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learning

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.

Women: key issues

Considering a career in the army? Here the BBC explores why the army needs more women.

Zimbabwe’s crisis

Find out more about the current crisis in Zimbabwe here. 

Focus on Russia

May accuses Russia of meddling in a very public statement. Find out more here. 

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. 

Is this Trump’s down fall?

Will this new evidence impact upon Trump and his presidency? Explore this article and make your own decision.

Brexit talks

Find out the latest on the Brexit talks here. 

National lesson in life saving will help schools save lives  

 

What:  On Friday, 13 October Altrincham Grammar School for Girls is joining forces with North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust (NWAS), Resuscitation Council UK, British Heart Foundation and local fire services to help create the next generation of lifesavers.

Restart a Heart Day is a UK wide initiative which aims to train at least 200,000 secondary school students up and down the country in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills. In the North West alone, the aim is to train 20,000 of those students and Altrincham Girls’ Grammar can’t wait to be a part of this fantastic campaign.

The life-saving lesson will teach pupils how to recognise a cardiac arrest and how to provide urgent help by doing effective CPR and using a defibrillator.

Currently in the UK less than one in ten people who suffer a cardiac arrest will go on to make a recovery – a worrying figure given the fact cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, at any time, in any place.

The aim of Restart a Heart Day is to create a nation of lifesavers so that, hopefully, anyone who suffers a cardiac arrest is given the best possible chance of survival.