“Noughts and Crosses” is a popular book by Malorie Blackman and it was adapted by students from AGGS and AGSB into a drama production which was performed on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th February.
The story describes an alternative history and it shows segregation between African people (Crosses) and Europeans (Noughts) where African people have an advantage over the Europeans.
The play was a collaboration between the two schools and it was performed by students from Year 12 and 11. Well done to Emma and Alzahra from Year 12 for organising the play, with the help of the drama department!
For year 11’s every year, an event takes place in Manchester where a selection of poets from the GCSE anthology read and discuss some of their best work. Yesterday the trams were packed as AGGS students embarked on their voyage to the Bridgewater Hall to witness this ground-breaking event.
The poets included:
-Carol Ann Duffy
As well as a very useful session with the AQA examiner for the poetry exam.
AGGS has many unique traditions that take place yearly; one of these being the iconic last day of the Christmas term. This year it consisted of the year 13 panto, a talent show hosted by Bazarr and the infamous Christmas stalls!
Ecuador Team A led by Mr Davenport and Miss O’Hara organised a teacher charity event based on the popular TV show, Mr & Mrs. The game involved eight couples from different departments who went head to head answering questions about each other.
The questions ranged from: “What is your partner’s eye colour?” to “Who is the best teacher?” and the departments included:
English (Miss Devlin and Miss O’Hara)
Maths (Miss Williams and Mr Thompson)
Maths II (Mr Carr and Mr Barry)
R.S. (Miss Turnbull and Mr Davenport)
Citizenship (Miss Bowyer and Miss Stokwisz)
Drama (Miss Willmott and Miss Ryan)
Geography (Mr Emms and Mr Lovelady)
and Psychology (Mrs Hughes and Miss Stanley)
Mr England is a new trainee teacher for the English department. We caught up one lunch time to see how things were going…
How are you finding AGGS? “I’m finding it wonderful. I think the first thing to make clear is that the amount of support that trainee teachers get in this school is phenomenal. Within the English department, my mentor Miss O’Hara has been incredibly supportive- as have the rest of the department in terms of improving my teaching and showing the high expectations the school has. The other thing which is wonderful about the school is the pupils in it. The girls are extremely motivated, extremely creative and just a lot of fun to work with!”
As some of you may know Mr Carr is doing 12 challenges this year, one every month! He is doing this to raise money for 12 well known charities and help those in need. The charities include: Age UK, MS Society, NSPCC, Cancer Research UK and The British Heart Foundation. We caught up with him one lunch time to discover more…