A welcome from the course director, Claire MacGillivray

Claire ImageAfter a year filled with challenge, here at Gordonstoun we are planning for the most joyful summer school ever!  Our young people have missed out on so much this year and with more than 45 years’ experience of providing fantastic summer memories, we have no doubt that our courses will be the inspiring and uplifting summer they deserve.

Although the pandemic is at the forefront of our minds, there are lots of signs for optimism with the vaccine already being administered in the UK and rolling out across the world. We are lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world, where the incidence of Covid-19 has always remained extremely low and as a full-time boarding school we have until recently been able to continue with all our sailing and expeditions and school life has continued almost as usual. We may have to make some adaptations for the summer, but we will put in place whatever is necessary at the time, with the students welfare at the centre of everything we do.

As always, each year we refresh the courses with new and exciting additions; for example, 2021 will see the introduction of a new adventure centre, powerboating and a new Film & Photography course.  Regardless of whether you are from the UK or further afield, there is such a diverse range of activities and experiences on offer, we feel confident you will have a summer of learning, challenge, friendship and a lot of fun!

Please do let us know if we can help with any queries and we look forward to welcoming you to Gordonstoun!



Claire MacGillivray
Director, Gordonstoun International Summer School

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