Just Add Water !!

Wednesday 21st March 2018 

Just got home from hockey practice with the AGGS junior teams. Over 50 students turned up tonight to celebrate the end of the season with a fancy dress training session.

Coaches Mrs “Tigger” Hardicre and Mrs “Dinosaur” Reynolds  were joined by the year 7 zebras, year 8 hoodies and balloons and the year 9 swimmers.
Each year group was split into four teams and we had ourselves a mini  round robin tournament followed by a penalty shuffle.

Well done to teams “Im Not Sure” , “Shrek” and “The Best” for taking part and to our winners – team “Just Add Water”.

Thank you all for a fantastic hockey season. Enjoy the summer break and we will see you all on the training ground in September.

Here are some photos from the evening

Year 7 Zebras
Year 8 Hoodies
Year 8 Balloons
Year 9 Swimmers
The Junior Section

Welcome to the AGGS medical blog.

Welcome to the AGGS medical blog.

We are writing this blog for those interested in taking medical-based studies in the future. Our aim is to inform you on:

· upcoming events and talks (for Y10/11/12/13) based on medicine, sciences, and universities

· recent medical breakthroughs and advances

· Specific and current medical topics e.g. dementia, cancer etc.

· controversial medical topics/debates

· the ethics of scientific studies


· Tips for applications and interviews to universities for medicine

We hope that you enjoy reading about and expanding your knowledge of medicine by reading our blog. If you have requests or recommendations please feel free to comment or contact us.


India Fortnight: The Highlights

A summary of the second week:

During  lunchtime on Wednesday, Year 7s learnt how to make Indian inspired jewellery. Indian jewellery is bright, colourful and intricate and Year 7s replicated the beautiful designs excellently! Here are the pictures featuring Riya:

Last week, 7-5 learnt Malayalam in their Spanish lesson and how to write their names in the language. Malayalam is the main language spoken in the South Indian state of Kerala and Malayalis (speakers of Malayalam), form around 4% of the Indian population. In terms of the number of speakers, Malayalam ranks 8 among the 15 major languages spoken in India. 7-5 really enjoyed the lesson, take a look at their amazing work!














On Thursday, Year 12s prepared a presentation for history club on significant figures in Indian history, including Indira Gandhi-the first and only female prime minister of India. Srishti, Laura and Amy researched the topic, exploring inspirational figures throughout Indian history. Srishti was unable to attend but Laura and Amy did a fantastic job presenting!

How did Year 13s take part in India fortnight? During their A-Level English lesson,  Anu, Haajirah and Lybah created and presented a presentation on the topic ‘Hinglish’. They looked at the history behind the blend of Hindi and English, how it differs from English (regarding phonology, grammar and lexis), how many speak the language and the reasons why people speak it. A wonderful presentation and here are the photos to showcase their efforts:

So, India fortnight has allowed us to experience traditional dancing, the languages spoken and many more fascinating presentations, workshops and activities! We hope all students enjoyed the two weeks packed with events and continue to explore other cultures.

Fun Activity Day

Paint it Pink EventOn Thursday 14th March, 11 AGGS students: Jingjing, Ruby and Lara Year 7 Katie, Susanna and Grace Year 8 Bella and Aimee Year 8, Olivia, Emma and Poppy Year 10 on an afternoon trip to AGSB to take part in a fun activity to raise money for the charity Prevent.

Paint it Pink EventWhen we arrived there was plenty going on, including who would take part in which aspect of the race, and putting on our pink tutus. After much anticipation the relay started which included many exciting events, including a ceremony egg and spoon race, skipping and backwards running.

After a very close race, it was AGSB who aimed the first netball into the hoop but they missed! AGGS took this opportunity to take their first shot and scored first try! Therefore we were declared the overall and were presented with our trophy by the Principal of AGSB.

Huge congratulations must go to all who took part and a special thank you to Katie 8-2 who took part in the boys team who were down by one team member. All the money raised will go to the charity Prevent Breast Cancer who fund research purely aimed at preventing breast cancer for future generations. It was a hugely enjoyable afternoon and was all for very worthy cause. We were sponsored by family and friends for this fun afternoon. Watch this space to find out how much money we raised.

Poppy, Y10.

Paint it Pink Event

Thought for the Week

He who experiences the unity of life, sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye.


UKYP Elections

UKYP Elections

Students engaged in the democratic process this week as they voted for Trafford’s UKYP representative. Four out of five of the candidates running were AGGS students. The results will be counted next Wednesday at the Town Hall, we excitedly await the result. Good luck to Hania, Meera, Safa and Sanah.

This was an excellent way to explore the voting process with students and how a political campaign works.

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Lancashire Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert at AGGS

LCO Spring Concert 3pm 25th March 2018 with Robert Chasey

Conductor Bob ChaseyThe Lancashire Chamber Orchestra would like to extend a very warm invitation to you to come to our next concert on Sunday 25th March 2018, at 3:00pm, at Altrincham Girls’ Grammar School, Cavendish Road, Bowdon, WA14 2NL.

We are delighted to welcome back the inimitable Mr Robert Chasey for our 2018 concert series. Bob first took up his baton with the LCO back in the 1980s and we are thrilled that he has agreed to put us through our paces again in this gorgeous programme of Spring music.

The programme:

We begin our concert with the charmingly beautiful and fresh Romance for Strings, by the British composer, Gerald Finzi.

We are then joined by our first-rate wind, brass and percussion team for a performance of Siegfried Idyll by Richard Wagner. Siegfried was written as a birthday present from Wagner to his wife, Cosima, to celebrate the birth of their son.

We conclude our concert with the effervescent and tuneful Symphony No. 3 by Franz Schubert.


During the interval, you will be treated to delicious home-made cakes and refreshments!

We do hope you will join us for a wonderful concert and social event.

Tickets are available from the Contact form on the Concerts page of the LCO website: http://www.lancashirechamber.co.uk/concerts/ or from 0161 980 4275, or on the door. Early reservations are recommended to secure your seat.

Paint Altrincham Pink in aid of Prevent Breast Cancer

Paint Altrincham PinkThis week AGGS is taking part in Paint Altrincham Pink in aid of Prevent Breast Cancer. On Wednesday afternoon students will be taking part in a fun sports day along with AGSB, North Cestrian, Loreto and Yipiyap at AGSB. On Thursday the students will wear something pink on their uniform and pay £1 to a very worthwhile cause. There will be a pink cake sale and ‘Prevent’ will be selling pink merchandise. We hope to raise a lot of money and have lots of fun!!

Celebrating India fortnight

Over the last two weeks, pupils have been celebrating the language history and culture of India. This has focussed on our KS3 pupils, with a variety of activities taking place, such as samosa making; jewellery making; sitar playing in assembly; learning new Indian languages; talks about Indian politics, Indian history and Indian religions; Indian dancing; Hinglish; playing Kabaddi and cricket. We are very grateful to departments for coordinating such interesting activities and to the pupils themselves, who have led many of them.

A Celebration of India Fortnight - 16th Feb - 9th March 2018

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