Congratulations to Emma in Year 10 and Grace in Year 8 who were awarded Sports Personality of the Year.
Emma was awarded the school category for her achievements in athletics and Grace the open category for her achievements in dance outside of school. We are very proud of them both!
Having qualified last month at the Greater Manchester Schools Championships, Emma S in Year 10 competed at the English Schools Track & Field Championships at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham on the 13-14th of July, representing Greater Manchester. She competed against the most talented athletes from around the country in triple jump. In calm, warm conditions she jumped an impressive distance of 10m74 to come 10th in England even though she is only in the younger year of the U17 age group !
She travelled down by coach with the Greater Manchester team on the Thursday and stayed away in a hotel with the team for two nights. She had an amazing time and I’m sure it’s an experience she won’t forget and is hoping to qualify again next year! We are very proud of Emma’s achievement in this national competition and look forward to hearing of her continued success in the future!
Francesca in Year 12 represented the GB team in Tampere Finland for the U20 World Athletics Championships last weekend.
We are very proud to share that she finished in 10th position! It was an amazing race and Francesca did extremely well. Her performance really does bode well for further success at an international level. We look forward to hearing of her achievements in the future! Her race can be viewed by following this link and forwarding to 1:09:45
Following on from her success at the 2017 World Championships, in Dijon, Gabriella S (Year 11) took part in the 8th World Inline Skating Championships in Cork, Ireland. This year, she competed in the Elite Solo Ice Dance Junior Division (i.e Division 1) having progressed from the 4th Division Junior Ladies and had to skate two programmes – the first contained two compulsory pattern dances – the Starlight Waltz and the Paso Doble (both dances were based on traditional ballroom dances but were, of course, skated on wheels!). Her second programme was a free dance and she chose to skate to ‘You Raise Me Up’ by Westlife.
Having moved up so many divisions, Gabriella fought off some strong competition not only securing a huge increase to her personal best (nearly doubling the score she got when she won Gold in Madrid a couple of months ago) but also finishing in 4th place overall.
Well done Gabriella!
The Year 9 and 10 rounders teams are Trafford league champions.
They played the finals last night at AGGS and were unbeaten in their games beating Urmston, Sale Grammar and Flixton. Well done!
Over the last two weeks, pupils have been celebrating the language history and culture of India. This has focussed on our KS3 pupils, with a variety of activities taking place, such as samosa making; jewellery making; sitar playing in assembly; learning new Indian languages; talks about Indian politics, Indian history and Indian religions; Indian dancing; Hinglish; playing Kabaddi and cricket. We are very grateful to departments for coordinating such interesting activities and to the pupils themselves, who have led many of them.
We will be running a variety of activities during the fortnight from 26/2 until 9/3 to celebrate the languages, culture, politics and religions of India.
The activities are as following:
- MFL- KS3- starter activity- learn a new language- to be led by pupils in each class
- Music- Kumar sisters to play in assembly
- Citizenship- exploration of Indian politics
- PE- cricket on both Tuesdays.
- Sports leaders (Year 10) to teach Kabaddi to KS3 pupils during Wednesday lunchtimes
- Dance- Year 8 as scheme of work, taster through year group clubs to be led by older pupils.
- RS- exploration of Indian religion
- Science society to deliver to Year 7/8 classes- biology- vegetarian diet/ ivory trade, chemistry- chemicals in curry, physics- light and its effect on flag colours
- Maths- study of Indian mathematicians.
- D&T lunchtime Samosa making session; Indian inspired jewellery
- Art- paper cuts club to produce shadow puppets
- English- Hinglish with KS5
External Event: GoFest is a unique large scale Family Festival of Sport, Dance, Health & Fitness.
Take a peek at GoFest South 2017 highlights as well as the Northern launch: GoFest 2017 North – Manchester.
We would like to thank all players for making this season one of the most successful for a very long time. It has also been a very enjoyable one with a lot of laughs along the way. We would also like to thank the parents for their tireless support on the sides of the pitch, in all weathers, on a Saturday morning and also for transporting the girls to fixtures and tournaments near and far.
We really do appreciate it – thank you. Mrs Finch and Mrs O’Neal