Category Archives: Trips

History Battlefields Trip, February 2017

History Battleship Trip, February 2017
History Battleship Trip, February 2017
History Battleship Trip, February 2017
History Battleship Trip, February 2017

The History department has returned home from another successful and very enjoyable First World War battlefields trip. Everyone had a great time and valued the opportunity to visit sites such as the Thiepval Memorial, Vimy Ridge, Langemark German cemetery and the Flanders Field museum in Ypres.

Art Trip to Madrid February 2017

February Half Term Trip

Students near in Lichtenstein's sculpture at the Reina SofiaThe art department took 18 art students to Madrid and Toledo during February Half Term, under the guidance of Ms Payne, visited marvellous galleries including The Reina Sofia (where we saw the powerful Guernica painting by Picasso),  Thyssen-Bornemisza and The Prado.

Augsburg Work Experience Exchange

Augsburg work experience, February 2017
Augsburg work experience, February 2017

The students who took part had a fabulous week and thoroughly enjoyed experiencing German life with a host family. The work experience placements included working in primary schools, with solicitors,  tourist information centre, a dentist and a book shop. We managed to join this up with the MUN conference taking place in our partner school

Year 10 Fab Lab visit

Year 10 D&T Bab-Lab trip
Year 10 D&T Bab-Lab tripOn Tuesday, 22nd November our year 10 Product Design girls visited the Fab Lab in Altrincham to look at the possibilities open to them using Laser cutters, CNC machines and 3D printers. It was a fantastic, interesting and informative trip, hopefully the first of many!

San Francisco Computing Trip, October 2016

Computing trip - San-Francisco 2016
Computing trip – San-Francisco 2016

The first computing trip to San Francisco has been a huge success and they all arrived safely back into Manchester airport on Saturday the 29th October. It has been an extremely busy week visiting all the local sights; Alcatraz, bike ride over the Golden Gate bridge to Sausalito, Fisherman’s Wharf, NASA, Stanford University, Computer History Museum, Tech Museum of Innovation, cable car ride, Lombard Street and Coit tower. We also managed to fit in a trip to Westfield Shopping centre, Stanford Shopping centre and Macy’s; you can’t visit America without a visit to the shops.

The girls enjoyed visiting Google and Microsoft and were inspired by the talks given by four women who work at Microsoft; they were also treated to a free lunch at both!

The behaviour of the girls was fabulous throughout the week.

A massive thank-you to Mr. Osborne, Mrs. Barrow and Mrs. Carradus for their hard work and good humour. A special mention to Mr. Osborne for his excellent map reading.

Vienna Trip, October 2016

Vienna Trip, October 2016The Vienna trip group have returned safely from their joint history and German study visit to Vienna. The girls explored the sights, including the iconic ferris wheel, the Austrian military history museum, the Klimt exhibition at Belvedere, Schoenbrunn palace and climbing 343 steps to the top of the Stephansdom south tower (still recovering from that!) They also enjoyed a talk given by Mr. Roberts’ son, Mark, about working for the UN in Vienna and were inspired to learn that a languages degree does not have to take you in to teaching!

Our pupils were fabulous throughout the trip and their excellent behaviour was commented upon by the hotel staff. Special thanks to Mrs. Ogunmyiwa, Mr. Dickson and Mrs. Crowson for their hard work and constant good humour.

Computing Trip to Lancaster University

Computing Trip to Lancaster UniOn July the 7th, Years 11 and 12 computer science students spent the day at Lancaster University learning about the design of ‘smart cities’.  Working in teams with university researchers, they built their own model smart city with computerised street lights that responded to darkness and automatic traffic lights.  They also built driver-less ‘robot’ cars that could be steered remotely from a hand-held computer but which also responded to their traffic lights automatically, refusing to move when the lights were red.  The girls learned how design teams for large systems have to work together to define standards and agree methods of communication

Music Choir Tour

Strasbourg and the Black Forest region of Germany

July 2017

40 places only

deadline for applications Friday 17th June

Please hand in to reception in an envelope marked ‘Mrs crowson

MFL French Trip 2016


We are safely back from an extremely successful and enjoyable trip with Year 9. Highlights included Mont St Michel and Saint-Malo as well as Parc Asterix, where Nina, Val and Dorothy went on some very scary rides, as did all the girls. They also liked touring a champagne cellar in Reims, but the top attraction for the girls was the makeup shop Sephora, where they spent a grand total of 1105€!

Year 10 Computer Science Trip to the University of Liverpool

On Monday 8th February, 27 Year 10 computing students went on a trip to Liverpool University.

They had a session on programming an Angry Birds game, then there was a session on encryption and decoding and finishing with programming Lego Robots using Python programming language.

The girls have thoroughly enjoyed the day, especially being able to apply their Python knowledge on the Lego robots, as you can see from the following video:

Year 10

AGGS Computing Trip from aggschool on Vimeo.

The day was a great success, and the university representative said:

‘The girls were very engaged and really got stuck in with the activities.  The final session of the day was on programming Lego robots and the leaders of that session told me that this group got further than any other school group we have had in for this activity.’