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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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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BADMINTON

The girls enjoyed their last badminton practice on Monday before Christmas playing games and dressing up in a Christmas spirit.

A good time was had by all finishing off with Christmas sweeties.

Mrs finch would like to thank Mr Garrod and Mr Weaver for their help and support throughout this first term.

The teams will be busy in the New Year with the U16 ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams and the U14 ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams qualifying for the county round of the National Schools’ competition. 

 

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Who do you recognise?