers triumphed again in the ISGA Matchplay Finals, retaining their position as National Champions for the second consecutive year. Sarah Mardani, recently crowned Surrey County Champion, topped the individual scores with a -6 round of 65 while the team scored 136, -2 shots better than the second placed team. Congratulations all!

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  • Medals in National Sprint

    Published 15/06/21

    Back on the water after four months and Isla recorded some powerful performances in the recent National Sprint Regatta in Nottingham, the first national sprint in over two years. The event, which attracted over 200 kayakers from 42 clubs, saw her take 2nd place in the 100m, 3rd in the 500m and 7th in the 200m. Congratulations!

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  • IN THE PINK!

    Published 14/06/21

    Clean-sweep for Victoria House in the Inter-House Football. The girls in pink won every category in the Inter-House competition held on Saturday! China came second with Kensington third. In the cricket China came first followed by Victoria and Augusta. Congratulations all on some fantastic performances and great sportsmanship in blistering temperatures! 

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  • TENNIS RETURN

    Published 10/06/21

    The long-awaited return to competitive tennis saw some thrilling rallies being served up by a talented team playing against LVS. The boys drew 3-3 and the girls won by 4-2. 

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  • Silver for Gordonian Rower

    Published 07/06/21

    Nailbiting few days for Gordon's rowers - past and present. Gordonian Sam Bannister was rowing for GB in Sabaudia in the World Rowing Cup III in the Men's Four, winning silver. Meanwhile, students in our current rowing squad were competing at the home of the 2012 Olympic rowing venue at Dorney Lake in the National Schools' Regatta and the Junior Sculling Regatta. This was their first opportunity to test themselves on the water against some of the best junior scullers in the country and for some, the first time they had raced in a true six-abreast competition at such a prestigious venue. Although there were no winning medals, everyone raced above their expectations and gained valuable experience. Congratulations all!

     

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  • Drill Competitions

    Published 27/05/21

    Of all the Inter-House competitions, the battle for the Longmoor and Talbot Cups are the most hotly contested. Weeks of polishing parade shoes, pressing Blues and endless rehearsals on the Parade Square at lunch and break times. Those taking part yesterday afternoon have hardly marched over the past year and for the younger years it was one of their first opportunities to take part in a drill alongside the rest of their House on the Parade Square. All Houses gave admirable performances for judges Lt Col Martin Hanlon and Captain John Hughes, School Staff Instructors from the CCF at Christ’s Hospital. Congratulations China on your hat-trick of wins and Sandringham, who last won the Talbot Cup in 2016.

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  • global citizen award launch

    Published 25/05/21

    Gordon’s biggest ever competitions were launched this week, in support of the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. How would our students resolve one of these important issues? Two incredible prizes up for grabs for the winning entries – an all-expenses paid trip to Costa Rica to take part in a conservation and development project for the KS4/5 Wynter Bee Global Citizen Award and a Red Letter Day experience together with sponsorship for a Costa Rican student for the KS3 Headmaster’s Global Citizen Award. For full details click here.

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  • teamwork wins Bronze Battle

    Published 24/05/21

    Jubilation as 119 students in Year 9 complete their expedition for their Duke of Edinburgh's Bronze Award at the weekend. The group, which represented the largest contingent to embark on the award from Gordon's, battled wind, rain, a flat battery on a wheelchair and a suspected broken ankle to complete the challenge in the Surrey Hills on Sunday. Congratulations all!

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  • Lining up for Harlequins

    Published 24/05/21

    Nine of our students ran out for the Harlequins Academy on Sunday in their game against Worcester Warriors with a fine 45 vs 22 win. Two of our students made their way the score sheet with tries from Year 12s Ashworth at prop and winger King scoring on his debut.  For more about the Gordon's/Harlequins partnership programme, click here

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