On Friday 5th July, the MGGS community enjoyed a wonderful afternoon celebrating our school and the weather certainly lent itself to our tropical theme! The sun shone brightly as students and staff alike enjoyed an extended lunch break for the summer fair, raising money to enhance our WWII tunnels experience.

Mrs Brewer, our Development Trust and Alumni Relations Officer, worked with a team of Year 12s to organise a summer fair and the event was a huge success. A whopping £2,397 was raised and everyone had a fantastic time. Throughout the week leading up to 5th July, the Houses battled in a Penny War. House Leaders collected coins in their buckets, with copper coins adding house points and silver coins taking them away. The results are as follows:

1st Place – Romans

2nd Place – Danes

3rd place – Saxons

Harriet T was part of the team organising the event. She said “It was a very enjoyable afternoon that truly demonstrated the MGGS community spirit and the atmosphere was great. Throughout the planning process the team gained many valuable skills, from the development of new and imaginative ideas and researching activities, to hosting the event and overseeing the events on the day. It was brilliant to see the MGGS community work together to create an afternoon full of fun and engaging activities for everyone.”

The refreshments stall was extremely popular with tropical punch (squash) and cakes galore! The talent displayed in the bake-off competition was exceptional, making it very difficult for our judges to pick a winner. After a call to Nandos, Mrs Brewer was able to secure some extra prizes, allowing us to have 3 winners Alice C 8N, Emma B 8C as well as Maisie G and Megan H, 8S (a joint entry). As I am sure you will agree from the photos, if we had more prizes there could have been many more winners. Well done and thank you to everyone who submitted an entry.

There were many more prizes during the event, with Ethan G, D1 winning the obstacle course and, of course, house points for Danes, Ellie G, 8A guessing that the flamingo’s name was Yogi, and Jacob M, D2 correctly estimating the weight of the sweets in the jar. Our raffle also had some fabulous prizes which can be collected by the winners from the School Office:

4 x City Cruise Tickets – C Delves
Months gym & swim at Mote park – C Cornwall
Family Swim at Mote Park – N McKeon
Family Swim at Larkfield – O Cornwall
Mote Park Outdoor Adventure – M Mackey
Gillingham Ice Bowl Discount Vouchers – C Sims
2 tickets to watch the ice skating at Gillingham Ice Bowl – M Mackey
Emily White Makeover – A Neighbour
Lashes and Tans by Kerrie – R Kidd
Gel nails – Mrs Ransom
David Lloyd 7 day pass – M McNab
Helen Rowe – L French
Teen facial – Mr Seager
Poppyfields voucher – L Thompson
Amano Voucher – R Brewer

Thank you to everyone who supported our event and to Waitrose Kings Hill and Waitrose Allington who supplied sweets and pineapples for our stalls.