Each year, the Coloma Old Girls’ Association (COGA) holds a reunion luncheon at the school. This year’s event was held on Saturday 28th April and around 80 past pupils and current and ex-teaching staff attended a day which started with Mass in the chapel. Guests enjoyed a Prosecco reception, a sit-down lunch and afternoon tea prepared by Elliott Jones Catering.
After lunch and the COGA AGM, Year 9 pupil, Sophie Rayner, was presented with the first COGA Maureen Martin OBE Award – a cheque for £100. Sophie was awarded the prize because she is a hard-working and enthusiastic pupil who likes to stretch and challenge herself to develop her learning. Outside of lessons Sophie is a young girl who will go out of her way to be helpful and kind to others including staff and her peers. She always attempts to do the right thing and she is truly deserving of the prize.
In an act of true selflessness, Sophie has decided to use the prize money to help raise funds for charity. Sophie’s mother, Jennifer, is a Coloma Old Girl herself and Sophie’s younger sister starts at Coloma in September 2018.
COGA will be presenting this award annually to a Year 9 pupil who has gone above and beyond the call of duty and put others first. COGA created the award to mark the tremendous contribution to the school by retired Headteacher, Maureen Martin OBE.
Suzy Stoyel, COGA Chair & Membership Secretary