Over the last two weeks, pupils have been celebrating the language history and culture of India. This has focussed on our KS3 pupils, with a variety of activities taking place, such as samosa making; jewellery making; sitar playing in assembly; learning new Indian languages; talks about Indian politics, Indian history and Indian religions; Indian dancing; Hinglish; playing Kabaddi and cricket. We are very grateful to departments for coordinating such interesting activities and to the pupils themselves, who have led many of them.
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
Ranvitha, Y8, was selected by The National Youth Ballet of Great Britain to join the cast in their 30th Anniversary production, Time in Motion.
Ranvitha has spent the second half of August rehearsing at the Elmhurst Ballet School in Birmingham before she performed at the Crescent Theatre, Birmingham and Sadler’s Wells in London. She had a great time working with eminent dancers and choreographers.
Time in Motion featured seven short ballets linked together, with traditional and contemporary works set to music by composers such as Saint-Saens, Delibes and Britten. The performances were said to be absolutely amazing!
See the article about Ranvitha on the Messenger:
Over the course of the summer term, year 9 students have been working on a cross-curricular dance and drama project on the issue of cyberbullying. Their task has been to devise a performance which includes both disciplines and aims to teach a year 7 audience about cyberbullying – encouraging the audience to consider the problems with misusing social media and the impact that this can have.
The pieces were then performed in front of year 7 and were a real success. Year 9 were incredibly creative in the various ways they chose to share their message on cyberbullying and students imaginatively used music, lighting costumes and props to enhance their performance. Well done year 9 and thank you for being a great audience year 7!
Grace S, Year 7, was awarded the Senior Class Prize at the Northern Heats of the ISTD Janet Cram Awards 2017 on Sunday. She competed in the Senior Section (11-15 yrs) and will travel to London for the Grand Finals on 18th June.
Last night was the annual dance production at The Garrick Theatre.
It was a spectacular success and congratulations to every girl performing. The 26 dances inspired by the letters of the alphabet looked incredible with lights, costume and the biggest smiles from the performers. For several months the girls have worked to create and rehearse many dances which looked extremely professional and were an inspiration for the audience.
I am so very proud of every performer and it is a pleasure to work with such committed, dedicated and talented girls.
AGGS Dance Production
Garrick Theatre, Altrincham
Thursday 9th February 7pm
Tickets available from reception, Adults £7, Concessions £3