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Tuesday, 20 March 2018

20 March 2018

A huge thank you to the Parents' Association, the sixth form students and the students from Years 7 and 8 who all helped to support the MGSPA Spring Fair on Saturday.  Despite the extreme weather over the weekend the event went ahead and ended up being very successful.  Thank you to the many families who braved the cold temperatures and spent a few hours enjoying the many stalls on offer. 
This week is a busy one for the school.  Tonight we welcome the parents of Year 11 to attend the Year 11 Parents' Evening: a chance to hear from subject staff how the students are performing and what final preparations need to be made before the summer examinations.
On Thursday the Sport Relief 24 Hour Rowathon begins which has now attracted over 60 students, members of staff and Old Maidstonians wishing to play their part.  Thank you to everyone who has offered to row during the day, and thank you to the many of you who have already sponsored the event.  It you would like to show your support then please visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MGS24HourRowathon  and follow the instructions.
And Friday is the Sport Relief Charity Day where we will see the completion of the rowathon but also see many more students take part in the Sport Relief Mile at lunchtime.  Non-uniform accompanied by the usual contribution of £1 will take place, but it is hoped that much more money can be raised during the day when students cheer on their peers in both sporting events.  
Also on Friday the Old Maidstonian Supper takes place in the evening.  A number of former students of the school will return to their old school to reminisce and catch up with old friends.  It always proves to be a wonderful occasion.
And finally, good luck to the rugby players from Year 10 to 13 who are playing in the Rosslyn Park National Sevens Tournament this week.  The Rosslyn Park Tournament is extremely prestigious which will hopefully encourage the players to step up and raise their game.