Today, Celine B and Emily L in Y13 took part in the national final of the Institut Français Debating Competition in London, against teams from ten other schools from across the country, having come second in the regional competition. They won their first debate against Stephen Perse School and narrowly lost their second debate against Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys, having to defend the motion ‘Multilingualism is a barrier to the unity of a nation’… in French! Although they did not make it to the grand final, Celine won the judges’ favourite prize for an excellent individual performance. Celine and Emily were both fantastic and a credit to themselves and the school.
The quiz on Friday 23rd February was a bigger success than I could have hoped for. Thank you to everyone who either came along, made a bid on the auction, donated a prize. The final counting has been done and the event raised £713.82 which is just brilliant.
The UKMT Intermediate challenge took place on the 1st February for years 9, 10 and 11. 23 pupils were awarded gold, 33 pupils awarded silver and 27 awarded bronze. 21 pupils were invited to participate in the follow on rounds which take place the 15th of March. Well done to all those who participated.
On Monday February 26th we hosted the regional final of the ESU performing Shakespeare competition in which 20 students from schools across the region performed monologues and dualogues from Shakespeare to win a place in the National Finals in London. We had four participants and Caitlin H in year 9 successfully won one of two places and will now be performing her monologue from King Lear again at the final in a West End theatre on 20th March.
Congratulations to her if you see her – she was outstanding!
The quiz is looming. Tonight 7pm.
New items have been added to the auction list (see below). Bidding is already open, get your offers in now!!!
Bring loose change for Play your cards right (50p a go), Champagne Pitch and Toss (winner is the person who gets their coin closest to the champagne – any coinage welcome on that one) and the raffle (50p a ticket or a strip for £2, numerous bottles of wine, beer, sweets, cakes and flowers available as prizes).
Looking forward to seeing you there,
Auction items confirmed:
£20 Nail voucher from a local mobile Nail technician. Highest bid so far: £12
Pamper day with Serene Skin and Beauty – chocs, prosecco, massage and luxury facial (usually would be £120).
Two chiropractor sessions (introductory and follow up) with local chiro Carrie Phillips (usually would be £110).
Two personal trainer sessions with Chris Bone – PT at Pure Gym Altrincham. (£40/sessions.)
Two personal trainer sessions with Rachel Gravel – PT at Pure Gym Altrincham and TBT Sale. (£40/session.)
One personal trainer session with Chris Jones – PT at Pure Gym Altrincham (also has access to own studio). (£45/session.)
(Pure Gym Altrincham have agreed to provide 1 month free membership to go alongside the PT sessions so that people who aren’t members of the gym can still bid on them.)
60 minute massage at Marix Therapy – Timperley (usually would be £60).
3 months karate lessons at Altrincham Football Club – approx. cost £100. Highest bid so far: £25
8 yoga sessions with Amanda Riley at Inhale yoga (in Hale) – (usually would be £60).
Signed Shay Given autobiography – priceless (if you’re a ROI, Manchester City, Newcastle United or Aston Villa fan?!)
Half hour foot care treatment vouchers for Instep Footcare, Altrincham (opposite the markets) (usually would be £36).
Dalwhinnie Winter’s Gold single malt Scotch whisky – retails at approx. (usually would be £40). Highest bid so far: £35
A half hour clay pigeon shooting lesson in Cloudside
Bidding will close tonight at 8pm. You can email a bid to email@example.com.
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Thank you to all the entries in our nature photography competition.
We have had over 80 pictures submitted and our guest judge, Dr Pickering, is currently abroad, but has agreed to judge the pictures and provide a digital camera as a prize. We will announce the winners on course due, but the biology department were extremely impressed by the quality of the submissions.
Please have a look at the gallery below:
Thank you to everyone who entered the amazing Biology Bake Off competition! The standard this year was incredibly high and made it almost impossible to pick winners. Mrs Hulme and Mrs Clutton had a real challenge and after tasting all the entries decided on winners in different categories:
Most Inventive – Grace, Polina, Eva Hannah – brain on books
Scientific realism – Mimi, Connie, Alicia – red blood cell
Highest technical detail – Aaliyah, Sarah, Zara – plant cell, interior and exterior
Best tasting vanilla – Riya, Maryam, Alisha, Sairish – giant eye ball
Best tasting Chocolate – Ellie, leaf laugh, love
The cakes are being sliced and sold to teachers to raise money for Macmillan. Well done to everyone who entered – as you can see from the pictures the entries are amazing and tasted great too!
The AGGS Summer fair took place on Saturday. It was a lovely event, which was well attended and thankfully the rain held off! The initial figure is over £3000 from Saturday’s count and we will confirm the final total next week. The raffle will be drawn on Tuesday in Year 8 assembly and there will also be cake sales this week and the chocolate tombola will be in the hall every lunchtime.
Many thanks to everyone who attended hope you’ve enjoyed it.