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French Debating National Final

French Debating National Final 2018Today, Celine B and Emily L in Y13 took part in the national final of the Institut Français Debating Competition in London, against teams from ten other schools from across the country, having come second in the regional competition. They won their first debate against Stephen Perse School and narrowly lost their second debate against Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys, having to defend the motion ‘Multilingualism is a barrier to the unity of a nation’… in French! Although they did not make it to the grand final, Celine won the judges’ favourite prize for an excellent individual performance. Celine and Emily were both fantastic and a credit to themselves and the school.

The quiz…and on to the next one.

The quiz on Friday 23rd February was a bigger success than I could have hoped for. Thank you to everyone who either came along, made a bid on the auction, donated a prize. The final counting has been done and the event raised £713.82 which is just brilliant.

March brings another event with it – 24 hours of karate

12 Hour Charity Karate

UKMT Intermediate challenge

UKMT Intermediate challengeThe UKMT Intermediate challenge took place on the 1st February for years 9, 10 and 11. 23 pupils were awarded gold, 33 pupils awarded silver and 27 awarded bronze. 21 pupils were invited to participate in the follow on rounds which take place the 15th of March. Well done to all those who participated.

ESU performing Shakespeare competition

On Monday February 26th we hosted the regional final of the ESU performing Shakespeare competition in which 20 students from schools across the region performed monologues and dualogues from Shakespeare to win a place in the National Finals in London. We had four participants and Caitlin H in year 9 successfully won one of two places and will now be performing her monologue from King Lear again at the final in a West End theatre on 20th March.

Congratulations to her if you see her – she was outstanding!

Mr Carr Charity Quiz tonight

The quiz is looming. Tonight 7pm.

New items have been added to the auction list (see below). Bidding is already open, get your offers in now!!!

Bring loose change for Play your cards right (50p a go), Champagne Pitch and Toss (winner is the person who gets their coin closest to the champagne – any coinage welcome on that one) and the raffle (50p a ticket or a strip for £2, numerous bottles of wine, beer, sweets, cakes and flowers available as prizes).

Looking forward to seeing you there,

Mr. Carr

Auction items confirmed:

£20 Nail voucher from a local mobile Nail technician. Highest bid so far: £12

Pamper day with Serene Skin and Beauty – chocs, prosecco, massage and luxury facial (usually  would be £120).

Two chiropractor sessions (introductory and follow up) with local chiro Carrie Phillips (usually  would be £110).

Two personal trainer sessions with Chris Bone – PT at Pure Gym Altrincham. (£40/sessions.)

Two personal trainer sessions with Rachel Gravel – PT at Pure Gym Altrincham and TBT Sale. (£40/session.)

One personal trainer session with Chris Jones – PT at Pure Gym Altrincham (also has access to own studio). (£45/session.)

(Pure Gym Altrincham have agreed to provide 1 month free membership to go alongside the PT sessions so that people who aren’t members of the gym can still bid on them.)

60 minute massage at Marix Therapy – Timperley (usually would be £60).

3 months karate lessons at Altrincham Football Club – approx. cost £100. Highest bid so far: £25

8 yoga sessions with Amanda Riley at Inhale yoga (in Hale) – (usually would be £60).

Signed Shay Given autobiography – priceless (if you’re a ROI, Manchester City, Newcastle United or Aston Villa fan?!)

Half hour foot care treatment vouchers for Instep Footcare, Altrincham (opposite the markets) (usually would be £36).

Dalwhinnie Winter’s Gold single malt Scotch whisky – retails at approx. (usually would be £40). Highest bid so far: £35

A half hour clay pigeon shooting lesson in Cloudside

Bidding will close tonight at 8pm. You can email a bid to johnscharity121212@outlook.com.

AGGS Christmas Lunch

Christmas Lunch

On Wednesday 20th December students and staff enjoyed their Christmas lunch. There was a lovely festive atmosphere in the dining hall with Christmas music, crackers and party hats. Many thanks to the catering team, the midday assistants for ensuring it was such an enjoyable lunchtime for everyone.

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Find your inner Elf

1 in 4 local children are living in poverty.

Please help us make their Christmas Day special this year.
In 2016 we made Christmas special for over 61,800 local children, and we want to do even more this year.

Find Your Inner Elf

We’re asking you to buy an extra present that we can give to a disadvantaged local child to make their Christmas morning special. We need new and unwrapped gifts suitable for children and young people aged 0-18 years, and you can donate at our drop off points across the region.
Room 1 year 10-7 IS YOUR CLOSEST DROP OFF POINT!

Together we can make a difference to local children this Christmas.

Biology Photography Competition

Thank you to all the entries in our nature photography competition.

We have had over 80 pictures submitted and our guest judge, Dr Pickering, is currently abroad, but has agreed to judge the pictures and provide a digital camera as a prize. We will announce the winners on course due, but the biology department were extremely impressed by the quality of the submissions.

