Firstly, I would like to congratulate Hadyn of Barton House for taking part in the UK Youth Parliament on Friday 4 November at the House of Commons. It was an incredibly prestigious event for Hadyn, gaining some fantastic experience in the world of politics. Well done Haydn.
Huge congratulations also must go to the 1st XV rugby squad who beat Skinners' at the weekend 22-21. It was a nail-biting match to watch, but the players remained calm and brought home the win to the delight of the large crowd. They should be very proud of themselves. 24 hours earlier the U12 rugby squads on Friday afternoon set the tone for the Skinners' fixtures by winning five out of the six matches. Well done all.
Also at the weekend a number of cadets and adult volunteers took part in the Maidstone Remembrance Service on Sunday. This followed the MGS Remembrance Service that we had on Friday where the entire school community stood for two minutes at 11 o’clock to mark the Armistice.
This week Year 13 are completing their first set of mock examinations in preparation for their A level examinations next summer. These examinations will provide an idea to all involved where the students are and what they need to do to position themselves well. Good luck to them all.
On Friday we acknowledge BBC Children in Need. With Year 13 being out of school completing their mock examinations it is a chance for Year 12 to step up and lead the rest of the school in raising money for the charity. The usual £1 on the gate for non-uniform will take place as well as seeing the return of the 8-hour Badmintonathon. Thank you to everyone for their support.