News from the Junior School - Week 5
Peace One Day
Thursday 21 September 2017 was named this year’s International Day of Peace. Here at Gordonstoun, the entire school assembled on the South Lawn to send our message across the globe. This simple act helps us to show solidarity and our continued support behind the movement for peace. We hope that the lessons the children learn here about Internationalism will stand them in great stead for the future and help them to better understand the importance of embracing each other’s cultures and working together for a better future.
Last week, Conval, Aigan and Rinnes battled each other on various sporting fields. Year 7 and 8 boys played rugby; Years 4, 5 and 6 boys played football, and the girls faced-off in hockey matches. There was great energy and wonderful skills on show, with the children representing their clubs superbly. Brilliant work from everyone involved.
A special mention should go to Conval, who won the junior boys’ football and junior girls’ hockey. Aigan won the senior boys’ rugby, while Conval and Rinnes tied in the senior girls’ hockey.
Boarders Have a Blast During Leave-Out Weekend
We have had our first Leave-Out Weekend at Aberlour House this year. The children who stayed in school enjoyed a range of activities including: Ten-pin bowling, shopping in Elgin, pizza-making, ice cream factory and movie night! It was a great opportunity to relax and spend some quality time together. What a fantastic weekend!
Highland Games Update
As many of you know, last year’s Junior School Highland Games was a huge success. We raised a fantastic amount of money (£6,000) for our charities, The Forres Osprey Trust and Moray Women’s Aid. For an event to be so successful requires a lot of organisation and planning … and that starts now with our first Highland Games Committee meeting this week.