Wellbeing, Well Worth It ( Published: 16/07/2017)

Whalley Range 11-18 High School scooped up the ‘Healthy Living Award’ at the prestigious Manchester Schools Awards for 2017.

Photo credit: Manchester Evening News

The third Greater Manchester Schools Awards, in association with The Manchester College, was another roaring success with recognition given to schools all over Manchester for a whole host of categories including; Class of the Year (previously won by Whalley Range in 2015) and School Communication Award (which we were also a finalist, in 2014). We were delighted to be awarded the ‘Healthy Living Award‘ this year for our emotional wellbeing programme.

A wide range of work has been undertaken at Whalley Range to both help and equip our students to better manage their emotions and to remove the stigma regarding mental health issues. As well as many other initiatives the school has developed a comprehensive PSHE programme, which sees mental health as the dominant topic throughout. Mrs J. Fahey, Academy Headteacher, was very proud to receive this award for the school:

We believe that mental wellbeing is equally as important as physical wellbeing and that without a positive mental health and the skills and abilities to manage emotions, young people will neither achieve their best academically nor be prepared for their role as positive citizens in society.

The Senior Student Leadership Team have taken a key role in the delivery of materials on the topic of emotional wellbeing and mental health, and have presented to their fellow students and Governors. They have made a video, which formed part of the National Stress Awareness Week that was shown to all students in school (available to watch on this page.)

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