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

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.

Olivia’s Rowing Success

Olivia S from Y11 had competed in the Junior National Rowing competition in Nottingham last Friday. She raced as part of a coxed quad in the women’s junior aged 15 category, in which they won a bronze medal, just behind Henley and beating Marlow. It was a photo finish as they were in 5th position with 250 metres to the finish line to pull back to 3rd, which demonstrated the teams amazing determination.

Well done to Olivia and her team for this fantastic achievement!

See here the article on the local newspaper

AGGS Sports Day 2019

AGGS Sports day took place on Thursday 18th July, and was a great success! Activities included Shot putt, Javelin, discus,  Long jump, high jump, some other fun activities alongside entertainment by Mrs. Hulme in many costumes! The staff vs. students relay was one of the highlights of the day, where staff relay team came very close, Mr. Flanagan gave Josie H, our fastest student who broke the 100m record today, a real run for her money on first leg – well done to all who took part.

Success for Year 9 Rounders

The Year 9 competed in the Trafford Rounders Tournament. The team won their section and went on with their winning strike to win the whole Tournament. They all played fantastic rounders!

One very happy and proud PE teacher, Mrs. H Hardicre