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Silent Witness

14th April 2022
Silent Witness

Back in 2021 we had the cast of Silent Witness here filming in our new Activity Centre. Preparation days were 27,28,29 January and they filmed on the 1, 2, 3 Feb. The filming was part of the story line ‘Brother’s Keeper’ Series 24 and it focused on the murder of a promising boxer which drew Nikki and Jack into the world of underworld boxing. They came fully prepared and made it look very realistic. We had some good feedback from the production company who said they had a great experience here and the location was amazing. The photo shows Emilia Fox who plays Dr Nikki Alexander and David Caves who plays Jack Hodgson outside our Activity Centre.

Silent Witness is a British crime drama television series produced by the BBC. It focuses on a team of forensic pathology experts and their investigations into various crimes. First broadcast in 1996. The series was created by Nigel McCrery a former murder squad detective based in Nottingham.

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Surrey Search & Rescue (Surrey SAR)

7th April 2022
Surrey Search & Rescue (Surrey SAR)

We recently held an event here at St George’s College in our new Activity Centre with Surrey Search and Rescue (Surrey SAR), Saturday 26 March 2022, 1.30pm - 6.30pm.

The event was the first of its kind with around 35 guests including Surrey Councillors, Mayors, Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner & her Deputy. It was an opportunity to show their equipment and vehicles and explain more about the work of Surrey Search and Rescue. After two years of not being able to go out and about in the community (other than on callouts), this was a start of re-building community support and relationships.

The team really appreciated being able to use the College site in particular the Activity Centre and area outside it. Their guests enjoyed the event and surroundings. All in all, they were very pleased with the day and the contacts made.

Please look on their website for more information: https://sursar.org.uk

10 years, 1,000 callouts, 11,000 volunteers days, 77,000 volunteer hours.

Surrey Search & Rescue (Surrey SAR)
We receive no funding from the government, the emergency services or the council. We are a charity that relies wholly on donations to purchase and maintain vital lifesaving equipment and to continue to provide the best training for our team.
There are many ways you can help by donating your time to help us raise funds, making a donation or joining the operational side of the team.

Specialist Training, Saving Lives
Surrey Search & Rescue is a voluntary specialist search team which assists the emergency services find missing vulnerable adults and children. We are on-call 24 hours a day, with a team of 80+ people and search dogs, to respond across Surrey and surrounding areas.

Any Terrain, Any Weather
We are trained to find and give first aid to lost, missing or vulnerable people and evacuate them to safety. We operate in woodland, farmland, urban environments and around water when the emergency services need our specialist skills.

Professional Response, 24-7
Over 2100 people go missing in Surrey every year. Even if a callout comes in during the middle of the night, we aim to respond as quickly as possible and minimise the time a person is at risk.

Local Unit, National Team
We are an official member of the UK’s Lowland Rescue provision, with the same role as Mountain Rescue, Coastguard Rescue and the RNLI amongst others. We work closely with our neighbouring SAR teams and national associations to save lives.

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St George's Half Term Holiday Clubs February 2020

25th February 2020
St George's Half Term Holiday Clubs February 2020

St George's Weybridge were pleased to offer a range of Holiday Clubs this February Half Term with activities that included "Something for Everyone".

In addition to our regular childcare club, Activate, we had a new Professional Goalkeeper Coaching Club provided by GK Icon; a cookery club offering a wonderful "baking bonanza" by Sassy Stirrers; the Weybridge Tennis Academy Wildcats club offering tennis coaching and last, but by no means least, the ever popular Tech Club, The Next Thing.

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Sir Mo Farrah and Our New Activity Centre

24th January 2020
Sir Mo Farrah and Our New Activity Centre

We had a special visitor over the holidays when Sir Mo Farrah visited our fabulous new Activity Centre to shoot for the Mo's Million Mile campaign. It's great that Village Hotels and the Youth Sport Trust could use the dance studio space for such a valuable cause. We love this behind the scenes shot!

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Activity Centre is now open for Viewings!

14th October 2019
Activity Centre is now open for Viewings!

St George’s Weybridge has proudly opened the Activity Centre to students, and with a planned opening to the community in January 2020, is now open for viewings.
The Activity Centre combines the latest in fitness spaces with state-of-the-art technology, for a modern health and fitness experience and also provides a flexible blank canvas for events. This brand new building, which is up for two architectural awards, has an amazing glass floor in the Sports Hall which as well as offering the facility for single court line play, is also a remarkable space for events and other hospitality occasions.
View the Virtual Tour and then contact us to discuss a viewing. We will be proud to show you around!

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Heritage Open Day at St George’s!

23rd August 2019

As part of our 150th Anniversary Year celebrations we are opening up the College grounds and buildings to the community. This is a unique chance to enjoy a tour of the buildings & grounds, spend a few moments in our beautiful chapel, and learn about the extraordinary people who have shaped the history & face of the site over the centuries.
Our Open Day presents a special opportunity to visit St George’s. It was founded in 1869 in Croydon by a Belgian Catholic order of priests called the Josephites and relocated to Woburn Park, Weybridge in 1884.

The 18th century Woburn Park was known for being the first Ornamental Farm (a “Fermé Orneé”) developed by its owner, Sir Philip Southcote. The working farm was contained within an ornamental walkway, and had many architectural features. The garden was beautiful enough to attract the attention of Capability Brown and William Kent, who visited it to learn about the design. All that remains of it is a grotto, and ornamental archway which is attributed to William Kent.
After Southcote’s death in 1758, the estate had numerous owners including Vice Admiral Charles Stirling, the King family who were the founders of Brooklands Racetrack; the eccentric, flamboyant Lord Kilmorey and finally Lord Petre who established the first Catholic school on the site in 1876 before selling it to the Josephites.
On our Open Day you will be able to tour the beautiful buildings and grounds, and learn about the extraordinary people who have shaped the site and the College over the years. See the stone grotto (the last remaining whisper of the “Fermé Orneé”), our Kent archway, our poignant War Memorial and tranquil Chapel, and some of our quirky school memorabilia.

Learn about The Man in the Ratskin Coat, The Caning Steps and the Curious Things that are buried in our cemetery!

Pre Booking is required.

Opening Times

Sunday 15 September: 13.00 to 17.30
Tours are at 14.00; 15.00 and 16.00.
Book by email to Ross Richardson at rrichardson@stgeorgesweybridge.com

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Our new Activity Centre is just a month away from completion!

20th August 2019
Our new Activity Centre is just a month away from completion!

With just over a month before we get the keys, excitement is building in the Events and Lettings team over our brand new Activity Centre! With an international hockey sized Sports Hall with an impressive glass floor, two dance studios, and a Café and hospitality area, we cannot wait to start to take community bookings for use from January 2020 onwards.
We anticipate that the Activity Centre will be popular for events, and in our first year of hire will be offering it at a competitive rate on a “dry hire” basis. This means that it will be a fixed price for the venue and is provided as a blank canvas to allow you to have the freedom to choose your own catering or event management companies to give you the exact event you want!
From the end of September we will be delighted to offer a tour of this impressive building which is up for two architectural awards. Designed on inspiration from Wells Cathedral it is a stunning space and we will be thrilled to show you this amazing asset to our School.

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