Summer Term 2018

News from the Junior School - Week 8

Rest Period

Year 4 take time to rest and reflect on the day

This week, Year 4 visited the Founder’s Room on the anniversary of Kurt Hahn’s birthday. The room was created with the philosophy of the school’s founder, Kurt Hahn, in mind. Kurt Hahn’s influence is still evident in many elements of Gordonstoun life and one of his core beliefs was to allow the children to have periods of rest during the day. The  teachers of the Junior School build breaks into their days often making use of the Founders’ room, allowing the children a chance to rest and reflect on their day either by laying quietly or reading. The peaceful atmosphere certainly helps re-energise the mind for the remainder of the day.

Highland Wildlife Park

Boarders at the Highland Wildlife Park

Looking at the polar bears   The Wildlife Park's most famous inhabitant

Last Sunday, the Junior School boarders went on a trip to the Highland Wildlife Park near Kingussie. It was a lovely day spent visiting the park to see all of the different species of animals and meeting the first polar bear cub born in the UK for 25 years! The day concluded with some nice cold drinks and ice-cream. What a superb day out, thanks to Mrs Piper for organising the day and Mr Richards for joining us!

Be Prepared

Exped preparation   Exped preparation

With many of the Junior School expeditions heading out on Tuesday (and the remainder heading out just one week later), children are getting their kit ready for expeditions. Fingers crossed for good weather as the children take to the hills, lochs, rivers and trails in the fine wilderness of Scotland.

 

 

 


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