The last week has seen some exciting things happening for the Citizenship department.
Weds 4th Nov – Malala Film Screening
The GCSE Citizenship group went to see the new Malala film with Into Film. The girls witnessed a live Q & A hosted by Emma Watson with questions they, and other young people from around the country, had submitted in advance. Malala spoke about her experiences at school here in the UK, the importance of education and why she is a feminist. The girls and Mrs. Bowyer thoroughly enjoyed the film and recommend girls in other years to go and see this important exploration of girls right to an education.
Thurs 4th Nov
High Sherriff Visit
Jade Radcliffe & Olivia Nono were congratulated today for the money they raised for the Human Trafficking prevention charity, SAFE. The money was raised by ticket sales from the 2015 Year 11 prom and the prom committee chose to give this money to SAFE. The girls were met and congratulated by Great Manchester’s High Sheriff, Sharman Birtles. Jade and staff at AGGS have been involved with SAFE since the 2013 Year 9 Youth & Philanthropy Initiative project and have worked tirelessly to help create an Education pack which is now being piloted across the North West, to help protect vulnerable young people from trafficking. We have had the pleasure of presenting to the UN Women and look forward to further fundraising and collaborative work with the charity in the future. A huge well done to the girls for their incredible support of this very worthwhile cause. Ms Gill Principle of AGGS said, “I was very proud today to hear how instrumental our staff and students have been in the last few years in reshaping SAFE’s work in tackling this important issue. I would like to thank the High Sheriff, Sharman Birtles and John CEO of SAFE, for taking the time to come to school to congratulate Jade, Olivia and Mrs Bowyer for all they have done. We really appreciated it.”
Will David Cameron get the EU reforms he so desperately wants?
Listen to his latest speech here.
The Australian President has claimed Dukes and Knights are out of date.. is this a tradition we should do away with, explore ideas here..
To celebrate Black History Month this week’s news link looks back at the life of Rosa Parks with some reflections from Barack Obama.
It’s a fact that education betters the life choices and helps all people to live a safe life. The education of women is high on the global political agenda. See the following article for reflections on why girls education is so important as prominent women met to raise this important issue.
The importance of educating girls
Are you interested in learning more about politics? Do you want to know how you can make a difference?
If so, Politics Society is for you!
Politics society will be held on Friday Lunch times (12:45-1:15) in Room 13 – Either bring your lunch or see Mrs Bowyer for a lunch pass.
Here are some of the fab events that will be taking place at Politics society over the next few weeks.
Friday 9th October – Introduction to Politics with games and food.
Friday 16th October – All about political parties (Speaker – Ex-Green Party member).
Friday 6th November – Leader of the council, Sean Anstee (Speaker).
Friday 13th November – A chance to be involved with the Youth Parliament Live debate in the House of Commons.
Friday 20th November – Learn about how to get involved and have your say.
Friday 27th November – Opportunity for members to attend a one day conference run by Trafford Youth Cabinet.
Girls in year 9 have been helping year 8 pupils learn more about Politics. Here at AGGS we have a spiral curriculum whereby students build on their learning every year and we especially do this with politics. Political education and engagement is important here at AGGS.
To help year 8s get their heads around all the political figures and processes year 9 created games to showcase what they had learnt about politics and help the year 8 pupils learn themselves.
Here are just some of the creative and fantastic games that were made:
A whole set of cards using current political figures to play snap with.
The migrant crisis requires a united EU approach, read on to find out more from this BBC news article..