138th Annual inspection and prize giving
The 138th Annual Parade and Prize Giving ended the academic year on a high, with a whole-school Parade on the Front Field. The Guest of Honour and Inspecting Officer was the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey and Vice President of Gordon Foundation, Michael More-Molyneux. Mr More-Molyneux told assembled parents, students and staff: “I have now been visiting Gordon’s for over 20 years and I still go away feeling better than when I arrive. There is an energy, enthusiasm, interest and excitement about the school”.
The Parade, led by the school Sergeant Major Sophie Bodell, marched on behind the Pipes and Drums playing Piobaireachd of Donald Dubh.
Mr More-Molyneaux also presented prizes including House cups. Two new cups, the Steve Monk Cups, in memory of Steve Monk, a former Director of Sport at Gordon’s for 20 years by his granddaughter, Gordonian Carys Monk were presented to the winning girls’ and boys’ Houses - Buckingham and Victoria.
The Scottish traditional song of farewell ‘Parting Glass’, dedicated to the school Bursar Susan Meikle, who retires after 11 years at Gordon’s, brought the proceedings to a wonderful finale.