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  • Thursday 17 November 2022 Industrial Ambassadors We were delighted to invite in Bryan Massey (General manager at Metal Technology in Antrim) to present two NEW Technology prizes at our recent AGS prize day. Metal Technology kindly presented our best GCSE and A Level boy with these beautiful trophies and awarded the best GCSE pupil with a cheque for £75 and the A-level student with a cheque for £150. As one of our newly established industrial ambassadors, we are delighted to be networking with our local industry and we greatly appreciate the support of Metal Technology and Bryan Massey as we seek to encourage more of our pupils into STEM subjects.
  • Monday 14 November 2022 SU Weekend Over the weekend we had 85 pupils and 8 staff away for the AGS SU weekend at Castlewellan Castle. Our pupils were a real credit to us and their families as we navigated our action packed weekend that included a lot of fun activities.
  • Thursday 27 October 2022 Prize Night Our annual Prize Night celebration, is an opportunity for us to pause, and for us to acknowledge the achievements of our pupils over the past academic year.
  • Monday 17 October 2022 Show Jumping League - Round 3
  • Friday 14 October 2022 Singing with Alfie Boe! Congratulations to Jay Chaudhry and Danny Gibson who sang on stage at The Royal Albert Hall with Alfie Boe during the week. What an amazing experience for them both!
  • Friday 14 October 2022 Soroptimist Speaking Competition
  • Monday 26 September 2022 Festival of Languages Bake Off As part of Festival of Languages to celebrate European Day of Languages, KS3 students took part in a “European Bake Off” competition. Their effort, skill and enthusiasm was amazing. The panel of expert judges commented on how well everyone did and the worthy winners were awarded House Points as well as language-themed prizes. Bravo!
  • Monday 12 September 2022 Prize Night Speaker We were delighted to welcome past pupil Wayne Boyd back to school today. He will be the Special Guest at our Prize Distribution, which has now been postponed to Thursday 27th October at 7pm.
  • Tuesday 30 August 2022 Year 8 Induction Over the last few days we have welcomed our new Year 8 pupils to Antrim Grammar School.
  • Thursday 25 August 2022 GCSE Success
  • Thursday 18 August 2022 A Level Results Congratulations to all of our Year 13 and 14 pupils who received their results today. We are so proud of our pupils and all that they have achieved. We look forward to welcoming our Year 13 pupils back for the year ahead and wish all of our Year 14 pupils the very best for the next stage of their journey.
  • Wednesday 29 June 2022 Departing Staff Mrs Jenny Lendrum, Principal, joined Antrim Grammar School as Vice-Principal in 2014, before taking lead of the school in 2017. Jenny’s five years as Principal have been extraordinary and exceptional. Throughout her time here she has enriched and enhanced the lives of our school community and has made a difference through her leadership and friendship.
  • Monday 30 May 2022 'Twisted Tales' Creative Writing creative writing selected for publication in a short story anthology entitled 'Twisted Tales'
  • Monday 16 May 2022 Readathon for The Cancer Fund for Children Before Easter, the English Department ran a Readathon for The Cancer Fund for Children, Northern Ireland. They raised a fantastic £1704.00!
  • Monday 9 May 2022 DofE Gold Practice Expedition The Gold Duke of Edinburgh group have successfully completed their Practice Expedition in the Mourne Mountains over the weekend. The group had to deal with atrocious weather on Friday before arriving at camp that night soaked but still positive. There was a brief respite in the weather for them to cook their dinner and to get the tents set up.
  • Wednesday 27 April 2022 Fundraising for Ukraine A number of fundraising activities have taken place in school throughout the month of April to raise money to send to Ukraine:
  • Tuesday 26 April 2022 Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Awards
  • Monday 25 April 2022 Digital Industry Masterclass
  • Sunday 24 April 2022 Karl's a rising star! Past pupil Karl Johnston has succeeded in securing a full time degree place in one of the world’s most famous dance schools. The Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts is the world's oldest theatre arts training school. Karl worked hard during his foundation course and impressed his tutors so much, he has been invited on to the degree course. The Performing Arts department in AGS could not be more proud of this rising star.
  • Friday 8 April 2022 Psychology Ambassadors Congratulations to Mairéad Moran, Gemma Bushe, Laura Bishop and Lucy Donnelly, who have been selected as Psychology Ambassadors. The pupils will be responsible for promoting Psychology across the school and providing mentoring for a new cohort of AS pupils in September.
  • Thursday 7 April 2022 AGS Rugby Awards 2022 Congratulations to all of our pupils who won a Rugby Award for the 2021-22 Rugby Season.
  • Thursday 7 April 2022 Lidl Sport For Good
  • Wednesday 6 April 2022 SU Easter Quiz Year 11 boys were the winners of the Easter Quiz at SU yesterday. Thanks to Ruth for organising it. We all learned something new about traditional Easter foods from around the world... Eggs being the common denominator!
  • Tuesday 5 April 2022 Language Ambassadors spread some Easter Fun! The Easter Bunny made an appearance yesterday and today at school to help the Language Ambassadors spread some Easter Fun! Pupils had to answer quiz questions about Easter in France and Spain on a treasure trail to earn some chocolate at the end!
  • Monday 4 April 2022 The Seamus Heaney Homeplace Trip Our Year 13 class visited 'The Seamus Heaney Homeplace' and stole a glance into the inner life of the Northern Irish poet. From hanging displays that showcased his wordplay bridging English, Ulster-Scots, and the Irish language, to the sentimentalities of his childhood such as his first pen, embodying his parent's hope for a new generation equipped to fulfil their creative passions. All of which we reflected on in insightful lectures and seminars where we collaboratively explored the resonant impact of Heaney's work.
  • Monday 4 April 2022 Lessons from Auschwitz In the month of March, Year 13 History pupils, Jenna Harte, Darcy Kennedy and Sarah McClean attended multiple events over zoom led by the Holocaust Educational Trust on ‘Lessons from Auschwitz’. This has offered our pupils the unique opportunity to learn about the history of the Holocaust, accessing artefacts, text, film and virtual explorations of Auschwitz-Birenau Memorial and Museum. Our students have had the opportunity to consider the individuals whose lives were affected by the Holocaust and how it is relevant today. They have also had a unique experience of speaking with a Holocaust survivor: Eve Kugler.
  • Thursday 31 March 2022 Spring Concert 2022
  • Thursday 31 March 2022 NI21 Time Capsule
  • Monday 28 March 2022 Sticky Science
  • Thursday 24 March 2022 Education Minister visits AGS Visiting Antrim Grammar Schoolthe Education Minister, Michelle McIlveen heard about the work done to support the mental health & wellbeing of pupils, staff & parents through the Solihull training programme. She was delighted to catch up with Lynne Gibson who supervised her at the school during teaching practice.
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