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I n t o u c h w i t h y o u 2 0 1 0 / 2 0 1 1Headline School Service Events Training General CircularsSchool NewsTen years of Manchester Zambia educational partnershipCelebrations have been held to mark the ten yearanniversary of a special partnership linking Manchesterand Zambian schoolchildren.In 2001 three workers from the Manchester HealthySchools Partnership travelled to the city of Kabwe inZambia to establish a link with three schools.Ten years on and the partnership is still going strongwith the three Zambian schools having close links withthree schools from Manchester - Melland Specialist SENCollege, Newall Green High, and Aspinal Primary School.Contact: Karen LavinTel: 0161 234 6420Email: k.lavin@newallgreenhigh.manchester.sch.ukThe six schools are currently receiving funding from theBritish Council to work on a Global Citizenship Projectand this month six teachers from Zambia have been inManchester to spend two weeks working in classroomsdeveloping curriculum resources to promote globalcitizenship.The visit culminated with a celebration at Newall GreenHigh.Executive Member for Children’s Services CouncillorSheila Newman said: “This is a wonderful initativethat gives schoolchildren from both Manchester andZambia the chance to learn more about their respectivecultures, while promoting global citizenship at the sametime.”Apart from promoting Global Citizenship and Healtheducation, the Manchester Schools and other keysupporters of the partnership have raised funding toprovide the Zambian schools with water bore holes,classroom furniture, a new classroom and a feedingprogramme for orphans and sewing machines to makeschool uniforms.Afternoon Tea at St. James C of E Primary School GortonFor the second year running, care home residents in Gorton will be invitedto enjoy afternoon tea at St. James C of E Primary School Gorton on 11 April2011.This event is organised by our Community Action Network – a group ofpeople who live and work in Gorton, who come together to improve the localarea. The community police, St. James clergy, local business people, residents,teachers and pupils will be involved to make sure this is an occasion toremember!Children will entertain with dancing and singing, older pupils will servedelicious food, prepared by the C.A.N. group. The children will be able to talkwith our visitors, comparing stories about life at school today and long ago!This is a real inter-generational celebration of life in Gorton. Care homeresidents will be provided with their personal invites.For information about the event please use contact details below.Contact: Andrea BoulterTel: 0161 223 2423Email: a.boulter@st-jamescofe-gorton.manchester.sch.uk3


I n t o u c h w i t h y o u 2 0 1 0 / 2 0 1 1Headline School Service Events Training General CircularsSchool NewsThe Acacias School 1908-2008 The First Hundred Yearsthe Acacias mansion – the original school building,before its demolition in 1973. The mansion was builtby American-born Joseph Cheesbrough Dyer andowned by Councillor Thomas Turnbull who rented itto the education authority for £25 a year.Acacias was set up as a temporary school in 1908 atthe large mansion on Burnage lane – the third largestproperty in Burnage at the time. Only 14 pupilsattended the school when it first opened but it soonovertook rivals St Margaret’s to become the largestin the area. During the 1930s Green End School wasbuilt to meet the demands of new council estates.One hundred years of an historic Burnage schoolis unveiled in a new 66-page book. The A4 book –entitled ‘The Acacias School 1908-2008 The FirstHundred Years A Portrait’ – includes more than 50pictures and interviews with former pupils and pastheadteachers.The book, written by the Rev Dennis Lloyd Nadinof Burnage Heritage, also explores the origins ofToday the school remains on the same site thoughthe mansion was demolished in 1973.The school will move to its new building, on the samesite, in January 2012.The book (the latest in a series from BurnageHeritage) was launched at Acacias CommunityPrimary School on Alexandra Drive on Wednesday10 March. Copies of the book are available from theschool for £5.Contact: Angela StansfieldTel: 0161 224 1598Email: admin@acacias.manchester.sch.uk4


