CELEBRATING 75 YEARS WITH GORDONSTOUN: AN ENDURING VISION
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL Gordonstoun is sometimes described as a movement rather than a school, and there are various aspects of life here beyond the general curriculum that give it its special and distinctive character. Though still relatively young, it has enjoyed a rich and varied existence since its foundation in 1934, yet the School has not so far produced a book which provides an all-round picture of its history and philosophy while also highlighting the personal experiences of its alumni. The 75th anniversary of the founding of Gordonstoun seems a good time to do so. To look back on its development and to celebrate the continued vibrancy of Gordonstoun, the School has commissioned a high-quality, full-colour book, whose production will be overseen and coordinated by Third Millennium Publishing. There is, of course, a wealth of information to include, but what will bring it to life is your participation. In order to underwrite the costs of the book, we need a minimum number of advance copies. Those who subscribe in advance will have the opportunity for their names (or names nominated by them) to be listed in the book as an enduring record of their links with the School. I do hope that you will be able to support this project. With your help, I am certain that we can produce an outstanding book that will continue to contribute towards the future of Gordonstoun. Mark Pyper
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ABOUT THE BOOK Beautifully designed and richly illustrated throughout, Gordonstoun: An Enduring Vision will celebrate all that the School has encompassed in its past, as well as the rich and inspiring education it continues to offer, through lively narrative, rare archive images, recollections from alumni and friends of Gordonstoun and specially commissioned new photography. It will show how the philosophy and intentions of the founder Kurt Hahn both formed and continue to shape the rich educational experience offered by the School. Included, too, are descriptions and pictures of the Gordonstoun experience in the various locations which have been home to the School, along with vibrant evocations of the traditions of service and outdoor activities which have characterized Gordonstoun life over eight decades.
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THEMES AND TOPICS INCLUDE: Foundation and Inspiration Kurt Hahn, Early Days, Colour Bearers A Place to Call Home Houses Altyre School and the merger with Gordonstoun Pastoral Care, Chapel and Chaplaincy Refectory, Laundry, Linen Room, ‘San’ Social Life Living, Learning and Growing Teaching philosophy and academic curriculum Performing Arts (Drama, Music, Dance) The Open Sea Seamanship and Sailing A Spirit of Service Services including: Air Training Corps; Bloodhounds; Canoe Life Guards; Coastguard (originally Watchers); Combined Cadet Force; Community Service; Conservation Service; Fire Service; Inshore Rescue; Mountain Rescue; Ski Patrol; Special Boat Service; Surf Life Savers
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MEMORIES OF GORDONSTOUN ‘During the time when the school was evacuated to Wales, I joined the school fire service which started off using a small Austin Seven purchased by one of the boys but developed into a recognised branch of the national fire service with professional equipment and uniforms. There were frequent call outs: mainly to small fires in chimneys and haystacks, but in my final term there was a really large warehouse blaze in Newtown. Adult villagers from Llandinam were also enrolled in the service, which meant that we were paid for our turnouts – not large sums, but enough to buy the occasional cake from Ma Davies’s shop by Plas Dinam gates.’ – Michael Brownson 1941–44
‘Some of my fondest memories of Gordonstoun are associated with the Watchers. Long stormy nights in the coastguard lookout, watching for a light anywhere at sea, were rewarding in that you knew that you were an accepted part of a pattern of lookouts that covered the whole coastline. On a clear night there were often shooting stars to occupy the attention. …The most impressive storm in my experience was in February 1953, when, cycling on the path between Gordonstoun House and the Watcher’s Hut at Covesea to relieve those on watch, I suddenly found myself blown over a fence with my bicycle still on the path. I walked the rest of the way.’ – Gordon Schiach 1948–54
‘I have fond memories of Hahn’s kindness and many eccentricities. I still have his note to me when I was captain of the undefeated hockey team. He urged my to pick a rather troubled boy for the school team, not because he was good enough, but because it would be good for him. How many other headmasters saw that as more important than winning?’
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– Humphrey Taylor 1948–53
‘Some say school is the best years of your life. I didn’t really appreciate or even understand this statement until I had been to Gordonstoun. I can honestly say with no doubt or regret, attending Gordonstoun School was the best years of my life. Even though I was only a pupil at Gordonstoun for two years, looking back now it seems like a lifetime considering the many memories I have and made at Gordonstoun.’
Edited by Jill Hollis PUBLICATION DECEMBER 2010
New publication date: June 2011
– Sarah Anne Potts 2007–09
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