Category Archives: Issue 6

Issue 6

Dance Show A-Z

Last night was the annual dance production at The Garrick Theatre.

It was a spectacular success and congratulations to every girl performing. The 26 dances inspired by the letters of the alphabet looked incredible with lights, costume and the biggest smiles from the performers. For several months the girls have worked to create and rehearse many dances which looked extremely professional and were an inspiration for the audience.

I am so very proud of every performer and it is a pleasure to work with such committed, dedicated and talented girls.

Miss Gough

Holocaust Memorial – Sad News

It is with great sadness that Chaim Ferster sadly passed away on Tuesday morning. It was an honour to have him in school and is a reminder of the need to sustain the diminishing memory of such a pertinent event. We agree with Rabbi Arnold Saunders comment that “had nine lives and was an inspiration”, and I am sure the students would agree.

Our sentiments and well wishes have been passed onto Chaim’s family and friends, and the students have been told of the news. It was an honour and privilege to have him speak to the students on two occasions, and I am sure they will remember this significant event in years to come.

See the original article about the holocaust memorial event that took place at the end of January at school:

http://wp.aggs.trafford.sch.uk/newsletter/2017/02/06/holocaust-memorial-event/

Chaim Fesrter in the Holocaust Memorial Event, January 2017
Chaim Fesrter in the Holocaust Memorial Event, January 2017
Chaim Fesrter in the Holocaust Memorial Event, January 2017
Chaim Fesrter in the Holocaust Memorial Event, January 2017

Library Activities

TED Talk Tuesdays

The programme for TED Talk Tuesdays which continue to be popular

  • Tuesday 28th February, 12.40pm – Why we have too Few Women Leaders by Sheryl Sandberg
  • Tuesday 14th March, 12.40pm – Do Schools Kill Creativity? by Ken Robinson
  • Tuesday 28th March, 12.40pm – How to speak up for Yourself by Adam Galinsky

The Graphic Novel Book Club

Lunchtimes on Day 1.

Avengers - Rage of UltronOn 27th February (12.45pm) we will be discussing the superhero comic Avengers: The Rage of Ultron

Year 10 Product Design Project

Year 10 Product Design
Year 10 Product Design

The year 10’s recently completed a Design and make project for Retail. Producing a range of wonderful interior products inspired by iconic furniture stores such as Habitat and Heals. Pupils made a range of outcomes including multi-functional laser cut bedside tables, hand carved hardwood stools and copper lights and were all really pleased with the results.

Holocaust Memorial Event

Chaim Fesrterin the Holocaust Memorial Event, January 2017
Chaim Fesrterin the Holocaust Memorial Event, January 2017
Chaim Fesrterin the Holocaust Memorial Event, January 2017
Chaim Fesrterin the Holocaust Memorial Event, January 2017

Year 9 took part in a Holocaust Memorial Event on Tuesday 24th January in which they considered this year’s theme, how can life go on? Students examined the nature of genocide, the role of justice, the effects of displacement and whether survivors could or should ever forgive the perpetrators of such crimes. The students were very fortunate to hear Chaim Ferster retell his experiences of how he survived seven different concentration camps. All were particuarly moved when Chaim played his violin to the audience – a hobby he has re-learnt in his later life. It was a memorable experience for all involved.

Year 7 Spelling Bee Competition

Year 7 Spelling-Bee, February 2017
Year 7 Spelling-Bee, February 2017

Huge congratulations to all our year 7 pupils who took part in the school final of the spelling bee competition. The standard of the competition was extremely high and the pupils amazed their teachers with their speed and precision. The three winners were Alekhya for French, Parnika for German and Aahi for Spanish. They have now qualified to represent the school in the regional competition in March. Well done!

UKMT Senior Mathematical Challenge 2016

UKMT winners with Certificates 2017

Congratulations to the following Year 12 and Year 13 pupils who were awarded certificates in this year’s UKMT Senior Maths Challenge.

Year 13

Robyn W (Best in School, Best in Year, Gold)

Georgina B (Silver)

Bethany D (Sliver)

Alice P (Silver)

Hannah D (Silver)

Year 12

Charlotte C (Best in Year, Gold)

Tayyaba M (Silver)

Jyotsna A (Silver)

Florence H (Silver)

Eleanor C (Silver)

Milly K (Silver)

Erin P (Bronze)

Qiaochu W (Bronze)

Daria M (Bronze)

Tara M (Bronze)

In addition, both Robyn W and Charlotte C qualified for the Senior Kangaroo 2016 follow on round. Robyn achieved a Merit in this competition. Well done to all the competitors!