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Communities

Parliament Week

Rm 13 has been decorated for Parliament week, this week from 13th-17th. Come along to our Politics society stall in the hall at lunch on Friday to find out more about the main political parties and grill our politics society members.

Bring a question and find out more. For more details see Miss Mitchell in Rm 13 🙂

Come and join the fun 🙂 

School Council Training

Our annual school council training happened last week with each year group coming together to get to know one another and build key skills that will be used throughout the year in school council. The morning was planned and delivered by our fabulous Head Girls and Sixth Form Exec leads.

We began with team building and ice breaker exercises such an the human knot and if you were stranded on a desert island with said items which would you priorities to use and why would you use them. This section of the morning finished with the famous spaghetti tower building game which is now synonymous with school council training. Lots of fun was had by all and an extra element was added this year, extra points were awarded to the year group who were the tidiest. Year 8 & 9 were fantastic at this 🙂

We then spent time explore the year group focuses which are as follows:

Yr 7: How can we improve transition into secondary school.

Yr 8: Reforming and developing the buddy system

Yr 9: Celebrating Global Learning days

Yr 10: exploring options for a new rewards assembly

Year 11: The AGGS News Blog.

Well done to all involved it was a great morning and I sense this is going to be a great year for school council 🙂

Tax havens for the rich

Explore the claims of the super rich protecting their money in off shore accounts here. 

Sexual Harassment

There has been lots of news coverage about the topic of Sexual Harassment recently. It’s important that people understand the different terms and phrases used. This really helpful article from The Day might help clear things up.

If you are worried about anything you read or think this has happened to you make sure you speak to a trusted adult either at school or at home. We are here to help.

Disrespect nobody is a great site full of useful information.

Dignity

Brexit talks

Find out the latest on the Brexit talks here. 

National lesson in life saving will help schools save lives  

 

What:  On Friday, 13 October Altrincham Grammar School for Girls is joining forces with North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust (NWAS), Resuscitation Council UK, British Heart Foundation and local fire services to help create the next generation of lifesavers.

Restart a Heart Day is a UK wide initiative which aims to train at least 200,000 secondary school students up and down the country in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills. In the North West alone, the aim is to train 20,000 of those students and Altrincham Girls’ Grammar can’t wait to be a part of this fantastic campaign.

The life-saving lesson will teach pupils how to recognise a cardiac arrest and how to provide urgent help by doing effective CPR and using a defibrillator.

Currently in the UK less than one in ten people who suffer a cardiac arrest will go on to make a recovery – a worrying figure given the fact cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, at any time, in any place.

The aim of Restart a Heart Day is to create a nation of lifesavers so that, hopefully, anyone who suffers a cardiac arrest is given the best possible chance of survival.

 

MUNCH 2017

Last weekend, Mr Humphreys took to AGGS delegations to the Model United Nations Cheadle Hulme conference (MUNCH). We were representing Palestine and Turkey in different committees, after researching their stand-points of a variety of issues. The opening ceremony

Despite the early start on Saturday, we headed to our committees raring to go. I was in Health and ice breakers over, we launched into lively debate. Many of us gave policy statements, outlining our country’s view and my resolution got chosen for debate and eventually was passed, completely making my day.  In many of our committees, international tensions rose so high that delegates were evicted and, in mine, made to sit under a desk at the back! Some of our AGGS delegates received joke awards including Tara getting “best couple” with Israel, Sanah and Rosie winning Best dressed and myself “sassiest” and “most likely to be a dictator”! The day ended with the release of an international crisis, involving the spreading of a lethal pesticide.

On the Sunday morning we debated clauses attempting to resolve different aspects of the crisis, then joined in general assembly. Although there was not much time, quite a few of us spoke. Following the news that China was to blame for not intervening, Safa and I argued that it should be replaced by Palestine and made an observer state! When it came to the closing ceremony, as a school we claimed lots of awards:

Safa A- Commended delegate

Mariam J- Commended Delegate

Isabella I- Commended delegate

Sanah K- Commended delegate

Tara F- Highly Commended delegate

Me- Best Young Delegate

 

Overall, it was an amazing weekend- we’ve all made new friends, learnt new skills and had lots of fun- A big thank you to Mr Humphreys for being our advisor, without him we couldn’t have gone!

 

Written by Hania S

All we have to do is ask…

Today is World Mental Health Day, sometimes all we have to do is ask someone how they are. Life is full of so many challenges and sometimes things get a little too much, the stress and pressures of so many things can mean that we feel out of kilter, separate from the world around us. That’s OK, we have to remember that others might be going through things we have no idea about, and with that in mind it’s important not to make assumptions or judgements about others, instead let’s just as three very simple words… “How are you?”

Then it’s about listening, not trying to give advice or put our two piece in, it’s about listening and letting that person talk. So today of all day’s please ask, how are you and really listen to the answer, it could make more of an impact that you can every imagine.

Explore the key highlights from conference season

Want to know the key headlines from each political party conference as the conference season draws to a close. Did that cough distract you. Find out more here about all the different party happenings.