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We were delighted to hear from The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity thanking 7C for their donation following their cake sale at MGGS in July. Congratulations 7C! ... See MoreSee Less

We were delighted to hear from The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity thanking 7C for their donation following their cake sale at MGGS in July.  Congratulations 7C!

3 weeks ago

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Open to girls going into year 5 from September 2017, 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. Taster lessons at MGGS are designed so that year 5 girls can pick and choose from a variety of subject specialisms.

This taster lesson is on MGGS ‘Cache (treasure) Hunt’ and will provide the best (and most fun) way of getting to know our school. Students and their team will be tasked with navigating across our expansive and varied grounds to find hidden treasures, goodies and messages. Students will be guided by our Teaching staff and Sixth Form Ambassadors. Girls will need to use their wits, communication skills and energy to find everything within the available time. Cache’s could be hidden anywhere and along the way and girls will have fun whilst learning about the history and traditions of Maidstone Grammar School for Girls.

* Please ensure that your daughter is eligible for this event prior to booking; eg relevant year group and gender. Please note that publicity photos may be taken at this event. If you do not give permission for this please email mstarns@mggs.org.

Year 5 One Off Taster Lesson - MGGS 'Cache (treasure) HuntSep 13, 4:00pmMy MGGSOpen to girls going into year 5 from September 2017, 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. Taster lessons at MGGS are designed so that year 5 girls can pick and choose from a variety of subject specialisms.

This taster lesson is on MGGS ‘Cache (treasure) Hunt’ and will provide the best (and most fun) way of getting to know our school. Students and their team will be tasked with navigating across our expansive and varied grounds to find hidden treasures, goodies and messages. Students will be guided by our Teaching staff and Sixth Form Ambassadors. Girls will need to use their wits, communication skills and energy to find everything within the available time. Cache’s could be hidden anywhere and along the way and girls will have fun whilst learning about the history and traditions of Maidstone Grammar School for Girls.

* Please ensure that your daughter is eligible for this event prior to booking; eg relevant year group and gender. Please note that publicity photos may be taken at this event. If you do not give permission for this please email mstarns@mggs.org.
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Year 5 One Off Taster Lesson - MGGS Cache (treasure) Hunt

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3 weeks ago

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“ Mary Held Us Spellbound” - 1,000th Copy Sold!

We have just sold the 1,000th copy of the first edition of MGGS’s book 'A Schoolgirl’s War' written by Mary Smith, former Headteacher of the school. Liz Fay, the proud owner of the 1,000th copy, is pictured here with Mary. Liz lives in Whitstable and purchased the book whilst attending Mary’s presentation and book sales at Swalecliffe last week. The organiser of the event commented: "Mary held us spellbound with her talk on the experiences of schoolgirls during the second World War. You could have heard a pin drop as the stories unfolded. It was both humorous and sad in parts and she was one of the best speakers we have had at our club."

Mary Smith has been touring the south east since November giving presentations on the book in Dover, Ramsgate, Paddock Wood and Chislehurst to name but a few venues. Whilst at Maidstone Library in May this year, a member of the public commented, “This is an amazing talk accompanied by an amazing book. The best local history presentation I have ever heard!”

The book is currently being re-printed and the second edition will be here imminently. If you would like to reserve your copy please visit www.mggs.org/latest-news/its-here-a-schoolgirls-war-by-mary-smith-the-story-of-a-kent-school-duri....

If you have any queries about the book or would like to purchase a substantial order (more than 6 copies), please contact Alexandra Meaders - Development Trust Officer at MGGS at ameaders@mggs.org.

This evocative record of school life in wartime brings together an exquisite and unparalleled set of paintings of girls at school during WW2, and the first-hand recollections of pupils who experienced the disrupted schooling, the air-raids, the doodlebugs and the lessons in underground shelters. MGGS art teacher Helen Keen set out to record the life of the school as the war unfolded. Her paintings have never been published before. Those pictures and the vivid memories of the old girls, now in their 80’s and 90’s, will move you and surprise you. The material will be a rich read for anyone with an interest in the history of the home front in WW2.

The book is priced at £10 plus postage and a substantial part of the funds raised will go towards the school. You can purchase your copy for delivery using the PayPal link above. Postage is available to UK addresses only. Students of MGGS can purchase the book directly from the School Outlet.
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“ Mary Held Us Spellbound” - 1,000th Copy Sold!

