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"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." - Mahatma Gandhi

The concept of service and of giving something back to the community is part of the time-honoured ethos here at MGS, and goes far back in our history.

Our very established Community Action programme is an important and distinctive feature of life at MGS and takes many forms: paired reading at primary schools, distribution of food at Harvest and gifts at Christmas in deprived areas of Salford, visiting the elderly, teaching English as an additional language, recycling schemes, gardening, and working with special schools. There is an expectation that all our boys will be involved in Community Action at some point in their time at MGS.

The MGS Pledge has been established to encourage pupils to give up their time in service to others. Lower School boys are challenged to give a minimum of five hours, and the Middle School are asked to give up ten hours of their time to do something of benefit to others, and for which they do not get paid.