It has been a very busy term in the MGGS Development Trust Office.
- The Story of a School throughout Covid-19
- The Maidstone Edition of Monopoly
- Community Website
- Fundraising & Donations
We are very proud to have launched our new book, the ‘MGGS Scrapbook – The story of a school throughout Covid-19’ which is effectively a creative and visual time capsule created by staff and students during the pandemic. I am sure that it will be reflected upon for many a generation to come.
The Maidstone Edition Monopoly set and Once MGGS, Always MGGS hoodies have been selling well and have provided great volunteering opportunities for our students.
Start Shopping Now: https://mggs.ptly.uk/
A number of alumni and student volunteers have been supporting the Development Office and I am extremely grateful for their help. A special thank you to 2020 Alumni Heather White and Bethany Sinclair who ran the Christmas Quiz for us and did a fabulous job.
We are planning to launch our new community web platform early in the New Year which will provide valuable networking opportunities for you as well as being a space to share news and events.
Our Christmas raffle created a profit of approximately £700 and The Year 7 Readathon raised an amazing £2,869! We are very proud of all the students who took part and a huge thank you to everyone who supported the raffle and/or the readathon. Congratulations to our raffle winners!
Finally, some very exciting news; thank you to the William and Edith Oldham Trust who have offered us a grant of £17,500 towards the MGGS GRIT Project and another £2,500 to support our careers department! We are making good progress against our goal of £300,000. If you are interested in supporting MGGS please visit https://mggs.ptly.uk/ for full information.
You can also support the school by signing up to Easyfundraising and Amazon Smile, who both donate funds to the school each time you make a purchase, without costing you a single penny extra!
I will be in touch in the New Year to give you further information about the website and our plans for 2022. In the meantime, I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year.
Mrs Lila Brewer, Alumni Relations & Development Trust Officer