Through a wide range of support and opportunities, we are committed to supporting our students to become positive citizens of Manchester. We encourage students to live healthy, happy lives and to positively engage with the local community.
Students are given access to a wide range of opportunities to develop themselves in Physical Education, improve their fitness and wellbeing and embrace a healthy lifestyle.
For more info on the PE curriculum specifically, including a list of courses, please visit the Physical Education area of our curriculum section.
The ‘Get Active’ programme at Whalley Range aims to encourage students to live a healthy, active lifestyle. We support this through extra curricular clubs, the curriculum, team sports, competitions, mindfulness, promotion and awareness and more.
Mindfulness, in a nutshell, is being able to focus on the present moment. It can be practised anywhere but preferably somewhere quiet to aid relaxation and reflection. Activities within our ‘Relaxation’ scheme of work are not all focused on mindfulness itself but the activities within allow students to reflect on past, present and future emotions and feelings.
Over the course of the year, the Year 9 students will participate in a variety of programmes such as This Girl Can, Be the Best and the Dove self-esteem project, alongside physical activities such as Netball, Football, Basketball etc.