I n t o u c h w i t h y o u 2 0 1 0 / 2 0 1 1Headline School Service Events Training General CircularsSchool NewsBenchill Primary Go DutchWorld Book DayCourtesy of Easyjet and Manchester Airport, 27pupils and 14 staff from Benchill Primary School inWythenshawe spent two days in the Dutch city ofAmsterdam.The cultural visit included a trip to Anne FranksHouse, a canal cruise and a visit to the Van GoghMuseum. Evening entertainment included a mealat a restaurant followed by a guided tour of theAmsterdam Arena the home of Ajax.A visit to a clog factory and cheese farm gave thegroup an opportunity to pick up some souvenirs.There was even enough time for pictures in front of awindmill. Brenda Portman, head teacher commented“This was an incredibly exciting opportunity for ourchildren to experience a trip to another country,especially as for some it was their first experience ofair travel. We are incredibly grateful to Easyjet andManchester Airport for their support.”Contact: Alistair BlackTel: 0161 998 3075Email: a.black@benchill.manchester.sch.ukOn Thursday 3 March, Button Lane Primary Schoolcelebrated ‘World Book Day’.World Book Day was chosen by the United NationsEducational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation(UNESCO) to be a worldwide celebration of books andreading and is now celebrated in over 100 countriesaround the world.As it has become more and more of a success everyyear, the day has now become a partnership betweenpublishers, booksellers and other interested parties.All of these groups now work together to promotebooks and reading to encourage children to explorethe pleasures of both.There were lots of events taking place this year atButton Lane Primary for World Book Day includingthe children and staff dressing up as some of theirfavourite characters, such as Snow White, Spidermanand Pirates!As you can see from the photograph, a fantastic daywas had by all.Contact: Chris RoyleTel: 0161 945 1965Email: admin@buttonlane.manchester.sch.uk5


I n t o u c h w i t h y o u 2 0 1 0 / 2 0 1 1Headline School Service Events Training General CircularsSchool NewsManchester Young Linguist Awards 2011Camberwell Park Specialist Support School in Blackleytook part in the Manchester Young Linguist Competitionheld by Manchester City Council and CILT, The NationalCentre for Languages , earlier this year.Several classes took part in the Primary Schoolcompetition, making posters describing the school andmaking short video films about how they learn Spanish.One of our students, Sanabel Ibrahem, is picturedreceiving her award from Catherine Cheater at theGoethe institute in Manchester. She was awardedthe prize for Most Enthusiastic Language Learner in aModern Foreign Language.Camberwell Park School received the GroupPresentation Award and pupils from the classes arepictured here with Anna Lomas, a representative of CILT,and Catherine Cheater.We would like to congratulate the children on theirachievements in this area.Contact: Mary IsherwoodTel: 0161 740 1897Email: head@camberwellpark.manchester.sch.ukThe Apollo Rocks!On Monday 14 March, Year 3 children from Armitageand St Francis Schools presented their dance and dramaproject at the Apollo in Ardwick.The two classes have been meeting weekly over a twoterm period, to explore the theme of “friendship”. Stafffrom the schools wanted to develop community linksbetween the children as many of them live in the samecommunity but do not interact with one another. Theyworked with Danny Price, world renowned dancer andchoreographer to stars such as Prince, Madonna andWhitney Houston. The series of workshops concludedwith a 40 minute showcase of their work at the Apollo.Parents were delighted with the show. “I had no idea mydaughter could do anything so fantastic in front of somany people!” said Mrs F.The two schools will meet again for a celebration party,but the success of the project has ensured that they willcontinue to be friends for a long time to come.Contact: Louise FrizeTel: 0161 223 3457Email: head@st-francis.manchester.sch.uk6


