Year 10’s Make It! Competition

Make it! Challenge, June 2017
Make it! Challenge, June 2017

8 x year 10 girls took part in the competition sponsored by Kelloggs They had to design a cereal bar. They had to build a model in the factory they would make it in, set out costings and marketing ideas and then present their pitch to the dragons. They were amazing and we all had a great day developing our understanding of the process of manufacturing, improving our team work and presentation skills. Well done to all of them.

Maths/MFL Roadshow

Math/MFL Roadshow, June 2017
Math/MFL Roadshow, June 2017

On Thursday close to seventy Year 8 and Year 9 pupils from seven different schools across the area (including AGGS, Cedar Mount and MCA) got together in the AGGS main hall for the Maths/MFL Roadshow. The hall was alive with activity and conversation as the pupils set to solving maths problems in pairs. The extra challenge was that all the problems were written in French, Spanish or German! Pupils worked really well together, some even managed to work out problems in languages they weren’t studying. There were some very helpful Year 10 students from AGGS present to help out when the going got tough and to check answers when success had been achieved.

Thank you to everyone who helped out in any way to make the event run so smoothly, we will hope to be running a similar Roadshow next year.’

Thought for the Week

Helen Keller

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.

(Helen Keller, author, diplomat and leading humanitarian)

Help us to think about how our actions make others feel. Amen

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Is Northern Ireland’s female population about to gain access to free abortion?

The government has announced that the women of Northern Ireland will be able to get free abortions whilst in England instead of having to pay. It’s a labour based policy –co-ordinated by Stella Creasy- that’s been supported by over 50 MPs from multiple major parties. At the moment, abortions are only allowed in Northern Ireland if there is a serious risk to the women’s health, mentally or physically, or to her life; factors regarding the health of the foetus or cases of incest or rape are not currently eligible circumstances for legal abortion there.

Follow the link for more information->http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-40438390

 

CSE Play

On Monday 26th June year 9 were off timetable to watch a drama production of a play about CSE. Child Sexual Exploitation is an important topic and one that we are exploring in Citizenship & PSHE at the moment via the Real Love Rocks module from Barnardos. The play was very powerful and students had a chance to hot seat the characters at the end.

All the actors were students themselves and the story was based on real life events.

It’s what’s inside that counts..

Welcome to our new series of quotes that will be up in the newly refurbished well being room come September.

Healthy Eating Week

Last week AGGS took part in Healthy Eating Week. Each form chose one of the four challenges to concentrate on and made a concerted effort to meet the challenge over the week. The challenges were to drink more water, eat more fruit and vegetables, be more active and to eat breakfast. Thank you to all those who took part. Please remember to try and always have a balanced diet. It really does have a positive impact on all aspects of your well being.

 

 

Music at the AGGS Summer Fair

Summer Fair, June 2017
Summer Fair, June 2017

Students from Y7-13 performed informally this year at the Summer Fair both in the hall and outside in the Centenary Garden. They provided us with around 2 hours of music, including the recorder ensemble, and students playing piano/singing. This was a new initiative and it provided a lovely atmosphere at the fair.

Blog Ideas

Hi girls! Welcome again to the new and updated AGGS News Blog. We’ll be posting lots about what’s going on in the news, as well as other articles you may be interested in which could affect you. If you have any suggestions as to what you would like to view, please leave a comment on this post. We aim to keep this blog regularly updated so be sure to check each week 🙂

Thanks!