Our Year 7 students sent a letter to the artist Yellena James which was inspired by her art work, and they got in response the most amazing set of letters addressed to each student individually!
As a way to make the 6th form common room more of a personal social space, some of the year 12 and year 13 students have been working on designing a mural to brighten up the space. The theme was ‘our future’, and we discussed the idea of growth and development, future careers, and the part AGGS plays in all of that. We chose a blossoming tree with various career paths and future options written on the petals. The birds represent development and are flying away from the tree, becoming more unique as they leave the AGGS nest – these birds are also dotted around the common room walls. The project was lead by one of our art teachers, Miss Silver, and pupils worked well as a team with the art department to make the project a reality. This week, in our final week of term, the painting of the mural has finally been completed! We are all very pleased with the outcome, and proud of our new common room space. 😊
In recent years, we have successfully hosted Japanese home stay students. We are looking forward to hosting another student from Nagoya International High School next term to help her improve her English, learn about our culture and experience English lifestyle.
We need a family who could host one of the girls for two weeks in March 2016. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know about Japanese culture and meet a young student from a fascinating part of the world.
The Japanese student will be high achieving, responsible and independent. A very generous weekly living allowance will be paid to the host families.
As part of the AGGS safeguarding policy, please be aware that the host family will have to undergo a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.
If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Mr Harrison (Head of MFL) as soon as possible by telephone on 0161 912 5912 or by email to Harrison@aggs.trafford.sch.uk