I n t o u c h w i t h y o u 2 0 1 0 / 2 0 1 1Headline School Service Events Training General CircularsSchool NewsLinking Communities – Chorlton High develops links with ChisilaPupils at Chorlton High School have sent a veryspecial delivery out to Zambia as part of a newinitiative to make a life-changing link with ChisilaCommunity School in Southern Zambia. ChisilaCommunity School was built by the members of thecommunity to enable their children to receive aneducation, but it is so poor that the building is just ashell, with hardly any resources for the pupils to learnwith. Pupils at Chorlton High learnt about their plightand wanted to do something to help. They started theterm by launching ‘Charity Ambassadors’, a group ofpupils whose role it is to promote charity fundraisingacross the school. They helped to send 100 pencilcases and writing materials out to Chisila CommunitySchool and then dedicated an Extended LearningExperience Day to busily creating gift boxes to bringHope to their new “partner” pupils in Zambia.Chorlton High School is one of three UK Schoolsinvolved in piloting an exciting New Schools of GoodHope Project run by Sale-based Charity, PEPAIDS.The aim of “Schools of Good Hope” is to partner UKSchools with rural community Schools in Zambia,to help fight poverty and HIV/AIDS. Schools arebuddied-up on a one to one basis, and throughcommunication via pictures, letters and Youtubevideos, pupils in both countries get to learn abouteach other and gain an insight into a culture theymight never otherwise have known about. For theSchools in Zambia, being partnered with a UK schoolbrings tremendous new hope to the lives of childrenwho live in severe poverty and are affected by theimpact of HIV/AIDS every day.“In Zambia many families are so poor they keepchildren at home to help bring in an income ratherthan sending them to school”, says Helen Allen,founder of PEPAIDS. “If you don’t educate yourchildren, the future of the whole family looks bleak.Parents rely on their children to support them in theirold age and without any qualifications, young peoplecan’t get a job, forcing girls in particular to resort tovery risky behaviours to put food on the table. OurSchools of Good Hope Project has been runningsince September and already it’s proving to be a hit!Having a UK school partner with their communityschool really motivates parents to try and send theirchildren to school as they see that the school is goingsomewhere and they want to be part of it. When theyreceived the pencil cases earlier this year, the wholecommunity was really spurred on and the pupils inZambia were delighted to have their very own writingmaterials.”The staff and pupils at Chorlton High have workedreally hard to think of ways to support ChisilaCommunity School. This term there is a whole schoolfocus on Literacy and the Charity Ambassadors areworking hard to promote the ‘Drop Everything andRead “campaign and collect unwanted books whichwill be sent out to Chisila pupils at Easter.Contact: Clare MorganTel: 07970 731 293Email: c.morgan@chorltonhigh.manchester.sch.uk7


I n t o u c h w i t h y o u 2 0 1 0 / 2 0 1 1Headline School Service Events Training General CircularsSchool NewsManchester United Chief Executive Visits MHAManchester United Chief Executive, David Gill, spentthe afternoon at the Manchester Health Academy,where he experienced life at the Academy, plus metwith staff and students.Mr Gill was visiting as part of the work organised bythe Manchester United Foundation with regards totheir hub of the community project. Younger MHAstudents were fortunate enough to spend time withMr Gill in the Specialism Room, who even challengedthem to a race on the new Watt Bikes whicheverybody thoroughly enjoyed.The Chair of the Academy, David Cain, and Governor,Steve Mycio, along with Principal, Barry Burke andVice Principal, Gaynor Gorman, as well as St Wilfrid’sHeadteacher, Vicky Ford, spent time speaking with MrGill about the future of the Academy and the area. Inaddition, John Shiels, the Chief Executive for the MUFoundation, was present to highlight the excellentpartnership work between the Academy and theFoundation. As part of the discussions, Jodie Holt, aYear 9 MHA student was introduced to the group andwas presented with a signed copy of a recent articlethat she had been the focus of. Jodie currently playsfor Manchester United girls’ team and has recentlyattended England trials. Jodie was absolutely thrilledwith the gesture made by Manchester United and willhave a lasting memory for years to come.The group toured the new Academy buildingwhere Mr Gill expressed his delight in what hesaw, especially in terms of the student and staffinteraction, which he commented on as beingextremely positive. The final part of the afternoonwas spent on the playing fields with some Post 16students who were taking part in their enrichmentactivities with MU Foundation coach, Nick Bradshaw.Many of the players had recently taken part in a Kickztournament, representing Manchester United, whichthey won and now have the opportunity of a lifetimewhen they are given the chance to play in the finals ofthe competition at Wembley.Mr Gill watched some of the action before taking partin a short question and answer session where he gaveadvice about how young people can get into sportand the opportunities which exist both in the localarea and further afield for young people today. Therewere some good questions asked by the students andsome really useful answers however the highlight ofthe session was MHA students suggesting names ofgoalkeepers that Mr Gill could sign in order to replacethe soon to be retired Edwin Van der Sar!The visit was another excellent boost for thoseassociated with the Academy and the success it hasachieved in a very short period of time. Everybody isextremely positive about the future developments atthe Academy and with the support of the sponsors,Central Manchester University Hospital NHSFoundation Trust, as well as co-sponsors, ManchesterCity Council and The Manchester College, pluspartners, such as the Manchester United Foundation,the future at the Health Academy looks very brightindeed.Contact: Louise FrizeTel: 0161 223 3457Email: head@st-francis.manchester.sch.uk8


