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Friends Events

Schedule of events: Spring Term 2017

To book events please email friends@gordons.surrey.sch.uk


Chocolate Truffle Workshop     

Date: Saturday 18th March 2017

Time: 1pm to 4pm

With Mothers's Day just around the corner, are you looking for a present with that homemade touch?

Treat yourself to an afternoon of crafting a selection of chocolatey delights. It is the perfect way to while away a decadent Saturday afternoon. After you've created your masterpieces, you'll be able to take them all home - if you can resist eating them on the way back that is!

 Aneke Spacie who owns the local Water Edge Cafe on Heather Farm in Horsell  will be coming to Gordon's to run our Chocolate Truffle workshop on Saturday 18th March. 

Tickets are £20 per person.

For more details and payment please contact Sarah Byne by emailing friends@gordons.surrey.sch.uk or by phone on 01276 858084.


Private Tour of Royal Holloway, University of London

Date: Sunday 9th April 2017

Time: 11am to 3pm

We have been lucky to secure a private guided tour of Royal Holloway College which was founded by two social pioneers. Elizabeth Jesser Reid founded Bedford College in 1849 and Thomas Holloway, inspired by his wife Jane, founded Royal Holloway College. He built the stunning Founder's building, which was opened in 1886 by Queen Victoria. Both colleges were among the very first institutions in the UK to give women access to higher education. In 1900, the colleges were admitted to the University of London and merged in 1985 to form what is today known as Royal Holloway, University of London.

Our tour will take place on Sunday 9th April, in the morning we will visit the Founder’s Building: Chapel, North Quad, Founder’s Dining Hall, South Quad, Founder’s Library, Victorian Corridor. This will be followed by a sandwich lunch in the Picture Gallery. After lunch there will be a talk on the paintings which can be found in the Picture Gallery with free time afterwards to explore. The Royal Holloway Art Collections include some of the 19th century's most iconic works of art, the picture gallery is 39th in the Telegraph's Secret Britain: 50 hidden gems to seek out this summer.

The tickets are £25 per person including lunch. (Students £18)

Golf Day at Worplesdon Golf Club

Date: Friday 2nd June 2017
Keep this date free for the first Gordon's golf day. Details on how to enter will be posted shortly.



PAST EVENTS

Brookwood Cemetery; a Grade 1 Historic Park and Garden

Wednesday 15 July 2015
A guided walk around Brookwood Cemetery led by the Brookwood Cemetery 


Private Tour of Loseley Gardens

Tuesday 2 June 2015

A wonderful evening at Loseley Park courtesy of Gordon Foundation Trustee and host, Micheal More-Molyneux. Guests enjoyed drinks and canapes in the Grand Hall of Loseley House on arrival followed by a private tour of the Gardens led by the Head Gardener. Please click here to view the photo gallery.


Annual Parade and Prize Giving

Saturday 27 June 2015
Open invitation to attend the Parade followed by Gordonian Day activities
Cost - Free


Year 11 Prom (leaving Y11 parents only)

Wednesday 1 July 2015
Y11 parents are invited to an introduction to Friends of Gordon's in the Library with a welcome glass of fizz. 
Please email friends@gordons.surrey.sch.uk to confirm your attendance on the day.

 


Summer Arts Evening

Thursday 2 July 2015 from 4.30pm-8pm
A fabulous evening of live music, drama and art on the front field at Gordon’s School. Bring your folding chairs and rugs, a picnic and a favourite tipple or two, and settle in for an evening of great music, art and drama.  A perfect end to the Summer Term. 
Cost - Free


Heritage Open Day 2015

Sunday 13th September 2015
Gordon's School was delighted to be involved with Heritage Open Days for the second time this year celebrating the school's unique history and heritage. Groups of visitors were led around the site on tours which included the Chapel, the Library and the statue of General Gordon on his camel which was renovated only last year.


Autumn Walk and Fruit Tasting at RHS Garden Wisley

Saturday 17 October 2015, 2pm
A group of Friends of Gordon's joined us for a beautiful autumn stroll through RHS Garden Wisley followed by a fruit tasting session led by Gardener and Gordonian, Bernard Boardman. It was a fantastic afternoon involving plenty of apple munching! Please click here to view photographs from the event.


Christmas Canapés with Simply Dine

Monday 2nd November 7pm to 9pm – Food Tech room at Gordon’s

Forget sophisticated finger food that requires hours of rolling, baking and finishing and go for simplicity when planning your canapé menu. Friends of Gordon's had a wonderful evening at Amanda Beavis's Simply Dine canapé demonstration sampling a selection of simple but beautiful canapés which will help every Christmas party go with a bang!


Photography Courses

January & February 2016

Our School Photographer, Ron Campbell, ran some fantastic Photography Workshops throughout January and February involving sessions in anything from getting to know your camera settings to improving  your photoshop abilities! Ron will be offering more workshops to Friends during the Summer Term 2016.


World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), The Living Planet Tour


Tour of Brookwood Cemetery

Date: Wednesday 6th July 2016
After the success of last year's Brookwood Cemetery Tour, this time we will be visiting and learning about the Military side of the Cemetery.


Christmas Make and Take    

Date: Monday 5th December

Our florist Rebecca Knight will show you how to create your own Christmas wreath and centrepiece. Once you have made your own wreath and centrepiece Rebecca will demonstrate how with a few fresh flowers you can turn your centrepiece into something extra special for Christmas Day.