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Explore the UK arms trade as the biggest UK based arms fair starts today. Find out more here. 

WiMUN Withington MUN conference

WiMUN Conference

On the 2nd July 2017 8 pupils from years 9-11 from our school attended a conference at Withington High School, representing 2 countries: Brazil and Spain. Throughout the day, we each had 2 or 3 resolutions which we could debate within our individual committees, then we had a joint committee meeting where we could debate similar resolutions with other delegates. Everyone who attended from our school spoke with points of information, submitted resolutions and did very well representing their country.

In general, the day went very smoothly and it was very helpful for all the newcomers who hadn’t attended a conference before. The chairs of each committee were very supportive and encouraged everyone to suggest different points of information. It was a very interesting day and some resolutions that were proposed were very silly and comical to debate which made the atmosphere very energetic.

Overall, Hedye (Y9) received a commended award and Hania (Y9), Safa (Y10), and Sanah (Y11) received a highly-commended award. Within each committee, there were also some made-up awards where Hedye (Y9) received the award for best acronymmer.

 

Iraq War

Tony Blair wasn’t straight with us.. old news or something new, find out more here. 

Shadowing an MP – Year 10 student

Latest update on the London Fire

Find out how Theresa May has responded to the Grenfell Tower disaster here. 

 

AGGS Mock Election Results

Apologies for the delay in these being published… Please see below our AGGS Mock Election results:

Labour: 365 – 46% of the vote

Conservatives: 183 -23% of the vote

Lib Dems: 100- 13% of the vote

Greens: 121 – 15% of the vote

UKIP – 29 – 4% of the vote

AGGS winning party is LABOUR

 Total number of votes cast: 798 which is a 77% turnout

AGGS Mock Election Hustings

The year 10 GCSE group and the AGGS Politics society have joined forces and hosted a Hustings for our Mock General Election here at AGGS today.

The hustings took place yesterday and saw members from the five main political parties delivering speeches and being questioned by students. This was a great way to engage young people in political issues and to demonstrate that young people do have a voice.

Well done to all those involved and good luck to all the candidates today. We will be comparing and contrasting stats from our own election to those of the UK General Election tomorrow at Politics society.

Cyber Attack

Read all the lastest updates on Friday’s Cyber attack and how it affect countries around the world… here. 

Graham Brady Visit

As part of the Citizenship GCSE curriculum it is vital for students to scrutinize and question the views of their local MP. Friday’s visit of Graham Brady was arranged before the snap general election was called. Although Graham Brady is officially declared as the conservative candidate he was able to explore and share about his role as an MP within the Altrincham and Sale West constituency. Students learn about the role of an MP within the new syllabus so this was an fantastic opportunity to hear about what it is really like to be an MP.

Students and staff submitted questions to explore and challenge the Conservative ideologies and to find out Graham Brady’s views. He talked of his current role as the chairman of the 1922 committee and considered his past roles on the shadow cabinet in his early career. The role of grammar schools, school funding cuts and austerity were high on the agenda for questions.

AGGS Politics society are currently working towards running our own AGGS Mock General Election and are exploring all the parties pledges, these will be presented to students at a Hustings on June 7th followed by an election on June 8th.

French Presidential Race

Explore the latest details on the French Presidential elections here. How did the mainstream parties get knocked out? What is happening? We have candidates from the opposite ends of the political spectrum, what will happen?

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