I n t o u c h w i t h y o u 2 0 1 0 / 2 0 1 1Headline School Service Events Training General CircularsSeymour Road ‘ReadingBreakfast’ a huge success!On Thursday 3 and Friday 4 March 2011,Seymour Road Primary School hosted ‘ReadingBreakfast’ events as part of their World BookDay celebrations across the school.The event provided parents an opportunity toread with, and along side, their children andfor the pupils to take part in activities such asmaking their own mini books and drawingtheir favourite book character. One childcommented, “It is fun, and I liked reading andmaking stuff with my dad.”Children enthusiastically brought their parentsalong to take part in the activities whilst eatingbreakfast! The turn out was fantastic, and bothparents and children really enjoyed having theopportunity to come together and read. Oneparent said: “It really brings people together.My son is a reluctant reader, but he was keento come along and get involved.”Mrs Artis, Head teacher says, “We were verypleased with how many dads came with theirsons to the event, and this has sparked a new‘Lads and Dads Reading Breakfast’ initiativewhich we are now going to run in school.”School AwardPictured is Mr Braithwaite,Assistant Headteacher at NewallGreen High School receivingthe UNICEF ‘Rights RespectingSchool Award’.Representatives from thecharity commended theschool’s purposeful learningenvironment in which studentsopenly discussed current topicalissues and appreciated the factthat their views were valued.The UNICEF representativejudge that the ethos of NewallGreen High School provideda framework for all schoolimprovement processes.Family ResidentialSchool NewsA Year 8 Newall Green HighSchool student recentlyaddressed a National SteeringGroup about her experienceson a ground breaking projectthat is being run by the SMILETrust Federation (Newall GreenHigh, Baguley Hall and BenchillPrimary Schools).Holly Jepson was invited togo to London to talk aboutthe part that she played in a‘Family Residential’ and sheskilfully delivered a PowerPointpresentation to The PaulHamlyn Foundation SteeringGroup. Among the members ofthe steering group was Sir TimBrighouse.Holly’s mum was able to go along to London and hear how muchimpact the residential programme had on her school life and onfamily life in general.Contact: Sam ShawTel: 01613702616Email: s.shaw@seymourroad.manchester.sch.ukContact: Karen LavinTel: 0161 234 6420Email: k.lavin@newallgreenhigh.manchester.sch.uk9


