Firstly, I would like to congratulate the MGS athletes who took part in an inter-school athletics completion last week at Oakwood Park. 11 schools attended, with MGS coming second in the Year 8 category and first in the Year 7, 9 and 10 categories. A really good day for MGS. Well done Maidstonians.
Continuing with athletics, two of our budding athletes have achieved significant recognition in their chosen disciplines. Faith of Year 12 and Corpus Christi House was selected to join the GB & NI U20 Athletics Team for a competition in Mannheim, Germany last weekend, and Theo of Year 10 and Corpus House has been selected to run for Kent Schools at the English Schools Athletics Competition this weekend after winning the Inter-Counties Race last Saturday. Well done Faith and Theo.
And finally, congratulations to Aoife of Year 12 and College House who received a commendation for her achievements in the Anthea Bell Prize for Young Translators run by Queen’s College, Oxford. Over 15,000 students participated in the competition, and so Aoife receiving recognition is a fantastic achievement. Well done Aoife.
Thank you to the Year 10 band, Corpus Christi House and to Cucina for putting on a fabulous ‘Queen and BBQ’ event in the Quad last Friday. Over 400 members of the MGS community came together to enjoy some music whilst eating some freshly cooked BBQ food from our caterers. It was a lovely occasion.
For three days this week we welcome back Year 11, as well as saying hello to some new students, who wish to join the MGS Sixth Form next year. At this Post 16 Induction Event students will get a feel of what life is like at MGS being a sixth form student. We hope they have a good time.
At the end of the week our celebrations of Pride Month come to an end with a Lip-Sync Battle in the Big Hall. Students and staff will show off their ‘no singing’ skills: miming to some of their favourite songs in front of a hall-packed audience. I am sure it will be entertaining! Thank you to the staff and students who are taking part.