Year 10 dancers have just returned from a brilliant dance trip to the Conway Centre, Angelsey. The weekend, run by Homegrown Dance Theatre, included dance workshops on all aspects of GCSE Dance. Students from schools across the country learnt repertoire from professional dances on the GCSE anthology, choreographed dances and learnt 2 of the set phrases. A great weekend was had by all and we are all very tired now! See more photos here:
We have decided to name our dance performance groups to make us sound very professional when we are representing the school at external performances.
As we wanted the name to link to our school name, AGGS, we have picked Silver Dance company as Ag is the chemical symbol for Silver!
Congratulations to all the new members of Silver Dance Company and Junior Silver Dance Company.
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.
Apologies for the delay in these being published… Please see below our AGGS Mock Election results:
Labour: 365 – 46% of the vote
Conservatives: 183 -23% of the vote
Lib Dems: 100- 13% of the vote
Greens: 121 – 15% of the vote
UKIP – 29 – 4% of the vote
AGGS winning party is LABOUR
Total number of votes cast: 798 which is a 77% turnout
On Friday the 7th October, the GCSE Citizenship students went on a trip to Manchester. While we were there, went first to the People’s history museum. We learnt about the Suffragette movement and how women gained the vote by watching a drama performance of a lady called Hannah Mitchell. Hannah Mitchell, a self-educated Socialist and suffragette, was born in Derbyshire. Later, she served on Manchester City Council. The Hard Way Up, her autobiography, is seen as a classic account of life by a working class woman. We then did a range of activities such as debating how to get equal rights in education for girls and boys and learnt about different methods of protest. Some even suggested kidnapping a teacher!
In the afternoon, after eating a foot long at Subway, we visited the Crown Courts. We were taught of the different positions in a case and even rein acted one in court 16. This linked to what we learnt in the People’s history museum as two suffragettes, Christabel Pankhurst and Annie Kenney, were on trial in our case. We even tried on judge’s wigs and robes! After a long, exciting day, we got the tram back to Altrincham.
Overall, our day in Manchester was fun and informative. Some highlights were:
- Getting involved it the dramatic performance.
- Looking round the museum at all the exhibitions
- Dressing up as judges
- Shouting at our peers in court!
- Safa falling asleep standing up on the tram back
We all enjoyed the trip and are looking forward to our trip to the Houses of Parliament next year.
By Ariella Basger and Lizzie Poyner in 10-4
It’s conference season for political parties.. Keep up with the latest from the Labour Party conference here.
Explore what May has said today at the G20 summit. She has rejected a points based immigration system, read more here.
On Thursday 5th May, our showcase of contemporary dance, Sprung, took place in the school hall.
The evening mainly consisted of the Year 11 GCSE Dance practical examination work, and also featured performances from the school dance clubs and Junior Dance Performance Group.
The showcase was a fantastic opportunity to showcase the outstanding GCSE Dance work from the examination that had taken place earlier in the day. The examiner commented on the high standard of all the work. The girls really did us all proud with their outstanding choreographies and performances.