Diana Robinson (Chairman of the Old Girls’ Association- OGA) and Suzanne Gauge (School Governor and Honorary Secretary of the OGA) presented a Charity and Community Scholarship to Aminah Akram during assembly on Monday morning on behalf of the Old Girls’ Association.
The Old Girls’ Association was formed to keep former pupils of BGS in touch with each other and with the School and to offer help and support and networking amongst its members.
Each September a Reunion Lunch is held when Old Girls can go back to School to meet up with their former classmates and to look around the School to see the many changes that have been made since they were pupils. All pupils have the opportunity to join the Old Girls’ Association when they leave School.
Last September, for the first time, the OGA held a raffle to raise money so that they could award a Charity and Community Scholarship to a Year 7 pupil. The recipient of the award must be able to demonstrate her commitment to this subject and show evidence of what she has achieved and she will be required to act as an ambassador in this area throughout her time in School.
Selflessness, thought and care for others are all hallmarks of Bury Grammar School and its pupils and it is not what you say, but what you do that matters in life. The Old Girls Association were therefore delighted to award this Scholarship to Aminah who has been proactive in finding ways to help others in her community. Along with her family, she has raised money through a charity run and by selling items on a charity stall.