Year 9 are exploring and considering reasons young people may self harm and considering some of the different coping mechanisms young people may use. Mind’s website has lots of info looking at coping strategies for stress and anxiety. See the PSHE & Citizenship room for leaflets and help with self harm.
In the wake of the Paris attacks and Belgium on high alert, Europe is poised and on edge.. How will the Commons respond to David Cameron’s appeal for strikes.. read the arguments from The Day here.
‘The purpose of World Kindness Day is to look beyond ourselves- beyond the boundaries of our country, beyond our culture, our race, our religion and realize we are citizens of the world and that KINDNESS is the common thread that unites us all.’
This year Anti Bullying Ambassadors raised awareness of World Kindness Day on the 13th on November and carried out small acts of kindness during lunchtimes and break times. A form activity was sent out to form tutors to spread kindness which we hope everyone enjoyed! The ambassadors’ aim is to make everyone feel happy and safe at school and celebrating these important days can help them achieve this. We hope the random acts of kindness brought a bit of joy to your day! 🙂
Thank you to everyone who took part and shared a heart around school!
By Hira- Anti bullying Ambassador
The newest member of staff from the English department, Dr Adamson, kindly agreed to let us interview her. Here is the result!
How are you finding AGGS? I love it! I am settling in very well and I have classes in every year group. The English department have also welcomed me.
Why did you want to teach English? I have always had a passion for English. I originally started teaching English to adults at university. I also worked in libraries and archives. The next stage was to introduce young people to English!
The Intermediate swimming team of Holly Rowlinson, Emily Robinson, Sophie Potter and Lily McFarlane had qualified for the 200m freestyle and medley relay finals from the Regional round in Salford in October.
The finals were held in the London Aquatics Centre where Olympic medals have been won and world records have been broken. What an experience for all swimmers and all those spectating (including me!!!!).
They arrived aiming to reach the final in the medley as they were 7th fastest going into the competition and only one of three teams representing the North of England.
In the freestyle they came into the competition as 25th fastest in the country, only one of two schools from he North of England. Their time in the heats was 2.00.85 which placed them 21st best school in the country. This was thier first race so they could now concentrate on the medley heat where they can in at 7th best in the country. Expectations were high!!
In the first heat they raced alongside Millfield school, one of the strongest sports schools in the country. In a fantastic race we finished in second place in 2.10.28, just behind Millfield. There was then an anxious wait for the other two heats to take place to see if we had qualified for the final as all results are based on times. There were cheers all round when we realised that they had qualified as the 7th fastest team.
The final was always going to be tough. The girls had a great swim beating their time in the heats and finished 7th overall : the 7th best team in England. That’s brilliant girls.
I would like to give a huge thank you to the girls for their brilliant performance and to Eilish Brennan (year 13) who was their team manager and who looked after them from poolside. We could not have done this without you.
I would also like to thank Mr Potter for also helping to manage the team and to Mrs Robinson, Mrs Rowlinson and Mrs McFarlane for all their advice and support leading up to and including the finals. Your support was invaluable. It was a very long day but certainly worth it.
I am sure that the four swimmers will have left the finals yesterday with proud memories from their achievements and will continue to strive to achieve their potential. Here’s to next year!!
Thursday 26th November
6.30 – 9.00
Tickets available from Reception
If you would like to perform your own piece in February’s Dance Production don’t forget to sign up for an audition slot! The auditions will take place after school on Thursday 27th November in the gym. The sign up sheet will be available from Monday on the Dance noticeboard. Audition pieces can be solos duets or small group pieces. Mrs Anstey and Mrs Collinson are looking forward to seeing lots of dancers and their pieces! 🙂
The 4th Bowdon Youth Festival will take place over the weekend 4th & 7th February 2016.
Classes for Brass, Woodwind, Strings, Piano, Organ,Voice, Choir, Speech and Drama. Certificates for all entrants and Class prizes.
The closing date is November 30th.
Click here to download the application form:
Bowdon Youth Festival Music Entry Form 2016