How you make others feel about themselves, says a lot about you.
‘A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.‘
‘We are formed and moulded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act.‘
Let’s introduce ourselves for all the new staff and students…
Welcome to the Anti-Bullying Blog run by the Anti-Bullying Ambassador Team here at AGGS.
The team currently consists of Year 10s and two Year 13s and we organise events at school and aim to make the school environment friendly and safe by tackling bullying. Soon, we will be starting Anti-Bullying Drop-In Sessions for all years. Our main goal this year is to create a scheme in school where students can feel comfortable discussing issues with the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors; don’t worry, we don’t bite!
Every year, we celebrate Anti-Bullying Week (12th-16th November) and the theme this year has been released. The theme is ‘Choose Respect’.
“Following a consultation with over 800 children, teachers and members of the Anti-Bullying Alliance, it emerged that a top priority was showing that bullying is a behaviour choice, and that children and young people can set a positive example by opting to respect each other at school, in their homes and communities, and online.”- Anti-Bullying Alliance
During this week, we hope students understand the definition of respect and bullying and to always consider other people’s feelings. Remember, before you speak, is it true, kind, helpful or necessary?
We hope you look forward to what the team are organising for Anti-Bullying Week 2018!
And remember, if you need someone to talk to you or seek advice from, look out for our Diana Award badges and don’t be afraid to come up to us.
‘Real living is living for others.‘
Now that summer is over, it is time to get back into the rhythm of things here at school. Here are some top tips to help make this year your best!
There are so many clubs and activities this year for you to join. There is the annual dance show, this year’s theme is ‘Lights, Camera, Action’; a production of ‘The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe’; the AGGS music festival, and so many more. So, be sure to get involved with these events at school!
Make new friends
We know it may sound a bit old, but making new friends is a great way of meeting more people with the same interests as you. Whether this be at clubs or in lessons, it’s great to make some new friends for the year ahead.
Be proactive with revision
Revision. The word we dread but starting your revision earlier can be really beneficial. Even something as simple as taking extra notes can really boost your performance in exams.
We hope these tips are useful and to new staff and students, welcome to AGGS!
Written by Erin & Lakshayaa, Year 8
‘ …There is power in self-sacrifice.‘
‘Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.’
Exciting news and a huge congratulations to Parnika, Parissa, Evie, Sophia and Yvonne for winning the competition. They could not decide on one winner so awarded all of them with prizes and their work will feature across both the children’s and adolescent menus. They also have the other hospitals within the Spire group interested in using their designs too so a huge well done to these students.
On Monday we visited the hospital and took part in taste testing the current menu and offering feedback and critique about what could possibly be developed or changed in any way.
They were also given their prizes and the school were given £100 worth of book vouchers. We cant wait to see the actual menus once they have been developed for printing by the designers. Watch this space for those…
Again, well done to all our well deserved winners who were brilliant on Monday, making the school and the Art department very proud.
Here are the winning entries and a few photos from the day….
The Year 11 textiles students have been going global with their community spirit, with their support for the Dress a Girl Around the World project. Their garment construction skills were tested in the production of the dresses and their skills extended with the addition of Rouleau loops and patch pockets.
The project was started with the aim of providing a dress for every girl around the world who, for whatever reason, is living in abject poverty. Since 2006, the project has delivered over 1 million dresses to 81 countries.
Many thanks to Mr Hunt from Ivyleague (UK) Ltd, for donating the fabric for both the Year 8 and the Year 11 projects.