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India Fortnight: The Highlights

A summary of the second week:

During  lunchtime on Wednesday, Year 7s learnt how to make Indian inspired jewellery. Indian jewellery is bright, colourful and intricate and Year 7s replicated the beautiful designs excellently! Here are the pictures featuring Riya:

Last week, 7-5 learnt Malayalam in their Spanish lesson and how to write their names in the language. Malayalam is the main language spoken in the South Indian state of Kerala and Malayalis (speakers of Malayalam), form around 4% of the Indian population. In terms of the number of speakers, Malayalam ranks 8 among the 15 major languages spoken in India. 7-5 really enjoyed the lesson, take a look at their amazing work!














On Thursday, Year 12s prepared a presentation for history club on significant figures in Indian history, including Indira Gandhi-the first and only female prime minister of India. Srishti, Laura and Amy researched the topic, exploring inspirational figures throughout Indian history. Srishti was unable to attend but Laura and Amy did a fantastic job presenting!

How did Year 13s take part in India fortnight? During their A-Level English lesson,  Anu, Haajirah and Lybah created and presented a presentation on the topic ‘Hinglish’. They looked at the history behind the blend of Hindi and English, how it differs from English (regarding phonology, grammar and lexis), how many speak the language and the reasons why people speak it. A wonderful presentation and here are the photos to showcase their efforts:

So, India fortnight has allowed us to experience traditional dancing, the languages spoken and many more fascinating presentations, workshops and activities! We hope all students enjoyed the two weeks packed with events and continue to explore other cultures.

Fun Activity Day

Paint it Pink EventOn Thursday 14th March, 11 AGGS students: Jingjing, Ruby and Lara Year 7 Katie, Susanna and Grace Year 8 Bella and Aimee Year 8, Olivia, Emma and Poppy Year 10 on an afternoon trip to AGSB to take part in a fun activity to raise money for the charity Prevent.

Paint it Pink EventWhen we arrived there was plenty going on, including who would take part in which aspect of the race, and putting on our pink tutus. After much anticipation the relay started which included many exciting events, including a ceremony egg and spoon race, skipping and backwards running.

After a very close race, it was AGSB who aimed the first netball into the hoop but they missed! AGGS took this opportunity to take their first shot and scored first try! Therefore we were declared the overall and were presented with our trophy by the Principal of AGSB.

Huge congratulations must go to all who took part and a special thank you to Katie 8-2 who took part in the boys team who were down by one team member. All the money raised will go to the charity Prevent Breast Cancer who fund research purely aimed at preventing breast cancer for future generations. It was a hugely enjoyable afternoon and was all for very worthy cause. We were sponsored by family and friends for this fun afternoon. Watch this space to find out how much money we raised.

Poppy, Y10.

Paint it Pink Event

Celebrating India fortnight

Over the last two weeks, pupils have been celebrating the language history and culture of India. This has focussed on our KS3 pupils, with a variety of activities taking place, such as samosa making; jewellery making; sitar playing in assembly; learning new Indian languages; talks about Indian politics, Indian history and Indian religions; Indian dancing; Hinglish; playing Kabaddi and cricket. We are very grateful to departments for coordinating such interesting activities and to the pupils themselves, who have led many of them.

A Celebration of India Fortnight - 16th Feb - 9th March 2018

Plastics Club

Say No to PlasticsPlastics club are a group of year 9 students who are passionate about reducing the amount of plastic we use as a school. In the last few weeks they have performed assemblies to years 7-10 in order to raise awareness of the issues involved. They have also had a meeting with Ms Gill about what can be done around school to meet this target. The first goal is to increase the number of students who bring a reusable water bottle to school instead of buying bottled water. They are also looking into improved water facilities for refilling.

India Fortnight So Far…

The first week showcasing the Indian culture within school has been full of spectacular activities! Unfortunately, the Devisdale was covered with snow and cricket and Kabbadi couldn’t go ahead but here are some of the highlights from the other events!

The Kumar sisters performed in assemblies from Monday to Friday, blowing us away with their musical talent whilst playing the sitar; a stringed instrument use most commonly in classical music but was introduced to western audiences through the likes of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.  Here are some pictures from the assembly:

On Monday, Year 8s were taught how to make samosas by Mrs Clutton. Samosas can be stuffed with a variety of fillings, ranging from minced meat to vegetables such as cauliflower and potatoes, all enclosed in a thin pastry and usually shaped as a triangle. The final samosas look delicious, well done Year 8s!


As well as this, during Mrs Herbert’s lesson, Holly and Urvi (Year 7) performed a dance routine for their class. Urvi dances weekly and is currently teaching Holly, who loves dancing. They wore traditional Indian clothing as well and here are some photos of the wonderful performance!



Year 7 and 8 Badminton Interform

Almost 100 pupils attended the year 7 and 8 badminton interform competition tonight down at Altrincham leisure centre. There were some excellent performances and it was really good to see so many girls wanting to be involved in sport.

A huge thank you also goes out to the excellent sports leaders who  came down to umpire, keep score and run the competition. It couldn’t have happened without their help so thank you.

