Thought for the week

When love awakens in our heart then selfless service is attached.

(Radhanath Swami)

Thought for the week

Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.’

(Nancy Astor)

Thought for the week

Good words bring good feelings to the heart. Speak with kindness, always.

Thought for the week

Helping one person might not change the world, but it could change the world for one person.

Thought for the week

How you make others feel about themselves, says a lot about you.

Thought for the week

‘A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.

(James Keller)

Thought for the week

We are formed and moulded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act.

(Buddha)

Year 11 Top Trader Enterprise Day

Year 11 Careers 2018

On 19th September Year 11 took part in a Top Trader day trading in stocks and shares on the AGGS Stock Market. The day was delivered and run by employees of BNY (Bank of New York) Mellon. Trading was tough and highly competitive as the students worked in teams to make as much money as they possibly could before trading ended. There was plenty of deliberation and important decision making to be made especially when the share prices of Gold and Greggs went up! They learnt how an investment bank differs from the High Street bank and experienced how the stock market actually works. Year 11 enjoyed hearing about the employees’ particular job roles within BNY Mellon and the day helped to develop skills such as team work, problem solving, communication and initiative and enterprise.

RAF talk 28 September

Year 9 and 10 linguists enjoyed a talk given by Flight Lieutenant Gemma Slaughter, who works as a linguist for the RAF. There are over 60 jobs in RAF, with only 5% of those employed working with planes. There are lots of opportunities for sport and adventure training, as team building is key. Intelligence linguists are deployed across the world. Translating plays a key role in the peacekeeping role. Language analysis could involve cyber analysis, communication intelligence and surveillance. Pupils enjoyed listening to Gemma’s experiences of using her knowledge of Arabic and Pashto working in Afghanistan. Pupils learnt some key vocabulary in Pashto and used this to interpret a series of messages, saying when and where an attack was due to take place and what type of attack was being.

Welcome!

Let’s introduce ourselves for all the new staff and students…

Welcome to the Anti-Bullying Blog run by the Anti-Bullying Ambassador Team here at AGGS.

The team currently consists of Year 10s and two Year 13s and we organise events at school and aim to make the school environment friendly and safe by tackling bullying. Soon, we will be starting Anti-Bullying Drop-In Sessions for all years. Our main goal this year is to create a scheme in school where students can feel comfortable discussing issues with the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors; don’t worry, we don’t bite!

Every year, we celebrate Anti-Bullying Week (12th-16th November) and the theme this year has been released. The theme is ‘Choose Respect’.

“Following a consultation with over 800 children, teachers and members of the Anti-Bullying Alliance, it emerged that a top priority was showing that bullying is a behaviour choice, and that children and young people can set a positive example by opting to respect each other at school, in their homes and communities, and online.”- Anti-Bullying Alliance

During this week, we hope students understand the definition of respect and bullying and to always consider other people’s feelings. Remember, before you speak, is it true, kind, helpful or necessary?

We hope you look forward to what the team are organising for Anti-Bullying Week 2018!

And remember, if you need someone to talk to you or seek advice from, look out for our Diana Award badges and don’t be afraid to come up to us.

-Anti-Bullying Team

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