National Sports Award for Health Academy

The Sports Education team at Manchester Health Academy are celebrating after being awarded the National Bronze Mark from School Games for the first time.

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.

This award recognises the excellence in inter/intra school competitive sport and opportunities for sports leadership.

Health Academy Head of Physical Education, Stewart Brown commented “I am really pleased the department has been given this award for the first time. Within our development plan we intend to be awarded both the Silver and Gold Games Mark award within the next two years”.

Health Academy Principal, Mr Owen, commented “It’s fantastic to see the hard work and commitment of our P.E. team being recognised nationally.  Their efforts in developing competitive sport within the Academy and with our Partnership Primary schools are making a real difference to the health and wellbeing of our students.”


We’re proud of you Anna!

We are delighted to announce that Anna Davies, our school nurse, has won a prestigious CMFT “We’re proud of you” Award. This recognises staff for their hard work and dedication to providing exceptional care and support to their patients, colleagues and the communities they serve. Anna has been recognised for the work she is currently undertaking around “ChatHealth” – a new project which she will be piloting at Manchester Health Academy around young people’s mental health. Congratulations Anna!

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Anna presenting information about Obesity at the Academy’s Health Day in December.

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ChatHealth is a new way for young people to get advice and support about health related issues direct from the School Nurse service and will be launching on 25th April 2016.

Anna will be presenting about the new text messaging service in assemblies and each student will be given a business card with details of the number to text.  She says “ChatHealth is a fantastic way for young people to contact their school nurse and receive help and support to address their health needs.  ChatHealth has been very successful in other areas of the country and I am very excited about launching it in Manchester.  It will enable us to communicate in a young people friendly manner and make a real difference to young people’s access to healthcare”. 

Football Champions!

Congratulations to our Year 11 football squad who emphatically won the Citywide Playoff Final last night, beating Trinity High School 4-1 at East Manchester Academy’s ground.  Two goals were scored by Jack Earlam, plus one each by Bradley Carter and Sean Marco. Each member of the team played their part in the victory, with outstanding performances by Connor T, Bailey R, Connor D, Jerry McD and Sam M.  Well done!

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Year 11 Girls Football Team Through To Final

The Year 11 girls played Manchester Communication Academy in the semi-final of the Under 16 girls cup last night and won 4-0!  It was a fantastic performance, beating the team who have won the tournament for the last 2 years.  Well done girls!


Fixture –  Manchester Health Academy  V Wright Robinson

Date – Wednesday 6th May

Time – 4.00pm Kick off.

Location – Platt Lane


Good attitude and hard work reaps rewards

Two Manchester Health Academy students have been rewarded by the Manchester United Foundation for their hard work and good attitude in school.

Laura Heim and Abbas Sardar went see Manchester United play Tottenham at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Both students feel very motivated by their reward.  Laura  said “I felt really excited because I’ve never won something extreme like this, I am only going to work harder in and out of school because of this.”, while Abbas said “I feel really happy to have won the tickets, because I never get picked for anything! It will encourage me to work a lot harder.”

Karen Schofield, EAL Coordinator and Literacy Support at the Academy, nominated Laura and Abbas as she felt that their work in their EAL sessions and their attitude to school in general should be recognised.

Manchester United Foundation works in partnership with Manchester Health Academy, providing opportunities for students to access sports training, leadership courses and motivational rewards.  Hub Development Officer Lee Caldwell is pictured with Laura and Abbas receiving their tickets.

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No Smoking Campaign competition success!

Congratulations to students in Years 7 and 8, who have won several prizes in the Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust ‘No Smoking Campaign’ competition.

Year 7 & 8 Health classes entered the competition in February, following the ‘Supporting Smokers to Stop’ workshop lead by Kelly O’Brien, Health Improvement Specialist (Drugs and Alcohol) from the Trust.  Competing against other Manchester schools, all the students worked really hard on their projects in their own time, during half term and did some work in lessons too.

All the students did fantastically well, between them achieving the three overall winner places and no less than five runner up places!

Most Innovative Idea/Overall Winner:  Georgina F, Sophie T and Caitlin T

Best Photo/Poster: Tiegan B and Lauren B

Best Poem: Riley H

Best Film: ‘Put the cig down, before the cig puts you down’  by Ellis B and Sean R

The overall winners were presented with a digital camera each, while the runners up received vouchers during assembly yesterday. Well done to all who entered the competition!

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The students work is now on display in the dining room at Manchester Health Academy, helping to promote No Smoking Day today.

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