Year 10 Trafford Rounders Runners Up

Well done to the Year 10 rounders team who played some great rounders in the Trafford tournament. They were unbeaten in the group stages with the following results:
Stretford GS won 11 and a half – 2
Urmston B won 6 – 1 and a half
BTH won 9 – 3
St Antony’s won 7 and a half – 6
They went through to play Ashton in the semi-final and won 4 and a half to 2 rounders but struggled a little in the final against Urmston A. They batted first scoring 5 rounders but couldn’t quite manage to field the deep balls that Urmston hit. Nevertheless it was a great evening of rounders and the girls thoroughly enjoyed it!

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T20 cricket success

Congratulations to the U15 cricket team for winning their first ever T20 match against Fallibroome in the Schools Sports Magazine National competition. The match was played after the final exam on the Friday which was a great end to a week of exams. We scored 88 runs in our 20 overs, with Laurie Sheriden (year 7) the top scorer with 35 runs. We now play Urmston Grammar School in the next round after half term.

BBC Ten Pieces LIVE

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Ten Pieces LIVE Family Concert at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester on Sat 11th June at 3pm

For further details please click here

WHAT WILL I HEAR AT THE CONCERT?

Holst The Planets: Mars

Grieg In the Hall of the Mountain King

Mozart Horn Concerto No 4: Finale

Shostakovich Symphony No 10: 2nd movement

Beethoven Symphony No 5: 1st movement

Prokofiev Turntables Concerto: Finale

Bernstein Mambo (from West Side story)

Stravinsky The Firebird:  Finale

Find more about Ten Pieces and listen to all the music at: www.bbc.co.uk/tenpieces

MORE HOCKEY SUCCESS

Congratulations to Annie Williams (year 13) for being selected for the North U21 hockey team. She was one of 16 out of 120 trialists to secure a place on the squad to play Scotland U18’s in June. Good luck Annie.

Also……..congratulations to Nicola Hall (year 11) for bring selected for the U18 Junior North Performance Centre. She will attend several training sessions in an attempt to make the Penine Pumas North U18 team. God luck Nic.

Bronze Success!

Well done to all of the bronze award team who successfully completed their expedition last weekend.  I was told that you were a pleasure to work with.

You now have to complete your objectives on the edofe website for the expedition part of the award.  You must also  show me  a short presentation about your objectives.  This can be done one lunchtime after half term so please sign up ASAP.

Well done everyone, I hope your blisters have healed and your bruises have gone!

Pole vault champions!

Congratulations to Annie, Year 13 and Victoria, Year 10 who are Greater Manchester Pole Vault Champions! Annie won the U20 event and Victoria the U17 event; they have both qualified for national finals in the summer. Good luck with your training girls we are very proud of you!

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Oxford’s Somerville college crowd funding tour

Saffiyah, A former AGGS student has written to us:

Hi,

My name is Saffiyah and I was a pupil at AGGS a couple of years ago. Since leaving AGGS sixth form I went on to study music at Oxford University and am now in my second year. I was always immersed in the musical life at school and sang in many of the choirs which inspired me to audition to my college choir here in Oxford. This summer, my choir is fundraising to go on tour to New York where we will be doing concerts and singing workshops almost every day! However, as I’m sure you can imagine, this incurs a huge financial cost that not all members can accommodate so we are currently running a crowd funding campaign online to try and raise funds! I know I am an ex-pupil but I would really appreciate if the school or any teachers would consider making even a small donation as every little will help! Our campaign is already off to a successful start and we are over half way to our target but won’t receive any donations unless we meet our minimum of £3500. I would be so grateful if you could circulate this and consider making a donation!

Here is the link to the crowd funding page which has lots of information and videos on it.

https://somerville.hubbub.net/p/choirtour2016

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