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Issue 3

Family Portrait Offer for Our School

Neil Barrett PhotographyNeil Barrett Photography, Timperley have a family portrait offer for our school and staff worth £120 for a donation of £20 to school funds.

The offer includes a full studio family portrait sitting (usually £55) plus a photograph worth £65.

If you would like to take up this offer then please collect a form from Mrs Gillibrand.

It would make a lovely Christmas gift voucher for just a £20 donation!

See their website here:

Peter Pan Drama Production

Peter Pan Drama production, 7th & 8th December-2016

7th and 8th December 2016

7.15pm, Main Hall

Tickets £6 Adults / £3 Children & Concessions

Biology in Action Conference

Biology in Action trip

AGGS Biology students attended the Biology in Action conference at Manchester Central on Friday 11th November. They heard fascinating talks covering a range of subjects from leading scientists covering forensic science, the unexplored depths of the oceans, whether sporting success is genetic or due to training, how surgery is used to treat oesophagal cancer and the effects of altitude on the human body. The girls behaved impeccably and it was a pleasure for Ms Russell to accompany them.

AGGS Christmas Markets

AGGS Christmas Markets

Come along and visit the AGGS Christmas Enterprise markets run by Y7, Y8 and Y9

lunchtime in the hall for the next

28 Nov, 5 Dec & 12 Dec

Buy your Xmas gifts and sample some of the Xmas goodies on sale!

Trafford Youth Winter Day

Trafford Youth Trust - Winter Day Free event, 4th December 2016
Trafford Youth Trust – Winter Day Free event, 4th December 2016

Trafford Youth Trust, a new organisation to help young people reach their full potential and funded by partners including Trafford Council, are pleased to bring a FREE winter event to young people 11-18 in Trafford

Senior Maths Team Challenge – Victory!

UKMTFor the third consecutive year our senior maths team has won the North West Regional finals of the UKMT Senior Team Mathematics Challenge at the University of Manchester.

They beat off competition from 28 other schools from across the North West and will travel to London to take on the best teams from around the country.

This is an amazing achievement for Rebecca, Tokino, Zoe and Jorja who have given up many lunchtimes and even after school to train for this event.

A special thanks must also go to Mrs Malkin for all her hard work in training, preparing and selecting the team.

Good luck for them in London!

TED Talk Tuesday in the Glass Box

TED Talk Tuesday in the Glass Box

Tuesday 15th November, 12.40pm

TED Talk A Teen Just Trying to Figure it out Tavi GevinsonA Teen Just Trying to Figure it out

Tavi Gevinson (7:30)

15 year old Tavi Gevinson had a hard time finding strong, female teenage role models – so she built a space where they could find each other.  At TEDxTeen she illustrates how conversations on sites like Rookie, her popular web magazine, by and for teenage girls, are putting a new, unapologetically uncertain and richly complex face on modern feminism.

TED Talk - The Magic of Truth and Lies (and iPods) Marco Tempest

The Magic of Truth and Lies (and iPods)

Marco Tempest (5:07)

Using three iPods like magical props, Marco Tempest spins a clever and heartfelt meditation on truth and lies, art and emotion.



Tuesday 29th November, 12.40pm

TED - Science is for Everyone, Kids Included Beau Lotto & Amy O’ TooleScience is for Everyone, Kids Included

Beau Lotto & Amy O’ Toole (15:25)

What do science and play have in common?  Neuroscientist Beau Lotto thinks that all people, kids included, should participate in science and, through the process of discovery, change perceptions.  He’s seconded by Amy O’ Toole who, along with her classmates, published the first peer-reviewed article by school children, about the Blackawton bees project.

Tuesday 13th December, 12.40pm

TED Talk - If I Should Have a Daughter by Sarah KayIf I Should Have a Daughter…

Sarah Kay (18:25)

“If I should have a daughter, instead of Mom, she’s gonna call me Point B” began spoken word poet Sarah Kay, in a TED Talk that inspired two standing ovations.

She tells the story of her metamorphosis from a wide eyed teenager soaking in verse at New York’s Bowery Poetry Club to a teacher connecting kids with the power of self-expression through Project VOICE.

Enterprise Competition Winners

Enterprise - Make it, 2016, AGGS Team came first

Last summer a group of students from year 10 took part in an enterprise competition run by The Manufacturing Institute and sponsored by Kelloggs. This was a local heat and the girls came second which earned them a place in the grand final. They designed a new cereal product.

This final took place on 21st October of this year at Old Trafford Football Ground. The girls were competing against 12 other teams. This time there was a much more complicated brief and the girls had to design an aeroplane. They decided to choose a cargo aeroplane that would be used to deliver exotic fruits and vegetables all around the world. The girls had to set up a company and take on individual roles and responsibilities within their company whilst all working as a team to pull it together. They had to work to a budget, set up a marketing plan, design and build the aeroplane, attend meetings with their customer and pitch the plan to the dragons and an audience of over 100 teachers, students and representatives of manufacturing companies all over the country.

I am very proud to say that the girls were fantastic all day, working together in a mature, creative and confident way and at the end of a very tough judging process that had been going on all day they were announced the winners. Well done to all those who took part.

See more photos of the event here:

Make It Grand Final 2016


Vienna Trip, October 2016

Vienna Trip, October 2016The Vienna trip group have returned safely from their joint history and German study visit to Vienna. The girls explored the sights, including the iconic ferris wheel, the Austrian military history museum, the Klimt exhibition at Belvedere, Schoenbrunn palace and climbing 343 steps to the top of the Stephansdom south tower (still recovering from that!) They also enjoyed a talk given by Mr. Roberts’ son, Mark, about working for the UN in Vienna and were inspired to learn that a languages degree does not have to take you in to teaching!

Our pupils were fabulous throughout the trip and their excellent behaviour was commented upon by the hotel staff. Special thanks to Mrs. Ogunmyiwa, Mr. Dickson and Mrs. Crowson for their hard work and constant good humour.