Gordon's in the Community
Philanthropy is a vital part of our culture at Robert Gordon’s College. Pupils are encouraged to participate in charitable events throughout the year with many volunteering their time to local charitable organisations which they continue to support beyond school, into Higher Education and their career. There are many hours of volunteering each year provided to the local community through S3 Projects week, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme and through the Youth Philanthropy Initiative.
The College has a long standing history of community involvement with Aberdeen which resonates from the philanthropic tradition on which it was founded. Welcoming children from across the North East of Scotland and beyond, 1 in 8 Senior School pupils are supported by our Bursary programme, funded over many years from the generous donations provided by benefactors believing in a Robert Gordon’s College education. Groups of former pupils in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, London and internationally are working together to provide further opportunities for pupils to attend Robert Gordon’s College and prepare for life beyond school. As a community we believe that together we can help change lives.
Robert Gordon’s College offers children from other schools the opportunity to attend outreach activities and events on our campus. Our teaching staff are passionate, creative and enjoy extending learning across the community. Countesswells Sports Fields, the home of Robert Gordon’s College Sport, is host to many external sports groups across the region who make use of the extensive facilities. At our Schoolhill site, external community groups make use of our halls, lecture theatres, drama theatre, swimming pool and classroom facilities.
Our facilities are available for public let and use by prior arrangement with Andrew Lowden, Director of Finance (select General). Aligned to our charitable, not for profit, status and our positive approach to wider education we make only nominal let charges.