Year 9 are exploring and considering reasons young people may self harm and considering some of the different coping mechanisms young people may use. Mind’s website has lots of info looking at coping strategies for stress and anxiety. See the PSHE & Citizenship room for leaflets and help with self harm.
In the wake of the Paris attacks and Belgium on high alert, Europe is poised and on edge.. How will the Commons respond to David Cameron’s appeal for strikes.. read the arguments from The Day here.
It’s been a busy couple of weeks here at the AGGS Citizenship department. Here’s a quick round up of what has been going on…
Yr 9 Money Charity Talk
Last week year 9 enjoyed Philippa from the Money Charity sharing about the importance of good money management. Pupils learnt about Tax thresholds and where our taxes go to as well as household budgets and needs and luxuries. Thank you to Philippa and the Money Charity for seven fab workshops.
Politics Careers Speakers
The last week year 12 have enjoyed careers fortnight. To help engage students in careers in politics we organised x2 sets of speakers to come in.
We had Sean Anstey, the Conservative leader of Trafford Council speaking at the Politics society and Tom Ross and Jane Braugh, both Labour councillors, speaking to students the following week. It was great to see students engaged in local issues and debating things that matter to them.
Thank you to our speakers for coming in.
ESU Talking Day
Last Wednesday saw a number of students from year 11, 12 & 13 engage in the English Speaking Union Talking Day. This event was hosted here at AGGS where we welcomed members of the Humanist Society, Three Faiths Forum, Girl Guides and AGGS students to debate: Should Parliament be more diverse?
This was a preparation event for the ESU House of Lords debate on this subject. Alice Bruce has been selected to speak at the event formally with other opportunities for all girls to engage in the debate on 4th Dec in the House of Lords. We are very excited to be part of this event.
Thank you to the ESU for organising.
The last week has seen some exciting things happening for the Citizenship department.
Weds 4th Nov – Malala Film Screening
The GCSE Citizenship group went to see the new Malala film with Into Film. The girls witnessed a live Q & A hosted by Emma Watson with questions they, and other young people from around the country, had submitted in advance. Malala spoke about her experiences at school here in the UK, the importance of education and why she is a feminist. The girls and Mrs. Bowyer thoroughly enjoyed the film and recommend girls in other years to go and see this important exploration of girls right to an education.
Thurs 4th Nov
High Sherriff Visit
Will David Cameron get the EU reforms he so desperately wants?
Listen to his latest speech here.
The Australian President has claimed Dukes and Knights are out of date.. is this a tradition we should do away with, explore ideas here..