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World Book Day 2015

World Book Day 2015

On Friday 6th March, Abbey Gate College was a colourful place to be as pupils and staff celebrated World Book Day. To promote this year’s focus of ‘reading for pleasure’, members of the College dressed as a character from their favourite book or decorated a t-shirt with... read more

Year 9 in Wales - dry but VERY cold!

Year 9 in Wales - dry but VERY cold!

The residential trip to Manor Adventure in mid Wales has become a very important part of the programme for Year 9. This year, they braved the extremely cold conditions and challenged themselves with a range of outdoor activities. Whilst some enjoyed the adventure of... read more

J5 faced the Dragons…eating chocolate!

J5 faced the Dragons…eating chocolate!

On a sunny morning at the end of February an excited group of J5 pupils (and equally excited staff!) could be found in the top floor executive boardroom of the Co-operative Support Centre in Manchester. It was D-Day for the J5 teams of entrepreneurs who had spent weeks conductin... read more

RYA nomination for Jack

RYA nomination for Jack

Congratulations to Sixth Form pupil Jack Shepherd who has been nominated for RYA Cymru Wales Young Coach of the Year Award 2014.  RYA Cymru Wales is the sports body for sailing in Wales and the photograph shows Jack coaching at Llyn Brenig Sailing Club last summer. Jack q... read more

House Music showcases talented musicians

House Music showcases talented musicians

Pictured are some of the finalists of the annual Abbey Gate College Margaret Caven House Music Competition which took place recently. The adjudicator was Mr Paul Carr, who is a much in demand freelance musician based in the Birmingham area.  Paul is an organist, recitalis... read more

Geology Trip to Liverpool University

Geology Trip to Liverpool University

The group arrived at the Jane Herdman Building, the original Geology building in the Department of Earth and Ocean Science at Liverpool, excited at the prospect of a fascinating day ahead. The day started with a brief tour of the Building to see the facilities including lectur... read more

National Storytelling Week 2015

National Storytelling Week 2015

This year Abbey Gate College pupils celebrated National Storytelling Week by producing stories in the form of poetry, drama or prose. Pupils had the option to write their own original piece or base it on one of the following titles: Year 7 and 8 – Panic, We All... read more

Year 9 - learning new skills from the professionals

Year 9 - learning new skills from the professionals

This term, Year 9 girls have been enjoying various fun-filled workshops to help them learn new skills. Firstly, the girls were lucky enough to have two workshops with professional make-up artist Emma Clare from The Make-Up Clinic where they were shown how to apply natural... read more

John makes it on to Question Time!

John makes it on to Question Time!

Sixth Form student, John, made an appearance on the BBC TV show Question Time recently.  After applying to be in the audience on the programme, John passed the selection criteria and then listened to a range of debates, including ‘the state of the NHS in Wales’. ... read more

Presentation of Gold Awards

Presentation of Gold Awards

We reported at the end of last month that 5 more College pupils had completed their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award and today we were able to officially present 4 of the students with the much coveted Gold Award Badge. Congratulations to Ellie, Alex, Joe and Sally for... read more