We have just sold the 1,000th copy of the first edition of MGGS’s book A Schoolgirl’s War written by Mary Smith, former Headteacher of the school.  Liz Fay, the proud owner of the 1,000th copy, is pictured here with Mary.  Liz lives in Whitstable and purchased the book whilst attending Mary’s presentation and book sales at Swalecliffe last week. The organiser of the event commented: Mary held us spellbound with her talk on the experiences of schoolgirls during the second World War. You could have heard a pin drop as the stories unfolded. It was both humorous and sad in parts and she was one of the best speakers we have had at our club.
 
Mary Smith has been touring the south east since November giving presentations on the book in Dover, Ramsgate, Paddock Wood and Chislehurst to name but a few venues.  Whilst at Maidstone Library in May this year, a member of the public commented, “This is an amazing talk accompanied by an amazing book. The best local history presentation I have ever heard!”
 
The book is currently being re-printed and the second edition will be here imminently.  If you would like to reserve your copy please visit http://www.mggs.org/latest-news/its-here-a-schoolgirls-war-by-mary-smith-the-story-of-a-kent-school-during-world-war-two.

If you have any queries about the book or would like to purchase a substantial order (more than 6 copies), please contact Alexandra Meaders - Development Trust Officer at MGGS at ameaders@mggs.org.
 
This evocative record of school life in wartime brings together an exquisite and unparalleled set of paintings of girls at school during WW2, and the first-hand recollections of pupils who experienced the disrupted schooling, the air-raids, the doodlebugs and the lessons in underground shelters. MGGS art teacher Helen Keen set out to record the life of the school as the war unfolded. Her paintings have never been published before. Those pictures and the vivid memories of the old girls, now in their 80’s and 90’s, will move you and surprise you. The material will be a rich read for anyone with an interest in the history of the home front in WW2.
 
The book is priced at £10 plus postage and a substantial part of the funds raised will go towards the school.  You can purchase your copy for delivery using the PayPal link above. Postage is available to UK addresses only. Students of MGGS can purchase the book directly from the School Outlet.

3 weeks ago

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Barracudas Kids Camp at Maidstone Grammar School for Girls, Kent offers a wide variety of exciting activities during the school summer holidays. Children can make new friends, try new activities but most of all have lots of FUN!

We offer a safe and well organised programme for local children to enjoy. Maidstone Grammar School for Girls boasts amazing facilities including a brand new sports hall, dance studio, drama studio, gymnasium, playing fields, arts and crafts rooms and tennis courts. Skills Builder courses are also available here and include Motor Mania, Lab Rats and Upstage!

Our activity holidays are Ofsted registered, giving parents peace of mind, whilst ensuring maximum FUN for kids. The camp is for children aged 4.5 to 14 years and offers 80+ fun and exciting activities including motorsports, archery, fencing, dance, drama and arts to name just a few! Standard opening hours are 8.30am to 5.30pm but these can be extended from 8am to 6pm with our Early and Late Clubs. These flexible hours mean that busy parents can relax knowing their children are well entertained all day!

Barracudas Kids Activity Camp at MGGS Week DaysJul 31, 8:00amMy MGGSBarracudas Kids Camp at Maidstone Grammar School for Girls, Kent offers a wide variety of exciting activities during the school summer holidays. Children can make new friends, try new activities but most of all have lots of FUN!

We offer a safe and well organised programme for local children to enjoy. Maidstone Grammar School for Girls boasts amazing facilities including a brand new sports hall, dance studio, drama studio, gymnasium, playing fields, arts and crafts rooms and tennis courts. Skills Builder courses are also available here and include Motor Mania, Lab Rats and Upstage!

Our activity holidays are Ofsted registered, giving parents peace of mind, whilst ensuring maximum FUN for kids. The camp is for children aged 4.5 to 14 years and offers 80+ fun and exciting activities including motorsports, archery, fencing, dance, drama and arts to name just a few! Standard opening hours are 8.30am to 5.30pm but these can be extended from 8am to 6pm with our Early and Late Clubs. These flexible hours mean that busy parents can relax knowing their children are well entertained all day!
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Barracudas Kids Activity Camp at MGGS Week Days

3 weeks ago

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Summer School Fun @ MGGS - What the parents/carers thought!

Parents/carers made the following comments ...

