End of the Term

Finally the time has come! CHRISTMAS! We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. And for those who don’t celebrate Christmas, we hope you enjoy the holidays! Let’s wish for snow this year….. 🙂

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From all the Anti Bullying Ambassadors, have a lovely time away from school! 🙂

 

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas dancers! We hope you have a wonderful Christmas break. We will see you again in two weeks, when it’s full steam ahead for the dance production in February!

Charity Day December 2015

Charity-day_December2015-6Well done to all students and staff who have participated in the exciting, as ever, charity day today.

The frozen pantomime was fantastic, and the talent show presented by Mr Carr and Mr Barry, was brilliant and entertaining. The winners of the talent show were:

First round:
1st place: Hira who sang Valerie.
2nd place: Isabella and Evie singing Hello.

Second round:
1st place: Isabella and Evie singing Hello.
2nd place: Amelia, Alice and Anouska singing ‘Not about Angels’.

We are in the process of counting the exact amount that has been raised for charity, so watch this space!

Carol Service, December 2015

Carol-service-2The Christmas Carol Service took place on Thursday 17th December, in the St. Mary’s church, and was lovely as usual:

This terms Designers of the Months

Each term a pupil from Years 7-11 is chosen in each area of D&T for exceptional work:

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Christmas at AGGS

Once again, the festive season come around and we are getting into full swing celebrating. Earlier this month, we had our annual Christmas Concert (see earlier post) and also our unique Christmas Markets.

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This year we saw many creative and traditional stalls, selling items such as cakes and biscuits to jewelry and other handmade gifts. Teams and individuals set up stalls in the main hall to sell their creations.

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Organised by Mrs Gerrard, the Christmas Markets offer an opportunity for girls to show off their entrepreneur skills and their creative skills. It benefits students by helping them develop teamwork skills and social skills and well as informing them more about business in a secure environment.

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The Christmas Markets aren’t all about business though! 50% of the profit goes to students however 25% goes to charity and the other 25% goes back into the Enterprise Fund to help other aspiring entrepreneurs.

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We are now coming to the end of the term and Christmas is approaching. More things to look forward to in the coming week:

  1. Carol service on Thursday 16th Dec
    • Year 8,9,10 & 11 leave for the church at 10.30
    • Year 7,12 & 13 leave for the church at 1.30
  2. Charity Day
    • Each form will set up their own stall
    • Talent Show
    • Year 13 Pantomime

We hope to see many more interesting stalls at next year’s AGGS Christmas Markets!

MANCHESTER INDOOR ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS

We took 6 teams to the indoor rowing championships for the first time at Levenshulme High School (1 x year 10 : 2 x year 9 : 3 x year 8). Not really knowing what to expect the girls soon understood the process and eagerly involved themselves in the competition. Each team had 4 rowers, each rowing for 2 minutes. This included changeovers when the rowers had to swap places all in the given time. Each team rowed 3 races and the best was recorded. The competition lasted all day and there were over 100 teams taking part from all over Manchester. The winning teams from each borough will go through to the county finals at Robin Park in Wigan. We will have to wait and see if we have been successful.

 

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