The History of Gordonstoun School and the Duke of Edinburgh Award

Gordonstoun School was founded in 1934 by Dr. Kurt Hahn and is a prestigious boarding school located in Scotland.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award was created at the school in 1956 and is now one of the world’s leading youth achievement awards.

Gordonstoun School has educated many influential people over the years, including Prince Charles and Prince Andrew!

St. James Palace St. James’ Palace is the official residence of the British monarch, and news about the Royal Family is often announced from this building!

Also read: Gordonstoun releases images of Duke of Edinburgh’s school days while pupils pay tribute

The school has produced more royal family members over the centuries than any other British institution!

St. James Palace is located in London, England, and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city.

Other achievements by Gordonstoun School include:

– Pupils and staff evacuated the school in advance of Hurricane Irma in September 2017, staying at a nearby hotel while the school was used as a hurricane shelter.

Two ex-pupils (Sir Ben Ainslie and Paul Lawrie) won The Open Championship at Carnoustie in 1999. –

The first school team to row across the Atlantic Ocean.

– Pupils winning both the UK and European championships in an Optimist boat (a dinghy for young sailors).

– Two consecutive wins by the Gordonstoun International Award expedition teams at Mount Everest, 2010 & 2011.

Primary School, Grades 5-7

Middle School, Grades 8-10

Upper School, Grades 11-13

It began in 1934 in Germany, when Hahn set up his own school in order to escape from the Nazi regime.

It was named Schule Schloss Salem before it moved to Scotland in 1947.

The senior school is located at Gordonstoun while its junior branch is located in the seaside town of Salem, Germany.

There are three main stages of education at Gordonstoun.

The first stage is a junior school.

Children from 5 to 12 years old live in separate dormitories and learn basic subjects such as reading, writing, and mathematics.

This lasts until the age of 13.

Learn more about Gordonstoun: https://www.isc.co.uk/schools/scotland/moray/elgin/gordonstoun/