Written by Eva G, Year 10
On Friday 13th December, AGGS hosted their very own Pointless Quiz. The event had been kindly organised by the IT Technicians and took place to raise money for the library. Mr Adshead was also the compere. The quiz’s contestants were:
- Mr Lovelady and Mr Murray,
- Mr Carr and Mrs Hulme;
- Mr Starnes, and Mr Gough,
- Dr Roberts and Mrs Russell.
The game consisted of six rounds, each with a different category (the aim of the game being that each team had to try and guess the least common answer). After a brief introduction from each teacher, the game began.
Round 1 – Words without vowels (Mr Lovelady + Mr Murray were eliminated)
Round 2 – Geography/flags (Mr Starnes + Mr Gough out)
Round 3 – Theme tunes
Round 4 – Breed of dogs
Round 5 – Fruit in foreign languages (Mr Carr + Mrs Hulme came second place)
Last round – 50 most followed twitter accounts
Dr Roberts and Mrs Russell won a glass plate, engraved with the AGGS Pointless Quiz logo. The quiz managed to raise over £160 for the library. It was a wonderful event, and a great start to the festive season.
Christmas came early to AGGS this week with a festive visit from the best-selling author Matt Haig. Matt is the author of several novels for adults and children, and his new book, Father Christmas and Me, is the third title in his bestselling Christmas series, following A Boy Called Christmas and The Girl Who Saved Christmas (Canongate).
200 pupils and staff from the 3 BFET primary schools, Stanley Grove Primary Academy, Rushbrook Primary Academy, Marton Primary Academy and a local school, Bowdon Preparatory School, beat the weather and traffic to meet the author and hear all about his new book. Matt entertained everyone with tales of Father Christmas, Mother Christmas, their adopted human daughter Amelia and cat, Captain Soot. Elfhelm, where they all live, is a magical place, where the houses are made of gingerbread and the local currency is chocolate gold coins.
The spirit of Christmas soon filled the Hall as pupils took to the stage, changed into elf outfits, told Christmas jokes and lead a Christmas sing-song. Father Christmas’s Barometer of Hope (a key device in the story) soon zoomed to its maximum reading – So. Much. Hope. Nothing is Impossible. Magic is Real. Christmas Will Happen!
It was a delight to welcome so many inquisitive and enthusiastic primary school pupils into our school.
Thanks to Waterstones Deansgate Manchester for the opportunity.