“The whole event was thoroughly enjoyable for my daughter, she absolutely loved her day at MGGS and it was a great opportunity for me to see what a lovely atmosphere there is. Now I understand my daughter's explanation of just a great feeling in the school. This is by far her first choice of school (should she pass the Kent Test and qualify of course!).”
“My daughter came away buzzing with excitement.”
“My daughter had a full on day, even showing a performance to parents; therefore, including parents in the experience. She came out saying I really want to go to MGGS.”
“My daughter had fun while experiencing the school. The activities were quite involving and she was able to discuss her experience and what she learnt from working with other girls, especially designing the collage.”
“A variety of activities which catered for all children's interests. Lovely show at the end!”

On Monday and Tuesday this week, MGGS was delighted to welcome over a hundred students from Years 4 and 5 for some major fun!

Students enjoyed Dance that took on a ‘Musical’ theme, as well as playing basketball in our superb Sports Hall. This was followed by an opportunity for our visitors to develop their creative skills by making beautiful collages in the Art session.
A highlight of the day was making ‘Love Bug’ biscuits which were taken home to be enjoyed at the end of the day. Parents/carers and families also got to sample a biscuit or two whilst watching the students perform their dance routines on stage.

This was a great opportunity for Year 4 & 5 girls and boys to enjoy Maidstone Grammar School for Girls in a relaxed and fun environment. We hope to see them all again very soon for events advertised in our 2017-18 Primary School Programme.
To book places at future events, please visit www.mggs.org/online-bookings.

We would also like to thank our staff, and not least, our Sixth Form Students who acted as Ambassadors during the event, taking students from session to session and joining in the activities with them; we couldn’t do it without their hard work. Thank you: Ellie B, Jamie B, Rihana C, Eleanor C, Victoria G, Mollie G, Daisy H, Angharad R, Emily S, Katie T, Dilys W, Anna W, Holly W and especially Eleanor D who even came to help on her 17th birthday!

The ‘Love Bug’ biscuit recipe is shared here - so please get baking and enjoy the biscuits for yourselves! We have also shared a small selection of pictures from the two days of the students in action!
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Summer School Fun @ MGGS - What the parents/carers thought!

Parents/carers made the following comments ...

“The whole event was thoroughly enjoyable for my daughter, she absolutely loved her day at MGGS and it was a great opportunity for me to see what a lovely atmosphere there is. Now I understand my daughters explanation of just a great feeling in the school. This is by far her first choice of school (should she pass the Kent Test and qualify of course!).”
“My daughter came away buzzing with excitement.”
“My daughter had a full on day, even showing a performance to parents; therefore, including parents in the experience. She came out saying I really want to go to MGGS.”
“My daughter had fun while experiencing the school.  The activities were quite involving and she was able to discuss her experience and what she learnt from working with other girls, especially designing the collage.”
“A variety of activities which catered for all childrens interests. Lovely show at the end!”

On Monday and Tuesday this week, MGGS was delighted to welcome over a hundred students from Years 4 and 5 for some major fun!  

Students enjoyed Dance that took on a ‘Musical’ theme, as well as playing basketball in our superb Sports Hall. This was followed by an opportunity for our visitors to develop their creative skills by making beautiful collages in the Art session.
A highlight of the day was making ‘Love Bug’ biscuits which were taken home to be enjoyed at the end of the day.  Parents/carers and families also got to sample a biscuit or two whilst watching the students perform their dance routines on stage.  

This was a great opportunity for Year 4 & 5 girls and boys to enjoy Maidstone Grammar School for Girls in a relaxed and fun environment. We hope to see them all again very soon for events advertised in our 2017-18 Primary School Programme.  
To book places at future events, please visit http://www.mggs.org/online-bookings.  

We would also like to thank our staff, and not least, our Sixth Form Students who acted as Ambassadors during the event, taking students from session to session and joining in the activities with them; we couldn’t do it without their hard work.  Thank you: Ellie B, Jamie B, Rihana C, Eleanor C, Victoria G, Mollie G, Daisy H, Angharad R, Emily S, Katie T, Dilys W, Anna W, Holly W and especially Eleanor D who even came to help on her 17th birthday!

The ‘Love Bug’ biscuit recipe is shared here - so please get baking and enjoy the biscuits for yourselves!  We have also shared a small selection of pictures from the two days of the students in action!

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We are really pleased your daughter's and son's enjoyed their day at MGGS and thank you for your kind comments. Do let us know if you bake any more 'Love Bug' biscuits - we'd love to see a picture of them!

Anyone made any more 'Love Bug' Biscuits? We'd love to hear how it went!

An here is the recipe!

Haha oh yea love her, thank you for tagging me, u on ur hols yet xxx

Just finished my last biscuit!

