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Charity day 2016

Charity day was an enormous success!
Beginning with the year 13 pantomime we saw students being put to the test at AGGS -with the prize of an “Alty boy” if they survived! Challenges ranged from cakes in food tech to getting past the one way system and Donald Trump. Teachers and students enjoyed it and the song was the perfect end. Continue reading Charity day 2016

Christmas Eve Carol Singing in Wythenshawe Hospital 6-8pm


Wythenshawe Hospital Carol singingWythenshawe Hospital would love to invite any of the AGGS pupils together with their families to come and join a group who sing carols on the wards on Christmas Eve in Wythenshawe Hospital. They have been very grateful for the support for them over the past few years. It is very much appreciated by patients, their families and the staff. Words and refreshments will be provided.

They meet at 6pm in the hospital chapel and will be finished by 8pm. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Christmas Jumper Day!

Christmas Jumper Day, December 2016On Thursday 15th December, students and teachers  wore Christmas jumpers to school. As  well as it being a lovely start to the Festive Season, we managed to raise £471.39 for CRY (Cardiac Arrest in the Young) in memory of Chloe Waddell who died of a cardiac arrest.

Christmas Enterprise Markets

Christmas Enterprise Markets 2016
Christmas Enterprise Markets 2016

The Y7, Y8 and Y9 Christmas Enterprise markets were as successful and as busy as ever this year. We had a variety of creative stalls ranging from emoji fridge magnets, to doggy treats to homemade Christmas candles and gifts. Congratulations to all the girls who took part, you all worked very hard to produce some amazing, original and good quality products. The winners for the best presented stall, most innovative product and best customer service and an overall winning stall for displaying the most entrepreneurial skills will be announced after Christmas.

Christmas Baking

These are just a few of the amazing bakes that have been created over the last couple of weeks in Food Tech.

Christmas Concerts 2016

Christmas Concert 2016
Christmas Concert 2016

Our Christmas concerts this year showcased just over 200 girls performing in all 16 choirs, orchestras, bands and ensembles. Our A level musicians featured as soloists, in addition to Hannah Addenbrooke as new Y7 bassonist and Eleanor New as Y8 double bassist. The atmosphere was wonderful with packed halls both evenings.

It is hard to pick out the highlights, as there were so many and every single performer deserves praise. However, the first performance of the Y10 Melodivas, String Orchestra’s ‘St Pauls’ suite’ by Holst, Chamber Choir’s ‘Stars’ (complete with tuned glasses!), the newly formed brass ensemble and the final combined Junior and Senior choir ‘Christmas lullaby’ have to be mentioned as real highlights.
Thanks must go to all the music staff, instrumental teachers, associate and caretaking staff and Miss Bown for her technical expertise, without whom none of this would have been possible.

Bravo everyone!

Looking forward to hearing soloists, choirs, flute and brass ensemble performing at the Carol Service at St Mary’s church, Bowdon on Tue 20th December.

Christmas Raffle

The draw is this Friday and prize winners will be notified by Monday 19th December.

As well as the brilliant prizes listed below Bea Fit have donated:

  • Five Free Power Plate Sessions
  • Four Free Pole Fitness Sessions

iPad mini - 1st Prize for the Christmas RafflePrizes:

  1. Space Grey Apple A7 iPad Mini 2 Wi-Fi 16GB
  2. £100 Trafford Centre Gift Card
  3. Family Celebration Hamper
  4. Festive Hamper
  5. Mother & Daughter Hamper

Other prizes include:

Afternoon Tea for Two – The Cake Gallery, Bowden.

Garden Designer Visit – Lane End Cottage Gardens, Lymm.

Learn To Skate Six-Week Course – Silverblades Ice Rink, Altrincham.

Voucher – Andrew Collier Photography, Lymm.

Voucher – Ian Robinson Photography, Lymm.

The PTA appreciate your support and would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Charity Day Charities

The charities we will donate to this year on the charity day are:

The Christie

The ChristieThe Christie is the largest cancer centre in Europe, treating 40,000 patients a year. Based in Withington with radiotherapy centres in Oldham and Salford, The Christie is known for many world-firsts which have impacted on cancer treatment across the globe.

The Christie charity provides enhanced services over and above what the NHS funds. Gifts from the public make a huge difference to the care and treatment that The Christie is able to provide to our patients and their families.



When You Wish Upon a Star

When You Wish Upon a StarWhen You Wish Upon a Star has a simple mission, to grant the Wishes of children living with a life threatening illness. The charity was founded in Nottingham by Barbara White who was so inspired by a seriously ill four year old with a dream to meet Mickey Mouse that she wanted to bring smiles to the faces of many more brave and courageous children



Dementia UK

Dementia UKDementia UK offers specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for families living with dementia. Our donation will help provide the compassionate expert support families need every step of the way, helping them to live more positively with dementia in the present; and to face the challenges of tomorrow with more confidence and less fear.


Christmas Jumper Day

Christmas Jumpers DayWear a Christmas Jumper with your uniform to school, instead of school jumper and blazer next Thursday and donate £1 to the charity CRY

Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY)Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) aims to prevent young sudden cardiac deaths through awareness, screening and research, and supporting affected families.

We have Christmas Jumper Day every year in memory of Chloe Waddell, a former AGGS student, who suffered a sudden cardiac arrest.

AGGS Christmas Markets

AGGS Christmas Markets

Come along and visit the AGGS Christmas Enterprise markets run by Y7, Y8 and Y9

lunchtime in the hall for the next

28 Nov, 5 Dec & 12 Dec

Buy your Xmas gifts and sample some of the Xmas goodies on sale!