The Manchester Grammar School Service Pledge
The concept of 'service', and of giving something back to communities, has long been a cornerstone of The Manchester Grammar School. The Service Pledge sees our boys working with community groups in their area to help those who less fortunate and from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The aim of the MGS Service Pledge is for our boys to engage in 'service' throughout the duration of their School career.
The Service Pledge was introduced in 2014 by Head of Outreach, Charities and Events, Vivienne Horsfield, and it requires all boys in Year 7 and 8 to give five hours of service, and Years 9, 10 and 11 boys to give 10 hours of service to others. The boys can find their own mechanism for fulfilling the Service Pledge outside of School or engage in the School's Community Action programme.
The goal was that boys would consider service to others as a natural instinct and recognise the skills that they acquire from it, as well as the benefit that they can bring to their community.
The boys are given a booklet in which to record their service and, when they have sustained this over four terms, serving for the requisite number of hours, they receive the MGS Service pin badge.
All pupils in Years 7-11 are involved in the MGS Service Pledge.
The boys are engaged in 'service' throughout the year.