Next week sees year 9 and 10 complete their competition.


Badminton Interform Results 2018

Year 7  A team

Form Results Points Position
7-2 4 wins and 1 loss 13 1st
7-6 4 wins and 1 loss 13 1st
7-5 3 wins and 2 losses 11 3rd
7-3 3 wins and 2 losses 11 3rd
7-4 1 win and 4 losses 7 5th
7-1 5 losses 5 6th

Year 7 B team

Form Results Points Position
7-5 5 wins 15 1st
7-3 3 wins and 2 losses 11 2nd
7-1 3 wins and 2 losses 11 2nd
7-4 2 wins and 3 losses 9 4th
7-2 2 wins and 3 losses 9 4th
7-6 5 losses 5 6th

Year 7 C teams

Form Results Points Position
7-3 2 wins and 1 loss 7 1st
7-5 2 wins and 1 loss 7 1st
7-6 1 win and 2 losses 5 3rd
7-2 1 win and 2 losses 5 3rd

Overall winners are 7-3

WELL DONE to everyone who took part.

Badminton Interform Results 2018

Year 8 A team

Form Results Points Position
8-5 6 wins 18 1st
8-2 4 wins and 2 losses 14 2nd
8-1 3 wins and 3 losses 12 3rd
8-6 3 wins and 3 losses 12 3rd
8-7 3 wins and 3 losses 12 3rd
8-4 1 wins and 4 losses 7 6th
8-3 5 losses 5 7th
·         8-4 and 8-3 missed a game

Year 8 B team

Form Results Points Position
8-2 5 wins and 1 loss 16 1st
8-3 4 wins and 2 losses 14 2nd
8-6 4 wins and 2 losses 14 2nd
8-1 3 wins and 2 losses 11 4th
8-7 2 wins and 4 losses 10 5th
8-4 2 wins and 3 losses 9 6th
8-5 6 losses 6 7th
·         8-4 and 8-1 missed a game

Year 8 C team

Form Results Points Position
8-1 3 wins and 1 loss 10 1st
8-3 3 wins and 1 loss 10 1st
8-7 3 wins and 1 loss 10 1st
8-6 1 win and 3 losses 6 4th
8-2 4 losses 4 5th

Overall winner 8-2

WELL DONE to everyone who took part.


Celebrating India Fortnight 26/2- 9/3

A Celebration of India Fortnight - 16th Feb - 9th March 2018

We will be running a variety of activities during the fortnight from 26/2 until 9/3 to celebrate the languages, culture, politics and religions of India.

The activities are as following:

  • MFL- KS3- starter activity- learn a new language- to be led by pupils in each class
  • Music- Kumar sisters to play in assembly
  • Citizenship- exploration of Indian politics
  • PE- cricket on both Tuesdays.
  • Sports leaders (Year 10) to teach Kabaddi to KS3 pupils during Wednesday lunchtimes
  • Dance- Year 8 as scheme of work, taster through year group clubs to be led by older pupils.
  • RS- exploration of Indian religion
  • Science society to deliver to Year 7/8 classes- biology- vegetarian diet/ ivory trade, chemistry-   chemicals in curry, physics- light and its effect on flag colours
  • Maths- study of Indian mathematicians.
  • D&T lunchtime Samosa making session; Indian inspired jewellery
  • Art- paper cuts club to produce shadow puppets
  • English- Hinglish with KS5

Indian Dance Workshops

Welcome back after half term, we hope you are feeling rested and ready to start dancing again!

In the week commencing 26th February, there is an exciting opportunity to take part in some Indian dance workshops. The sessions will take place in the gym in the first half of lunch time (12.30-1.00) and will include a taster of belly dancing, Bharatanatyam and Bollywood dance!

The sessions will be led by Sneha (year 11) Deetha (year 12) and Anushka (year 10) so they are guarenteed to be fabulous! If you are interested in taking part, then all you need to do is turn up on your year group’s allocated day.

Year 8 – Monday 26th February

Year 9 – Tuesday 27th February

Year 10 – Wednesday 28th February

Year 7 – Thursday 1st March

Year 11 and sixth form – Friday 2nd March

We hope to see you there!

What Have We Been Up To…

During the last week before the February half term, the Anti-Bullying team cut out hundreds of paper hearts for the Valentine’s Day special event.

These hearts were handed to form tutors who were encouraged to ask everyone in their form to write a compliment on a heart for someone else. Many hearts were also left in baskets around school for people who wanted to write more compliments and hand them out.

This year, the event was a huge success and baskets were empty by the end of the week. Lots of people had been busy writing compliments for their friends but also teachers! The success highlights the friendly, supportive environment the school has created and the passion of the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors.

The Anti-Bullying Ambassadors worked hard during meetings planning the event and cutting out the hearts. Well done to all those who took time out of a busy school day to share happiness!

Dance Production, Animal Kingdom

The animal Kingdom Dance production took place on Thursday 8th February, at the Garick theatre, Altrincham. Have a look at some of the fantastic photos from the show: