Sometimes members of the government vote against their party, members of the Conservative party who are against BREXIT are threatening to vote against a key government BREXIT vote today. There are members of other parties who support the rebellion, find out more here.
Last week the Year 10 GCSE Citizenship group took part in an exciting new project with the Politics Project called Digital Surgeries. The group have worked through a series of lessons to find out more about the role of decision makers with the goal of speaking to them via Skype and putting their questions and ideas to these decision makers. This is a key part of involving young people in the process of politics and making their voices heard as active citizens.
Year 10 spoke to MEP Julie Ward. This was a fantastic opportunity to ask questions about Brexit and the future of the UK outside of Europe. The students also explored women’s rights and the rights of other citizens and how young people can get involved in politics.
This was a unique way for our students to share their views and opinions with a decision maker. Thank you to the Politics project for this fantastic opportunity. The Politics Society will be speaking to Beth Knowles on Friday exploring her role as Andy Burham’s Assistant and leading his Manchester Homelessness project. All students are welcome to join us.
Considering a career in the army? Here the BBC explores why the army needs more women.
Find out more about the current crisis in Zimbabwe here.
Rm 13 has been decorated for Parliament week, this week from 13th-17th. Come along to our Politics society stall in the hall at lunch on Friday to find out more about the main political parties and grill our politics society members.
Bring a question and find out more. For more details see Miss Mitchell in Rm 13 🙂
Explore the claims of the super rich protecting their money in off shore accounts here.
There has been lots of news coverage about the topic of Sexual Harassment recently. It’s important that people understand the different terms and phrases used. This really helpful article from The Day might help clear things up.
If you are worried about anything you read or think this has happened to you make sure you speak to a trusted adult either at school or at home. We are here to help.
Disrespect nobody is a great site full of useful information.
Last weekend, Mr Humphreys took to AGGS delegations to the Model United Nations Cheadle Hulme conference (MUNCH). We were representing Palestine and Turkey in different committees, after researching their stand-points of a variety of issues. The opening ceremony
Despite the early start on Saturday, we headed to our committees raring to go. I was in Health and ice breakers over, we launched into lively debate. Many of us gave policy statements, outlining our country’s view and my resolution got chosen for debate and eventually was passed, completely making my day. In many of our committees, international tensions rose so high that delegates were evicted and, in mine, made to sit under a desk at the back! Some of our AGGS delegates received joke awards including Tara getting “best couple” with Israel, Sanah and Rosie winning Best dressed and myself “sassiest” and “most likely to be a dictator”! The day ended with the release of an international crisis, involving the spreading of a lethal pesticide.
On the Sunday morning we debated clauses attempting to resolve different aspects of the crisis, then joined in general assembly. Although there was not much time, quite a few of us spoke. Following the news that China was to blame for not intervening, Safa and I argued that it should be replaced by Palestine and made an observer state! When it came to the closing ceremony, as a school we claimed lots of awards:
Safa A- Commended delegate
Mariam J- Commended Delegate
Isabella I- Commended delegate
Sanah K- Commended delegate
Tara F- Highly Commended delegate
Me- Best Young Delegate
Overall, it was an amazing weekend- we’ve all made new friends, learnt new skills and had lots of fun- A big thank you to Mr Humphreys for being our advisor, without him we couldn’t have gone!
Written by Hania S
Today is World Mental Health Day, sometimes all we have to do is ask someone how they are. Life is full of so many challenges and sometimes things get a little too much, the stress and pressures of so many things can mean that we feel out of kilter, separate from the world around us. That’s OK, we have to remember that others might be going through things we have no idea about, and with that in mind it’s important not to make assumptions or judgements about others, instead let’s just as three very simple words… “How are you?”
Then it’s about listening, not trying to give advice or put our two piece in, it’s about listening and letting that person talk. So today of all day’s please ask, how are you and really listen to the answer, it could make more of an impact that you can every imagine.
Find out the latest updates on the London tube bombings here.