COVID Bake-Off

Tuesday 20th October saw the PE, Dance and Drama departments’ COVID Bake-off. It was agreed that the quality of the baking across the PE/Dance and Drama department is outstanding!

See their creations below:

Y7 Hockey Success

We have also had another successful hockey weekend. The U12A team traveled to Lytham for a fun filled day of hockey at the Jean Torrance tournament. They Played fantastic and came out as over all winner of the Plate competition. One very proud PE teacher.

 

Scouts Shooting Competition Success

Aimee (10.3), Kitty and Elizabeth (Year 11) took part in the Scout’s Greater Manchester West County shooting competition which took place at the Altrincham Shooting range over the weekend 10-12 January. There was individual age group medals and team medals.

In the individual under 18’s:
Aimee got the bronze medal (3rd out of 32 competitors) with a score of 237
Elizabeth came 7th with score 208
Kitty came 8th with score 204.

Kitty also took part in the senior team event and her unit Snowdon Explorers were the winners.

Ms. Dignan is qualified for the Sprint Distance Triathlon World Championships

We are very excited about our PE teacher, Ms. Dignan, who is qualified for the Sprint Distance Triathlon World Championships, taking place in Canada on August 2020.

Ms. Dignan is a member of Rochdale Triathlon Club since summer of 2018. She have always been a keen runner and swimmer and represented her university in Cross Country and Swimming and always was passionate about running and sport in general. Therefore, triathlon seemed like the perfect fit : why only chose one sport, when you can have 3? She just had to learn how to handle the quick and technical transitions and how to be confident on the bike, being strong enough to hold her own in a race..

Congratulations to Ms. Dignan on this great achievement, we wish her all the best on the competition

Y10 & 11 Netball squads are Trafford School Champions

We are delighted to announce some fantastic news. Both our year 10 and year 11 squads have retained their titles of Trafford School champions. The year 10 final came down to a sudden death shot which Lucy Buckley executed with ease!

I would also like to say a huge thank you to Miss McQuillan who has been amazing! She has been supporting our netball at lunch times, after school throughout the week and on Saturdays. The PE staff and the students really appreciate all her help and hard work! What a superstar!!!

South African Experience

What a fantastic afternoon of sport we have had with our hockey and netball teams. Pearls High School in South Africa are currently touring the UK and our students have had the privilege of playing against them.

Our students were bowled over by their outstanding abilities and professionalism…some of their students even brought resistance bands and weights to warm up with.

The matches were a fantastic display of skill and resilience in what we consider quite “hot” conditions, and one of the hockey squads managed to come away with a win.

They even treated us to a song.

This was a fantastic experience for everyone involved and something they will definitely remember.

Pearls High School in South Africa visiting AGGS from aggschool on Vimeo.