Category Archives: Students

Year 9 – Rymans National Enterprise Final

The National Enterprise Challenge
The National Enterprise Challenge

The 2017 Ryman National Enterprise Challenge final was held at The International Centre, Telford on Tuesday 4th July. The event saw the winning teams from over 120 schools come together to compete against each other. High street retailer and stationery giant, Ryman set students the task of creating an app for Ryman’s. The students had to convince the panel that the app can engage with Rymans customers and also create revenue, increase brand awareness or improve the customer service. The Study Room from 9-1 who consisted of Sarah, Natasha, Anna, Khadeejah, Eloise and Mary represented the school and did themselves and the school proud. They were chosen as one of the four schools out of fifty-five

The National Enterprise Challenge
The National Enterprise Challenge

to present their pitch to a packed auditorium including Theo Paphitis! Unfortunately they weren’t crowned the overall winners but Sarah Wide was awarded the KS3 most enterprising student and was given a framed certificate and two passes to Alton Towers.

The students had a good day as the event was hosted by children’s TV legends Sam and Mark. There was a guest speech from Jo Clarke – Olympic Gold medallist in kayaking – who came to the finals to tell his story first hand and to show the students that if you want something enough – then anything really is possible – “Hard work and dedication pays off”. Theo Paphitis headed up the judging panel and hosted a Q&A with the students – “Be inspired by everything around you, use everything as inspiration”.

Well done to Sarah, Natasha, Anna, Khadeejah, Eloise and Mary – we have definitely got some budding entrepreneurs within the school.

The National Enterprise Challenge
The National Enterprise Challenge
The National Enterprise Challenge
The National Enterprise Challenge
The National Enterprise Challenge
The National Enterprise Challenge

MFL Poetry Success

Trisha and Sophie - MFL Poetry competition Winners
Trisha and Sophie – MFL Poetry competition Winners

We are delighted to announce that Sophie H and Trisha S won the KS4 category of  the Mother Tongue Other Tongue competition at a National Celebration of the MFL poetry event at MMU.

Trisha and Sophie have been invited to read out French poems which they wrote and entered for the competition at MMU. We were only allowed to enter four poems, so to have two being read out and winning awards is a great achievement.  The students wrote their poems unaided.

They were interviewed by That’s Manchester TV, and were very impressive by the natural way they talked to the interviewer.  As is to be expected, Sophie and Trisha were a credit to the school in their behaviour and in what they said to people during the proceedings.

See below the interview on That’s Manchester TV news (There is a bit about book benches first – the poetry starts at about 1 min 5 sec):

New Head Girls

Head Girls 2017

Congratulations to our new team of head girls, who have recently been appointed following a rigorous application process. The roles have changed this year and the head girls will now lead the seven main student groups that work throughout the school. We were extremely impressed with the calibre of the candidates, in every step of the application process. Applicants were a credit to themselves and the school and it was a difficult decision to select only seven students. We are very much looking forward to working with our new team next year and developing these roles further.

Head girls responsible for school council: Celine B and Florence A
Head girl responsible for wellbeing: Nydile R
Head girl responsible for anti bullying: Tara M
Head girl responsible for peer mentoring and lower school links: Jyotsna A
Head girl responsible for student digital leaders: Mehar A
Head girl responsible for charity committee: Lybah H

Y6 Induction Day

Year 6 Induction Day
Year 6 Induction Day

On Thursday 6th July we welcomed 180 eager Year 6 pupils from more than 40 primary schools to our Induction Day. These girls will be our new Year 7 year group from September. The day started in the Main Hall with assembly and an introduction to many of the members of staff at school.

During the day pupils had the opportunity to meet their form tutors, get to know each other better and to sample a range of lessons. They even had the opportunity to navigate around the school site with plenty of them getting lost along the way!

The girls enjoyed themselves and their minds were hopefully put at ease by the experience. Year 7 senior tutor, Mr Lovelady, saidIt was wonderful to see so many happy faces. We are all looking forward to welcoming the girls in September and know that they are going to work well together as a year group”.

Charlotte to Receive the Diana Award

Charlotte B, Year 13, Won the Diana Award
Charlotte B, Year 13, Won the Diana Award

Charlotte B from Year 13 , was recently confirmed to be one of the recipients of this year’s ‘Diana Award‘, recognising her voluntary work which goes above and beyond the norm. The Diana Award is awarded to courageous, caring, compassionate young people, transforming the lives of others in the name of Diana, Princess of Wales. There are only 20 recipients of this award every year, so this is a great achievement.

Charlotte has been active in the establishment and development of activities within the Jewish youth movement, buddies a child in need and also volunteers at St. Ann’s hospice and a care home.

Well done Charlotte

 

Year 13 Leaving Breakfast & Assembly 2017

On Friday 19th May we said goodbye to our Year 13 leavers as they went on study leave to prepare for their A level examinations. We had a lovely morning of celebration, beginning with a special breakfast where students signed yearbooks and spent time with friends and teachers. The morning ended with students final ever assembly at AGGS, which included some superb performances from members of their year. Many tears were shed as students sang their favourite hymns and said goodbye. We hope that they cherish their memories of AGGS as they embark on the next stage of their lives and wish them luck with their A level examinations and for the future. We hope that they will keep in touch by registering with our alumnae organisation here: https://networks.futurefirst.org.uk/student/AGGS

Year 11 Leaving Breakfast and Assembly

Year 11 Leavers 2017
Year 11 Leavers 2017

On Friday 12 May, Year 11 celebrated the last official day of their five years at AGGS prior to study leave. We held a breakfast in the dining room, with leavers’ books being signed by staff and students followed by a wonderful assembly, which included some superb performances from our very talented students and ended with a montage of memories and a cascade of balloons. We wish all our Year 11 students every success in their GCSE examinations.

2017 Chemistry Olympiad Success!

Gold Award to Rebecca on the Chemistry Olympiad Success 2017
Gold Award to Rebecca on the Chemistry Olympiad Success 2017

Royal Society of ChemistryThis year we had six enthusiastic Year 13 students taking part in the competition, which involved them completing a two-hour written exam paper. The questions often posed much stimulate debate, and enthusiasm for chemistry – raising awareness of what the subject is all about. It provides a good opportunity to develop some of the skills required for study at university and beyond.
We are extremely pleased with the results that the students have achieved: Rebecca L achieved a Gold Award, and Charlotte O-P, Mahika D, Tokino T and Ellie E-W all achieved a Silver Award.

Well done and congratulations to them!

British Mensa IQ test score of Rajgauri

MensaRajgauri P, Year 7, attempted the British Mensa IQ test in Manchester on the 25th March, for the first time and has scored 162, i.e. a top 1% score and has received an invitation to join the British Mensa IQ society as a member.Rajgauri


Update, 2nd May 2017

itv NewsWatch the ITV News report about her on:

www.itv.com/news/granada/update/2017-05-01/altrincham-school-girl-secures-maximum-mensa-test-score/

 

Fandom Day

Fandom Day, 3rd March 2017
Fandom Day, 3rd March 2017

Today Year 8 school council reps have organised Fandom Day to help raise funds for the library. Students were asked to choose their favourite book character, film character, celebrity, anything they are a fan of and then dress up depicting this fandom. The costumes were fabulous, from Willy Wonker to Harry Potter to Manchester United, the costumes were so varied and some have made an amazing effort.

Well done to Year 8 School Council for organising 🙂