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Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Tuesday 3 May 2016

I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend.  I am sure we can all get used to these three day weekends and four day weeks!

Firstly I wish to acknowledge the enormous efforts from staff and students with the Year 7 and 8 Science Fair.  It was the first event of its kind and we shall certainly be doing it again in the future.  Seeing all of Year 7 and 8 in the Hall and Gym displaying their own science based projects was incredible.  There was such a buzz about the place and it was clear that the boys had learnt a great deal from their work and the work of others.  A huge thank you to the Science department, particularly Ms Jefferson who led the way with the organisation behind the event.  It was also lovely to see so many parents come along and support the event.  A good day to be a part of Maidstone Grammar School.  Well done everyone.
The U13 Rugby Sevens squad took part in a floodlit tournament at Aylesford RFC last Wednesday.  They played outstandingly well to run out overall winners.  They won all 3 of their games, against both school and club opposition, scoring 13 tries and only conceding 3.   The boys involved were: Bill Leyland (Captain); Jack Mason; George Halpin; Reuben Evans; Finlay Smith; Max Cornford; Will Haywood; Jacob Wells; Josh Wells.  Well done boys.

Sam Ghinn of Year 8 competed in his first ever international gymnastics competition in Portugal over this weekend.  Sam won the all-around gold medal in the U14 age group as well as his team taking the team gold medal.  He also qualified for 4 apparatus finals and won gold on pommel and silver on floor.  He was competing against over 40 boys in his age group from 9 different countries, so this was a big achievement for him.  Well done Sam.