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AGGS former student is in the Bow on the OUWBC Crew

A Former AGGS student, Matilda Edwards, is the bow on the Oxford University Women Boat club’s Osiris Crew.

Well done Matilda

Careers & Enterprise Blog

Year 11 Book Group

Year 11 book group
Year 11 book group

Like reading? Want to develop your skills of discussion? Join the Year 11 Reading Group, who meet once every half term.

Where: Library

When: Friday 27th April (Day 10)

Time: 12.45 – 1.15pm

Book: The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger

All Year 11 are welcome! 

See Miss Devlin for more details

Year 7 & 8 Book Group

Year 7 & 8 book group

Year 7 & 8 book groupLike reading? Want to develop your skills of discussion? Join the Year 7 &8 Reading Group, who meet once every half term.

Where: Library

When: Friday 4th May (Day 5)

Time: 12.45 – 1.15pm

Book: Noughts and Crosses – Malorie Blackman

All Year 7&8 are welcome!

See Miss Devlin for more details

The Erasmus+ Project

Erasmus+ project, Granada

We got back safely from Granada yesterday afternoon after a very cold and often wet six days… not what you expect in Andalusia! Our programme (organised by our Spanish partner school) was packed with interesting activities; we spent a lot of time working along with representatives from the other schools in the project (Granada, Lille, Augsburg, Riga and Struer in Denmark) on our project theme of technology and the environment, culminating in the making of an artefact from rubbish materials – our students made an aquarium with jellyfish made from plastic bottles and bags. They also took an active role in a group discussion on environmental problems; the work of the project is all being uploaded to a website which we will share with you when it is ready.

We were also able to get a good feel for the culture of Granada and were privileged to visit the Alhambra. Our students stayed with Spanish families, and there were many tears and invitations to visit again when we departed. They were a credit to the school.

Year 10 Skills NW visit to Event City

ASPIREOn Wednesday 21st March all of Y10 visited the Skills NW event at Event City. It was the region’s biggest careers, jobs, skills, HE and apprenticeships event to discover what their future holds. It was an opportunity for students to explore a range of careers options, talk to employer’s, find out about college courses, meet apprentices, universities and get hands-on with activities and challenges.

Y10 Skills NW visit to Event City
Y10 Skills NW visit to Event City
Y10 Skills NW visit to Event City
Y10 Skills NW visit to Event City
Y10 Skills NW visit to Event City
Y10 Skills NW visit to Event City
Y10 Skills NW visit to Event City
Y10 Skills NW visit to Event City
Y10 Skills NW visit to Event City
Y10 Skills NW visit to Event City
Y10 Skills NW visit to Event City
Y10 Skills NW visit to Event City

Please sponsor our fab teams of Marathon Running Superheroes !!

Please sponsor our fab teams of Marathon Running Superheroes !!
In less than two weeks’ time, on Sunday 8th April 2018, seven superhero members of staff and two brave Year 8 mums, are running in the Manchester Marathon, to help raise much needed funds for our school.

We have two teams of four, running the course as a relay – and Mr Armstrong is leaving his physics department to run the marathon in full (and hopefully will get a fantastic new PB time!).
Team A consists of Mrs Ogunmyiwa (Vice Principal & PTA Chair), Mr Berry (School Business & Finance Manager), Mrs Cleary (Assistant Vice Principal) and Mrs Walker (Assistant Vice Principal).
Team G (The Legs) have runners Mrs Reynolds (Head of PE), Ms Payne (Art Teacher & Year 10 Senior Tutor), Sarah Hocking (Evie’s mum, Year 8) and Nicola Stanley (Isobel‘s mum, Year 8).

Not only are these brave runners setting a fabulous example to our children and students at the school, they are hoping that all the lovely parents, friends and local companies will show their support and dig deep and sponsor them.

All money raised will go to AGGS PTA to help us buy much needed equipment and help fund educational needs for our school. Previous PTA purchases include a new fridge for food technology, picnic benches, PH monitors for science, headphones and keyboards for the music rooms, beanbags in the library, mirrors for Dance .. the list goes on. In addition, the PTA is funding for the first time this year, the end of year merit trips and also the badges for the rewards assembly; we also hope to finish the infamous ‘ledge’.

Thank you to our runners for supporting us on our wild idea, conceived in the school dining hall; we truly appreciate your time, in both running and training for this.

To sponsor the teams above, please use the following link. Sponsorship is welcome in all shapes and sizes – literally every penny counts!

Please sponsor our fab teams of Marathon Running Superheroes !!

Thought for the Week

In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.

(Maya Angelou)

Sports Relief 2018

Sports Relief 2018 - Netball staff teams
Sports Relief 2018 – Netball staff teams

On Wednesday 21st March, 16 members of staff took part in a netball match to raise money for Sports Relief. It was a very enjoyable and close match and the final score was 7-4. Ms Gill and 3 students expertly umpired the match. The crowd cheered the teams on, even performing The Mexican wave at one point and managed to raise nearly £200!

India Fortnight Science Presentation