Mr Carr Charity Quiz tonight

The quiz is looming. Tonight 7pm.

New items have been added to the auction list (see below). Bidding is already open, get your offers in now!!!

Bring loose change for Play your cards right (50p a go), Champagne Pitch and Toss (winner is the person who gets their coin closest to the champagne – any coinage welcome on that one) and the raffle (50p a ticket or a strip for £2, numerous bottles of wine, beer, sweets, cakes and flowers available as prizes).

Looking forward to seeing you there,

Mr. Carr

Auction items confirmed:

£20 Nail voucher from a local mobile Nail technician. Highest bid so far: £12

Pamper day with Serene Skin and Beauty – chocs, prosecco, massage and luxury facial (usually  would be £120).

Two chiropractor sessions (introductory and follow up) with local chiro Carrie Phillips (usually  would be £110).

Two personal trainer sessions with Chris Bone – PT at Pure Gym Altrincham. (£40/sessions.)

Two personal trainer sessions with Rachel Gravel – PT at Pure Gym Altrincham and TBT Sale. (£40/session.)

One personal trainer session with Chris Jones – PT at Pure Gym Altrincham (also has access to own studio). (£45/session.)

(Pure Gym Altrincham have agreed to provide 1 month free membership to go alongside the PT sessions so that people who aren’t members of the gym can still bid on them.)

60 minute massage at Marix Therapy – Timperley (usually would be £60).

3 months karate lessons at Altrincham Football Club – approx. cost £100. Highest bid so far: £25

8 yoga sessions with Amanda Riley at Inhale yoga (in Hale) – (usually would be £60).

Signed Shay Given autobiography – priceless (if you’re a ROI, Manchester City, Newcastle United or Aston Villa fan?!)

Half hour foot care treatment vouchers for Instep Footcare, Altrincham (opposite the markets) (usually would be £36).

Dalwhinnie Winter’s Gold single malt Scotch whisky – retails at approx. (usually would be £40). Highest bid so far: £35

A half hour clay pigeon shooting lesson in Cloudside

Bidding will close tonight at 8pm. You can email a bid to johnscharity121212@outlook.com.

Celebrating India Fortnight 26/2- 9/3

A Celebration of India Fortnight - 16th Feb - 9th March 2018

We will be running a variety of activities during the fortnight from 26/2 until 9/3 to celebrate the languages, culture, politics and religions of India.

The activities are as following:

  • MFL- KS3- starter activity- learn a new language- to be led by pupils in each class
  • Music- Kumar sisters to play in assembly
  • Citizenship- exploration of Indian politics
  • PE- cricket on both Tuesdays.
  • Sports leaders (Year 10) to teach Kabaddi to KS3 pupils during Wednesday lunchtimes
  • Dance- Year 8 as scheme of work, taster through year group clubs to be led by older pupils.
  • RS- exploration of Indian religion
  • Science society to deliver to Year 7/8 classes- biology- vegetarian diet/ ivory trade, chemistry-   chemicals in curry, physics- light and its effect on flag colours
  • Maths- study of Indian mathematicians.
  • D&T lunchtime Samosa making session; Indian inspired jewellery
  • Art- paper cuts club to produce shadow puppets
  • English- Hinglish with KS5

’Ourtribe’ – Empowering Teenage Girls In Altrincham.

OurTribe Altrincham Next Meeting – Thursday 1st March

OurTribe is a female youth group for those aged between 14-19 years.  The group offers a friendly, informal space for girls to meet locally and regularly for fun, advice, support, inspiration, information and fashion.

OurTribe community has been set up to inspire and empower teenage girls to develop greater confidence, belief, resilience and positive self image – creating personal connection, increased happiness, improved decision making and broadening life choices.

Come down and meet local, inspirational speakers and mentors covering a range of different topics of interest and fun workshops: –

Next Event – Thursday 1st March 7.00-9.00pm

‘OTpop.com – Spring Clothes and Gifts Swap and Share!

What to do with those unwanted but good quality clothes, shoes and Xmas gifts?  Don’t throw them – bring them along to recycle, upcycle, exchange and swap at the next meeting! ‘

Plus inspirational speaker TBC

Venue – CAFÉ IN THE PARK, Stamford Park Altrincham, access via Counselling and Family Centre, 40 Mayors Road, WA15 9RW.

