On Friday, 27th September, the charity committee held a bake sale to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
An amazing number and array of cakes were brought in by students in a steady stream on Friday morning. Plus some of the MFL bake-off entries were also kindly donated. Mrs Clutton also donated a tray of delicious chocolate gateau slices that she had made on a course the day before.
There were 5,141 coffee beans in the jar, kindly donated by Costa coffee in Altrincham. (Mrs Benson in MFL won, as she had the closest guess at 5,212)
10-3 won the ‘guess the weight of the cake’ competition, as their guess was the most accurate.
A fabulous £502 was raised just from the cake sale and on behalf of all the students and staff we would like to thank the charity committee for organising such a successful event and also everyone who donated any tasty treat!
On behalf of the Charity Committee I am delighted to announce this term’s prize winner for the Form raising the most amount of money for The Wellspring (Stockport) as 7-1, well done. I would also like to thank everyone for all the amazing contributions and individual efforts which have resulted in a fabulous combined AGGS donation total of…
£490.91 (and there’s still time to add to that total this week for those of you who may have been distracted by trips, Interform, exams, memory loss, etc. – if you could please pay your collected pennies in to the Finance Office)
For the remainder of this term the Charity Committee has elected to support The Wellspring (Stockport) which is a non-profit organization aiming to provide food, drinks, clothing and a hot shower every day of the year for homeless and disadvantaged people plus advice on housing, debt, jobs health (with a nurse available 2 days a week and a doctor 2 days a week) and drugs and alcohol and classes in English, Maths, IT and Art. They provide advocacy on benefit and housing appeals and aim to promote health, safety and confidence building.
All Forms are invited to raise money to support this charity (with a non-uniform day prize before for the Form raising the most amount of money).
I would just like to thank all students and parents for their support for the charity events that have taken place over this past year. As a school, we have managed to raise an incredible amount of money for several charities including Mind, Age UK, Back on Track, Macmillan, Comic Relief, UNICEF and Prevent Breast Cancer.
Some events that we have organised include the first ever AGGS Static Bike Challenge, the AGGS Sportathon, Macmillan and Children in Need case sales, Red Wednesday and a Staff Car Wash.
You may like to watch a video that we have made that showcases all the fundraising events that have taken place since May 2018 so please click the link below to watch it:
We had a great turn out and were very fortunate with the weather! Well done to all the students that took part and to the year 7 form tutors Mrs Malkin and Mr Thompson! The winning student and form will be announced at the end of the week…
Due to popular demand the static bike ride will be returning on Monday, with a star lineup of teachers to be announced!
Current top teacher: Mr Carr
Current top student: Lucy P 7-6
Also in aid of Prevent Breast Cancer we have a Sportathon running next Tuesday lunch at the devisdale. People pay a pound to participate and there will be five stations which you each have a minute at to collect as many points as possible. There will be a prize for the person who has the most number of points and for the winning form.
We have been running a charity static bike ride this week in aid of Prevent Breast Cancer. People pay a pound and cycle 1km as fast as they can.
Today is the last day for this event!
The top time to beat at the moment to win the prize is Ellie H- 69 seconds We have had over 40 students and a great turn out from teachers with Dr Yong, Mrs Loxhan, Mrs Ogunmwiya, Mr Dickson (top teacher 65 seconds), Mr Walker, Mrs Turpin, Mrs Hodgson and Mrs Ryan taking part it is still open to any other teachers who want to take part.