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[ October 16th 2006 ]
the British finishing school made famous by being
included on fictional heroine Lara
Croft's CV, has begun offering prospective
parents free flights to England in a bid in increase
boarding figures, The
Times reports today.
school - once synonymous with cold showers and
early morning runs - is paying up to £800 for
parents and their children to attend open days,
including a two-night stay in local accommodation
because numbers of attendees have been declining
in recent years.
has founded In 1933 by Dr. Kurt Hahn who, under
threat from the Nazis for standing firm in the
face of aggression, left Germany and founded an
international school in the North of Scotland.
perceived decay in contemporary society, his objectives
were to foster in young people qualities of skill,
compassion, honesty, initiative, adventure and
a sense of service to their fellow beings. His
philosophy was based on the fostering of individual
development in a community context.
heroine Lara Croft attended Gordonstoun - one
of Britain's most prominent boarding schools -
aged 16 following the death of her parents, according
to her official