Drama Exam Performances

Drama Exam Performance
Drama Exam Performance

On Monday Night and the previous Tuesday, A level and GCSE students performed their exam pieces to their friends and family.

Both evenings were followed by very successful examinations with all students achieving outstanding results.

Y12 Students at Maths Competition

Y12 Maths students attended a competition on Monday 27th March. They enjoyed the experience of working together as a team on some tricky questions. One round involved working individually on solving some specially constructed for the day Sumaze problems. These were tough!

For some easier Sumaze problems follow this link:

http://www.integralmaths.org/games/sumaze

Y7 Tenner Challenge

Young Enterprise - Tenner ChallengeThe Year 7s have been involved in the Tenner Challenge and have had 2 selling opportunities over a lunchtime selling items from cakes, keyrings, biscuits and chocolates to CD clocks!

The Tenner Challenge provides a highly interactive way for students to develop key skills including creativity, resilience, and problem solving, using real money to take calculated risks in business. Students are pledged £10 and have one month to set up a business – coming up with an idea of a product or service they can sell and gain first-hand experience of what it’s like to be an entrepreneur.

Easter Egg Competition

Y13 Egg Decorating Competition
Y13 Egg Decorating Competition

Year 13 held their annual Easter Egg decorating competition this week and the entries were extremely impressive, ranging from topical and classic, to literally ‘out of this world’!  The judges found it an extremely difficult task to pick winners as a result.  Well done to everyone who took part and specifically the winners, as follows:-

1st place – Breggxit – 13-4

2nd place – Eggcellent Easterverse – 13-5

3rd place – Egg-cellent Farm – 13-2

Spelling Bee Success

Spelling Bee Success, March 2017
Spelling Bee Success, March 2017

We were delighted to accompany three girls in year 7 to the regional final of the spelling bee competition in Manchester on Thursday 30 March. Aahi competed in Spanish, Alekhya competed in French and Parnika competed in German. All three girls did extremely well, with Parnika winning third prize for German and Alekhya winning first prize for French. We were extremely proud of them! They have now qualified to take part in the national final of the competition in June in Cambridge.

Bonne chance! Viel Glück! Buene suerte!

Cecelia Ahern Visit, 30th March 2017

Cecilia Ahern Visit, March 2017

The award winning and worldwide bestselling author Cecelia Ahern came to Altrincham Grammar School for Girls yesterday, to launch her new novel for Young Adults, Perfect.  The visit was arranged by our Librarian, Mrs Hodgson who also conducted the interview.

The novel, the sequel to the hugely popular Flawed, concludes the story of Celestine North, a 17 year old, in hiding and on the run from the Guild, a court set up to rid the world of Flaws.  Her perfect life is ruined by the Guild when she herself is found Flawed and through the process she is forced to question everything about her life and the society she lives in.

It was fascinating to hear Cecelia’s inspiration for the story and her conviction that everyone should be allowed to make mistakes so that they can learn and grow.  She said “None of us are perfect. Let us not pretend that we are, or be afraid that we’re not”.

Cecelia revealed that the secret to her success lies in the fact that she always burns a Jo Malone candle when she writes.  She keeps office hours and handwrites everything in Bic biro!  A born story teller, Cecelia’s first (unpublished) novel was written at exactly the age of her audience, 14 years old, and was called Beans on Toast and a Bottle of Beer!  She advised the pupils to find something that they really loved to do and make that their work so that, like her, they could lead a life that they loved.

The pupils themselves were delighted to be able to meet such a successful author.  “It was really inspiring” said one girl, “I can’t wait get home and start reading”.

Mosaic Enterprise Regional Finals

Mosaic Enterprise Regional Finals

Mosaic Success - TwitterOrla, Rose, Ibby and Amy (8-6) did themselves and the school proud at the Mosaic Regional Finals. They came in 2nd place with Ladybridge being announced the NW winners.

The best part of the day was that Lawrence Jones OBE and CEO of UKFast wants to work with the team to try and launch their cyber-bullying app – watch this space we may have 4 entrepreneurs in our midst!

Fundraising News

Year 7 Lepra FundraisingYear 7 pupils have raised a total of £2,275.64 for anti-leprosy charity, Lepra. Girls were asked to fundraise over a fortnight and undertook activities as varied as cake sales, sponsored silences and swim-athons.

LepraLepra have presented the year group with a commemorative plaque to be displayed in school and have thanked the girls for transforming the lives of 90 young adults in rural India.

Cecelia Ahern Visit

Cecelia Ahern, PerfectBestselling author Cecelia Ahern will be coming to school on Thursday 30th March between 2.30 and 3.30pm to talk to our students. This an amazing opportunity for our students to meet such a successful female author and hear about her writing first hand, specially because she rarely does book promotion events.

She is launching her second book for Young Adults, Perfect,  on April 4th so this visit ties in with that. Waterstones will be on hand to sell copies of her books, and she will be signing the books too.