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Motivating young people to forge their own path.

Food Tech this Half Term

The year 10 students went on a trip to the Food Sorcery in Didsbury

This half term has been a busy one in food. We have said goodbye to our year 11 students and wish them lots of luck in their exams.

The year 10 students went on a trip to the Food Sorcery in DidsburyThe year 10 students went on a trip to the Food Sorcery in Didsbury to develop and improve their practical skills. They made delicious Cornish pasties and profiteroles. We had a fantastic time and picked up lots of new tricks to ensure success when making choux pastry.

Years 7, 8 and 9 continue to work hard to develop their own skills and have produced some lovely dishes this term including home made pizzas, chilli con carne and chicken goujons.

Have a lovely break. We are looking forward to the launch of the AGGS Bake Off 2018 competition after the break.

Mrs. Clutton

 

 

Thought for the Week

Empowerment

‘Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.’

(Mya Angelou)

Thought for the Week

Empowerment

Be your best self. Not for them. For you.

Thought for the Week

Empowerment

‘No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.’

(Eleanor Roosevelt)

Music Theory and Aural Training Sessions with the Trafford Music Service

Trafford Music Service is delighted to be offering two new courses – in music theory and aural training – as preparation for upcoming ABRSM and other exams. These sessions are run by our experienced aural and theory tutor, Alison Lansdown, who will guide students through their exam preparation. These sessions are typically targeted at senior pupils who are doing higher level exams although they will be tailored to welcome all pupils. Students can sign up for as many or as few sessions as they wish although we recommend a minimum of three sessions. These sessions will be held at our music centre, The Claremont Centre (21 Claremont Road, Sale, M33 7DZ).

These sessions will be running for the 8 weeks during term time commencing from Tuesday 8 May. Please get in touch as soon as possible to sign up and start right away at https://www.traffordmusicservice.co.uk/aural-and-theory-training/ or please get in touch at music.service@trafford.gov.uk or 0161 911 8659 if you have any queries.

Trafford Music ServiceSee more information here:
Trafford Music Theory Aural Training Letter

Year 8 WoW Day

WoW - Y8 World of Work DayASPIREOn Thursday, 3rd May we held our second World of Work (WoW) Day for our Year 8 students. We invited in 10 of our alumnae to deliver a series of talks on what they have done since leaving AGGS.

The aim of the day was to open the students up to an array of different careers and opportunities on offer after they leave school and to think about the different skills needed. Assemblies and form time sessions were delivered over the week to help them to think about what skills they already have, and how they can develop and build upon these skills in and out of school for their future careers.

We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist . . . using technologies that haven’t been invented . . . in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.”

Thank you to all of our alumnae volunteers for giving up their time to help us with this day. It is always lovely to welcome back our former students; current AGGS students thoroughly enjoyed hearing from those who were once in their shoes.

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Young Enterprise Challenge Masterclass

Y7 Careers morning

ASPIREYear 7 took part in an enterprise challenge masterclass, where in teams of businesses, they had to buy beads in order to make bracelets and necklaces to sell at a profit. They learnt about what makes a successful business, and how each individual brings a set of personal values and skills which are equally relevant and useful. Using their skills on financial capability, decision making & evaluating decisions and budgeting – all qualities of an entrepreneur; the winning team in the morning from 7-1, Emilia, Rhianon, Sanya, Natasha and Tamara made a profit of £650 and the afternoon team from 7-4 who were Ruby, Sophie, Keshni, Mia, Bette and Anna made over £1200 profit! Well done to all who took part.

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Macbeth Livestream

Macbeth LivestreamOn Thursday 26th April, 129 Year 10 students were given the opportunity to watch the latest RSC production of Macbeth as it was beamed into school as part of the National Schools’ Broadcast livestreaming event. Students brought pillows and snacks, and relaxed as the show was broadcast directly into the Drama Studio and Fairlie classrooms.

The performance stars Christopher Eccleston and Niamh Cusack, presenting a contemporary reimagining of the Scottish setting. Students enjoyed both the tension created by a large digital clock counting down, and the reimagined witches as little girls dressed in onesies.

