UKYP candidate selection

Last week six AGGS students put themselves forward to stand for election in the Trafford UKYP election process. The process was conducted at Trafford Town hall with the Mayor and local councillors listening to the speeches and then choosing their top four candidates to stand for election.

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These candidates will battle it out for your votes and elections will take place in school over the next few weeks. Three out of the four candidates chosen were AGGS students which is fantastic. All candidates who stood should be congratulated for their efforts and the great speeches that were made.

The three chosen candidates from our school are:

Hannah Sharp

Alice Sutcliffe

Safa Al-Azami

Watch out in assemblies next week for their candidate videos.. Who will you vote for?

It was also the time for outgoing MYP Lauren Barclay to make her closing speech. Well done Lauren for a very successful year as MYP.

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Diversity Role Models

Last Thursday the school was visited by Diversity Role Models a fantastic organisation that teaches young people about the dangers of homophobic bullying. It explores issues relating to sexuality and girls have the opportunity to hear inspirational role models from the LGBT community.

Students from year 8 spent the day as form groups taking part in the workshops in the hall. They had the chance to ask questions and explore how they can make a difference and treat people equally and with respect and understanding whatever their gender or sexuality.

Thank you so much to Diversity Role Models, particularly Rachel for sharing her story. Students said they were so inspired by her story.

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AGGS LGBT society meets on Monday lunchtimes in Rm 13. All are welcome 🙂

( Picture from last year’s sessions but allows you to see who Rachel is and what an inspiration she was to the girls).

 

Model UN Success

This weekend x19 AGGS students took part in the Manchester High School for Girls Model United Nations. This was their second event and was a fantastic conference. Committees debated the new 2016 Sustainable Development Goals, these explored how we as a world can combat poverty, world hunger, the lack of basic education for so many and gender equality, just to name a few.

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We represented x3 delegations; Jordon, Malaysia & South Korea.

We won x4 commended delegate awards:

Lucy Leaver

Rhea Mittal

Beth Grant

Sanah Kashyap

A huge well done to all the students who took part, great fun was had by all:-) See some of the pictures of the weekend below:

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A huge thank you to Manchester High School’s MUN team for all their hard work, we had a great weekend 🙂