Year 7 took part in an enterprise challenge masterclass, where in teams of businesses, they had to buy beads in order to make bracelets and necklaces to sell at a profit. They learnt about what makes a successful business, and how each individual brings a set of personal values and skills which are equally relevant and useful. Using their skills on financial capability, decision making & evaluating decisions and budgeting – all qualities of an entrepreneur; the winning team in the morning from 7-1, Emilia, Rhianon, Sanya, Natasha and Tamara made a profit of £650 and the afternoon team from 7-4 who were Ruby, Sophie, Keshni, Mia, Bette and Anna made over £1200 profit! Well done to all who took part.
Year 7 School Council organised this year’s Fandom Day to raise money for hooks and shelving for the ledge and new books for the library. Students dressed up to represent their favourite fandom, we had all sorts of outfits. Well done to all year 7 school council reps for organising and the rest of year 7 for entering into the spirit of the day.
Wednesday 21st March 2018
Just got home from hockey practice with the AGGS junior teams. Over 50 students turned up tonight to celebrate the end of the season with a fancy dress training session.
Coaches Mrs “Tigger” Hardicre and Mrs “Dinosaur” Reynolds were joined by the year 7 zebras, year 8 hoodies and balloons and the year 9 swimmers.
Each year group was split into four teams and we had ourselves a mini round robin tournament followed by a penalty shuffle.
Well done to teams “Im Not Sure” , “Shrek” and “The Best” for taking part and to our winners – team “Just Add Water”.
Thank you all for a fantastic hockey season. Enjoy the summer break and we will see you all on the training ground in September.
Here are some photos from the evening
1 in 4 local children are living in poverty.
Please help us make their Christmas Day special this year.
In 2016 we made Christmas special for over 61,800 local children, and we want to do even more this year.
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Form 7-5 are going to be completing the ‘Reverse Advent Challenge’: Each day, during Advent, they will be asked to bring in donations for the local Food Bank.
If your child would like to donate any items, please leave them in the RS office, RM9. Mr Humphrys will collect them and send them to the Foodbank on their behalf.
Here are a list of things currently needed by the Foodbank:
This week, 75 students in years 7 to 9 undertook their LAMDA examinations at school over two days. Depending on the year group, students did grade 3, 4 or 5. They were expected to perform a piece of prose and poetry to the examiner and had to answer theoretical questions about both texts.
Well done to all involved – we shall find out the results in September!
We have had some fantastic entries this year from lots of different AGGS students in Year 7, 8, 9 and 10! It has been a very difficult decision but Gunita in 7-5 is the winner!
Her design has been converted into a digital design so that it can be screen printed onto the folders. We cannot wait to see it on the folders soon!
Well done Gunita!
On Wednesday 5th July, some of the Year 11 students who competed so successfully in the Alan Turing Cryptography Competition, run by the University of Manchester, returned to school to run a cryptography competition of their own. All of year 7 got to hear some of the tips and tricks Helen, Fiona, Miranda, Antonia, Hannah, Katie, Amy and Ellie had learned through the competition and then took part in a competition planned and executed to perfection. Four codes, designed to test the skills of the year 7s revealed the code to a safe, containing prizes for the winning team. One year 7 student said: “We had a great time breaking the codes- I didn’t realise it could be so much fun!”
Grace S, Year 7, was awarded the Senior Class Prize at the Northern Heats of the ISTD Janet Cram Awards 2017 on Sunday. She competed in the Senior Section (11-15 yrs) and will travel to London for the Grand Finals on 18th June.
Rajgauri P, Year 7, attempted the British Mensa IQ test in Manchester on the 25th March, for the first time and has scored 162, i.e. a top 1% score and has received an invitation to join the British Mensa IQ society as a member.
Update, 2nd May 2017