It is with great pleasure and excitement that I can share with you that AGGS has been awarded the British Council’s prestigious Discovering Democracy award. We are one of just 60 schools in the country to achieve this award. It is acknowledging the work that we do here at AGGS to engage young people in politics and democracy as a whole.
Mrs. Bowyer had the great pleasure of going down to the Houses of Parliament last week to collect the award. It was here that we heard from students around the country who had contributed to their school’s achievement of this award. We also heard about the importance of engaging young people in politics from John Penrose the Minister for Constitutional Reform. A Q & A session was conducted where teachers and students could share how the government can encourage engagement in politics further.
A huge thank you to all those in school who have helped achieve this award.
So you may have heard that on 23rd June the country will be voting whether we should stay in or leave the EU. Are you confused? Do you know what the arguments are? Well Politics society are here to help. Maybe you are in sixth form and this is your first chance to vote, well we are here to help.
AGGS Politics society are running a school wide AGGS Mock EU referendum on Wednesday 27th April. Just like our Mock Election ballot papers will be placed strategically around school on the day for everyone to vote. We will be holding assemblies the week before the big vote and a debate will take place in the hall on Tues 26th April for people to hear the arguments and question those in the Politics society about the different arguments.
The EU whether we are in or out will affect your future, it’s important you consider the arguments.
Keep an eye on the blog and on twitter for more updates and info.
The UKYP elections are back and we have four AGGS students running for office. Elections will be held in the dining hall on Weds 16th March for all year groups to participate and choose the next Trafford MYP ( Member of Youth Parliament).
You will see the representatives in assemblies this week and during form time. If you don’t catch the video make sure you view it on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/WtUDaxkuoGw
Good luck to Hannah, Safa and Alice all members of AGGS.