AGGS raised an amazing £3,040 on Charity Day. Thank you all for your support and hard work.
The Charity Committee will be donating this money to Human care – Syria, The Mustard Tree -Manchester, Healing Hearts as well as sponsoring Muhammad Zakria, a Pakistani orphan whom we have supported for over four years.
So far this year the Charity Committee have helped to raise £5,830.
Thank you to everybody who donated to the ‘Reverse Advent Challenge’ – we were able to send a number of boxes to the Food Bank in Timperley. A special thanks goes to 7.2 and 7.5 who were especially generous and really got on board with the challenge!
We are coming close to the end of half term and many Christmas festivities have begun!
AGGS’ Christmas Concert this year was a success; showcasing a range of talented students (over 260 in total). Performances included: Howard Blake’s ‘The Snowman’, sung by the Junior Choir and ‘Feeling Good’ performed by the String Orchestra. The halls were packed this year and the exciting atmosphere of Christmas was captured during the concert. Well done to all students who participated in this year’s amazing concert and to the staff who made the night memorable and festive!
Also, this year’s Christmas Enterprise Markets were held at lunchtimes and the main hall was buzzing with staff and students purchasing Christmas gifts and goodies. The stalls were run by Year 7, 8 and 9 students and their creativeness was on display at the market. Congratulations to the students who gave it their all and sold their socks off!
This Friday, AGGS will be hosting another amazing talent show and the Year 13s will be showcasing their pantomime which they have been working extremely hard on. Charity day will also feature stalls in the dining room so come along and visit the many activities, games and food on offer!
We hope you have a fabulous Christmas/ holidays! Everyone deserves a break to relax 🙂
‘We are not put on this earth to see through one another, but to see one another through.‘
‘Not in numbers but in unity that our great strength lies.‘
Come along and visit the AGGS Christmas Enterprise markets run by Y7, Y8 & Y9
lunchtime in the hall for the next 3 Mondays starting…
4 Dec, 11 & 18 Dec
Buy your xmas gifts and sample some of the xmas goodies on sale!
Don’t forget to Bring your money!!
On Friday 24th November we hosted an International Food Sale in aid of Rohingyan refugees. The event was organised by members of the Islamic Society. We received donations of delicious dishes from around the globe which were thoroughly enjoyed by students. Volunteers from Year 12 selflessly gave up their lunchtime to sell food on the stalls. All in all, we made an amazing £300!
All of the proceeds have been donated to Human Appeal, a charity providing essential aid to Rohingyan refugees who have fled from their native Burma (or Myanmar).
You can donate to Human Appeal’s Myanmar campaign here, or to any other charity organisation of your choice.
“Charity does not decrease your wealth.” – Muhammad (pbuh)
During this November, a number of staff and pupils embarked on the daunting challenge of writing a novel in four weeks. This ambitious project is part of a global movement called NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). We met a number of times a week to discuss our work, share problems and support each other’s writing. Our approach was always very positive: it wasn’t writing 50,000 words that was the mark of success but writing anything new at all. The group settled down to around ten to twelve participants, one of whom (Lizzy G) who did complete her novel. This was a joint venture between her and Isobel M and between them they wrote 85,000 words! As a whole, the group wrote 200,000 words together – a massive success by anyone’s standards. Most said that they had written more than they ever had.
As we ate a Colin the Caterpillar cake to celebrate the end of the month, the students asked if the club could continue. The Colin/Caterpillar club was born at that moment. We now meet once at week, on a Tuesday in F15 to discuss our novels. We will set ourselves some new goals, share books that have inspired us, learn how to edit, how to plot and perhaps critique each other’s work.
Well done to all the participants!