AGGS Charity Day 2017

Charity day 2017- Talent show
Charity day 2017- Talent show

Today, AGGS was hosting another brilliant charity day, which included the Year 13s pantomime, the talent show and stalls in the dinning room. The day went extremely well, atmosphere was great, and we are proud to announce the winners on this years’ talent shows:

Act 1-
1st – Y7 Bollywood dancers
2nd – Y8 singer – Manhoor

Act 2
1st – Y11 singer – Anisa
2nd – Y11 rapper – Jenny

Well done for all who have took part in performing and organising! Have a great Christmas break!

Talent show:

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Year 13 Pantomime:

AGGS Christmas Lunch

Christmas Lunch

On Wednesday 20th December students and staff enjoyed their Christmas lunch. There was a lovely festive atmosphere in the dining hall with Christmas music, crackers and party hats. Many thanks to the catering team, the midday assistants for ensuring it was such an enjoyable lunchtime for everyone.

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Reverse Advent Challenge Collection

Thank you to everybody who donated to the ‘Reverse Advent Challenge’ – we were able to send a number of boxes to the Food Bank in Timperley. A special thanks goes to 7.2 and 7.5 who were especially generous and really got on board with the challenge!

Christmas Enterprise Markets

AGGS Christmas Markets, December 2017

The Y7, Y8 and Y9 Christmas Enterprise markets were as successful and as busy as ever this year. We had a variety of creative stalls selling; mobile phone cases, mini knitted hats, pot-pourri and homemade Christmas candles and gifts as well as nicely gift wrapped biscuits and sweets. Congratulations to all the students who took part, you all worked very hard to produce some amazing, original and good quality products. The winner for the best group and displaying the most entrepreneurial skills will be announced after Christmas.

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Enterprise Competition Success

Together Enterprise Competition - Y12 winners

ASPIREWe are delighted to announce that two of our Year 12 students have been successful in an Enterprise Competition which has gained them each an individual prize of an iPad as well as a cheque for £2,500 for the school.

Zara A and  Shufei C were the winning team members in the Together Enterprise Challenge which was open to students aged 15-18 from schools across the North West.

They had to prepare a Business Plan to win the backing of the judges who were the CEO and three senior directors of Together Financial Services in Cheadle.

The challenge was to create a business which utilised the facilities of a large country house in Cheshire, which had fallen into disrepair, using the financial loans provided by Together. Zara and Shufei came up with the idea of a Social Enterprise leisure centre specifically targeting people with mental health issues who wanted fun and exercise in a caring environment.

AGGS team on the Together competitionThe competition was launched in September by the Enterprise Department of Mrs Gillibrand and Mrs Gerrard and since then the students have been working on their plan alongside the four other teams from our school who entered the competition.

Three teams completed the challenge and made their pitches in late November and the two successful teams were selected to go through to the finals by a panel which included Mrs Gillibrand, Mrs Gerrard and Mr Murray.

At the finals on Monday 4th December our other team of Kayleigh C, Hira K and Martha W gave a wonderful presentation on their Escape Room idea and were highly commended for their originality by the judges.

In choosing their winning team the judges were highly impressed with not only the extremely passionate and professional quality of Zara and Shufei’s presentation but also by the extensive research which went into their business plan.

Both students who joined AGGS sixth form from other schools were delighted with their success and have received a massive boost to their confidence.…as well as their Apple collections.

Arabian Nights – Drama Production

This week, the school production of Arabian Nights took place. On Tuesday afternoon, 62 students from Stanley Grove Primary in Manchester and Marton Primary Academy in Blackpool came to watch the performance from our Year 11 – 13 students. They were an amazing audience throughout and from their reviews at the end, all really enjoyed themselves! On Tuesday and Wednesday evening, more performances took place and the cast were fantastic, excelling themselves with their comedic and physical theatre skills.

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