Year 13s at the Modern Languages Debating Competition

Year 13 Modern Languages Debating TeamOn Thursday 16th November, Ms Gill, Miss Benson, Mrs Ryan and Mrs McIntosh accompanied three teams of Year 13 language students (French, German and Spanish) at the Northern Schools’ Modern Languages Debating Competition at Cheadle Hulme School. It was only the second time that AGGS entered, having won the Spanish finals at last year’s competition. The students debated topics such as “Success is the source of happiness” and “Wars are unavoidable” in their foreign languages against teams from schools including, MGS, Withington, Bolton, Connell and QEGS Blackburn.

All three teams did well, with the German team (Lybah H and Alisha M) winning one of their two debates, but losing narrowly to the overall winners of the heats, Stockport Grammar. Our Spanish team (Alycia A and Anya S) fought well, but lost out in the semi-finals. Our French team (Celine B and Emily L) battled fiercely, ultimately coming runners up to Bolton Girls in the final, but taking home books for second place.

Year 11’s Amazing Victoria Sponge

Y11 Victoria spongeThe Year 11 students have been looking at raising agents this half term. They have made some amazing Victoria Sponge cakes!

Y11 Victoria sponge Y11 Victoria sponge

 

Year 9 Fashion Designs

Year 9 fashion designs
Year 9 fashion designs

Here are some fabulous examples of Miss Taylor’s Year 9 fashion designs based on the work of Alexander McQueen and inspired by their own studies of reptiles and butterflies. They created their designs using repeat patterns and on their first design used fine line pen and water, the creativity and attention to details are stunning. They are currently working on their second design using collage and papercut. Fantastic work!!!

Year 9 fashion designs
Year 9 fashion designs
Year 9 fashion designs
Year 9 fashion designs
Year 9 fashion designs
Year 9 fashion designs
Year 9 fashion designs
Year 9 fashion designs
Year 9 fashion designs
Year 9 fashion designs
Year 9 fashion designs
Year 9 fashion designs
Year 9 fashion designs
Year 9 fashion designs

Biology Photography Competition Winners

Connie A - Deer 1
First Prize: Connie A – Deer 1

First prize in the Biology Photography competition was won by Connie A, whose photo of a deer lit by a shaft of sunlight at Dunham Massey was superb. Our guest judge Dr Pickering praised its composition and the detail she captured. Connie received her prize, a digital camera, kindly donated by Dr Pickering.

Karis M - Butterfly 3
Third Prize: Karis M – Butterflies mating
Martha W - Little Robin Redbreast
Second prize: Martha W – Little Robin Redbreast

Second and third prize winners were Martha W (Little Robin Redbreast) and Karis M (Butterflies mating)They both received signed copies of Dr Pickering’s book ‘Photosafari’. Also commended were Martha’s pictures of Fighting Grebes and Guillemots and Sudiksha D-K’s Lovers on a Leaf.

Thank you to all those who entered – we had the most fantastic selection of photographs and it was incredibly hard to pick the winners. Next year’s photography competition will be slightly different – we are going for microscopic biology. More information to follow next year!

More hints and clues…

Thought for the Week

No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.

(Halford Edward Luccock)

Well done Aniya from 8-2, your logo is in pride of place.

Need inspiration for female STEM pioneers? Look at the boards around your STEM classrooms for some ideas…

Year 7 Floral Blooms

I have discovered some beautiful drawings whilst sorting the drawers of 7-3. Well done, these look fantastic!

Female STEM Pioneer Poster Competition

 

How much do you know about female STEM pioneers?
Have you been inspired by a female scientist?
Could you help inspire others?

Produce a poster about a female STEM pioneer – No bigger that A3 size.
Research what they did, how they did it and how it’s impacted on peoples lives.
Entries to Mrs Hulme, Deadline – End of term

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