I n t o u c h w i t h y o u 2 0 1 0 / 2 0 1 1Headline School Service Events Training General CircularsSaint Paul’s Visit to ThaiOrphanageSchool NewsSaint Paul’s Runner Wins CrossCountry EventStaff and pupils from Saint Paul’s Catholic High Schoolin Wythenshawe were delighted to receive a cheque for£750 from Vision for Education to support them whenthey go to visit Pattaya Orphanage in Thailand.The trip, which will take place during the Easterholidays, will involve Year 11 pupils (age 15-16) aspart of their Citizenship work. In addition to thiscontribution, the trip will be financed by the pupils’fundraising activities such as washing cars, sponsoredwalk, collecting old phones and packing shopping bagsin the local supermarkets.On hearing about the trip, Vision for Education steppedin to offer their help and support. The educationrecruitment consultancy company has kindly donated£750 which will be used to buy learning equipment,such as books and stationery, for use when the SaintPaul’s pupils are tutoring and mentoring the orphanedchildren; vital first aid equipment and disposablecameras so the pupils are able to document theiractivities and build it into their coursework.“This is such a worthwhile cause, Pattaya Orphanagedoes a great job in helping vulnerable anddisadvantaged children in Thailand. They care forabandoned, disabled, tsunami survivors and streetchildren,” said Mrs Ursula Gallagher, Head of Humanitiesat Saint Paul’s, who is involved with the fundraising.“The orphanage provides a home, education and offersa positive future for almost one thousand children; inaddition, they help many others through their healthand nutrition projects.”A group of Year 7 pupils from Saint Paul’s CatholicHigh School in Wythenshawe took part in a GreaterManchester Catholic Schools cross country runningevent with Lukas Nmecha winning the race with anoutstanding performance of speed and stamina.“Winning this race was an amazing achievement forLukas. He led the runners from the start and therewas no let up in his speed and pace,” explained MrMike Whiteside, PE teacher at Saint Paul’s. “It wasa very courageous and ambitious stance for Lukasto take at the front of the group of runners buthe put in the effort and pulled off an impressiveachievement despite the challenging conditionsprovided by the cold wet day.”Mr Whiteside added “I would also like to praise therest of our runners who showed great enthusiasmeven when faced with a very muddy course withseveral participants sinking into the mud and losingtheir footwear.”“I am very proud of all those who took partand especially commend Lukas’ achievement,”commented Mr Wiktor Daron, Head Teacher atSaint Paul’s. “The team showed great spirit on anextremely cold and wet day.”Contact: j.mcauliffe-hallTel: 0161 437 5841Email: j.mcauliffe-hall@st-paulshigh.net10


I n t o u c h w i t h y o u 2 0 1 0 / 2 0 1 1Headline School Service Events Training General CircularsPupils and Mrs Edwards in the art department atBuglawton Hall SchoolSchool NewsThe Congleton Chronicle has kindly allowed the useof this article and waived copywrite.When OFSTED inspectors visited Buglawton HallSchool two years ago they advised there was roomfor improvement.The Buxton Road, Congleton, school took heed andaccording to a spokesman, “hard working staff andpupils” have taken it out of “special needs”.OFSTED visited the school again last month and werefull of praise for the improvements.Headteacher Lynette Edwards was delighted withthe outcome, saying “All the staff and young peopleworked really hard to achieve the improvementsrequired to lift the school out of special measures.“Improvements were seen across the board, with arange of elements within the school being good andoutstanding”.Highlights of the report were good ratings forteaching and pupil behaviour and vastly improvedattendance.Mrs Edwards, who promised to continue the school’simpressive improvement, added: “The school willimprove its links to the local community by having anopen night later in the year.A report aimed at the pupils said the school was now“satisfactory overall” and added: “The headteacherand senior leaders have clear ideas for how toimprove the school further.We feel they have shown over the last two years thatthey are able to lead the school forward so that itcontinues to improve.Contact: Lynette EdwardsTel: 01260 274492Email: admin@buglawtonhall.manchester.sch.uk11


I n t o u c h w i t h y o u 2 0 1 0 / 2 0 1 1Headline School Service Events Training General CircularsEnhancing Support for Religious EducationGreater Manchester Hub SchoolsFor the Attention of the Religious Education SubjectLeader/ Co-ordinatorWe are pleased to announce that local specialist supportfor RE is going to be boosted by a new regionallyfunded project – RE Hub Schools.There has been understandable concern that LocalAuthority support for RE will not be available in futuredue to cutbacks and new ways of working. This lack ofsupport could be felt particularly in Local Authoritieswhich are launching and implementing new RE AgreedSyllabuses.We are pleased to announce that the GreaterManchester RE Collaborative has secured substantialfunding from the Department for Education and GreaterManchester Challenge for a network of RE Hub Schools.Within each of the five LAs involved (Manchester,Salford, Stockport, Tameside and Trafford) there will beone primary and one secondary hub school, to leadRE networks within the LA and to facilitate the sharingof ideas and resources across the five authorities. Thehub teachers have been closely involved in developingthe new Agreed Syllabuses and the accompanyingguidance. They have been also been trained for this newrole.The hub teachers are:Rachel Kemp (Birchfields Primary, Manchester),Susan Wainwright (Abraham Moss High School,Manchester)Kindra Belcher (Monton Green PS, Salford),Nick Wentland (Moorside HS, Salford),Becky Wood (St John’s CE PS, Stockport),Claire Davis (Cheadle Hulme HS, Stockport),Jennie Roberts (Broadoak PS, Tameside),Fee Lealman (Fairfield HS, Tameside),Laura Daniels (Woodheys PS, Trafford),Ian Nicholson (Stretford GS, Trafford)Secondary Hub RE Coordinator: Susan WainwrightHi! I am Susan Wainwright, Head of RE at Abraham MossHigh School. I’m an RE specialist, with over seventeenyears experience. I see RE as the ‘jewel in the crown’of the school curriculum, the part that addresses theService Newsessential identity of every pupil, their religious or nonreligiousbeliefs. I am delighted to be a Hub teacherand hope to be able to facilitate the development of amutually supportive network of secondary RE teachersacross Manchester.Manchester’s new Agreed Syllabus (mandatory incounty schools) will be online from 14 March athttp://www.mewan.net/curriculum/re/index.php.Recognising that you will probably be planning for thesummer term at this time, the first Manchester networkmeeting will be a joint planning meeting, to be held atAbraham Moss High School on Thursday 31 March 2011.The aim is to plan a unit of study based on the newsyllabus, incorporating sufficient rigour and challengeto allow pupils opportunities to progress through theNational Expectation levels.The network meeting is a ‘twilight’ session, starting at16:15 (with light refreshments available shortly before)and finishing promptly at 18:30.Although we will need to focus on the task in hand tomake good progress in the time available, the networkmeeting is also an opportunity to make contact withother RE teachers locally, to share experiences andsupport each other. Every RE teacher, specialist or nonspecialist,is a valuable asset. Please come –you are thenetwork so your presence is vital!Susan Wainwright: s.wainwright@abrahammoss.manchester.sch.ukPrimary Hub RE Coordinator: Rachel KempRachel will be working with Julie McKeever, ourAdvanced Skills Teacher for Primary RE, to coordinatesupport to the primary schools across the city. Rachelcurrently works at Birchfields Primary School whereshe teaches RE across the Year Groups from Receptionto Year 6. She plans to run the first Primary networkmeeting in June so look out for the date and venuenearer the time.Rachel Kemp: r.kemp@birchfields.manchester.sch.ukContact: Annette JonesTel: 0161 234 7296Email: a.jones3@manchester.gov.uk12


