Category Archives: PE

Celebrating India fortnight

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.

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

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

Champions on Ice Gala

Come and see AGGS Student Tilly performing on this Charity Gala:

Champions on Ice

Saturday 13th May
6pm – 8pm

Join us for an evening of thrill, excitement & world class winning performances; all in aid of a charity very close to our hearts – Teenage Cancer Trust

Silver Blades Ice Rink
Oakfield Road, Altrincham, WA15 8EW

Entry via a £1 donation on the night to Teenage Cancer Trust

Ski trip to Madesimo Italy, February Half Term 2017

Ski-Trip to Italy, February 2017

46 blurry eyed children and 5 staff left Manchester airport early on Sunday bound for Milan, then onto a coach up a very windy road to start a week of skiing in Madesimo. With a metre of snow having fallen just before we arrived and the sun now blazing we could not have been luckier with the weather or conditions.

The first lessons commenced; some skiing for the first time, others a little rusty since their last outing on the piste. In no time at all, all were speeding down the slopes with more confidence. By the end of the week all the students had improved and to see the beginner group getting down red runs was fantastic.

A superb trip and thanks to the students and staff alike for making it an unforgettable adventure.

Amelia’s Skating success at the Andorra International for GB

Amelia and Oliver skated brilliantly at the Andorra International for GB. They came 1st in the Free Dance and 2nd in the Pattern Dance competition giving them an overall silver place.  They also gained their personal best in overall points which will give them either 1st or 2nd ranking in GB at their level.

Well done to the both of them!

Gabriella Spratt’s Ice Skating Achievements

Gabriella Spratt Ice SkatingGabriella is involved in 2 different disciplines: Ice Dance and Synchronised Ice Skating.

In Ice Dance she has passed 9 National Level tests in the last 12 months. She has 7 medals from club competitions as a solo skater in 2015. She is a Member of the Altrincham and Widnes Ice dance team who are competing in the Northern league of the RIDL.  She has skated with two different partners at junior and senior level dances. They are currently top of the league and hope to be in the National finals in September. She was awarded the Bronze award in the Lambco national poll in December in the category of best ice dancer to watch.

Gabriella also excels as a synchronised ice skater.  She has been training with WWSSC. They have several teams in their squad, including the current GB team.

She has competed with the junior team, Destiny.  They won a silver medal in France last November at the International Masters Tournament, and also won silver at the British National Championships (January 15). She also skated with their younger team in the mixed age category and with them won a Bronze medal at the British National championships in January and a bronze medal at the Trophy DEcosse ISU International in February.

In total therefore to date she has won four medals at the British Nationals in four different categories and is a five times International medallist.

Cricket Tournament

Cricket Success June 2015Absolutely Fantastic !

Extremely well done to all the girls who were able to take part in the tournament on Sunday 28th June.

They  started well by winning the toss. Then they demonstrated good quality consistent bowling with few errors.  All of them !  Everybody got a decent bowl and showed they were worthy, with most (if not all ?) taking wickets.  Their fielding was superb.  Catches were taken when offered, and brave attempts made at some other difficult chances.  What followed was batting straight from the training ground.  Cricket Success June 2015Great running between the wickets, with some memorable drop and run combinations, batters at either end being alive to what is possible. This together with hitting the bad ball when given, and some glorious half volley drives to cover which gave some parents reason to offer positive statements of disbelief !

With a score of 110 v 103 after taking account of wickets, my reflection is that they were more consistent overall in batting and bowling.  The greater number of wickets taken was the difference …… or was it the shots for 4s and 6s…. or was it the run a ball approach…..  Who knows? They WON !

They have a medal each.  And there is a trophy which they will share around.  We await to hear whether that win gets them to the northern finals.

The girls are: Ojas, Emily, Amber, Elle, Hannah and Hollie

Ellie’s rowing success

Ellie's rowing successEllie (and her partner) won a silver medal at the National Schools Regatta over half term.

The National Schools Regatta is the biggest junior event in the UK, usually dominated by all the big boarding schools and London public schools. It is about 15 years since anyone from Ellie’s club has won a medal at the National Schools Regatta.