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Motivating young people to forge their own path.

CRICKET starts this week

Our ECB coach Toby is back in this week to teach the students cricket ready for the up and coming cricket season. Whether you have played before or not come along and try it out. Sessions are open to all year 7s, 8s and 9s.

Where : Devisdale Astro

When : Tuesday Lunch times 12:30 – 1:15pm

What to bring: trainers and packed lunch

See Mrs Hardicre for more details.

 

Christmas Baking

Christmas Baking

Well done to all those students studying food technology this term. The year 10 students have made a great start to their new course and the year 11 students have continued to work as hard as ever. Well done everyone and thanks for all the parental support. We’ve had some fantastic Christmas bakes this year.

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Carol Service

 

Stars in Church for the Carol Service at St. Mary's

Today, the AGGS Carol Service took place at St. Mary’s Church. The music was beautiful and the church was decorated by 3D white and glitter stars, made by Year 7 and 8 art clubbers.

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Year 10 GCSE students at the Good Food Show

On 1st December, last Friday, the Year 10 GCSE students spent the day at the Good Food Show in Birmingham. We all had a great day and immersed ourselves in the exciting and ever changing world of food. There were lots of famous faces about including Nadia Hussain, a previous winner of the Great British Bake Off, who did a demonstration for the students in the Big Kitchen super theatre.

Interview: Miss Hamilton

This week we interviewed Miss Hamilton, a new English teacher who has been welcomed by AGGS. It was a pleasure to interview Miss Hamilton and we hope you enjoy!

How are you finding life here at AGGS? 

There’s a lot to keep up with but it’s an amazing place to work! I am really enjoying it.

Have you made any new friends? 

Yes, the English department have been so welcoming and I feel like I’ve developed some great relationships with both staff and all of my classes.

What was your least favourite subject in school?

I enjoyed most subjects in school but if I had to pick, I would probably say PE! I enjoyed a few things like dance and rounders but there were some things – cross country for example – that I would really dread!

What were your A-Level subjects?

I did English, Biology, Psychology, Maths and General Studies. In hindsight, I wish I’d done more humanities subjects as I couldn’t decide and tried to do a little bit of everything – would not recommend! Go with what you enjoy doing the most.

Why did you want to become an English teacher? 

I really like that when you teach, every day is different and time flies by so quickly because there’s so much to do. It’s never boring, that’s for sure! Also, ultimately, I just love reading literature and talking about it and teaching English means I get to do that every day!

Can you tell us one interesting fact about yourself? 

Outside of school I bake model cakes and gingerbread models for celebrations and events!    

Do you have any advice for AGGS students? If I could go back and talk to myself in Secondary school I would tell myself not to worry about the little things so much. Enjoy learning and treasure time spent getting to know your friends and yourself. Explore everything on offer to you and once you find your passions, don’t be afraid to follow them!

Thank you for giving up your time for this interview Miss Hamilton!

Finding your routine

Fish Monger at AGGS

Fish Monger at AGGS

This week Janice Hamilton, a fish monger from Waitrose in Altrincham, delivered a demonstration to the Year 11 Food and Nutrition students on preparing, filleting and skinning fresh fish. This is an important high level skill required for their GCSE. Janice brought in some Sea Bass and Sea Bream and after showing them the different skills she gave the students the chance to have a go themselves. We really appreciate this opportunity to learn from an expert and the students thoroughly enjoyed the session. Thank you Janice.

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Year 12 Mock Trial

Mock Trial 2017

Mock Trial 2017On Saturday our Year 12 Mock Trial team took part in the Sir Rhys Davies School Mock Trial Competition in the Manchester Crown Court and competed against 11 other schools including Withington Girls, Stockport Grammar, Urmston Grammar, Manchester High school for Girls and MGS. A very exciting day was had by all!

Mock Trial 2017Our barristers (Antonia H, Sanah K, Amy B and Jaya B) fought fiercely and were all commended for their fantastic advocacy and professionalism.  Antonia’s closing speeches were a particular highlight! Our witnesses (Ellen W, Amy H, Anna W and Sowmya S) all put in star performances, with a particularly memorable Texan played by Anna.  The jury members were all very organised and (mostly) impartial.  The girls worked really hard and were truly excellent. They won every single one of their trials and we could have asked no more of them, they did us extremely proud.  Unfortunately, we just missed the final due to a quirk of the points system.

Mock Trial 2017 - Manchester Evening News Court reporter of the year awardOur hardworking court reporter, Lucy L, won the Manchester Evening News Court reporter of the year award.  The judges felt that her writing was the most realistic they had come across for some time.  Lucy worked tirelessly on her article and definitely deserves her trophy!

Well done to the students on their brilliant efforts!

Women: key issues

Considering a career in the army? Here the BBC explores why the army needs more women.

Taking Risks

Year 9 are currently exploring the topic of risking behaviours in PSHE.. sometimes we have to take risks and consider the consequences. Sometimes we need to know the risks and not put ourselves in the situation. Let’s make healthy good choices and take good risks to grow.

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