Primary School Events 2017-12-08T10:34:11+00:00

Primary School Events

MGGS 2017-2018 Primary School Events

We are delighted to share with you our new and exciting 2017-18 programme of primary school events at MGGS. As an accredited Advanced Thinking School with the University of Exeter, the development of thinking skills is central to our partnership programme.

We are offering a selection of ‘Primary School Visits’ (for primary schools only to book) so students and primary colleagues can share in the MGGS experience and explore our fantastic facilities. These visits cover Literacy at Secondary, Science at Secondary, Thinking Skills Workshops, Food Skills (bread making), Design Technology, Product Design and WWII Tunnel Visits. To enquire for further details, please email

In addition, we are delighted to offer ‘Taster Days’ and ‘One Off Taster Lessons’ throughout the year for parents/carers to book directly online. There are activities for girls in Years 5 and 6 (for academic year 2017-18) in the Maidstone area looking for a grammar school place. And finally, our ‘Summer School Fun!’ is also available for parents/carers to book directly for girls and boys in Years 4 and 5 (for academic year 2017-18).

For dates and the full schedule of events please take a look at our Primary School Events Programme for September 2017-2018.

Science at Secondary
Terms 1 to 6 for girls and boys in years 5 and 6.
Experience science activities that you would not normally get the chance to see at primary school. These include making rockets, visits to the woodland walk and some explosive demonstrations!
Enquire here

Thinking Skills Workshops
Tuesday, 14th November 2017 – 9am-1.30pm
Tuesday, 27th February 2018 – 9am-1.30pm
As an Advanced Thinking School we warmly welcome students and accompanying staff members to attend a half day session. Students will experience thinking models such as: Philosophy for Children, de Bono’s Thinking Hats, Thinking Maps, Thinker’s Keys and more.
Enquire here

Literacy at Secondary
Terms 2, 4 and 6 – 9.30-11am
For year 5 & 6 G&T students and accompanying staff. Covering: Reading, Creative Writing and NonFiction/Journalism.
Enquire here

WWII Tunnel Visits
Terms 1, 5 & 6 Thursdays or Fridays
A unique experience for students in years 5 and 6 to experience what life was like for our students of the era in Maidstone during the Second World War.
Enquire here

Food & Nutrition – Bread Making
21st, 22nd, or 23rd May 2018
For year 5 students – 9.30-11am or 1.30-3pm
Practical food session in which students can try their hand at bread making and learn about the functions of ingredients that make it work.
Enquire here

Product Design
1st, 2nd or 3rd November 2017
For year 5 students: 9.30-11am ro 1.30-3pm
A practical workshop session making ‘Blockbots’. In this session students will try their hand at using workshop machinery and tools to produce their own ‘Bot’ and show how creative thinking and use of imagination can be used in a practical way.

Bespoke DT Support
Our specialist leader in Technology education can offer bespoke support in primary schools or the opportunity for students to attend lessons in a range of Technology subjects at MGGS. Please contact us at for further information.


To avoid disappointment, we strongly encourage bookings are made early in the academic year. If you have any questions at all, please contact Michelle Starns, PA to the Headteacher, on 01622 752 103, who will be happy to assist.