Please have a look at the gallery below:

Aaishah A - Mushroom
Aaishah A – Mushroom
Tabitha H - Journey
Tabitha H – Journey
Tabitha H - Entropy
Tabitha H – Entropy
Tabitha H - Abundance
Tabitha H – Abundance
Sudiksha D-K - Pollination Rounds
Sudiksha D-K – Pollination Rounds
Sudiksha D-K - Lovers on a Leaf
Sudiksha D-K – Lovers on a Leaf
Sudiksha D-K - Jasmine in Bloom
Sudiksha D-K – Jasmine in Bloom
Sudiksha D-K - Inquisitive Honey Bee
Sudiksha D-K – Inquisitive Honey Bee
Sudiksha D-K - Hide and Seek
Sudiksha D-K – Hide and Seek
Shreya D - Wasp
Shreya D – Wasp
Roxy R - Sunset 2
Roxy R – Sunset 2
Roxy R - Sunset 1
Roxy R – Sunset 1
Rishika D - Flower
Rishika D – Flower
Rhea B - Sky on Car Roof
Rhea B – Sky on Car Roof
Rafa A - Sunset
Rafa A – Sunset
Polina P - Droplets
Polina P – Droplets
Parnika L - Leaf
Parnika L – Leaf
Nishi U - Fungi
Nishi U – Fungi
Mr T Copestake, teacher - Pig
Mr T Copestake, teacher – Pig
Mr T Copestake, teacher - Cox
Mr T Copestake, teacher – Cox
Mrs A Hamilton, teacher - Wordsworths grave
Mrs A Hamilton, teacher – Wordsworths grave
Moyosoreoluwa A - Lake
Moyosoreoluwa A – Lake
Martha W - Scotland
Martha W – Scotland
Martha W - Little Robin Redbreast
Martha W – Little Robin Redbreast
Martha W - Guillemot Rock
Martha W – Guillemot Rock
Martha W - Flowers by the Sea
Martha W – Flowers by the Sea
Martha W - Fighting Grebes
Martha W – Fighting Grebes
Martha W - Blue on Blue
Martha W – Blue on Blue
Lucy W - Goat 3
Lucy W – Goat 3
Lucy W - Goat 2
Lucy W – Goat 2
Lucy W - Goat 1
Lucy W – Goat 1
Lucy W - Distance
Lucy W – Distance
Lucy B - Croc
Lucy B – Croc
Lawiza K - Leaf
Lawiza K – Leaf
Karis M - Komodo
Karis M – Komodo
Karis M - Cat
Karis M – Cat
Karis M - Butterfly 3
Karis M – Butterfly 3
Karis M - Butterfly 2
Karis M – Butterfly 2
Karis M - Butterfly 1
Karis M – Butterfly 1
Jemma G - Sunset
Jemma G – Sunset
Jemma G - Statue
Jemma G – Statue
Jemma G - Flower 3
Jemma G – Flower 3
Jemma G - Flower 2
Jemma G – Flower 2
Jemma G - Flower 1
Jemma G – Flower 1
Jemma G - Dog
Jemma G – Dog
Hollie F - Bird
Hollie F – Bird
Gabrielle H - Cow
Gabrielle H – Cow
Freya P - Butterfly
Freya P – Butterfly
Eve G - plant
Eve G – plant
Eve G - Mushroom 2
Eve G – Mushroom 2
Eve G - Mushroom 1
Eve G – Mushroom 1
Eve G - Cone
Eve G – Cone
Eve G - Cat 2
Eve G – Cat 2
Eve G - Cat 1
Eve G – Cat 1
Erin E - Small is Beautiful
Erin E – Small is Beautiful
Emaan A - Sunset
Emaan A – Sunset
Elizabeth P - Swan and Cygnets
Elizabeth P – Swan and Cygnets
Eileen Y - Reflection
Eileen Y – Reflection
Eileen Y - Lake
Eileen Y – Lake
Eileen Y - Bird
Eileen Y – Bird
Connie A - White Flower 2
Connie A – White Flower 2
Connie A - White Flower 2
Connie A – White Flower 2
Connie A - Pink Flower 3
Connie A – Pink Flower 3
Connie A - Pink Flower 2
Connie A – Pink Flower 2
Connie A - Pink Flower 1
Connie A – Pink Flower 1
Connie A - Leaf 2
Connie A – Leaf 2
Connie A - Leaf 1
Connie A – Leaf 1
Connie A - Eye
Connie A – Eye
Connie A - Deer 3
Connie A – Deer 3
Connie A - Deer 2
Connie A – Deer 2
Connie A - Deer 1
Connie A – Deer 1
Alex K - Bear
Alex K – Bear
Abby K - Bee
Abby K – Bee
Aaliyah M - White flower
Aaliyah M – White flower
Aaliyah M - Tree
Aaliyah M – Tree
Aaliyah M - Purple flower
Aaliyah M – Purple flower
Aaliyah M - Pink sunset
Aaliyah M – Pink sunset
Aaliyah M - Pink flower 2
Aaliyah M – Pink flower 2
Aaliyah M - Pink flower 1
Aaliyah M – Pink flower 1
Aaliyah M - Pink blossom
Aaliyah M – Pink blossom
Aaliyah M - Leaf silhouette
Aaliyah M – Leaf silhouette
Aaliyah M - Dead pink flower
Aaliyah M – Dead pink flower
Aaliyah M - Cherry tree
Aaliyah M – Cherry tree
Aaliyah M - Blossom tree
Aaliyah M – Blossom tree

