As we come together virtually for Commemoration Day on Saturday 4th July 2020, MCS will begin its urgent bursary fundraising campaign – Conveniamus!
Commem is the day in the school calendar when we thank those who made the school possible through the Bidding Prayer at the Commemoration of Benefactors Service.
We will be inviting all parts of the MCS community to come together in this current crisis to support hardship and bursaries for current and future pupils, and we will tell you more about our historic benefactors. We would love to hear from you too: not least about how we might get together again, once it is safe to do so.
We would all like to be together, to meet again in person. Of course we would convene if it were not for the times. There is a Latin word that captures this sentiment: conveniamus, derived from convenio, -ire: to come together, convene, unify in agreement.
It can mean:
• Let us come together!
• We would convene (if not for….) and
• A wish that we could meet again.
It captures so well how we feel in 21st century MCS, that it is the name we are giving to our urgent campaign this summer to help pupils from all backgrounds secure an MCS education.
We need to offer hardship grants to those who are genuinely and profoundly affected by the implications of the virus
Our pupils and the many ways that they contribute and excel, are at the heart of what makes MCS special. We need to offer hardship grants to those who are genuinely and profoundly affected by the implications of the virus. Together we must also secure the long-term success of young people and the school, by educating an outstanding cohort of pupils every year, drawn from all parts of society.
The first £50,000 of gifts to the campaign will be matched by an OW who is donating in memory of an inspirational teacher at MCS, Nigel Bates.
The Conveniamus fundraising campaign will run from Commem on Saturday 4th July 2020 through to late September 2020.
More information about the campaign can be found on the MCS website at www.mcsoxford.org/supporting-mcs/ and you can follow along with the campaign’s progress on our JustGiving webpage at www.justgiving.com/campaign/MCS2020.