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Conservative Party resignations

The Conservative Party are all over the place this weekend as key cabinet members rebel and resign, find out more here. 

Turkish Attacks

Find out all the latest on the attacks in Turkey and what this means for Europe here. 

UKYP elections are here

UKYP logoThe UKYP elections are back and we have four AGGS students running for office. Elections will be held in the dining hall on Weds 16th March for all year groups to participate and choose the next Trafford MYP ( Member of Youth Parliament).

You will see the representatives in assemblies this week and during form time. If you don’t catch the video make sure you view it on Youtube here:  https://youtu.be/WtUDaxkuoGw

Good luck to Hannah, Safa and Alice all members of AGGS.

International Women’s Day 2016

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8th March is International Women’s Day. A day to celebrate the work  of women and the contribution women make to society as a whole. There are so many women throughout history and in today’s modern world who stand up for our gender and raise awareness of inequalities. There are many women who also work quietly behind the scenes raising up the next generation of women. Today is a day to celebrate all of these women, young and old.

Here are some photographs of some of the women featured on my display, pop along to room 13 to find out more about them…

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I have put together a display in Rm 13 of women I have researched and find inspiring. Why not bring in a photograph and a short explanation and add your inspiring woman to my display.

Let’s celebrate women all over the world today.

UKYP candidate selection

Last week six AGGS students put themselves forward to stand for election in the Trafford UKYP election process. The process was conducted at Trafford Town hall with the Mayor and local councillors listening to the speeches and then choosing their top four candidates to stand for election.

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These candidates will battle it out for your votes and elections will take place in school over the next few weeks. Three out of the four candidates chosen were AGGS students which is fantastic. All candidates who stood should be congratulated for their efforts and the great speeches that were made.

The three chosen candidates from our school are:

Hannah Sharp

Alice Sutcliffe

Safa Al-Azami

Watch out in assemblies next week for their candidate videos.. Who will you vote for?

It was also the time for outgoing MYP Lauren Barclay to make her closing speech. Well done Lauren for a very successful year as MYP.

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Update on the EU Migrant crisis

Lots has been said about the migrant crisis.. Find out the latest news from Calais here. 

EU referendum campaigning begins….

The big wigs are coming out and making their positions clear, find out more here.. what do you think?

 

Exciting News.. Citizenship Department gain award

Exciting news.. the Citizenship department has received the Discovering Democracy Award. 

We do lots here at AGGS to develop political understanding and educate young people in how they can have their say. It is fantastic to have this hard work rewarded. Thank you to all who contributed to the evidence needed to gain this recognition.

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GCSE Citizenship group visitors: Serving Stories

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The GCSE Citizenship group had a session last week exploring the stories of living veterans to discover how war can effect society and communities.

The session was run by the Imperial War Museum North. The girls spent a great deal of time listening to various veterans stories of how they had been affected by conflict. Veterans had served in Afghanistan, Iraq, Northern Ireland and stationed in many different parts of the world.

We had veterans from each different service, army, navy and RAF. This was a great way to explore how war effects society. The sharing of stories followed with an exploration of how government funds can impact on how decisions are made in society.

Thank you to Serving stories and those who came in to share their experiences. We had a great time, check out the pictures below…

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Citizenship London Visit

Last Tuesday ( 12th Jan) x15 excited AGGS students and two teachers headed down to London on the 8am train.  After travelling across London we arrived, excited and ready for a day filled with political fun, at the Supreme Court. We had a detailed tour which explained the UK Justice System. The Supreme Court is only 6 years old, after the Law Lords were removed from the House of Lords to make a more democratic legal process. There are 12 chief justices and we had the privilege seeing some of them in action, with an open court being one of the foundations of our democracy, we were able to watch a case being heard.

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After a quick lunch by the river Thames, with lots of dive bombing pigeons, we headed to the brand new Houses of Parliament Education Centre. We started our time here with a tour of the Houses of Parliament where we watched both the House of Commons and the Lords in session. Seeing the Lords taking oral questions about the Syria conflict is something we will all remember for a long time. After our tour and an accidental picture with Andy Burnham we headed back to the centre for our Making Laws workshop.

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After an interactive workshop where we debated freedoms in school we were visited by our local MP Graham Brady. The GCSE students had some amazing questions for Graham and actively lobbied him about things that matter to them.

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Our day ended with grabbing dinner at Euston and heading back up to Manchester. Although we had a long day it was fantastic. All students taking Citizenship GCSE will have this amazing opportunity.

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