Year 9 School Council reps are raising awareness of different global learning days with their year group. January saw World Peace Day, and to celebrate this, year 9 made paper cranes which have now been displayed in the library. These cranes represent the wish of peace and celebrate the importance of non violence across the world. April will see World Earth appreciation day when year 9 will be growing sunflowers in their forms.
Today is World Mental Health Day, sometimes all we have to do is ask someone how they are. Life is full of so many challenges and sometimes things get a little too much, the stress and pressures of so many things can mean that we feel out of kilter, separate from the world around us. That’s OK, we have to remember that others might be going through things we have no idea about, and with that in mind it’s important not to make assumptions or judgements about others, instead let’s just as three very simple words… “How are you?”
Then it’s about listening, not trying to give advice or put our two piece in, it’s about listening and letting that person talk. So today of all day’s please ask, how are you and really listen to the answer, it could make more of an impact that you can every imagine.
Politics Society presents…
AGGS EU REFERENDUM
26th April – EU Debate
Come and find out the reasons for and against of staying in the EU!
Where? Main hall
27th April – EU Vote
Now you have heard the reasons, come and have your say!
When? Rec & Lunch
So you may have heard that on 23rd June the country will be voting whether we should stay in or leave the EU. Are you confused? Do you know what the arguments are? Well Politics society are here to help. Maybe you are in sixth form and this is your first chance to vote, well we are here to help.
AGGS Politics society are running a school wide AGGS Mock EU referendum on Wednesday 27th April. Just like our Mock Election ballot papers will be placed strategically around school on the day for everyone to vote. We will be holding assemblies the week before the big vote and a debate will take place in the hall on Tues 26th April for people to hear the arguments and question those in the Politics society about the different arguments.
The EU whether we are in or out will affect your future, it’s important you consider the arguments.
HAVE YOUR SAY
8th March is International Women’s Day. A day to celebrate the work of women and the contribution women make to society as a whole. There are so many women throughout history and in today’s modern world who stand up for our gender and raise awareness of inequalities. There are many women who also work quietly behind the scenes raising up the next generation of women. Today is a day to celebrate all of these women, young and old.
Here are some photographs of some of the women featured on my display, pop along to room 13 to find out more about them…
I have put together a display in Rm 13 of women I have researched and find inspiring. Why not bring in a photograph and a short explanation and add your inspiring woman to my display.
Let’s celebrate women all over the world today.
To celebrate Black History Month this week’s news link looks back at the life of Rosa Parks with some reflections from Barack Obama.