Last week GCSE Citizenship students took part in a Digital Surgery with Andy Burnham. Students were able to question him about his target to end rough sleeping by 2020. They explored the topics of sustainability and how to make Manchester more environmentally friendly. Our students joined force with students from across Manchester to explore issues that affect young people. This was a fantastic opportunity to have a conversation with a high profile politician. Andy explored his journey into politics and gave our students exciting ways to get involved in politics.
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It’s been a busy couple of weeks here at the AGGS Citizenship department. Here’s a quick round up of what has been going on…
Yr 9 Money Charity Talk
Last week year 9 enjoyed Philippa from the Money Charity sharing about the importance of good money management. Pupils learnt about Tax thresholds and where our taxes go to as well as household budgets and needs and luxuries. Thank you to Philippa and the Money Charity for seven fab workshops.
Politics Careers Speakers
The last week year 12 have enjoyed careers fortnight. To help engage students in careers in politics we organised x2 sets of speakers to come in.
We had Sean Anstey, the Conservative leader of Trafford Council speaking at the Politics society and Tom Ross and Jane Braugh, both Labour councillors, speaking to students the following week. It was great to see students engaged in local issues and debating things that matter to them.
Thank you to our speakers for coming in.
ESU Talking Day
Last Wednesday saw a number of students from year 11, 12 & 13 engage in the English Speaking Union Talking Day. This event was hosted here at AGGS where we welcomed members of the Humanist Society, Three Faiths Forum, Girl Guides and AGGS students to debate: Should Parliament be more diverse?
This was a preparation event for the ESU House of Lords debate on this subject. Alice Bruce has been selected to speak at the event formally with other opportunities for all girls to engage in the debate on 4th Dec in the House of Lords. We are very excited to be part of this event.
Thank you to the ESU for organising.