It is with great pleasure and excitement that I can share with you that AGGS has been awarded the British Council’s prestigious Discovering Democracy award. We are one of just 60 schools in the country to achieve this award. It is acknowledging the work that we do here at AGGS to engage young people in politics and democracy as a whole.
Mrs. Bowyer had the great pleasure of going down to the Houses of Parliament last week to collect the award. It was here that we heard from students around the country who had contributed to their school’s achievement of this award. We also heard about the importance of engaging young people in politics from John Penrose the Minister for Constitutional Reform. A Q & A session was conducted where teachers and students could share how the government can encourage engagement in politics further.
A huge thank you to all those in school who have helped achieve this award.
The UKYP elections are back and we have four AGGS students running for office. Elections will be held in the dining hall on Weds 16th March for all year groups to participate and choose the next Trafford MYP ( Member of Youth Parliament).
You will see the representatives in assemblies this week and during form time. If you don’t catch the video make sure you view it on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/WtUDaxkuoGw
Good luck to Hannah, Safa and Alice all members of AGGS.
8th March is International Women’s Day. A day to celebrate the work of women and the contribution women make to society as a whole. There are so many women throughout history and in today’s modern world who stand up for our gender and raise awareness of inequalities. There are many women who also work quietly behind the scenes raising up the next generation of women. Today is a day to celebrate all of these women, young and old.
Here are some photographs of some of the women featured on my display, pop along to room 13 to find out more about them…
I have put together a display in Rm 13 of women I have researched and find inspiring. Why not bring in a photograph and a short explanation and add your inspiring woman to my display.
Last week six AGGS students put themselves forward to stand for election in the Trafford UKYP election process. The process was conducted at Trafford Town hall with the Mayor and local councillors listening to the speeches and then choosing their top four candidates to stand for election.
These candidates will battle it out for your votes and elections will take place in school over the next few weeks. Three out of the four candidates chosen were AGGS students which is fantastic. All candidates who stood should be congratulated for their efforts and the great speeches that were made.
The three chosen candidates from our school are:
Watch out in assemblies next week for their candidate videos.. Who will you vote for?
It was also the time for outgoing MYP Lauren Barclay to make her closing speech. Well done Lauren for a very successful year as MYP.
The GCSE Citizenship group had a session last week exploring the stories of living veterans to discover how war can effect society and communities.
The session was run by the Imperial War Museum North. The girls spent a great deal of time listening to various veterans stories of how they had been affected by conflict. Veterans had served in Afghanistan, Iraq, Northern Ireland and stationed in many different parts of the world.
We had veterans from each different service, army, navy and RAF. This was a great way to explore how war effects society. The sharing of stories followed with an exploration of how government funds can impact on how decisions are made in society.
Thank you to Serving stories and those who came in to share their experiences. We had a great time, check out the pictures below…