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Brexit Deal

A Brexit deal is drawing closer, find out all the latest here. 

Digital Surgeries

Last week the Year 10 GCSE Citizenship group took part in an exciting new project with the Politics Project called Digital Surgeries. The group have worked through a series of lessons to find out more about the role of decision makers with the goal of speaking to them via Skype and putting their questions and ideas to these decision makers. This is a key part of involving young people in the process of politics and making their voices heard as active citizens.

Year 10 spoke to MEP Julie Ward. This was a fantastic opportunity to ask questions about Brexit and the future of the UK outside of Europe. The students also explored women’s rights and the rights of other citizens and how young people can get involved in politics.

This was a unique way for our students to share their views and opinions with a decision maker. Thank you to the Politics project for this fantastic opportunity. The Politics Society will be speaking to Beth Knowles on Friday exploring her role as Andy Burham’s Assistant and leading his Manchester Homelessness project. All students are welcome to join us.

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. 

Succeed whatever your start

Staying positive about the year ahead..

 

Perhaps you have your own tips.. why not encourage a friend and share this list and your ideas with them.

Keep Calm and welcome back

 

A big welcome back to school to all of the AGGS students this academic year. Remember there are lots of hints and tips for staying healthy and positive this year in Rm 13, come along and check out the leaflet area for more ideas.

Clamp down on gender stereotypes

There is lots of talk about the gender pay gap at the moment and gender stereotypes, explore this article considering banning gender stereotypical adverts. Find out more here from Channel 4 News.

Shadowing an MP – Year 10 student

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.

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