Connect with us:

https://www.facebook.com/OurTribe

https://twitter.com/ourTribealt

www.instagram.com/ourtribe100/

French Trip return

We arrived back late yesterday from the trip to Normandy. As always, the students were a credit to the school, and it was a great pleasure to be with them – their enthusiasm (even in some pretty awful weather) was wonderful to see, and their eagerness to speak French was most encouraging. We went on some very interesting visits and everyone threw themselves into activities at the chateau ranging from bread-making to circus skills and a treasure hunt.

Mrs. Crowson

French Trip, February Half Term

40 excited students were off to France early this morning to stay at Chateau de la Baudonniere. While they are there, they will take part in a variety of activities at the Chateau itself and go on visits to the local market, the world-famous Mont St Michel, the equally famous Bayeux Tapestry and the World War 2 Normandy landing beaches. They will be using and improving their French while they are away -we expect it to be chilly, but we are all really looking forward to our visit to la belle France!

 

Mrs. Crowson

“Biology A Level Science Live” – inspiring the next generation to look after our world

Professor Steve JonesOn Thursday 1st February 23 of our year 12 students spent the day at Whitworth Hall listening to talks from some of the UK’s top scientists. Speakers such as Professor Robert Winston and Steve Jones led us though some fascinating topics, from the science of laughter and why we laugh, to the problems we do and will face due antibiotic resistance, trying to fathom huge numbers in relation to the different species on our planet and the ethics and issues surrounding cutting edge technologies.

Here are some thoughts from some of our students who went:

All the lectures were awesome and showed us how biology can be used in research…. They also motivated me to read more into biology, further from what we are taught in the curriculum.” (Urwaa K)

I really enjoyed the biology live and found many of the lectures fascinating. I particularly liked the science of laughter as it was very interesting considering a normal everyday action yet there’s so much more to it that you never think about. I was also surprised at how many species there are and how few we focus on. The lecture about microbes was also interesting, as it is such an important topic that can impact the future, yet there is not that much work being done on it.” (Abigail H)

Each lecture was highly interesting. I particularly enjoyed the lecture about the vast diversity and distribution of species on Earth. The lecture on the science of laughter was very informative and it made me more aware of how human behaviour can be studied in biology.” (Iman G)

Spelling Bee Success

Spelling Bee Winners 2018

Congratulations to the 12 pupils in Year 7 who competed to such a high standard on Wednesday 7th February. It was very close, but the three winners are Jessica in 7-2 for Spanish and Roxy and Nirja, both in 7-3, for French. They have now qualified to take part in the regional final on 26 April.

¡felicidades!
félicitations!

Augsburg Exchange

Augsburg Exchange 2018

We arrived back safely last night at midnight from the Augsburg exchange. Students stayed with host families and took part in 4 days’ work experience in a variety of placements, including schools, a fair trade shop, the tourist information office, a lawyer and an architect. They really enjoyed experiencing German culture at first hand and benefited hugely from the opportunity to practise their German, both in the workplace and with their partners.

Mr Carr’s Charity Challenges – the end of January and the start of the next challenge!!

R.E.D. January is over, with Mr Carr running a total distance of 103 miles. As revealed in the previous newsletter, February will see Mr Carr host a charity quiz here at AGGS on Friday 23rd at 6pm. The cost is £12 per team with each team having a maximum of 8 members. It’s an adult only event so leave the kids at home and come along for the fun. Bring your own refreshments and some spare money to get involved in the “between round” activities.

EXTRA, EXTRA!

As an added challenge Mr Carr will be doing some swimming over the next 6 months. Back in 2014 he swam the equivalent of the channel at its narrowest point – 21 miles – in the pool. This time he is aiming to swim the equivalent of its widest point – 150 miles – over 6 months in the pool and outdoors.

Please donate at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JohnCarr121212.

More info on Mr Carr’s blog at johnscharity121212.wordpress.com.

Contact Mr Carr on his charity email for details relating to any of his events, or if you can offer raffle/auction prizes for the quiz, at johnscharity121212@outlook.com.

Thank you!