St George’s School are teaming up with The WCDP to raise money to install more Automated External Defibrillators around Windsor. A fundraiser event will take place on 21 November where students and staff will complete a 'Three Peaks Challenge'.
St George’s School are teaming up with The WCDP – made up of local volunteer community groups Windsor St George Rotary Club, Windsor Street Angels, The Town Partnership, Thames Valley Police and Windsor Lions to raise money install more Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) around Windsor.
We have raised £300 towards this worthwhile cause in our first initiative: ‘Guess the Number of Balls’ defibrillator challenge.
On 21 November between 2pm-4pm, we will be undertaking a second fundraiser. St George’s Young Leaders, Windsor Girl volunteers, local PCSCO David Bullock and our Year 4 teacher, Richard Wilson will be completing a ‘Three Peaks Challenge’. We will be simulating climbing the combined height of the three highest mountains in the world by going around the triangle in Home Park Private. We will be completing this in as many unique ways as we can, such as hopping, dancing and perhaps even ‘moon-walking’.
This will be a crowd-funded event, which will be open to donations from both school communities, friends, family and the local community.
Organiser at St Georges School, Mr Wilson said 'the young leaders at St Georges School as well as volunteers from Windsor Girls School are looking forward immensely to raising money for such a worthwhile cause.'
'We are going to run, walk, hop and use other inventive ideas to cover the distance of the three peaks challenge’.
Children of St George’s School celebrated World Space Week with a whole raft of inspiring lessons and activities designed to increase their knowledge of the solar system. With the aid of virtual reality headsets,some even become astronauts!
World Space Week, celebrated from 4 - 10 October each year, is the largest space event on Earth. This year the children of St George’s School Windsor Castle celebrated the event with a whole raft of inspiring lessons and activities designed to increase their knowledge of the solar system. With the aid of Virtual Reality headsets, some were even lucky enough to become astronauts for the morning, blasting off into space, piloting their research vessels around planets and moons. Perhaps one day they will become the next generation of space scientists and astronauts and blast off into space for real – who knows!
TV Presenter Dallas Campbell Visits St George's Windsor Castle
TV presenter, author and space expert Dallas Campbell visits St George's Windsor Castle.
The celebrated TV presenter, author and all-round space buff, Dallas Campbell, visited St George’s Windsor Castle on Monday. Dallas brought with him his own amazingly detailed replica of the space suit worn by Neil Armstrong and some space food made for Tim Peake. Both staff and children were fascinated by his presentations on the history space travel and the development of the space suit over time. Head of Science, Mr Colin Foran said: “We were thrilled to have Dallas Campbell come and speak to our pupils. He was incredibly generous with his time, answering all their questions and no doubt inspiring many of them to consider a career in space science – who knows?”
St George's School speak with Ocean Polymers on plastic waste in the oceans
Ocean Polymers share thoughts and ideas on plastic waste in the oceans with the students at St Georges School Windsor Castle.
The Ocean Polymers team had the pleasure of engaging the thoughts and ideas of the students, aged 7-13, at this unique and historical school’s Friday morning assembly.
The Ocean Polymers project plans to deliver a fleet of marine based waste processing systems which will go directly to the heart of the problem, operating in the world’s oceans, river mouths and estuaries. Producing valuable synthetic gas from the plastic and waste collected, this will be utilised to fuel the boat making it a fully sustainable project.
One element of the projects work focuses on the sharing of knowledge and raising awareness of the problem, in a bid to help people understand their part and how we are all connected to the ocean. Working with schools and communities is a key part of the Ocean Polymers mission and values.
St Georges School, Windsor castle is a unique school steeped in heritage and tradition situated in the most beautiful surroundings. Valuing fun yet rigorous and ambitious learning, a passion for life long learning is instilled into its students. Uniquely, through an alignment with Dive Crew of Crowthorn, (the UKs only Gold Star IDC Centre) Scuba diving is on the curriculum for the students.
Executive Director, Project and Operations Manager Heather Wigglesworth said of the opportunity:
“What an absolute honour to talk ideas and consider the impact of the mess we have made in our oceans with an exceptional group of children. Their questions and genuine concern at the damage we have caused is so reassuring that the next generation really care about the mess their predecessors have made. The fact this school facilitates an introduction to scuba diving at an early age, which always generates an inherent love of our ocean planet, is just fantastic. I can’t think of an audience I would enjoy engaging more.”
Head Master William Goldsmith, BA (Hons), FRSA, FCCT reflected on the morning saying:
It was an absolute privilege for our school community to hear of such an inspirational initiative this morning, and it truly captured the interest and hearts of the pupils and staff alike. As we consider how much damage we are doing to our oceans, and therefore the global environment and our own humanity on such a devastating scale, I couldn’t have been more reassured to watch how our young people responded so powerfully to the talk. As we look to the next generation to deal with the challenges left to them by decades of neglectful actions, I could see a strong reaction, challenging questioning and a collective thought process from the pupils to make a difference. The buzz around school today from staff and pupils, all wanting to do something to help this project, demonstrates the opportunity for change. As one Year 5 pupil asked, “At what stage does the damage become irreversible?”
Appointment of New Head Master at St George's School Windsor Castle
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr William Goldsmith as our new Head Master from 3 January 2019
Mr William Goldsmith appointed Head Master of St George’s School Windsor Castle
The Council of Governors of St George’s School Windsor Castle has announced the appointment of Mr William Goldsmith as the next Head Master of the school, effective 3 January 2019. Mr Goldsmith, who is currently Headmaster at St Leonards Junior School, St Andrews, will succeed Mr Roger Jones LVO, the Interim Head Master.
Making the announcement, The Reverend Canon Dr Hueston Finlay, Chair of Governors said: “Following a rigorous selection process, I am delighted to announce that our School Council was unanimous in its decision to appoint Mr William Goldsmith as Head Master. We have been impressed by Mr Goldsmith’s achievements to date and by the innovative ideas he will bring to underpin and develop our school’s academic, pastoral, musical and sporting excellence. We are convinced that Mr Goldsmith’s leadership skills will enable him to inspire pupils and staff alike and take St George’s confidently into the future.”
William Goldsmith was a music scholar and Head Chorister at Radley College before reading Music and History at Durham University. He was Director of Music at St Paul’s Cathedral School in London before becoming Headmaster of the Junior School at St Leonards School, at St Andrews, Fife.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr Goldsmith said “I am excited about leading St George’s School over the coming years and very much look forward to getting to know the pupils, parents and staff of this exceptional community. My wife, Catherine, will also become fully involved in the School. She and I were very taken by the family atmosphere at the school, the enthusiasm of the children and outstanding relationships between the staff and the pupils.”
Interim Head Master, Roger Jones comments: “I’m delighted William has agreed to take over the reins at St George’s. I’ll be working with him in the intervening months to ensure a smooth transition and to continue to build on our impressive achievements across the curriculum, our high standards in choral and instrumental music and our sporting success on the playing fields and in the swimming pool.”
About St George’s School Windsor Castle
Situated at the foot of Windsor Castle and conveniently located opposite the Windsor & Eton Riverside station, St George’s is a thriving and non-selective day and boarding school for girls and boys aged from 3 – 13 and home to the Choristers of St George’s Chapel.
St George’s School provides an innovative and ambitious curriculum to bring out the best in every pupil and prepare them for the next stage in their education which is supported by an extensive co-curricular programme and excellent pastoral care.
For further information, contact:
Mrs Clare Davis | St George’s School Windsor Castle