Manchester Health Academy’s PE department has been awarded the School Games Mark Gold, a fantastic achievement that ranks the school in the top 20% of schools nationally for the Academic year 2017-18.
The visiting inspector said, “It’s very clear the MHA PE staff have a big impact on the students’ lives and do far more than just teaching lessons and being concerned about passing PE accredited courses in KS4. It was refreshing that PE staff were aware of the clubs the children play for outside of school and have extremely strong links with the local clubs and the children’s parents. “
He also commented on the Academy’s holistic approach to PE, school sport and the link into the local community, saying they demonstrated “some of the best examples of this from the 325 schools I have visited over the last 6 years”
The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress
Head of PE, Mr Brown, said “The department was awarded the Bronze Award in 2016-17 for the first time in the school’s history. As a department, we then planned a vision to gain the Silver Award for 2017-18 and set ourselves the aspirational target of the Gold is Award by 2020. I am so proud of my team and other staff who have supported the department over the last year to be awarded the Gold Mark.”
“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” Lou Holz
It has been one month since our new FA standard all-weather football pitch opened, and it has been a delight to see both our students and community teams out playing on this fantastic new surface.
It was an honour to welcome former Manchester United player, Denis Irwin to officially open the pitch.
Denis was a very appropriate person to open the facility. His track record of 20 years and more as an elite, professional athlete only happens when you have self-discipline, motivation, an incredible work ethic, when you’re a leader and a role model for those around you.
Those values that Denis exuded are the same values that we instil in our students – to excel, aspire, lead, and succeed, whether it be academically or through participation in performance or in sport, for them to experience success.
This week we have been focussing on our value of Equality and talking about why equality is important with students. Football is still very much a male-dominated sport, but we starting to see more girls playing – the Academy hopes to become a hub for women and girls’ football, as improving local female football participation is a key objective. A boost of 175% in female football participation across all ages is expected at the site as a result.
Whether our students playing on this surface contribute to an amazing comeback, or if they manage to score a last gasp winner, what they will experience is the link between having a tremendous work ethic and experiencing success, as well as embracing our Academy aim of encouraging healthy lifestyles and in a society and in an area where challenges are ever present, these are valuable lessons for life.
Students at the Academy are invited to apply to become a Young Health Ambassador as part of the Youth Sport Trust Program. Part of this program means we can allow 10 students in our school to be a part of this project in promoting healthy living in school, while receiving leadership qualifications that they can put on their CV.
The positions are open for all years to apply for. It’s a fantastic leadership opportunity. Please e fill out the form attached, or go to the PE department to collect one.
Closing Date: Thursday 20th July.
Young Health Ambassadors – Overview for Schools – 10.7.17
The MHA Community Sports Facility team are launching the MHA Triathlon today! This is aimed to get members, staff and students involved in a fun event designed for each competitor (any fitness level) to achieve their Personal Best.
The event comprises of completing the following:
(including transition times)
All competitors who complete the MHA Triathlon will each receive a certificate.
Please ask a member of the MHA Community team if you have any questions.
What better way to get in shape for the Christmas Party season!
Manchester Health Academy students helped raise £370,592 for people living incredibly tough lives when they took part in Sport Relief’s 57 hour five-a-side game recently.
Alan Shearer, who captained the Match of the Day team, beat Robbie Savage’s squad, who led the BBC 5 live team with 547 goals to 529.
More than 1,100 people played in the snow and rain outside BBC MediaCityUK in Salford, including two Manchester Health Academy teams from the Sixth Form and main Academy.
The 57-hour duration of the match was chosen because it is the equivalent of a Premier League club’s entire season.
The Premier League is matching all of the public’s donations up to a maximum of £500,000.
The money will go towards helping disadvantaged people in the UK and overseas, and you can still donate if you would like to support the cause here.
Manchester United U21s vs. Manchester City U21s
Tuesday 12th May, KO 7pm
On Tuesday 12th May, Warren Joyce’s U21 squad will welcome local rivals Manchester City to Old Trafford for a fixture which could decide who claims the title for this season’s Barclays U21 Premier League .
Currently sitting at the top of the table, our U21 team will be looking to replicate the first-team’s success (some of whom could possibly be included in this fixture) in the local derby.
We are delighted to announce that entry is free for all supporters and there’s no need to register – so you can bring as many friends & family as they wish to Old Trafford and get behind our young Reds’ quest to win the League.