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  • Thursday 21 March 2024 Stand by Me Bake Sale A special thank you to all our pupils who came along and supported 8T’s Bake Sale today. We raised a fantastic £280.08 This money will go to our school’s chosen charity, ‘Stand by Me’ to support our sponsored child, Sena. A huge thank you to every child in 8T who baked these amazing sweet treats and for creating posters to advertise our bake sale around school. The treats were delicious and were thoroughly enjoyed at breaktime today. Thanks also to your parents for helping us to make this happen. You have a mind to be kind!
  • Wednesday 20 March 2024 Salamanca Trip Pupils enjoyed a four day study trip to Salamanca, where they immersed themselves in the Spanish language and culture. They attended morning classes at the university and took part in a variety of activities in the afternoons and evenings, such as dancing, cooking and sight-seeing. They thoroughly enjoyed the experience and learnt a lot from it.
  • Wednesday 13 March 2024 Schools Trophy Final
  • Tuesday 12 March 2024 AS Geography Fieldwork The thumbnail has been assigned to the news item, and for convenience also added to the body here:24 Year 13 Geography pupils recently went to the UMBRA Nature Reserve, close to Benone Strand, to collect data for their AS fieldwork. After an uneventful bus journey, the pupils donned their warm clothing and boots and proceeded to the sand dunes. Thankfully the waterproof clothing proved superfluous, and we were treated to a glorious day with spectacular views of Donegal to the north-west and the wide expanse of Benone Strand stretching away to Downhill to the east. The pupils took samples of the soil and analysed the vegetation cover on the dunes as we moved inland. Having worked steadily, it was time to make the return journey. A visit to McDonalds in Coleraine gave the pupils some time to rest their weary legs after a busy morning.
  • Thursday 29 February 2024 Farewell Mrs Ingram Today we said farewell to Mrs Ingram on her last day as the Principal's Secretary at Antrim Grammar School. Her years of dedication have made a lasting impact, and we wish her all the best in her exciting new journey. Thank you, Helen, for your hard work and positive influence. Here's to new beginnings and continued success!
  • Friday 9 February 2024 Biodiversity Committee Update Bird watching has started at Antrim Grammar school! Yesterday, the Biodiversity committee welcomed Jo Mullholland, Community Learning Officer in from RSPB NI. She talked about how we can maximise the biodiversity of different bird species around our local area. We discussed practical ways we can get involved in improving the environment for birds and planned out efficient ways to track and monitor number of species. We even spotted some rare birds and got to learn the bird calls and sounds of different species!
  • Friday 2 February 2024 Plant One Million Trees This week we were honoured to host The Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Mark Cooper when we took delivery of some native trees as part of the "Plant One Million Trees" initiative. The Mayor is pictured here with Mrs Aitcheson our Pastoral Vice Principal and some members from the Biodiversity group. He was very interested to hear of the exciting projects this hardworking team are currently planning.
  • Thursday 21 December 2023 Carol Service 2023
  • Monday 4 December 2023 AGS Netball Team Triumphs
  • Friday 24 November 2023 Biodiversity Club: Gardening Equipment Local Environmental Consultant and Northern Ireland Swift Ambassador, Mark Smyth dropped by this week to very generously donate some much needed gardening equipment for our upcoming Biodiversity projects. Mark ,a former pupil of Antrim Grammar School, has been nominated for the prestigious Guardian of the Environment Award at the Aisling Awards Ceremony tonight in recognition of his hard work in raising awareness and helping prevent the decline of the Swift. We salute Mark’s resilience and wish him success as he attends the ceremony!
  • Thursday 23 November 2023 Biodiversity Projects Our Biodiversity/Eco Schools Group had the pleasure of hosting Bryan Massey and William McIlvenna from local company Metal Technology this week. The company are supporting a range of Biodiversity projects over the coming months and were pleased to see how the plans are progressing. Also in attendance was local Environmental Advisor Mark Smyth. Pictured is the beginning of a native wildflower meadow which will support local wildlife as well as bringing a spot of colour to the school grounds.
