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£3,040 Raised on Charity Day

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.

AGGS Charity Day 2017

Charity day 2017- Talent show
Charity day 2017- Talent show

Today, AGGS was hosting another brilliant charity day, which included the Year 13s pantomime, the talent show and stalls in the dinning room. The day went extremely well, atmosphere was great, and we are proud to announce the winners on this years’ talent shows:

Act 1-
1st – Y7 Bollywood dancers
2nd – Y8 singer – Manhoor

Act 2
1st – Y11 singer – Anisa
2nd – Y11 rapper – Jenny

Well done for all who have took part in performing and organising! Have a great Christmas break!

Talent show:

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Year 13 Pantomime:

Reverse Advent Challenge Collection

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!

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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Manchester Indoor Rowing Competition

On 12th December AGGS took 21 teams (84 participants) to the Manchester indoor rowing competition. All girls competed well and were by far the best in Trafford with each year group taking first place out of the Trafford schools. GO US!

The results were then compared with the Stockport and Manchester schools to see who was the over all winners.

In Year 7
Emma C, Yasmine I, Megan B and Olivia B came 2nd over all.

In year 8
Kirsten M, Selin C, Jemima H and Georgia H came 3rd over all.

In year 9
Alicia M, Beth H, Neave B and Charlotte Lord Came 1st over all.

In year 10
Ellie F, Milan W, Dani G and Millie P came 1st overall.

This means the year 9 and 10 team will be representing Greater Manchester in the next round in February.

Well done to all who entered.

Christmas Enterprise Markets

AGGS Christmas Markets, December 2017

The Y7, Y8 and Y9 Christmas Enterprise markets were as successful and as busy as ever this year. We had a variety of creative stalls selling; mobile phone cases, mini knitted hats, pot-pourri and homemade Christmas candles and gifts as well as nicely gift wrapped biscuits and sweets. Congratulations to all the students who took part, you all worked very hard to produce some amazing, original and good quality products. The winner for the best group and displaying the most entrepreneurial skills will be announced after Christmas.

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Christmas Is On Its Way!

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 🙂

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End of D&T rotations

Well done to all of you who have completed your products in the D&T rotations this term! The quality of some of the finished articles is amazing and really show off how creative our students are.

Year 7 have been creating drawing tools using CAD/CAM, Year 8 have been designing and making copper jewellery inspired by the seasons and Year 9 have been looking at Modernist architecture to inspire their lighting designs.

 

Year 7 drawing tools created using CAD/CAM and basic hand tools in the workshop.

Year 8 copper jewellery inspired by nature in the seasons and made using traditional silversmithing techniques.

Year 9 lighting created using CAD/CAM and workshop machinery, inspired by modernist architecture.

Fashion Show for the aid of Human Care Syria

Human Care SyriaHuman Care Syria is a charity that encompasses the values of humanitarian aid without borders. Their projects stand for providing emergency humanitarian and medical aid, but more importantly, long-term projects which can alleviate poverty and suffering through educating and empowering individuals.

Human Care Syria has carried out projects such as:

  • rehabilitation
  • women’s hygiene and sanitation
  • emergency relief
  • child development
  • food security
  • education

These are core values that we stand for as a school and are taught as we are growing up. We can relate to this charity’s beliefs and would love to help them! Education and empowerment are essential in improving the quality of life, improving employment rates and most importantly, improving healthcare. By helping refugees in Syria, we can pass on these values and make a difference however big or small.

To support this worthy cause, we are organising a Bollywood Themed Fashion Show that includes, food, dancing, live DJ, henna and runway shows. It will be an amazing night and we’d love to see you there supporting this charity!

Runway Show and Fundraising Event
Admission by ticket only:
Pre-booked: £8 (child) / £11 (adult)
On the door: £10 (child) / £13 (adult)

Enterprise Competition Success

Together Enterprise Competition - Y12 winners

ASPIREWe are delighted to announce that two of our Year 12 students have been successful in an Enterprise Competition which has gained them each an individual prize of an iPad as well as a cheque for £2,500 for the school.

Zara A and  Shufei C were the winning team members in the Together Enterprise Challenge which was open to students aged 15-18 from schools across the North West.

They had to prepare a Business Plan to win the backing of the judges who were the CEO and three senior directors of Together Financial Services in Cheadle.

The challenge was to create a business which utilised the facilities of a large country house in Cheshire, which had fallen into disrepair, using the financial loans provided by Together. Zara and Shufei came up with the idea of a Social Enterprise leisure centre specifically targeting people with mental health issues who wanted fun and exercise in a caring environment.

AGGS team on the Together competitionThe competition was launched in September by the Enterprise Department of Mrs Gillibrand and Mrs Gerrard and since then the students have been working on their plan alongside the four other teams from our school who entered the competition.

Three teams completed the challenge and made their pitches in late November and the two successful teams were selected to go through to the finals by a panel which included Mrs Gillibrand, Mrs Gerrard and Mr Murray.

At the finals on Monday 4th December our other team of Kayleigh C, Hira K and Martha W gave a wonderful presentation on their Escape Room idea and were highly commended for their originality by the judges.

In choosing their winning team the judges were highly impressed with not only the extremely passionate and professional quality of Zara and Shufei’s presentation but also by the extensive research which went into their business plan.

Both students who joined AGGS sixth form from other schools were delighted with their success and have received a massive boost to their confidence.…as well as their Apple collections.