Our School Charity Events
Non Sibi Sed Omnibus – Not for oneself but for all
Our school motto (Non Sibi Sed Omnibus) inspires our whole school community to organise and take part in many charity events throughout the year. In the last academic year, students at MGGS raised over £15,000 for local, national, and international causes. Every form group is responsible for organising one charity event during the academic year and each year group supports their own charity, voted for by the students. In the past, we have seen the students dress up, take part in crazy sporting events, hold numerous cake and sweet sales, and have sponsored workouts. Sponsored events are always popular, raising large sums of money and we have parents and friends to thank for their generous support. Similarly, non-uniform days are a big hit as you can imagine. Students have chosen to support local charities such as Demelza House and Slideaway and national charities such as SUDEP, MIND, and Cancer Research UK to name a few.
Our students have chosen to support several key charities for a significant number of years. We have a long-standing partnership with a school in Nepal and we have been supporting them through charity work since 2004. The school regularly participates in the ‘You Can Help’ campaign to support the homeless in Maidstone at Christmas and the Salvation Army Christmas Present Appeal with students bringing in gifts for those less fortunate. Every year our Year 9 students raise over £1,500 for charity by organising and performing their own music concert.
Raising and Giving (RAG) Week
RAG Week (Raising and Giving Week) is a great annual tradition at MGGS organised by Year 13 at the end of Term 2. It is considered by many to be the highlight of the school year both for all the amusing activities held, involving both staff and students, as well as for the money it raises for charities. The total raised during Rag Week regularly exceeds £4,000. This money is always split 50/50 with half the funds supporting our partner school in Nepal and the other half being donated to a local charity chosen each year by our head students.