What have you been up to? – politics peer teaching

Girls in year 9 have been helping year 8 pupils learn more about Politics. Here at AGGS we have a spiral curriculum whereby students build on their learning every year and we especially do this with politics. Political education and engagement is important here at AGGS.

To help year 8s get their heads around all the political figures and processes year 9 created games to showcase what they had learnt about politics and help the year 8 pupils learn themselves.

Here are just some of the creative and fantastic games that were made:

Political Monopoly

games 1

games 2

games 3



Political Uno: games 4

A whole set of cards using current political figures to play snap with. games 5

Model United Nations MUNCH Conference


The annual MUNCH conference is just around the corner. This year we will head to Cheadle Hulme School on the weekend of the 3rd & 4th Oct.

We will be representing Jordan and Afghanistan. If you would like a place at this conference, it’s a great first conference to go to, then please come and sign up to a committee. See Mrs. Bowyer to sign up in Rm 13.

See the website, which has topics and all the conference details by following this link.

Welcome Back & Clubs

A big hello from Mrs. Bowyer at the Citizenship  department and welcome back. Welcome also to the new Citizenship department blog.

Club’s start back this week. We have Youth Action Group starting on the 8th Sept . This is a club that explores the passions you have relating to international issues of injustice. It helps you to share your views with others and build your advocacy skills and have fun whilst you are at it.

Has the recent refugee crisis got you talking and angry, come along and we will look at how we can raise awareness of the plight of the refugees and make others want to make a difference too. You will work towards achieving your Youth Ambassadors Badge, a prestigious award from Oxfam.

Youth Action Group meets in Rm 13 / Language Lab computer room from 12.30-13.15pm. Bring your lunch. It is open to year 7-10.


We also have Model UN for older students. If you are in yr 9-13 and want to debate international issues and learn about how the world connects and works then Model UN is for you.

We take on the role of different countries and debate about a current and relevant topic from that countries perspective. The club is student led and the debates are fun and easy to pick up.

You will have the chance to take part in conferences, competing with students from all over the country.

We start back on Weds 9th Sept Rm 13 for an intro to MUN and then we will debate from next week. Bring your lunch and come and see what it’s all about.