The sun was shining over Bowdon on Saturday as hundreds of people headed to AGGS for our annual summer fair. With a variety of stalls and food options, there was plenty for everyone. Students were enthusiastic to gather people round their stalls and entice them with the games on offer; from a coconut shy to hook a duck, lots of people were keen to participate. Especially when the opportunity came to throw tennis balls at pictures of staff! A fabulous team of staff and parents were on hand to provide food and drink all day and all seem to be enjoying the frozen yoghurt and ice cream. The weather, music and visitors all contributed to a wonderful day for the community and it was wonderful to see so many visitors. Thank you to the PTA for organising such a wonderful event and thank you to all of those who helped, contributed or came to spend money on the day!
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!
After winning the PTA auction, 7-6 were treated to a wonderful afternoon tea on the 11th of October. The hall was beautifully decorated, confectionary and cakes adorned the stunning table and delicious sandwiches too. The fizzy lemonade was served by the staff and the food was delicious. The best thing about the afternoon tea was knowing the fact that the staff and parents had organised this just for 7-6. That, and of course being called madam! Overall, the afternoon tea was just exceptional and everyone in 7-6 had bucket loads of fun.
Khushi and Anusha
Shop the collections of unique gifts (over 25 stalls), be pampered and enjoy refreshments: Prosecco bar, Indian food & Mulled wine.
Also – Raffle, Cakes and Mince Pies.
|Vintage Glow||Soya wax candles, diffusers, melts, car scents|
|Mrs Jones||Ladies wear|
|Miss Captain||Ladies wear (some younger girls)|
|Jewellry by Deanne||Jewellry|
|Its good Ethical Boutique||Crafts|
|Little Knitted stars||Knitted cushions, scarves|
|Forever Living||Aloe Vera Natural Products|
|Allison Pritchard||Girls occasion wear|
|Cheshire Style Outlet||Bags and Accessorise|
|The Style room||Handbags, accessories|
|Clarins||Skin care, make up|
|Cook of Hale||Food samples|
|Sarah Walker||Children’s jewellery (Harry Potter etc)|
|Arbonne||Vegan & cruelty free skin care & make up|
|Cenghis Ilhan||Leather bags, wallets and purses|
|Terry Traynor||Celebrity photos, artwork & crafts|
|Maria of TempleSpa||Make up artist|
|Chloe Sadler||Hair Up dos|
|Bells and Roses||Gifts and Home|
|And many many more..|
Entry is 50p for students and young people, £1 for adults.
Next PTA meeting is on Tuesday 7th November at 7pm, main school.
Everyone welcome, please come along!
Altrincham Girls Grammar School’s PTA is hosting it’s very first online auction of promises, to raise much needed funds for the school. The PTA has funded lots of equipment for the school and our hope is to be able to buy more, with the help of this auction which will kickstart the 2017/18 academic year.
An auction of promises which have been donated by the generous parents and friends of Altrincham Girls Grammar School, to raise much needed funds for the AGGS PTA to spend on equipment for the school which will benefit the students.
Bidding starts on Friday 6th October at 9am and finishes on Sunday 15th October at 11pm.
Saturday 24th June 2017
You may have heard some talk about ‘The Ledge’ – the current renovation project that the PTA is raising funds for. We hope you have anyway, since your valuable input has helped shape the project via the school council. But we’re finding that some mums, dads and carers don’t seem to know much about it, so we wanted to share a little update with you all on this exciting project.
So, first things first, what’s it all about? The Ledge is the name that’s been given to the outdoor space we’re going to makeover, that runs from the car park entrance up to school. It may not look like much at the moment, but we really believe that with a little work, this could be a much more attractive part of the school grounds and, crucially, once covered, an additional area for girls to use at break and lunch.
It’s a big space though, at around 17 metres long, so it’s not cheap. We’ve looked at a number of options but we’ve now found the company we’re going to use, and the cost for the initial phase will be £20,000. Sounds a lot, yes, but if you divide it by around 1250 girls it’s just £16 each. That said, it’s taken us about 18 months to raise this, whilst still continuing to support other funding requests such as new food processors for food tech lessons, new flooring for the dance studio, entrance fees for enterprise challenge schemes and much more.
So here’s what it looks like now:
And here’s what we hope it will look like after:
The good news is we have the money for phase one and we’ll be getting it underway in August, ready for use in September for the coming academic year.
But we’ll need your help to complete it with the flooring and mosaic which will cost up to £15,000 more. Help us make that happen by making a donation to The Ledge. To pledge your support email: email@example.com
Richard Sawyer, who has been our chairman for many years and is now retiring, has worked closely with the school council to take the feedback of all students into account and said: “As I come to the end of my tenure as chairman of the PTA, I’m absolutely delighted to see The Ledge come to life. I’ve been really proud to work with the staff, pupils and parents at AGGS to make this a reality and it’s a great legacy to leave behind. I hope that parents will continue to support the PTA next year to complete the project, so that it becomes an even better space for the girls to enjoy during break times.”