Sunday May 7th, RNCM
On Monday Night and the previous Tuesday, A level and GCSE students performed their exam pieces to their friends and family.
Both evenings were followed by very successful examinations with all students achieving outstanding results.
Y12 Maths students attended a competition on Monday 27th March. They enjoyed the experience of working together as a team on some tricky questions. One round involved working individually on solving some specially constructed for the day Sumaze problems. These were tough!
For some easier Sumaze problems follow this link:
The Year 7s have been involved in the Tenner Challenge and have had 2 selling opportunities over a lunchtime selling items from cakes, keyrings, biscuits and chocolates to CD clocks!
The Tenner Challenge provides a highly interactive way for students to develop key skills including creativity, resilience, and problem solving, using real money to take calculated risks in business. Students are pledged £10 and have one month to set up a business – coming up with an idea of a product or service they can sell and gain first-hand experience of what it’s like to be an entrepreneur.
Year 13 held their annual Easter Egg decorating competition this week and the entries were extremely impressive, ranging from topical and classic, to literally ‘out of this world’! The judges found it an extremely difficult task to pick winners as a result. Well done to everyone who took part and specifically the winners, as follows:-
1st place – Breggxit – 13-4
2nd place – Eggcellent Easterverse – 13-5
3rd place – Egg-cellent Farm – 13-2
We were delighted to accompany three girls in year 7 to the regional final of the spelling bee competition in Manchester on Thursday 30 March. Aahi competed in Spanish, Alekhya competed in French and Parnika competed in German. All three girls did extremely well, with Parnika winning third prize for German and Alekhya winning first prize for French. We were extremely proud of them! They have now qualified to take part in the national final of the competition in June in Cambridge.
Bonne chance! Viel Glück! Buene suerte!
The award winning and worldwide bestselling author Cecelia Ahern came to Altrincham Grammar School for Girls yesterday, to launch her new novel for Young Adults, Perfect. The visit was arranged by our Librarian, Mrs Hodgson who also conducted the interview.
The novel, the sequel to the hugely popular Flawed, concludes the story of Celestine North, a 17 year old, in hiding and on the run from the Guild, a court set up to rid the world of Flaws. Her perfect life is ruined by the Guild when she herself is found Flawed and through the process she is forced to question everything about her life and the society she lives in.
It was fascinating to hear Cecelia’s inspiration for the story and her conviction that everyone should be allowed to make mistakes so that they can learn and grow. She said “None of us are perfect. Let us not pretend that we are, or be afraid that we’re not”.
Cecelia revealed that the secret to her success lies in the fact that she always burns a Jo Malone candle when she writes. She keeps office hours and handwrites everything in Bic biro! A born story teller, Cecelia’s first (unpublished) novel was written at exactly the age of her audience, 14 years old, and was called Beans on Toast and a Bottle of Beer! She advised the pupils to find something that they really loved to do and make that their work so that, like her, they could lead a life that they loved.
The pupils themselves were delighted to be able to meet such a successful author. “It was really inspiring” said one girl, “I can’t wait get home and start reading”.
The best part of the day was that Lawrence Jones OBE and CEO of UKFast wants to work with the team to try and launch their cyber-bullying app – watch this space we may have 4 entrepreneurs in our midst!
Some very exciting news from the world of UKYP – Alice has been elected Trafford MYP for the next year. Congratulations to her and Sanah and Hania for their hard work and involvement in the process.
The results were:
Sanah K 806
Matt L 1691
Hania S 1331
Alice S 2086
Spoiled papers 19
Therefore Alice has been voted in as this year’s MYP. Here is a short acceptance speech:
The senior sports dinner was another resounding success with a great number of girls attending to receive the colours and awards in the major winter sports. Thank you to Mrs O’Neal for the superb organisation of the evening, to parents and staff supporting the event, and of course to the girls for their amazing dedication to school sport, their positive attitudes and their achievements in the name of AGGS. You make us proud every day!