Primary School Events 2016-10-14T10:50:56+00:00

Primary School Events

MGGS 2016-2017 Primary School Events

We are delighted to share with you our new and exciting 2016-17 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 Science at Secondary, Thinking Skills Workshops, Literacy at Secondary, Primary Maths Challenge, WWII Tunnel Visits and Food Skills – Bread Making.

In addition, we are delighted to offer ‘Taster Days’, a ‘Series of Sessions’ and ‘One Off Taster Lessons’ throughout the year for parents/carers to book directly themselves online. There are activities for both girls and boys in the Maidstone area.

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, 15th November 2016 – 9am-1.30pm
Tuesday, 21st February 2017 – 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

Primary Maths Challenge
Terms 1 to 6 – Monthly see ‘Series of Sessions’
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 Skills – Bread Making
22nd May to 25th May 2017
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.
See also ‘Series of Sessions’ above
Enquire here

The events listed below can be booked online.

‘Taster Days’ @ MGGS

Taster Day Masterclasses Year 6
Wednesday, 19th October 2016

Taster Day Masterclasses Year 5
Tuesday, 6th June or 13th June 2017
These are for year 5 girls considering joining us in 2018. Students will have a unique opportunity to
discover what life is really like at MGGS by enjoying taster lessons, meeting our year 7s, exploring the
school during a normal school day and experiencing the canteen. Parents will also be invited along to
share the experience with a talk and tour of the school at the end of the day.

Easter & Summer Food Masterclasses
Saturday, 25th March 2017 10am-12pm or 1-3pm
Saturday, 8th July 2017 10am-12pm or 1-3pm
For year 5 girls looking to join us in 2018. Both Food Masterclasses will focus on creating seasonal
recipes. A practical experience in which students can learn a range of skills and take their creations home!

Summer School Experience
Monday, 24th or Tuesday, 25th July 2017
For students in years 4 or 5 to enjoy a day with us in a relaxed and fun environment. A selection of
activities are selected from Art, Dance, Drama, Food, Music or Sport.

‘Series of Sessions’ (4-5pm Wednesdays)

Primary Maths Challenge
Terms 1 to 6 – Monthly
For G&T girls and boys in year 5 who have been selected directly by primary schools for this programme. These sessions are aimed at students who have a passion for mathematics and problem solving.

English Masterclasses
30th November 2016 and 29th March 2017
For girls in year 5 covering: Reading, Creative Writing and Non-Fiction/Journalism.

Drama Workshops ‘Improvisation’
18th January and 5th July 2017
For girls years 4 and 5. Drama games and improvisational skills to help build confidence, encourage team work and have fun!

‘One Off Taster Lessons’ (4-5pm Wednesdays)

Open to girls in year 5 in the Maidstone area looking for a grammar school education. Sessions are designed to give a flavour of lessons at MGGS whilst familiarising girls with our community.

Date Lesson
19/10/16 Science – Fireworks
09/11/16 Netball
21/11/16 Astronomy (Monday)
30/11/16 English – Creative Writing (see series of sessions)
07/12/16 Dance
18/01/17 Drama – 1st (see series of sessions)
25/01/17 Social Sciences – Philosophy
08/02/17 Music
01/03/17 History
15/03/17 Mathematics
29/03/17 English – Reading (see series of sessions)
19/04/17 Computing
17/05/17 Mini Website Design
24/05/17 Media – Film Review
07/06/17 Geography
14/06/17 Art
21/06/17 Modern Foreign Languages
28/06/17 RS – Thinking Philosophically
05/07/17 Drama – 2nd (see series of sessions)


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 ext 201, who will be happy to assist.

For parents/carers make bookings here.

For primary schools please enquire via the links above.