“Rest is not idleness” – enjoy your break!

Mr Owen’s Blog Post This week:

As the Academy closes for the summer holiday today, I would like to wish all our students and staff a good break.  For those students expecting exam results in August, I wish you all the very best.  I’ll look forward to welcoming you all back, along with our new Year 7 students, in September.

I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank all the students, staff, parents/carers, partnership primary schools, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT),  Manchester City Council, Manchester United Foundation and other organisations for their support this year, you make a real difference to what we do at the Academy.

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” John Lubbock

ANNIE JR PERFORMANCE – TONIGHT AND TOMORROW!

Tickets are on sale now for the performance of Annie Jr, TONIGHT AND TOMORROW ONLY!  They cost just £3.00 each are available from the Student Desk during dinner and after school, or pay on the door.

WIN A NIGHT IN WITH ANNIE!

One lucky winner at each performance will go home with an Annie DVD, book and a chocolate bouquet!  Make sure you buy your raffle ticket, you’ve got to be in it to win it!

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It promises to be a great show!  Performances will be on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th July at 7pm in the Assembly Hall at Manchester Health Academy.

annie show poster June 2016 WEB NEW

Manchester Evening News Schools Awards 2016

Year 8 students at  have been recognised for their work in listing their local war memorial at the Manchester Evening News Schools Awards 2016, where they made the final three in the Active Community Awards category.  They were represented by student Chloe Hince at a glittering ceremony hosted by DJ Mike Toolan at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester.  Accompanied by History Subject Leader Miss Morris and Director of Specialism Mrs Walker, Chloe accepted a certificate on the group’s behalf.

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Manchester Health Academy is one of  200 schools around the country involved in Historic England’s Heritage Schools Programme which has been set up to encourage school children to develop an understanding of their local heritage and its significance.  They are the first school group in the North of England to have helped to place a local war memorial, the Northenden Cenotaph, on the National Heritage List for England – Read more here.

Congratulations to the winners of the award, Lostock College.

MHA Shortlisted in Metrolink Schools Competition – Help Us Win!

A commercial made by two of our students has been shortlisted in the Metrolink Schools Competition.  Metrolink is going back to school to tackle anti-social behaviour and fare evasion on the tram network, with the help of school children from across Greater Manchester.  They challenged 800 local schools to create 60-second TV and radio adverts to help them prevent future anti-social incidents.

Here is where we need your help! We are taking part in the ‘Social Media Challenge’ runs from 5-11 July. The video that gets the most views will be selected to feature across Transport for Greater Manchester’s social media channels and see their winning entry viewed by thousands of people across Greater Manchester.

Please watch our commercial here to cast your vote for MHA!

Three winners will be chosen at an event on 13 July at Manchester cultural venue, HOME, where pupils will get to see their work on the big screen.

 

The winning schools for the three categories will be announced at the Final event on 13th July. The winner of the best video advert will be used as a trailer for selected family film screening on Sunday 31st July at HOME’s Big Family Day!  The winners of the best radio advert and the social media challenge will be used by Metrolink/TfGM as part of their ongoing promotion and education around the issue of anti-social behaviour and fare evasion.  The winning schoolchildren of the three winning adverts will each receive restaurant vouchers for themselves and two adults along with cinema tickets for HOME plus Metrolink day tickets to be used on 31st July.

The ucreate programme provides young people aged 7-19 with real world CSR projects and careers advice using the kudos of media and creative writing.

 

 

Be Seen in Green!

Students and staff are invited to wear an item of green and donate £1 on Friday 1st July, with all donations going to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Helipad Appeal.

Standard school uniform should be worn with an additional green item, donate your money at form time.  This is a great cause that will benefit people across Manchester, please give generously!

Students should bring their £1 to the Academy, or parents can donate via ParentPay.

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Be Seen in Green!

Students and staff are invited to wear an item of green and donate £1 on Friday 1st July, with all donations going to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Helipad Appeal.

Standard school uniform should be worn with an additional green item, donate your money at form time.  This is a great cause that will benefit people across Manchester, please give generously!

Students should bring their £1 to the Academy, or parents can donate via ParentPay.

Poster WEB

Year 10 Immunisations

Year 10 Parents/Carers: The immunisation team will be in school offering the Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio immunisation to Year 10 students on 29th June 2016.

Please complete the consent form that was sent home as soon as possible if you would like your child to receive the immunisation.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the School Nurse.

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Tickets On Sale Now!

Tickets are on sale now for the forthcoming production of Annie Jr!  They cost just £3.00 each are available from the Student Desk during form time, breaks, dinner and after school.

Students and staff are currently hard at work with rehearsals, and it promises to be a great show!  Performances will be on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th July at 7pm in the Assembly Hall at Manchester Health Academy.

annie show poster June 2016 WEB NEW

Mancunian Way Closure Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th June

Please note that the Mancunian Way will be closed completely on Monday and Tuesday of next week (13th and 14th June 2016) in advance of the full reopening. This is likely to have a knock on effect traffic and on the operation of buses. Please make sure that you give yourself enough time to travel to school, particularly if you are sitting an exam.