Black History Month

To celebrate Black History Month this week’s news link looks back at the life of Rosa Parks with some reflections from Barack Obama.

School Council Elections Weds 14th Oct

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Speeches have been made and ballot papers are being created.. It’s that time of year again… School Council elections will take place this week in the dining hall on Weds. Girls will use local authority ballot boxes to make their choices, choosing one candidate to mark on their ballot paper. The two candidates with the most votes will win.

The time slots for voting are:

yr 7: 8.35-8.45

yr8: 8.45-8.50

yr9: 8.50-8.55

yr10: 8.55-9.00am

Year 11 will vote in their form rooms due to assembly. Results will be announced in school on Thursday. Good luck to all candidates.

The importance of educating girls

It’s a fact that education betters the life choices and helps all people to live a safe life. The education of women is high on the global political agenda. See the following article for reflections on why girls education is so important as prominent women met to raise this important issue.

The importance of educating girls

The new Politics Society

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Are you interested in learning more about politics? Do you want to know how you can make a difference? 

If so, Politics Society is for you!

Politics society will be held on Friday Lunch times (12:45-1:15) in Room 13 – Either bring your lunch or see Mrs Bowyer for a lunch pass.

Here are some of the fab events that will be taking place at Politics society over the next few weeks.

Friday 9th October – Introduction to Politics with games and food.

Friday 16th October – All about political parties (Speaker – Ex-Green Party member).

Friday 6th November – Leader of the council, Sean Anstee (Speaker).

Friday 13th November – A chance to be involved with the Youth Parliament Live debate in the House of Commons.

Friday 20th November – Learn about how to get involved and have your say.

Friday 27th November – Opportunity for members to attend a one day conference run by Trafford Youth Cabinet.

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What have you been up to? – politics peer teaching

Girls in year 9 have been helping year 8 pupils learn more about Politics. Here at AGGS we have a spiral curriculum whereby students build on their learning every year and we especially do this with politics. Political education and engagement is important here at AGGS.

To help year 8s get their heads around all the political figures and processes year 9 created games to showcase what they had learnt about politics and help the year 8 pupils learn themselves.

Here are just some of the creative and fantastic games that were made:

Political Monopoly

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Political Uno: games 4

A whole set of cards using current political figures to play snap with. games 5

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