Category Archives: Extra Curricular

MFL Poetry Success

Trisha and Sophie - MFL Poetry competition Winners
Trisha and Sophie – MFL Poetry competition Winners

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):

STEM Club’s 10 Beautiful Chicks

STEM Club Chicks
STEM Club ChicksSTEM club have worked long and hard to raise money to hatch some eggs in school. Ten eggs arrived on Monday along with an incubator, a brooder and all the food and bedding required. Our first hatch was on Tuesday and the last on Thursday. For the first time ever we have had 100% success rate and now have 10 beautiful chicks; 2 boys and 8 girls. Some students have even been lucky enough to witness a hatching. We are investigating at what age they lose their egg tooth and what age they start getting feathers. We are also weighing them daily to see if the boys and girls grow at different rates. The chicks will stay with us for another week before returning to live on a free-range farm. Earlier in the year we ran a competition to name the chicks and the lucky winners will be announced next week.
STEM Club Chicks

 

 

 

 

STEM Club Success

STEM-club - chocolate making projectSTEM-clubs

We have come as ‘Highly Commended’ in a STEM club competition for the activity we were running in the lead up to National STEM Clubs Week. Despite the large numbers of high quality submissions the judges were most impressed with our entry, and we are to receive a certificate acknowledging our achievement.

See below the entry from our STEM club for the STEM club week competition:

STEM-club_chocolate-making-project-2Chocolate-making Project

Initially, the students designed their moulds on computers using a CAD program. Their designs were then laser-cut in two layers which students sanded down and then built up into a former. The following week students created their moulds using the vacuum-former and then melted and poured their chocolate.

Well done to the girls and staff who helped.

Japanese Peace Garden

Japanese Peace GardenThe Japanese Peace Garden was opened on Wednesday 15 July at Altrincham Girls Grammar. As part of Japanese Week, the girls did lessons throughout the school based on Japanese themed tasks.

Japanese Peace GardenThe Japanese Club decided to make a Japanese Peace Garden, where girls could have Japanese lessons and have a quiet place to reflect.

The designs for the garden were drawn up in Ms. Horan’s year 7 Maths classes, the origami birds were created by Ms. Cole’s year 7 form. The lovely red bridge was designed and built by Mrs. Lovelady.. The planting and final design of the garden was done by the Japanese Club girls, with help from Mrs. Iveson (Japanese Teacher) and Mrs. Mustapha, and Mr. Gane (caretaker).

Japanese-Peace-Garden-2Additional Japanese activities and displays could be seen throughout the school, including mobiles with Japanese numbers, art designs using Japanese Textiles, and Japanese Carp banners.

We even got the community involved with donations of rocks, plants, and gravel. It was a wonderful way to create a new garden with all the girls playing a part in the designing, planning and making of their special garden.