We are so pleased to announce that this year’s 9 charity project was won by students in 9-3 and the charity was 42nd Street. Karina from 42nd was in the audience as the winners were announced and she was so pleased and proud of the students and their hard work.
This year AGGS has been the first school outside of London and Wales to participate in the First Give programme. We have run a similar programme every year for 5 years which as seen a huge amount of money go to some amazing worthwhile causes across Manchester.
The whole of year 9 work on a creative presentation and we do a form time semi final round in which one group per form is chosen by their peers to present at the grand final. This year’s grand final was judged by the director of First Give, Ms Gill and a member of the school PTA. Everyone was astounded at the high standard of all of the presentations. The 9-3 group stood out for it’s incredible video tackling issues of mental health.
42nd is a Manchester based charity working tirelessly to help young people deal with the complexities of modern life ranging from drug abuse to mental health. We and First Give are very pleased to award a total of £700 to this incredible charity. We hope all the students in year 9 continue their efforts to raising awareness and money for so many worthy causes.
This year in the Charity Committee we have arranged a series of events to raise money. These included Charity Day, where we had a talent show, a pantomime and lots of stalls packed full with games and food. This whole day was a huge success and we raised an amazing £3,400!
We also held a pancake sale which went down incredibly well and showed itself to be extremely popular as we raised a super £250!
There have been a number of bake sales over the year in which we have always raised a very good sum of money. This year we have raised a staggering total of £7000 of which we presented a cheque worth £1000 to a charity named When You Wish Upon A Star.
When You Wish Upon A Star is a very worthwhile charity who work to grant the wishes of children living with terminal illnesses. They believe that every child deserves to smile and these wishes allow the family to put their child’s illness on hold as they have fun and create precious memories.
Some of the longest serving MUN team visited our first international conference in Augsburg Germany from 8th Feb- 12th Feb. See some of their pics below and look forward to a write up coming soon from one of the team…
We represented Russia at the conference and won an outstanding delegation award.
Well done Russia for all your hard work, you were awesome 🙂
This term we are fundraising for The British Heart Foundation. Our first fundraising event is The Valentine cake sale on Wednesday 8th February. All cake donations will be gratefully received, particularly if they’re pink! Pink sweets will also be on sale.
The British Heart Foundation is a charity organisation in the United Kingdom. It is the single biggest funder of cardiovascular research in the UK. The British Heart Foundation was founded in 1961 by a group of medical professionals, who were concerned about the increasing death rate from cardiovascular disease. They wanted to fund extra research into the causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heart and circulatory disease.
This weekend saw x2 AGGS delegations represented at the annual MUN High conference and Manchester High School for Girls. We had the interesting task of representing the USA and Algeria. Aside from the Trump references a great time was had by all and some very high standard of debating occurred across the board. We had some first time delegates and some very experienced delegates with us this weekend.
A huge well done to all involved, particular congratulations go to
Sanah Kashyap who received an outstanding delegate award in the media committee and Amelia Gilchrist who achieved an commended delegate award in the environment committee.
Friday 20th Jan saw Year 10 & Year 11 Citizenship GCSE students head down to London for the annual visit to the Houses of Parliament. We had two fantastic workshops at the brand new Parliament Education Centre. Year 10 explored how Laws are made and Year 11 did elections and voting. The visit also included an access all areas tour of the Houses of Parliament. We had the privilege of witnessing some Private Members Bills being debated in the Houses of Commons. Caroline Lucas got very passionate about the need for statutory PSHE in schools, a fascinating topic for us to witness debate upon.
We did a walking tour past the Supreme Court and Downing street and then walked all the way to Euston seeing so many of the famous London sights such as Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square and China Town.
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→
On 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.
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