Tracey Gander just seen a couple of photos of Brooke xx

Andrea Cahill ❤️ x

Andrea!

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3 weeks ago

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U13 Football Kent Cup Winners By Miss Relph

On Friday 30th June the U13 football team was invited to Priestfield Stadium for a lovely 2 course meal to celebrate their successful win in the U13 Kent Girls’ Football Cup.

Students, parents and staff had a fantastic evening to recognise and celebrate these outstanding young footballers. Charlotte W (captain) went up on stage to collect the trophy on behalf of the whole team.

The school and PE department are extremely proud of all the players. The girls have worked so hard throughout the season and thoroughly deserved to win. Well done girls, you are Kent Champions!
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U13 Football Kent Cup Winners By Miss Relph 

On Friday 30th June the U13 football team was invited to Priestfield Stadium for a lovely 2 course meal to celebrate their successful win in the U13 Kent Girls’ Football Cup. 

Students, parents and staff had a fantastic evening to recognise and celebrate these outstanding young footballers. Charlotte W (captain) went up on stage to collect the trophy on behalf of the whole team. 

The school and PE department are extremely proud of all the players. The girls have worked so hard throughout the season and thoroughly deserved to win. Well done girls, you are Kent Champions!

3 weeks ago

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District Athletics Success! By Mrs Smith

Overall our Intermediate team placed 2nd and our Junior team won!

On Thursday 29th June our Junior and Intermediate Athletics teams competed in the Maidstone district athletics competition at the Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford.

All of our girls performed brilliantly achieving some excellent results including Madie H breaking the Intermediate Girls’ Javelin record, Olivia H achieving a personal best time in the Junior Girls’ 100m and Mollie W achieving a personal best time in the Junior Girls’ 800m.

Fantastic results girls, well done. Thank you to all those who competed.
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District Athletics Success! By Mrs Smith 

Overall our Intermediate team placed 2nd and our Junior team won!

On Thursday 29th June our Junior and Intermediate Athletics teams competed in the Maidstone district athletics competition at the Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford.

All of our girls performed brilliantly achieving some excellent results including Madie H breaking the Intermediate Girls’ Javelin record, Olivia H achieving a personal best time in the Junior Girls’ 100m and Mollie W achieving a personal best time in the Junior Girls’ 800m.

Fantastic results girls, well done. Thank you to all those who competed.

3 weeks ago

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National Schools Sport Week: 26th - 30th June by Mrs Smith
National Schools Sport Week took place during the week beginning 26th June. Its aim is to make everyone enjoy and take part in some type of Sport during the course of the week and also enjoy it! There were multiple activities to take part in.

First of all on Monday there was a Danceathon where students dressed up in funky outfits and danced to Just Dance. On Tuesday they could enter a team of seven and compete in a bench ball match against other teams from their year. This took place at lunch time in the sports hall. After school there was a Rowathon in the sports hall. Wednesday was meant to be sports day but due to bad weather it was cancelled and postponed to Thursday. On Thursday as well as having sports day there was a cricket tournament during lunch and a netball tournament after school. Finally, on Friday there was a fun run that took place at lunch time on the netball courts.

“I think that National School Sport Week is a really good idea and gets everyone involved in sport. Everyone loved it and we can’t wait for the next one!” Daisy A and Ellie B, 7s

With over 300 pupils getting involved in something active during the week, the week was a great success. Thank you to all staff and students who helped to make it a fabulous, sport packed week!
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National Schools Sport Week: 26th - 30th June by Mrs Smith
National Schools Sport Week took place during the week beginning 26th June. Its aim is to make everyone enjoy and take part in some type of Sport during the course of the week and also enjoy it! There were multiple activities to take part in.

First of all on Monday there was a Danceathon where students dressed up in funky outfits and danced to Just Dance. On Tuesday they could enter a team of  seven and compete in a bench ball match against other teams from their year. This took place at lunch time in the sports hall. After school there was a Rowathon in the sports hall. Wednesday was meant to be sports day but due to bad weather it was cancelled and postponed to Thursday. On Thursday as well as having sports day there was a cricket tournament during lunch and a netball tournament after school. Finally, on Friday there was a fun run that took place at lunch time on the netball courts.

“I think that National School Sport Week is a really good idea and gets everyone involved in sport. Everyone loved it and we can’t wait for the next one!”  Daisy A and Ellie B, 7s

With over 300 pupils getting involved in something active during the week, the week was a great success. Thank you to all staff and students who helped to make it a fabulous, sport packed week!
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