Sadly the weather on Tuesday required us to move the annual Sports Day to Thursday, but once again Sports Day was an excellent event involving the entire school community. There were many very good individual performances but seeing Year 12 getting stuck in to their last Sports Day was memorable. Well done to Max Reid of Year 12 took part in every event and won every event, and congratulations to Rory Kuypers of Year 9 who broke the school 100m record which has stood for 30 years. Many thanks to everyone who took part, and thank you to all the parents who came along and joined us in the day.
Wednesday saw the annual Staff vs. Student Cricket Match, but sadly the rain on Tuesday meant that the students could not go out and watch. The staff put up a good fight with a great opening partnership of 48 runs by Mr Highsted and Mr Shillito, but a collapse of the middle order meant that the staff only reached 113 off the 20 overs. The students then batted and did so with a level of kindness so as not to embarrass the staff. They made the runs in just 14 overs, but could have made the total much sooner. Well done boys.
Finally, following the last day of the term and the final assembly, the School invited back a number of former students to attend the Old Maidstonian Day. On Saturday 18th July the first Old Maidstonian Day took place. It was a beautiful day with a number of OMs back in their school, catching up with old friends, meeting new ones and reminiscing about their time at MGS. With the superb weather we were all able to enjoy a lovely BBQ and a glass of punch in the School Quad and have a tour of the School and enjoy many artifacts from the School Archive. Thank you to everyone who attended and many thanks to the staff, students, Parents' Association and friends of the School who all help to organise the event.
Thank you for a wonderful year, have a lovely holiday and see you in September.