What’s been going on in Citizenship?

The last week has seen some exciting things happening for the Citizenship department.

Weds 4th Nov – Malala Film Screening

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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.

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Thurs 4th Nov 

High Sherriff Visit


Jade Radcliffe & Olivia Nono were congratulated today for the money they raised for the Human Trafficking prevention charity, SAFE. The money was raised by ticket sales from the 2015 Year 11 prom and the prom committee chose to give this money to SAFE. The girls were met and congratulated by Great Manchester’s High Sheriff, Sharman Birtles. Jade and staff at AGGS have been involved with SAFE since the 2013 Year 9 Youth & Philanthropy Initiative project and have worked tirelessly to help create an Education pack which is now being piloted across the North West, to help protect vulnerable young people from trafficking. We have had the pleasure of presenting to the UN Women and look forward to further fundraising and collaborative work with the charity in the future. A huge well done to the girls for their incredible support of this very worthwhile cause.  Ms Gill Principle of AGGS said, “I was very proud today to hear how instrumental our staff and students have been in the last few years in reshaping SAFE’s work in tackling this important issue. I would like to thank the High Sheriff, Sharman Birtles and John CEO of SAFE, for taking the time to come to school to congratulate Jade, Olivia and Mrs Bowyer for all they have done. We really appreciated it.”

School Council training

Tuesday morning the new school council reps participated in some training. This was a great opportunity for the school council groups to get together, develop some team building skills and find out how they work together as a group.

Each year group had to build a spaghetti tower using just marshmallows and spaghetti, this tower had to elevate and hold a small stress ball.


After this each group had some time on their year group focus to help improve the school and make it an even better place to learn in. These focuses serve to start the girls off and then ideas from them and their peers will be actioned as the school year progresses.


The year group starter focuses for this year are:

Yr 7: Yr 7 Pupil feedback questionnaire.

Yr 8: Fundraising idea – school council doesn’t have a budget to any ideas we have have to be fundraised for too. With some money in the pot this will be a great help to get things off the ground.

Yr 9: revamp the homework diary competition.

Yr 10: Make the Code of Conduct pupil friendly & manage the SC twitter feed.

Yr 11: Manage the pupil voice page & decide on merit trips.

All school council meetings start back after half term. See the school council page on this site for details.

China’s state visit

As the UK prepares for a Chinese state visit read about some of the issues important to the Prince William, which he wishes to raise with China’s president.

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School Council results are in…

First some pics from the vote…

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Results are in, the new School Council Reps for 2015-2016 are:

Year 7:

7-1: Libby Collins & Rania Nadeem

7-2: Kitty Diffley & Michelle Rana

7-3: Annabelle & Sarah

7-4: Ramina Radmard & Lavanya Rajendran

7-5: Lois Haworth & Sophie Evans

7-6: Malakia & Rose

7-7: Mila Rontree & Ellie Tongue


Year 8:

8-1: Shreya Doddi & Hafsah Kashif

8-2: Aaditi Agrawal & Amber Thoms

8-3: Millie & Aisha

8-4: Ahona Banerjee & Raavi Sharma

8-5: Cara Firzgerald & Hermoine Aspinall

8-6: Emma & Catherine

8-7: Lucy Bishop & Hrisha Vaiwala


Year 9:

9-1: Zona Ismail & Sanjhana Sivakumar

9-2: Liv Harris & Phoebe Sullivan Jones

9-3: Oliva Nyunt & Maddie Harris

9-4: Holly Morris & Annie Hayton

9-5: Charlotte Wykes & Aisling Reid

9-6: Marnie England & Lucy Cotterrel

9-7: Areeba Gul & Charlotte Bale


Year 10:

10-1: Zahra Khan & Lucy Leaver

10-2: Amy Bass & Alice Gamble

10-3: Christiane Mcguire & Fiona Sawyer

10-4: Alizah Hamid & Emily Robinson

10-5: Maddie Langford & Charlie Barrowcliffe

10-6: Sowmya & Dania


Year 11

11-1: Erin Pollard & Alycia Anwar

11-2: Imogen Wolstencroft & Florence Hobbs

11-3: Celine Barclay & Katie Helsby

11-4: Ruth O’Hare & Genieve Isherwood

11-5: Daria Radmard & Lea Levi

11-6: Lybah Haider & Beth Armitage

Important notices for School Council reps:

School Council Rep training is on Tues 20th Oct for year 7 -11 council reps in the Hall period 1 & 2. Please arrive after registration at 9.05am.

Meetings will start AFTER HALF TERM – Starting the week beginning Monday 2nd Nov in the glass box in the Library during form time. You do not need to register with your form tutor, I will register you.

Mondays: Year 7 & Year 8

Tuesdays: Year 9

Weds: Exec ( reps tbc)

Thursday: Year 11

Friday: Year 10

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