William Goldsmith becomes IAPS Vice Chairman (2020-2021)
We are delighted that William Goldsmith, Head Master at St George’s School Windsor Castle, has become the Vice Chair of the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) from 1 October, and Conference Director for the 2021 Annual Conference in Bournemouth.
1st October 2020 — We are delighted that William Goldsmith, Head Master at St George’s School Windsor Castle, has become the Vice Chair of the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) from 1 October, and Conference Director for the 2021 Annual Conference in Bournemouth.
The IAPS represents over 650 schools both in the UK and globally and supports them in their mission to prepare young children for the future. IAPS provides its member schools with a national voice, raising awareness of the benefits of a prep school education and the amazing work that takes place in this sector every day.
The role of Vice Chair is to act as a conduit between the IAPS and its member schools, to represent their views and to help shape the organisation as its members seek to emerge from COVID-19 with a continued strong and purposeful educational offering.
By working together with other IAPS members, William will be able to bring the very best of preparatory education to St George’s and will ensure that the school remains at the forefront of innovation.
11 young STG pupils have worked together to produce protective masks for Basingstoke Hospital.
2nd July 2020 — 11 young St George's pupils worked together to produce protective masks for Basingstoke Hospital using material supplied by Technology Supplies. The Head of DT, Mr Giani downloaded a file from WF Education, which was used to cut out the headband on the DT Department’s state-of-the-art laser cutter. They made the face shield from acetate and used a hole punch to fit the headband. Once the masks were assembled, a third team disinfected them. 42 masks were created and delivered to Basingstoke Hospital.
The BBC Radio Berkshire interviewed our Head Master, William Goldsmith about the project and the sound clip was played repeatedly throughout the day.
https://bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08brj1c… and https://bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08brj1m… (respectively 2h 47m and 45m into each programme).
Inspiring podcasts from St George's Windsor Castle
To complement the school remote learning programme, St George's produced a series of inspiring podcasts from a wide range of speakers. The interviews covered various aspects of physical and mental health, leadership and motivation.
1st July 2020 — To complement the school remote learning programme, St George's produced a series of inspiring podcasts from a wide range of speakers. The interviews covered various aspects of physical and mental health, leadership and motivation. The podcasts included Oliver Soames, Tom Alsop and Ajeet Dale, from Hampshire County Cricket Club, Andy Hope a.k.a Dr Happy, author of the SpyDog series and Trevor MacKenzie, award winning Canadian author, educator and speaker who champions inquiry based learning in/and out of the classroom.
Year 5 and 6 chose to raise money for the World Wildlife Fund as part of their St George's Award and raised over £1,000 for the charity.
1st July 2020 — As part of the new St George's Award, Years 5 and 6 wanted to raise money for a global charity. As they are currently looking at environmental awareness, they decided on the WWF as the charity of their choice. On Wednesday 17 June, they held a sponsored silence on Google Meet for 20 minutes, followed by by 30 minutes of continuous exercise such as trampolining, keepie-ups, walking up and downstairs, cycling and tennis. They finished the challenge by doing household chores including hoovering, dusting, laundry and gardening. Some parents were especially pleased with this part of the challenge! They raised over £1,000 for the charity.
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'.
6th November 2019 — 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!
10th October 2019 — 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!