Year 12 have just completed their week’s work experience in industry. Work experience placements serve multiple purposes, including experience of the world of work, employability skill development and experience to help guide future career decision-making.
Some of the companies who hosted Y12 were HSBC Bank, 5Plus Architects, NHS, Unilever and Key 103. We have received some excellent employer feedback commenting on their punctuality, reliability and keenness to learn more about the company. The students faced new challenges and learnt things about themselves that they didn’t know before.
On Weds, 4th July we invited volunteers into school to conduct practice interviews with our Year 10 students as part of their Careers Day.
The day started off with an inspirational talk from one of our Alumnae and AGGS maths teacher, Sarah Chancellor. Mrs Chancellor had an exciting and rewarding career in sports event management, including working as part of the London Olympics 2012 team. Her speech, reflecting on her journey to date, was inspirational and appreciated by all. This was followed by a CV writing skills session, a team building session with the RAF and a workshop delivered by our Connexions Adviser on labour market information.
Throughout the day, Year 10 were having practice interviews with volunteers from IBM, Tesco, BBC, Together Money, Chubb and Aldi. We are extremely grateful to them for kindly giving up their busy working day to interview our students. The interviews were an introduction to ‘real life’ interviews which gave the students an insight into the world of work. We received many comments from the interviewers complementing our students on their confidence, high standard and quality of responses to questions. Well done, Year 10, on a successful day.
At the end of June all of Year 10 took part in an enterprise day run by Young Enterprise. The programme inspires students and provides information on career options to help make informed choices. Students set goals and plan their next steps to prepare them for life beyond education.
Through hands-on fun, practical activities, Learn to Earn explores themes such as career choices, personal skills and talents, recruitment and job interviews, salaries, earnings, tax and the costs of living, financial planning and budgeting.
The 2018 Ryman National Enterprise Challenge final was held at The International Centre, Telford on Wednesday 4th July. The event saw the winning teams from over 150 schools come together to compete against each other. High street retailer and stationery giant, Ryman set students the task of creating a new stationary product for the Back to School campaign. The students had to convince the panel that their product would increase revenue and brand awareness. Ready to Rule from 9-5 consisted of Ella, Milly, Mimi, Rose, Mboje, Florrie who represented the school and did themselves and the school proud. The pitch was word perfect and Ella and Mimi performed a fabulous rap as part of their advertising campaign.
The students had a good day as the event was hosted by Diversity dance group – Jordan and Perry. Theo Paphitis headed up the judging panel and hosted a Q&A with the students – “Be inspired by everything around you, use everything as inspiration”.
Well done to Ella, Milly, Mimi, Rose, Mboje, Florrie – we have definitely got some budding entrepreneurs within the school.
Amazing news that Francesca who is in Tampere, Finland competing at the U20 IAAF World Championships has qualified for the final on Sunday at 12.15 UK time. This means that she is officially in the top 12 in the world for the 1500m!
The event can be accessed live on You Tube by searching IAAF U20 World Championships Live. This link should work:
Best of luck to Francesca in the final what an absolutely amazing achievement, we can’t wait to watch on Sunday. We are so very proud!
Good luck to Emma in Year 10 who is one of our extremely talented athletes who qualified to represent Greater Manchester in the English Schools Athletics Championships taking place this weekend. She will travel to Birmingham to compete in the triple jump national final with the most talented athletes from around the country.
We know that she will do Greater Manchester proud! Best of luck Emma, we are very proud of your achievements and can’t wait to hear of your success!
Grace S (8-3) has had enormous success at the Dance World Cup. She won a place to represent the country at the national competition, and was selected to travel to the World Dance Cup Finals in Spain, as part of Team England.
46 countries, including USA, Canada, Australia and Russia competed throughout the week. There were over 5000 dancers competing for prizes. Grace had tremendous success and returned home with 6 gold medals, 6 silver medals and 1 bronze. Grace won Gold with her Jazz solo and so is now the World Champion Jazz Soloist. She was selected to perform this solo, as well as a duet and 2 group dances, for the Gala Showcase.
An amazing achievement. Well done, Grace! We are very proud of you!
Tilly competed at the Artistic Inline World Championships in Cork, Ireland with her team, Whizz Kids. They are returning as the Junior World Champions. This was a new adventure for them as they skated on wheels and not blades, with only 10 weeks of training. They also got a bronze in the Chorus section.
This is a fantastic achievement for Tilly and her team, well done!