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Celebration of the achievements of your peer.

AGGS is Now a Host School!

Our school will now host Anti-Bullying training days for new ambassadors in Manchester!

On 9th May, Diana Award staff will be coming to AGGS and training young, excited and passionate students to help run the Anti-Bullying teams in their schools.

A number of Year 9 AGGS students were selected and will be participating in the training day, as well as students from other local schools.

We hope they enjoy the training and become amazing ambassadors for the school!

We also look forward to hosting many more training days for schools in Manchester!

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Keep checking the Anti-Bullying blog for updates on the training day in May and the work the current team are doing in school.

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Teenage Cancer Trust support

Teenage Cancer Trust Cheque from charity committee

This term, the charity we have supported is the Teenage Cancer Trust, who aim to help young people suffering from cancer with specialised nurses and support. We have raised an amazing £1000 for this charity, which was collected through many fundraising events that the Charity Committee organised.

We have run popular cake sales, including a pancake sale and an Easter Egg Hunt, all of which were very successful in raising money to support Teenage Cancer Trust.

Thank you to everyone who donated and supported the fundraising for this important cause.

The Charity Committee

Student led ‘Choral Reef’ Performance at Ashland’s care home

Student led 'Choral Reef' Performance at a care home in Sale

Student led 'Choral Reef' Performance at a care home in SaleOn Wednesday 28th March, a group of AGGS Student musicians went to to Ashland’s care home in Sale, to perform ‘Choral Reef’  to the home’s residents. There were some lovely singing, violin and ukelele performances. Well done Tayiba S and her team, it was  heartwarming to see smiling residents and hear them singing along!

Charity Committee’s Activities This Term

Charity Egg Hunt 2018

Charity Egg Hunt 2018The Charity Committee have run cake sales, a pancake sale, a Pink Day as part of Paint Altrincham Pink and finally an Easter Egg hunt.. The students have also collected half termly donations for charity.

Charity Egg Hunt 2018At the time of writing AGGS has raised £781 for Teenage Cancer Trust, £880 for Prevent Breast Cancer and £195 for Sports Relief making an amazing £1856.

Thank you to The Charity Committee, Form Charity Reps and students for all their hard work and support.

Mrs Greenhow, AGGS Charity Coordinator

Please sponsor our fab teams of Marathon Running Superheroes !!

Please sponsor our fab teams of Marathon Running Superheroes !!
In less than two weeks’ time, on Sunday 8th April 2018, seven superhero members of staff and two brave Year 8 mums, are running in the Manchester Marathon, to help raise much needed funds for our school.

We have two teams of four, running the course as a relay – and Mr Armstrong is leaving his physics department to run the marathon in full (and hopefully will get a fantastic new PB time!).
Team A consists of Mrs Ogunmyiwa (Vice Principal & PTA Chair), Mr Berry (School Business & Finance Manager), Mrs Cleary (Assistant Vice Principal) and Mrs Walker (Assistant Vice Principal).
Team G (The Legs) have runners Mrs Reynolds (Head of PE), Ms Payne (Art Teacher & Year 10 Senior Tutor), Sarah Hocking (Evie’s mum, Year 8) and Nicola Stanley (Isobel‘s mum, Year 8).

Not only are these brave runners setting a fabulous example to our children and students at the school, they are hoping that all the lovely parents, friends and local companies will show their support and dig deep and sponsor them.

All money raised will go to AGGS PTA to help us buy much needed equipment and help fund educational needs for our school. Previous PTA purchases include a new fridge for food technology, picnic benches, PH monitors for science, headphones and keyboards for the music rooms, beanbags in the library, mirrors for Dance .. the list goes on. In addition, the PTA is funding for the first time this year, the end of year merit trips and also the badges for the rewards assembly; we also hope to finish the infamous ‘ledge’.

Thank you to our runners for supporting us on our wild idea, conceived in the school dining hall; we truly appreciate your time, in both running and training for this.

To sponsor the teams above, please use the following link. Sponsorship is welcome in all shapes and sizes – literally every penny counts!

Please sponsor our fab teams of Marathon Running Superheroes !!

Sports Relief 2018

Sports Relief 2018 - Netball staff teams
Sports Relief 2018 – Netball staff teams

On Wednesday 21st March, 16 members of staff took part in a netball match to raise money for Sports Relief. It was a very enjoyable and close match and the final score was 7-4. Ms Gill and 3 students expertly umpired the match. The crowd cheered the teams on, even performing The Mexican wave at one point and managed to raise nearly £200!

Fun Activity Day

Paint it Pink EventOn Thursday 14th March, 11 AGGS students: Jingjing, Ruby and Lara Year 7 Katie, Susanna and Grace Year 8 Bella and Aimee Year 8, Olivia, Emma and Poppy Year 10 on an afternoon trip to AGSB to take part in a fun activity to raise money for the charity Prevent.

Paint it Pink EventWhen we arrived there was plenty going on, including who would take part in which aspect of the race, and putting on our pink tutus. After much anticipation the relay started which included many exciting events, including a ceremony egg and spoon race, skipping and backwards running.

After a very close race, it was AGSB who aimed the first netball into the hoop but they missed! AGGS took this opportunity to take their first shot and scored first try! Therefore we were declared the overall and were presented with our trophy by the Principal of AGSB.

Huge congratulations must go to all who took part and a special thank you to Katie 8-2 who took part in the boys team who were down by one team member. All the money raised will go to the charity Prevent Breast Cancer who fund research purely aimed at preventing breast cancer for future generations. It was a hugely enjoyable afternoon and was all for very worthy cause. We were sponsored by family and friends for this fun afternoon. Watch this space to find out how much money we raised.

Poppy, Y10.

Paint it Pink Event

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.

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Paint Altrincham Pink in aid of Prevent Breast Cancer

Paint Altrincham PinkThis week AGGS is taking part in Paint Altrincham Pink in aid of Prevent Breast Cancer. On Wednesday afternoon students will be taking part in a fun sports day along with AGSB, North Cestrian, Loreto and Yipiyap at AGSB. On Thursday the students will wear something pink on their uniform and pay £1 to a very worthwhile cause. There will be a pink cake sale and ‘Prevent’ will be selling pink merchandise. We hope to raise a lot of money and have lots of fun!!