137th Annual Parade and Inspection
In a glorious celebration, marking the end of the academic year, staff, parents, gordonians and friends congregated on the Front Field at Gordon’s today for the 137th Annual Parade and Inspection. Leading the Pipes and Drums for the last time, Drum Major Rose Roberts, to ‘The Spirit of Gordon’, which was composed by four students over lockdown. Inspecting the Parade was Guest of Honour General Sir Peter Wall GCB CBE DL, former Chairman of the Gordon Foundation. Sir Peter said: "It's wonderful to see how the military connection with General Charles Gordon is maintained". After paying tribute to Governors, staff and parents, he told students who are leaving this year: "...wherever you go, you are an ambassador for this great school". For those staying on, he advised: "...come back here next term and seize the opportunities that Gordon's provides with even great vigour". Sir Peter all paid tribute to the Pipes and Drums, who in this their 80th anniversary year, have carried out 40 engagements.
Please see below for a short video of the Parade: