Commitments & Achievements!

Posted at 3:03 pm on 24th March, 2022

At Flixton Girls School (FGS) our values of respect for each other, as well as encouraging reflection, ambition and talent, serve provide a stable environment which allows family members to be nurtured and developed. By celebrating our students’ successes, we can highlight how our Flixton Family value and work ethic exists both inside and outside of our school setting!

During a recent ‘Celebrating You’ assembly Mr Coultas provided a roll of honour for a vast array of students who have shown commitment and achieved success within our local community. Nominations came directly from parents, carers and local community group members, whom we wish to thank for getting in touch. We are always happy to receive updates of achievements and ask that parents and carers continue to keep us posted.

Students who have displayed a positive contribution in the local community have done so in a variety of different ways, such as volunteering, charity fundraising, commitment to clubs including music, sport or dance. Such activities are important for our personal development. Skills which are important for everyday life including communication, organisation, time management and team work, are also transferable through school and into employment. Showing kindness and compassion to others helps our community grow together, creating a positive and safe place to live and work.

Many students were nominated in recognition for regularly going above and beyond in supporting others including giving up their own time to support activities at local Brownies or Guides groups, making a real difference to younger participants on a weekly. Well done to Isabelle, Lily, Amy, Pearl and Nancy for your work in the local community.

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A special mention goes to Ava who has successfully been selected to attend the 25th World Scout Jamboree 2023, joining 40,000 other scouts from around the world in South Korea. Ava is one of only six scouts/explorers to gain this accolade from the Urmston District – how exciting!

Additional students have volunteered their time in other ways, including, Gabriella who is supporting Friends of Chassen Park to help transform the area into a welcoming, engaging community space, for families and other residents to enjoy. Aisha has contributed to her local foodbank and clothing charities. Alice has supported families struggling with poverty, by creating food parcels, in the Victoria Park area.

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We are very lucky to have so many talented dancers and musicians in school. Cherrie, a talented cellist recently achieved Music Grade 8. Dancer Jasmine received a distinction in all three of her dance exams for ballet, tap and modern. Harlie performed in her first showcase talent competition and won first place! Meanwhile, Allanah continues her hip hop dance with ‘Hit Squad’ representing the UK in Phoenix, Arizona this August at the World Hip Hop Championships! Good luck Allanah!

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We have a strong group of students who have shown initiative and kindness by dedicating their time to raise funds for charitable causes. Isabella generously donated her hair to the Princess Trust, helping them to create wigs for children. She also hosted an afternoon tea serving homemade cakes for 30 elderly local residents which made a real difference to their social lives, what a lovely thing to do! Evie and May organised a yard sale raising funds for the Afghan refugees, in Manchester, which raised over £400 in one day!

Sporting achievements also represented by some extremely talented students. Tia has signed for Wigan Athletic Football Club, but is also managing to juggle her football commitments with being an Army Cadet. Ruby, year 11, has achieved wonderful success with her Cheerleading team, competing in local and national events. Rosie is working her way through her bronze, silver and gold awards for Rookie Lifeguard which includes casualty rescue a casualty, first aid and CPR.

Isla has been selected to play for Trafford netball club. Kitty is well on her way to achieving her black belt in Taekwondo, having trained for 4 years, all of which has helped with her with her self-esteem and self-confidence!

Maisie continues her Taekwondo journey after achieving her black tag and being selected for the National Team to represent Great Britain. Darcey, year 8, achieved a clear round her first ever horse show jumping competition – a first in front of a crowd! Holly has shown great commitment for her Duke of Edinburgh skills assessment by running twice a week. Amelie and Gabrielle have been working hard as a team representing the City of Salford Synchronized Swimming Club at the Swim England Northwest Artistic Swimming Championships 2022, held in Blackpool. They were thrilled to be awarded silver medals for their routine – what a fantastic achievement!

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All students featured in the assembly received a certificate from Mrs Trussell and all the names went into a draw, for a winner from each House, who received an Amazon voucher. The overall winners were

Kitty from Frank House

Rosie from Keller House

Allanah from Parks House

Well done to all those who have demonstrated commitment and resilience – well done everyone we are very proud of your personal achievements! The full assembly can be viewed HERE.