25/02/2010 by mcmakarolyn
The year 10 gifted and talented pupils were presented in assembly with an oversized cheque and glass trophy from Vice Principal of The Manchester College, Tim Benson.
In December the girls pit their wits against similar groups from four other local schools at the college’s Openshaw campus.
Students were asked general knowledge questions and also tested on what they had learnt about the campus, which they had just been given a tour of.
Katie Politt, Lauren Loco, Aimee Scott, Jessica Ball, Jasmine Nisic, Leanne Murdoch, Amy Morgan and Sophie Lee competed against teams from Fairfield High School for Girls, Abraham Moss High School, Manchester Enterprise Academy and Egerton Park Arts College.
Katie said: “It was so good; it felt like the Weakest Link.
“When they said we had won, I jumped up and screamed for joy!”
They will donate the money to buy a greenhouse for the North West Intergenerational Recipe Book and Community Allotment Steering Group, part of the Generations Together programme ran by Manchester City Council.
The project – partly based at the community allotment on French Barn Lane Allotments, Blackley -needs a greenhouse to grow some of the ingredients that will feature in the recipe book.
Veronica Melvin, Assistant Vice Principal at MC&MA (Girls) said: “It is exciting to think that this money will go to a project within the community.
“It’s important to take learning outside the classroom and into the community if we are to expand the horizons of our learners”