  • Wednesday 8 November 2023 CPR Training for Sixth Form A big thank you to David and Maria from Staff Nursing who trained 18 of our senior pupils in CPR today, as part of our Enrichment Programme. Maria (centre) had all pupils fully engaged from the ‘get go’. She was an excellent trainer and a lot of fun! Thanks to David McClurg for organising the training for us and thanks also to the Abbey Centre who are the main sponsors of this programme which is available to all secondary schools. Finally well done to a great group of very enthusiastic pupils!
  • Wednesday 8 November 2023 Tower Charity - Chest, Heart and Stroke Tower House Captain, Joel Joseph and Vice Captain, Jamie Lagan presented a cheque of £300 to Chest, Heart and Stroke NI today. This money was raised last year by members of Tower House. Chest, Heart and Stroke NI are very grateful and expressed that 90% of their income comes from public donations. This money will help will help fund vital care for people with chest, heart and stroke conditions in Northern Ireland. Thank you to everyone for your donations.
  • Friday 27 October 2023 Prize Night 2023
  • Thursday 26 October 2023 Bronze Duke of Edinburgh The thumbnail has been assigned to the news item, and for convenience also added to the body here:Celebrating our outstanding pupils this week! A huge congratulations to the dedicated pupils who earned their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh certificates, presented during assembly. Your hard work and commitment are truly commendable!
  • Thursday 26 October 2023 Sentinus Opportunity
  • Tuesday 24 October 2023 Clotworthy Charity: Aware NI
  • Tuesday 24 October 2023 Camden Women in Industry Awards The Antrim Grammar annual prize day takes place next week with two special awards that are sponsored by local business CAMDEN to CELEBRATE female achievement within STEM-based subjects.
  • Monday 23 October 2023 Soroptimist International Speaking Competition Year 13 pupil, Jessie Bolton entered the regional round of the prestigious Soroptimist International Speaking Competition last Wednesday night in Ballymena. She competed against Year 12 and 13 girls from five local schools and came 2nd Place overall. Jessie's speech was on the topic of 'Prosperity - the United Nations think it will take 300 years to achieve gender equality. Seriously?' and was outstanding. This is a fantastic achievement and we are very proud of her.
  • Friday 13 October 2023 Dog's Trust Charity
  • Thursday 12 October 2023 Beat Boxer, Harry Bruce We were delighted to welcome Beat Boxer, Harry Bruce, to school today to share his skill and story as part of 1Way. It was all beats and rhythm in assembly this morning!
  • Wednesday 11 October 2023 Donation to Woodland Trust
  • Wednesday 11 October 2023 Leah McFall Visits AGS We were delighted to welcome former pupil Leah McFall back to AGS today. Senior pupils had the privilege of listening to Leah perform in their morning assembly and Leah delivered music lessons throughout the day as part of the AGS 1WAY Event.
  • Monday 9 October 2023 Application to Oxbridge Talk
  • Wednesday 4 October 2023 Ulster University Academy
  • Thursday 28 September 2023 Biodiversity Ambassadors
  • Thursday 28 September 2023 Festival of Languages As part of Festival of Languages our Year 13 French and Spanish students gave sample lessons in Roundtower Integrated Primary School and Antrim Primary School. The p5, 6 and 7 pupils were all stars and budding linguists! Safe to say, everyone enjoyed themselves. Thank you so much for having us!
  • Thursday 28 September 2023 Year 8 Pizza Party! We were delighted to celebrate with our Year 8 pupils today to mark the end of their first month in AGS. We are beyond proud of what they have achieved and are excited to see what the remainder of the year brings.
  • Tuesday 26 September 2023 £300 for the Paediatric Clinic, Antrim Area Hospital Today our Massereene House Captain had the privilege of donating a cheque of over £300 to the Paediatric Clinic in Antrim Area Hospital. We thank all the students for their enormous contributions throughout the past year and trust that this donation will be put to good use! We by doing so, thank the NHS staff for all their hard work and service to the Antrim community.
  • Saturday 23 September 2023 SU Weekend 2023 Our SU weekend saw 92 pupils and 10 staff head to Castlewellan Castle. Our theme this year was 'Surfing the Crest' and the weather was fantastic. Everyone had a blast! It was great to have Stee from 'Crown Jesus Ministries' there.
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