On Friday 19 June MCS celebrated its first-ever Founders’ Day, with pupils and staff completing sponsored challenges relating to the year MCS was founded: 1480.
Whether that meant pledging to cycle 148.0km or volunteering in the community for 14.8 hours, pupils and staff truly embraced the challenge with a huge range of sponsored activities.
All money raised will be added to our fundraising target for our new partner primary school in Uganda, the Mustardseed School, which is due to open in 2021. So far, the MCS Community has raised over £11,000 for this incredible project via the 1480 Challenge and Founders’ Day celebrations, and it’s not too late to donate:
Miss Pinching, Charities Coordinator, said of the day: “Founders’ Day weekend has proved a real highlight of this term: it has been a privilege to see and hear the stories of what pupils and staff have been doing to raise money for Mustardseed: the tales of great drive, endurance – and of creativity, too – have had a characteristically MCS spirit to them.”
"It is a timely reminder of the importance of community and service at the heart of our school, and of the dedication of our pupils, staff, and parents. The generosity shown has been overwhelming"Miss Pinching, Charities Coordinator
“It is a timely reminder of the importance of community and service at the heart of our school, and of the dedication of our pupils, staff, and parents. The generosity shown has been overwhelming: by the end of the first official day of the Founders’ Day weekend, the total we raised in January had already been blown out of the water. Thank you all so much for your support of our first Founders’ Day: it wasn’t quite what we had planned, but it will be one that we won’t forget.”