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Tuesday, 4 October 2022

Tuesday 4 October 2022

I cannot believe we are already in October.  This is the time of year when some of us start to put the heating on!

Last Friday we all enjoyed our first non-uniform day to acknowledge MacMillan Coffee Morning.  Staff, students, parents and friends of MGS came together to enjoy a cuppa and a slice of cake.  It was a wonderful day and one that illustrated our community spirit.  And at the end of the day we collected £1,857.93 for the charity. Thank you to Mrs Cook for leading the day, and for the prefects for their support.

As well as MacMillan Coffee Morning we also ran a team building day for Year 12.  Students from Year 12 spent the day completing a variety of activities and challenges to further strengthen new friendships and relationships amongst the year group.  I hope the students enjoyed themselves.

Within sport, we saw some upsetting results across both football and rugby last week, but at the same time we saw great team spirit and pride.  Sadly, for Year 10, both our U15 XI and U15 XV teams lost against Oakwood Park Grammar School in football and rugby respectively, and the 1st XV lost in the National Cup against Skinners’ School 34 - 29.  This last result, even though not in our favour, reflects how close the game was – in fact we were leading at one point 24 – 22.  The players played incredibly well, and was a stark difference to the 60 – 5 loss at the start of the season.  At the weekend rugby fixture against Beths Grammar School, only three squads were playing: the U13A squad sadly lost at home 45 – 25, but the away teams of the U14A and U15A brought back two wins, 65 – 0 and 22 – 5 respectively.

This week we welcome parents of year 7 students to attend their respective Year 7 House Welcome Event.  Tomorrow we welcome parents of Barton and College, and Thursday will be for Corpus Christi and Tonbridge.  The events are designed to give parents a flavour of what their sons have experienced in the first four weeks of the year.