Noughts and Crosses!

“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!

Blogs, Blogs, Blogs!

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If you are interested in fashion or the media and want a break from work it is a good idea to check out some blogs for inspiration and writing ideas. Here are some of our favourites,

P.S- I made this  DIY/lifestyle

Wish Wish Wish Fashion

A Girl Called Jack  Food

BRIGHT BAZAR Interior Design

Buzzfeed News/Comedy

Style bubble Fashion

Rookie Mag Fashion/Lifestyle

Zelda’s Hair Salon

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How can you  revise a unit on cells, skin, and hair…..and

                              make it FUN..?

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What protein makes up most of your hair…?

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“When did polar bears go to beauty salons Miss…?

BrightLine come to AGGS!

Throughout this week, the Christian band BrightLine have been coming into assemblies performing their songs and inspiring people with their stories.

The band consisted of four members:

  • Daniel– beat-boxer and plays keys and helps out with whatever needs to be done
  • Joe– Plays the drums
  • Jacob– Plays the guitar, acoustic and electric and do backing vocals
  • Katrina– Lead singer (unfortunately, she was absent for the assemblies)

We interviewed them to find out more about their band…

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Poetry Live

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:
-Gilian Clarke
-Carol Ann Duffy
-Simon Armitage
-Imitiaz Dharkar
-Grace Nichols
-John Agard
As well as a very useful session with the AQA examiner for the poetry exam.

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Last Day Fun!

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!

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Annual Carol Service

AGGS has upheld the Carol Service tradditional for many years, longer than we can all remember. Here are some pictures from the day!

Through the window

through the window

“I woke up one winter morning and threw back the shutters, and to my amazement I saw……!

The girls looked down at a cut-out plan of a cube with 1 French word placed on each square. A list of colours in French was on the white board.

Choose a colour and make your cube into a fantastic paragraph….describe each of the 6 words with a colour. Then fold up your cube. Once you have done this, write out your fantastic story using the words/colours on the cube…! Let’s see what you come up with.

“Well Miss…., this is better than writing about boring snow…I’ve got a pink tree with a blue mountain….COOL…!