I n t o u c h w i t h y o u 2 0 1 0 / 2 0 1 1Headline School Service Events Training General CircularsTraded Service Training Courses March 2011TrainingEngaging Parents to Improve AttendanceA workshop based course with a strong focus on earlyintervention strategies, engaging well with parents,attendance panels and parenting contracts. Providessolution focussed strategies for use with ‘hard-toreach’parentsWho is it for?All professionals working with parents and carers toimprove attendanceDetails:Morning course, 09.00 to 12.00, on 7 April 2011.£85 per personCourse Ref:TC516Motor Skills TrainingThese two half-day sessions look at• Developing motor skills-friendly schools• The Manchester Motor Skills programme• Assessment and how to plan sessions• Matching need to provisionHelps to support KS1 and KS2 pupils with motor difficultiesand/or developmental delay, includingDCD/dyspraxiaWho is it for?Primary SENCos and teaching assistants attend togetherDetails:Two morning sessions, 09.00 to 12.00, 4 and 11May.£170 per person. 50% discounts applyCourse Ref:TC505Training for EMA TAs in Primary schoolsProvides proven strategies to supportunderperforming EMA pupilsIncludes demonstrations of resources that havesuccessfully contributed to raised achievementWho is it for?Teaching assistants, EMA staff, class teachers andschool leadership teamsDetails:Afternoon course, 13.30 to 15.45, on 6 April 2011.£85 per personCourse Ref:TC536FREE if an EMA Partnership memberFischer Family Trust Accelerated readingand writingA two-day to introduce this intervention programme,which is based on reading recovery methods andtechniquesEffective with Y1 pupils working within and belowlevel 1, effective with Y2 pupils working at 1Bor below. KS2 pupils can also benefit from theprogramme.Who is it for?Primary SENCos, Y1 teacher and teaching assistantattend togetherDetails:Two full days, 09.00 to 16.00, on 5 and 26 May 2011.£240 per person, plus one resource pack per school at£60. 50% discounts availableCourse Ref:TC501Optional school based support availableFull details are in the Traded Services product andtraining brochure.NEW BROCHURE FOR 2011/12 OUT SOON!To book any of the above courses ring EducationServices on 0161 219 6841Contact: Gary DeakinTel: 0161 219 6712Email: g.deakin@manchester.gov.uk13


I n t o u c h w i t h y o u 2 0 1 0 / 2 0 1 1Headline School Service Events Training General CircularsGeneralA Helping Hand when you need it mostWhen it feels like things are getting too much, we can help you through.The Ardwick Connect Team has been set up to help localpeople like you cope during difficult times. If you live inthe Ardwick area, are aged 18 to 65, out of work or witha child under five, we can help you through the issuesyou’re facing and provide practical support.We can help you manage your money and debts, getback into work, improve your family life, find answers tobenefits and housing queries, or even just listen and helpyou get the support you need.Visit www.manchester.gov.uk/ardwickconnector call our friendly team for an informal chat on0161 234 5922.Contact: Andrew SkidmoreTel: 0161 234 3183Email: a.skidmore@manchester.gov.ukEVERY SATURDAY, WHY NOT COME DOWN WITH YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER AND JOIN INWITH A VARIETY OF SPORTING ACTIVITIES LED BY QUALIFIED SPORTS COACHES.THE SESSIONS ARE DESIGNED FOR ALL ABILITIES AND ARE FUN-BASEDEACH WEEK IS OPEN TO CHILDREN AGED 4 TO 7 YEARS OLDCOST: £3.00 PER CHILD & ADULT; £5.00 FOR TWO CHILDREN & ADULTFOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT THE COMMUNITY TEAM ON0161 998 3992 or community@manchesterhealthacademy.org.ukContact: Paul BarrettTel: 0161 998 3992 - option 3Email: p.barrett@Manchesterhealthacademy.org.uk14


