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Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Tuesday 29 November 2022

Firstly, I would like to thank the four Old Maidstonians who delivered a Harvard Model United Nations training session at the weekend to those current Maidstonians who will be attending the conference in January.  20 students attended school on Saturday for the four-hour training session, with all being very appreciative of the former students coming along to share their knowledge and giving their advice.  Thank you Freddie, Hugo, Allen and Daniel.

At the same time as this Harvard training we also welcomed Dartford Grammar School for the weekend rugby fixture.  Dartford Grammar School has traditionally been a tough school to beat, and there were mixed fortunes across all of the squads, but the senior squads led the way with two victories: the 2nd XV winning 14 – 5, and the 1st XV winning 22 – 10.  It was certainly a good day at the office!

In more sporting success, basketball is probably now the third most competitively played team sport at MGS after rugby and football.  Thanks to Mr Ashenfelter and the commitment of a number of players, the MGS team convincingly beat Thamesview School last week to secure a place in the quarter finals of the Kent Cup.  Well done to the team.

This week is a slightly quieter week for the School.  The Year 11 mock examinations continue into their second week; a group of year 12 art students enjoyed a day out on Monday visiting the Emmanuel Centre in London; and Year 7, as well as some year 12 students, will be visiting Bletchley Park to learn more about the Enigma machine and all things coding.