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The use of integrity and hard work to overcome challenges.

Eloise’s Latest Sailing Competitions

Eloise's Sailing In June Eloise and her sailing partner competed in the RS Feva Inland National Championships at Draycote Water, finishing 1st Ladies and 3rd overall.

Their next competition is the RS Feva World Championships in Holland at the end of July, where Eloise and her fellow UK Junior Squad boats will be representing GBR in a competition of 200 boats from around the world. We wish her good luck!

Eloise's 1st and 3rd Awards on the RS Feva Inland Championships
Eloise’s 1st and 3rd Awards on the RS Feva Inland Championships

 

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Page to Stage - Y10 Drama Production
Page to Stage – Y10 Drama Production

On Thursday 6th July, the year 10 GCSE drama students performed pieces from 6 different plays as part of their GCSE course. All of the extracts were taken from plays that had adapted pre- twentieth century novels and gave the students the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of creative adaptation as a style and use some of the techniques they had seen expertly used by Kneehigh theatre company on our recent trip to London. Costumed in a range of top hats, tail coats and Victorian skirts, the students provided a very entertaining evening with outstanding performances. The extracts included Great Expectations, Emma, Jane Eyre, The Hounds of the Baskerville, Little Women and Oliver Twist. Excellent marks were achieved by all. Well done year 10!

Year 9 Maths Challenge Success

Y9 Maths Challenge, July 2017
Y9 Maths Challenge, July 2017

Seven of our year 9 pupils participated in a mathematics team challenge in Manchester High School for Girls on Wednesday the 5th of July. This was very competitive as they had to solve challenging problems under timed conditions. Our year 9 pupils did extremely well to finish second out of 6 teams.

Well done to our pupils that were involved:

Bhargavi D, Vera P, Srihitha N, Emily C, Zoe A, Akanksha D, Amber T

TENNIS v LORETO GRAMMAR SCHOOL

The year 9 and 7 teams had mixed fortunes against Loreto. The year 7 team was made up of girls who had not played for school before and who play a special game called ‘diddly-diddly’. Each team played 3 matches of 15 minutes. How many games can you win in 15 minutes? The year 7 team had a great time and won by 36 games to 10. The year 9 team (which included a number of girls who had not played for school this season) had a tough time losing to a very strong team. 

Both teams played some very good tennis. Well done.

YEAR 7 ROUNDERS SUCCESS

The year 7tounders team had qualified for the Trafford League finals from previous success. 

The finals were to comprise of the 4 winning area teams in Trafford. Unfortunately only one other team turned up to play, Sale High School. In the match, which involved playing several innings, the girls played some excellent rounders displaying some very good batting and fielding skills and won the game by 19 rounders to 5. 

Well done to Evie and her team : Suzanne, Georgia, Maddie, Livvi, Ava, Zofia, Daisy, Katie, Phoebe and Rosa. They each won a medal and the team won the winners trophy.

TEAM TENNIS SUCCESS

Congratulations to the year 10 team tennis team. They beat Queen’s School, Chester 6-0 to win the Cheshire round of the competition. The team now go into the National knock-out draw in September. Well done to Livvi, Georgia, Sophie and Olivia and good luck in September. The ‘B’ also played a friendly match but lost 5-1 to a very strong Queen’s ‘B’ team.

Shadowing an MP – Year 10 student

Year 10’s Make It! Competition

Make it! Challenge, June 2017
Make it! Challenge, June 2017

8 x year 10 girls took part in the competition sponsored by Kelloggs They had to design a cereal bar. They had to build a model in the factory they would make it in, set out costings and marketing ideas and then present their pitch to the dragons. They were amazing and we all had a great day developing our understanding of the process of manufacturing, improving our team work and presentation skills. Well done to all of them.

Maths/MFL Roadshow

Math/MFL Roadshow, June 2017
Math/MFL Roadshow, June 2017

On Thursday close to seventy Year 8 and Year 9 pupils from seven different schools across the area (including AGGS, Cedar Mount and MCA) got together in the AGGS main hall for the Maths/MFL Roadshow. The hall was alive with activity and conversation as the pupils set to solving maths problems in pairs. The extra challenge was that all the problems were written in French, Spanish or German! Pupils worked really well together, some even managed to work out problems in languages they weren’t studying. There were some very helpful Year 10 students from AGGS present to help out when the going got tough and to check answers when success had been achieved.

Thank you to everyone who helped out in any way to make the event run so smoothly, we will hope to be running a similar Roadshow next year.’

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