I n t o u c h w i t h y o u 2 0 1 0 / 2 0 1 1Headline School Service Events Training General CircularsGeneralCensus 2011 - Help shapeManchester’s future.The census in England and Wales is run by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)Complete yourcensus & helpshape local facilitiesIt’s time to fill it in.If you have not yet received yourCensus questionnaire, it should bearriving very soon! The answers yougive should be about the peopleliving or staying with you on CensusDay, which was the 27 March.If you haven’t already completed thequestionnaire you can do so by:• completing the paper copy youhave received in the post or• online at www.census.gov.ukIf you need assistance in completingthe questionnaire you can find outmore either online or by phone:Online:www.census.gov.ukPhone:• England 0300 0201 101 (charged atlocal rate)• Wales 0300 0201 130 (charged atlocal rate)• Text Relay 18001 0300 0201 160Because every penny counts, it’s important that you letus know what your community really needs by filling inyour census when it arrives just before 27 March.Completing the 2011 Censusquestionnaire is compulsory – fill it inonline or drop it in the post today toavoid facing a fine of up to £1,000.© Crown Copyright 2011 LAP4EContact: Katy HambletonTel: 0161 234 3251Email: k.hambleton@manchester.gov.uk15


I n t o u c h w i t h y o u 2 0 1 0 / 2 0 1 1Headline School Service Events Training General CircularsGeneralBOLTON WANDERERS LADIES FCFree coaching sessionsWe are aware that in many schools the after schoolfunding has been removed and many children are notable to receive any fun sporting activities due to costs.Therefore Bolton Wanderers Ladies FC are offeringFREE coaching to all girls from under 8’s right up to 16’sfor girls of any ability who would like to train to playfootball.We offer a safe friendly and fun environment in whichthe girls can train and be coached by qualified F Atrained coach’s who are all CRB checked.We are the only Girls/Ladies team to be licensed toBolton Wanderers FC and many of our younger playersContact: Ian NicksonTel: 07913 121815Email: n2cko@infa69.freeserve.co.ukhave gone on to play for the reserves or the first teamwho currently play in the North West Women’s RegionalFootball League and also enter the Women’s FA Cupcompetition each year, while one of our ladies has goneon to represent England.The girls don’t need to be Bolton Wanderers F Csupporters as many of our girls/ladies support otherclubs but just enjoy playing football in a friendlyenvironment and make new friends.Training is held every Wednesday evening at St Joseph’sHigh School, Chorley New Road, Horwich, Bolton,BL6 HWTraining times are from 18.00 - 09.30 depending on age.16


I n t o u c h w i t h y o u 2 0 1 0 / 2 0 1 1Headline School Service Events Training General CircularsGeneralFOOD 4U IS IN THE AIR!FOOD 4U is travelling throughout 27 European countries and Norway:Austria - Belgium – Bulgaria – Cyprus - Czech Republic – Denmark - Estonia –Finland – France - Germany - Greece - Hungary – Ireland - Italy – Latvia –Lithuania – Luxembourg - Malta - Netherlands – Norway - Poland - Portugal – Romania –Slovakia – Slovenia - Spain – Sweden - United Kingdom.The Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies dedicates this initiative to highschool teachers and to students aged 14 to 19 from 27 European Countries and Norway, in an effortto disseminate the value of healthy nutrition among teenagers and with teenagers.Here are some TOPICS that you may use for your SPOT for participating in the competition:the awareness about a conscious choice of food, of risks and of negative consequences that abad balanced diet could have on youngsters;the exchange of information among peers about the eating habits of youngsters;the importance of a varied and well-balanced diet;the importance of a healthy and correct diet;the valorization of fruit and vegetable, or other products, as a base for a healthy and wellbalanceddiet;the problem of excessive consumption and/or waste of food, and how it is related tomalnutrition issues in Third World countries;health and environment benefits of food production and consumption based on ecosustainablesupply chains, bioagriculture, and the “zero mile diet”; the importance of receivingtransparent information on the origin of food products;health harming behaviours, including abuse of alcoholic drinks, and their risks for self andothers.Finalist school groups will be awarded a fantastic stay in Italy, where they will visit the placeswhere the Mediterranean diet was born, and they will participate in a glamorous international event:the 2011Contact: Dr. Laura Castelli, CMPTel: + 39 06 90281729Email: video@food-4u.itFOOD 4U Video Festival.PARTICIPATE!!Competition notice is available at www.food-4u.itFor further information: video@food-4u.itCompetition entry deadline: 31 May 201117


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