Youth Board Trip 2018

Hello, I’m Hira (Year 12) and I have been an Anti-Bullying Ambassador for nearly 3 years at AGGS. Last year I applied to be a part of the National Youth Board and earlier this year I was shortlisted. After an interview with a member of the Anti-Bullying staff, I was sent an e-mail saying I had been accepted and I was surprised; I didn’t expect to be chosen!

During the Easter half term, all the youth board members from around the UK met in London. The Diana Award had organised a three-day trip including a visit to the new Facebook HQ and the Anti-Bullying HQ. Not only did I have my first Nando’s meal and receive a t-shirt and jumper with the youth board logo, I met an amazing group of people voicing the opinions of the ambassadors from their school and constantly campaigning to end bullying. We all bonded within the first few hours and I enjoyed every part of the trip. I can’t wait to meet the youth board members again in August!

So, why am I sharing this? I think the most important way to implement change nationally is to work with ambassadors from all over the UK; picking out the strengths and weaknesses in our schools and promoting the brilliant work they do. I had a chance to meet Alex Homes, the founder of Anti-Bullying Ambassadors and share how passionate our AGGS team is and the work we do to create a friendlier and bully-free zone at school. I am extremely proud of the current team and I know the ambassadors in the future will continue the great work!

What will the youth board try to achieve in the next year? We are currently creating E-Safety presentations and we will visit schools in our area to teach the students how to be safe online. The idea was inspired by our Facebook HQ visit; we discussed safety features with members of the Facebook and Instagram family. I aim to present to students next year in our school and visit local schools as well. I have already begun visiting primary schools to promote Anti-Bullying and I am extremely happy that their teams are working hard to create a friendly school environment. I hope to visit more schools and exchange ideas and help them in their school events/campaigns.

Here are some pictures of the trip and the National Youth Board for the next year! I’m excited to see what we achieve… 🙂

And yes, we met Will Poulter and interviewed him!

The top level of Facebook HQ is dedicated to a pick-and-mix, a doughnut and ice-cream bar and a cafe! (We all filled several cups with sweets…)

Follow our Instagram page and see updates on what the youth board members are doing in their schools: @antibullyingyouthboard18

Follow the AGGS Anti-Bullying Twitter to see what our ambassadors get up to: @AGGantibullying

WILLMOTT DIXON Enterprise Day – What would be your ideal school?

Y8 Wilmott Dixon Enterprise Day

Last week Willmott Dixon ran an Enterprise day for the whole of Year 8. “The Willmott Dixon enterprise day is designed to encourage employability skills, whilst highlighting curriculum links to the construction industry” this day definitely delivered that! The long term goal of the enterprise day is to help raise awareness of careers in construction for female students, ahead of their college course/education selection; again it delivered on this as a lot of the students commented that they have a better understanding of careers available within the construction industry.

Y8 Wilmott Dixon Enterprise DayDuring the morning the groups completed 3 team building tasks and were awarded points not only for the result but also how well they communicated together and worked as a team. The points were then totalled and this was then used to work out their budget for the build of a new school.

Y8 Wilmott Dixon Enterprise DayEach group had to calculate how many classrooms they needed; receptions, staff rooms, sports facilities; swimming pool etc. They then used the costing sheets to calculate how much their school would cost. It was a very fraught day especially when disaster struck mid- morning and due to budget cuts they had to reduce costs by 30%!

Y8 Wilmott Dixon Enterprise DayEach of the groups had to present their ideas to a panel of judges and an overall winner was chosen. The winning group were from 8-3 and consisted of Amalie, Grace, Shreya, Isobel and Niya. Their prize was an Amazon voucher each and they will have the opportunity to visit a site which Willmott Dixon are currently building.

Y8 Wilmott Dixon Enterprise DayWe look forward to working with Willmott Dixon again as it was a fantastic day and all of the students enjoyed it. More importantly they not only built on their enterprise skills but also learnt about possible careers for women in construction.

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