Biology Bake Off, Biology Week 2017

Thank you to everyone who entered the amazing Biology Bake Off competition! The standard this year was incredibly high and made it almost impossible to pick winners. Mrs Hulme and Mrs Clutton had a real challenge and after tasting all the entries decided on winners in different categories:

Most Inventive – Grace, Polina, Eva Hannah – brain on books

The brain - Biology Week Bake Off 2017
Most Inventive – Grace, Polina, Eva Hannah – The brain – Biology Week Bake Off 2017

Scientific realism – Mimi, Connie, Alicia – red blood cell

Red blood cell - Biology Week Bake Off 2017
Scientific realism – Mimi, Connie, Alicia – Red blood cell – Biology Week Bake Off 2017

Highest technical detail – Aaliyah, Sarah, Zara – plant cell, interior and exterior

Plant cell - Biology Week Bake Off 2017
Highest technical detail – Aaliyah, Sarah, Zara – Plant cell – Biology Week Bake Off 2017

Best tasting vanilla – Riya, Maryam, Alisha, Sairish – giant eye ball

Eye ball - Biology Week Bake Off 2017
Best tasting vanilla – Riya, Maryam, Alisha, Sairish – Eye ball – Biology Week Bake Off 2017

Best tasting Chocolate – Ellie, leaf laugh, love

Leaf Laugh Love - Biology Week Bake Off 2017
Best tasting Chocolate – Ellie – Leaf Laugh Love – Biology Week Bake Off 2017

The cakes are being sliced and sold to teachers to raise money for Macmillan. Well done to everyone who entered – as you can see from the pictures the entries are amazing and tasted great too!

Brainstorm of biology - Biology Week Bake Off 2017
Brainstorm of biology – Biology Week Bake Off 2017
The brain - Biology Week Bake Off 2017
The brain – Biology Week Bake Off 2017
The brain - Biology Week Bake Off 2017
The brain – Biology Week Bake Off 2017
Phagocytosis and agglutination of pathogens - Biology Week Bake Off 2017
Phagocytosis and agglutination of pathogens – Biology Week Bake Off 2017
Eye ball - Biology Week Bake Off 2017
Eye ball – Biology Week Bake Off 2017
Eye ball - Biology Week Bake Off 2017
Eye ball – Biology Week Bake Off 2017
DNA cake pops - Biology Week Bake Off 2017
DNA cake pops – Biology Week Bake Off 2017
Animal cell - Biology Week Bake Off 2017
Animal cell – Biology Week Bake Off 2017
Eye balls - Biology Week Bake Off 2017
Eye balls – Biology Week Bake Off 2017
Brains- Biology Week Bake Off 2017
Brains- Biology Week Bake Off 2017
Eye diagram- Biology Week Bake Off 2017
Eye diagram- Biology Week Bake Off 2017
The heart- Biology Week Bake Off 2017
The heart- Biology Week Bake Off 2017
Kidneys - Biology Week Bake Off 2017
Kidneys – Biology Week Bake Off 2017
The heart- Biology Week Bake Off 2017
The heart- Biology Week Bake Off 2017
The kidney - Biology Week Bake Off 2017
The kidney – Biology Week Bake Off 2017
Plant cell - Biology Week Bake Off 2017
Plant cell – Biology Week Bake Off 2017
Plant cell - Biology Week Bake Off 2017
Plant cell – Biology Week Bake Off 2017
Garden of biology - Biology Week Bake Off 2017
Garden of biology – Biology Week Bake Off 2017
Red blood cell - Biology Week Bake Off 2017
Red blood cell – Biology Week Bake Off 2017
Red blood cell - with oxygen - Biology Week Bake Off 2017
Red blood cell – with oxygen – Biology Week Bake Off 2017
Leaf Laugh Love - Biology Week Bake Off 2017
Leaf Laugh Love – Biology Week Bake Off 2017
Deconstructed Face - Biology Week Bake Off 2017
Deconstructed Face – Biology Week Bake Off 2017
Parts of the body - Biology Week Bake Off 2017
Parts of the body – Biology Week Bake Off 2017
Skin - Biology Week Bake Off 2017
Skin – Biology Week Bake Off 2017