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Thought for the Week – 29.01.18

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain”

BOB MARLEY (1945-1981)

Robert Nesta Marley, OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer-songwriter who became an international musical and cultural icon, blending mostly reggae, ska and rocksteady in his compositions. Starting out in 1963 with the group the Wailers, he forged a distinctive songwriting and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences worldwide. The Wailers would go on to release some of the earliest reggae records with producer Lee “Scratch” Perry.

After the Wailers disbanded in 1974, Marley pursued a solo career upon his relocation to England that culminated in the release of the album Exodus in 1977, which established his worldwide reputation and elevated his status as one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, with sales of more than 75 million records. Exodus stayed on the British album charts for 56 consecutive weeks. It included four UK hit singles: “Exodus”, “Waiting in Vain”, “Jamming”, and “One Love”. In 1978, he released the album Kaya, which included the hit singles “Is This Love” and “Satisfy My Soul”. The greatest hits album, Legend, was released in 1984, three years after Marley died. It subsequently became the best-selling reggae album of all time.

Diagnosed with acral lentiginous melanoma in 1977, Marley died on 11 May 1981 in Miami at age 36. He was a committed Rastafari who infused his music with a sense of spirituality.  He is credited with popularising reggae music around the world and served as a symbol of Jamaican culture and identity. Marley has also evolved into a global symbol and inspired numerous items of merchandise.

 

REAL-LIFE video-game experience AND some fresh air

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, will take place on Sunday 18th March, when we will have our very first All Age Combat Laser Day at Sabotage Events near Swanbourne, between Milton Keynes and Winslow.  Boys from all years, along with friends and family members, will be welcome to play. Numbers will be limited to 96 players over two sessions, to be held in the morning and the afternoon.

Please download and complete the attached consent/application form and then either drop into the office in an envelope marked COMBAT LASER, or e mail it to ptapaintball@ags.bucks.sch.uk

The cost is £22 per player, payable via parentpay.

2018 Sabotage Laser Consent Form

Once we receive your form and payment notification, we’ll send out detailed instructions.

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Thanks

The Papa Tango Alpha

 

Thought for the Week – 22.01.18

‘He who laughs most, learns best’

JOHN CLEESE (b.1939)

John Marwood Cleese (born 27 October 1939) is an English actor, voice actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. He achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and as a scriptwriter and performer on The Frost Report. In the late 1960s, he co-founded Monty Python, the comedy troupe responsible for the sketch show Monty Python’s Flying Circus and the four Monty Python films: And Now for Something Completely Different, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life.

In the mid-1970s, Cleese and his first wife, Connie Booth, co-wrote and starred in the British sitcom Fawlty Towers, with Cleese receiving the 1980 BAFTA for Best Entertainment Performance. Later, he co-starred with Kevin Kline, Jamie Lee Curtis, and former Python colleague Michael Palin in A Fish Called Wanda and Fierce Creatures, both of which he also wrote. He also starred in Clockwise and has appeared in many other films, including two James Bond films as R and Q, two Harry Potter films, and the last three Shrek films.

With Yes Minister writer Antony Jay, he co-founded Video Arts, a production company making entertaining training films. In 1976, Cleese co-founded The Secret Policeman’s Ball benefit shows to raise funds for the human rights organisation Amnesty International.

 

Keep Calm and Shop for AGS

You can raise funds for the AGS simply by using the Giving Machine to access your favourite online shops.  Every time you make a qualifying purchase via TheGivingMachine website, a sales commission is generated. With the addition of Gift Aid, up to 75% is converted into a free donation for AGS. There are over 2000 retailers who are part of this including Amazon, eBay, Sainsbury’s, Next, John Lewis, M&S, Argos and Trainline + more.  Here’s what you need to do.

  1. Go to http://thegivingmachine.co.uk and sign up. It will ask you to nominate a charity, you just need to put down Aylesbury Grammar School.
  2. Once your account is up-and-running just click the store icon you want to shop in and you will be taken there. It won’t look any different to how it normally looks.
  3. There is an app for phones and tablets called ‘Shop and Give’. Again, once you’re signed up just remember to buy through the app.

 

If you have any problems then please call the PTA helpline

on 07714 837030.

 

Happy shopping and thank you for all your support

 

The PTA

 

P.S. A big thanks for everyone who bought a ticket to the Curry and Quiz Night, it has now completely sold out.  Result!