A huge thank you to @profbrucehood for yesterday's engaging #STEM talk on 'The Science of Happiness' and for sharing his #HappinessHacks with us. Delighted to have welcomed pupils from other local schools to enjoy Prof Hood's talk. #BGSLearning #BGSSTEM #BeyondtheClassroom https://t.co/omGyngNuQP
A huge thank you to everyone who has supported this term’s Senior School fundraising, in support of the charity Education for All Morocco (EFA).
Bristol Grammar School has been supporting EFA for over ten years and in that time has literally seen the charity grow from the ground up – BGS pupils helped to dig the foundations of the very first boarding house. There are now five boarding houses providing accommodation for over 200 girls; over 70 girls have enrolled in University since 2013 and two former students are now studying for their Master's Degrees. All of these girls are gaining an education that will benefit not just them, but their entire community, now and in the future.
Alongside the School’s collective fundraising efforts, there has been some impressive fundraising from individual pupils too. Sixth-formers Sam, Louis and Seb undertook a sponsored bike ride from Bristol to Paris over the summer and raised a brilliant £2,080. Well done to all three of them on organising and completing this impressive challenge.
Sam, Louis and Seb in Normandy
Efforts from other pupils and generous donations from parents, plus a brilliant match-funding initiative from The Intrepid Foundation which doubled the School’s Spring and Autumn fundraising, mean this year the BGS community has raised £13,272 for Education for All Morocco. This is enough to support two girls through the whole of their secondary education. On behalf of everyone at the charity, we thank you all for your generous support.