On Monday 17 July, all year 8 students took part in the annual MFL Eurovision competition. This involves learning a song in French, German and Spanish and performing it from memory. The standard of the competition was very high, with wonderful costumes, great singing and some very impressive choreography. The acts were interspersed by some performances from our year 10 language leaders and our year 12 language students. 8-2, representing Spain, were crowned winners for their performance of Alvaros Soler’s El Mismo Sol. Congratulations to all our participants! ¡Felicidades! Gut gemacht! Félicitations!
We are delighted to announce that Sophie H and Trisha S won the KS4 category of the Mother Tongue Other Tongue competition at a National Celebration of the MFL poetry event at MMU.
Trisha and Sophie have been invited to read out French poems which they wrote and entered for the competition at MMU. We were only allowed to enter four poems, so to have two being read out and winning awards is a great achievement. The students wrote their poems unaided.
They were interviewed by That’s Manchester TV, and were very impressive by the natural way they talked to the interviewer. As is to be expected, Sophie and Trisha were a credit to the school in their behaviour and in what they said to people during the proceedings.
See below the interview on That’s Manchester TV news (There is a bit about book benches first – the poetry starts at about 1 min 5 sec):
On Thursday 6th July we welcomed 180 eager Year 6 pupils from more than 40 primary schools to our Induction Day. These girls will be our new Year 7 year group from September. The day started in the Main Hall with assembly and an introduction to many of the members of staff at school.
During the day pupils had the opportunity to meet their form tutors, get to know each other better and to sample a range of lessons. They even had the opportunity to navigate around the school site with plenty of them getting lost along the way!
The girls enjoyed themselves and their minds were hopefully put at ease by the experience. Year 7 senior tutor, Mr Lovelady, said “It was wonderful to see so many happy faces. We are all looking forward to welcoming the girls in September and know that they are going to work well together as a year group”.
Bestselling 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.
7th and 8th December 2016
7.15pm, Main Hall
Tickets £6 Adults / £3 Children & Concessions
Come along and visit the AGGS Christmas Enterprise markets run by Y7, Y8 and Y9
lunchtime in the hall for the next
28 Nov, 5 Dec & 12 Dec
Buy your Xmas gifts and sample some of the Xmas goodies on sale!
Trafford Youth Trust, a new organisation to help young people reach their full potential and funded by partners including Trafford Council, are pleased to bring a FREE winter event to young people 11-18 in Trafford
Our Annual GCSE Presentation Evening took place on Thursday 22nd September 2016, at the Forum Centre, Wythenshawe.
The evening included music recitals, drama performance by Year 12 and 13 students.
The guest speaker for this year was a former AGGS student, Jane Scrivner, who founded a complementary therapy business and has also established her own multi-award winning brands of skincare products, as well as publishing a number of books. Jane’s speech was inspirational and motivating, and shed light to a career path of a self-employed woman.
The evening continued with a speech by Principal Stephanie Gill, and certificates were given to all former Year 11 students.
This event is a special evening celebrating the outstanding achievements of our students. 100% of students gained at least 5 subjects at A*-C, including English and Mathematics. A superb 96% of examinations taken were graded from A*-B, 80% were graded A*-A and an impressive 43% were graded A*.
Well done to all involved.
This year marks 400 years since the death of one of the greatest authors of all time, William Shakespeare.
To celebrate, staff and students of AGGS took part in a range of activities to celebrate the Bard’s life and work. From considering the rights and roles of Jacobean women in citizenship, quizzes in maths, where students debated whether the answer to the algebraic question was ‘2b or not 2b’, to translating titles in MfL, students considered Shakespeare’s lasting impact across the whole of the curriculum.
The week culminated with staff dressing up as some Shakespeare’s greatest known characters. The best dressed award almost certainly resulted in a tie between Mrs Crowson’s Cleopatra or Mr Harrison’s Bottom!
Thanks to all who took part in the fun and festivities!