Unity

Definition:

Embracing of a diverse community.

Expectations:

Students should be respectful towards all members of the school community



Battlefields Trip 2018

During Feb half term, the History department took a group of Year 9 students on the Battlefields trip (which has its own blog for more details/photos- http://wp.aggs.trafford.sch.uk/blog/category/history-battlefields-trip/). We visited and saw many sites linked with the war, such as; Lijssenthoek Military cemetery,  ‘In Flanders Fields’ exhibition, Vimy Ridge, Thiepval Memorial, Sanctuary Wood (Hill 62 Museum), and the Memorial Museum … Continue reading Battlefields Trip 2018

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Chester Cathedral Holocaust workshop

Around 30 students from year 10 visited Chester Cathedral in January to attend various workshops relating to the Holocaust. These workshops consisted of various different ways of remembering and exploring the Holocaust, including activities such as survivor talks, creative art pieces and poetry. The students found the day to be highly engaging and thought provoking.

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Lessons from Auschwitz

In November, two of our sixth form students took part in a Lessons from Auschwitz project run by the Holocaust Educational Trust. The students took part in a series of preparation seminars before undertaking the visit to Poland, including talks from Holocaust survivors, workshops on Prewar-Jewish life and discussion on why it is important to … Continue reading Lessons from Auschwitz

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Thought for the Week

‘In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.‘ (Maya Angelou)

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India Fortnight: The Highlights

A summary of the second week: During  lunchtime on Wednesday, Year 7s learnt how to make Indian inspired jewellery. Indian jewellery is bright, colourful and intricate and Year 7s replicated the beautiful designs excellently! Here are the pictures featuring Riya: Last week, 7-5 learnt Malayalam in their Spanish lesson and how to write their names … Continue reading India Fortnight: The Highlights

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Thought for the Week

‘He who experiences the unity of life, sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye.‘ (Buddha)

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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; … Continue reading Celebrating India fortnight

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Thought for the Week

‘You can’t have unity without diversity.‘ (Richard Twiss)

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India Fortnight So Far…

The first week showcasing the Indian culture within school has been full of spectacular activities! Unfortunately, the Devisdale was covered with snow and cricket and Kabbadi couldn’t go ahead but here are some of the highlights from the other events! The Kumar sisters performed in assemblies from Monday to Friday, blowing us away with their … Continue reading India Fortnight So Far…

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Thought for the Week

‘Unity has never meant uniformity.‘ (Martin Luther King Jr.)

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