Tag Archives: Value- Perseverance

The use of integrity and hard work to overcome challenges.

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.

UKYP Elections

UKYP Elections

Students engaged in the democratic process this week as they voted for Trafford’s UKYP representative. Four out of five of the candidates running were AGGS students. The results will be counted next Wednesday at the Town Hall, we excitedly await the result. Good luck to Hania, Meera, Safa and Sanah.

This was an excellent way to explore the voting process with students and how a political campaign works.

UKYP Elections UKYP Elections UKYP Elections UKYP Elections

This term we say goodbye to Mr Dave Garrod

Badminton team with coach Dave GarrodDave has been the badminton coach at AGGS for over 20 years since his daughter was a student at the school. In order to help her with her badminton he decided to get his coaching qualifications and worked hard to help AGGS shape the amazing badminton teams we have today.
He leaves us after helping secure the U16s in qualifying for the National Badminton Finals in Milton Keynes and we are all hoping for a win to end his legacy on a high.
He is retiring at the end of this season and will be missed massively by all. .

Here is a message from Dave:

Dear All,
thank you all so much for the cards and “treats”. I really, really appreciate them. Over the many years of coaching I have thoroughly enjoyed it, especially, of course, the successes. However it has not been all about the successes, it has been primarily been about working with very nice girls who’s enthusiasm, attitude to learning and wanting to improve has been outstanding. This has not been “at all cost” because one of the most satisfying aspects of the coaching has been the bonding between the team members and the high standards of integrity and behaviour that you have maintained. You have always been a credit to the school.
Thank you all, once again.
I will miss you all
Best wishes


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.

UKMT Success

UKMT KS3 Success, March 2018

4 pupils from years 8 and 9 represented AGGS yesterday at the UKMT team challenge. The pupils achieved 5th out of 27 teams! The pupils involved were Evie, Rachel, Nishi (Year 8 ) and Rose (Year 9).

Year 11 NEA 2 completion

Well done to year 11 who have completed their NEA 2 and 50% of their GCSE in food and nutrition.

See some of their dishes here:

Year 10 Bread Making

Year 10 are working hard this term understanding more about the chemical and physical properties of the ingredients used to make bread. This half term they will make soda bread and butter, naan bread and curry, shaped bread rolls and tortilla wraps to serve with fajitas.

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.


Year 9C Street Food

Year 9 have completed their street project to celebrate and demonstrate all the skills they have learnt in food during key stage 3.