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Bee busy, be a success!

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"Bee busy, be a success" is a project that aims to encourage children in the academy's local community to try something new, and help give them an understanding of why hobbies are important and the opportunities they can lead to. Over this coming school year, we will be offering free activities…

North Manchester children join in at fun football event

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Rochdale AFC community coaches delivered a free football coaching session for children aged 4 – 11 of all abilities on Sunday 7 September at The Co-operative Academy of Manchester in Higher Blackley.  The Co-operative has been working with Rochdale AFC for the last 12 months delivering a programme of sports opportunities…

Supporting local primary schools - hairdressing with Year 5

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Year 5 pupils from Crosslee Primary School have joined us on Wednesday afternoons in April and May to learn hairdressing techniques in the academy hair salon. Our salon is a real working salon where some of our students get a hands-on learning experience whilst studying Hair and Beauty. It is open…

PSA Blog: Crab Lane Primary's hair stylists

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Students from Crab Lane Community Primary School spent 4 weeks in the academy hair salon to see how they liked working and learning in a new environment. They created some amazing hairstyles as this video shows. You can also read about this activity in our latest newsletter - read it here…

Principal's Blog: Mayoral visit, primary school athletics and more

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Watch Mrs Leaver's blog: This week Mrs Leaver talks about the visit from the Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor Naeem ul Hassan JP. He came in to see our students working with drama group Art With Heart. [Full story] Mrs Leaver was also delighted with the North Manchester Primary…

Principal's Blog: DebateMate, university applications and more

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Watch Mrs Leaver's blog: In this week's blog Mrs Leaver speaks about our DebateMate club, our sixth former's university applications, Year 7's Ghyll Head trip and our visits from Pike Fold Primary School who come each week for a maths lesson with our specialist teachers and who join a class…

Academy to host Futsal sessions for 7-11 year olds

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Bury Football Club Community Trust will be running Futsal sessions at the academy from Friday 15th November. Futsal is the South African style of football that has become increasingly popular. Students at the academy can benefit from these sessions for free between 2.45pm – 3.45pm. Each year group has been given 3…

PSA Blog: Peer Reading with Crosslee Primary

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Year 5 students from Crosslee Community Primary School are joining us tonight. Our academy minibus brought them over, they've been paired up with our student volunteers and the Learning Resource Centre is alive with the sound of reading aloud. Not only do Year 5 get extra practice reading, but the older…

PSA Blog: Irk Valley Primary School reading scheme

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Each week we have some very special guests in the academy – Year 5 pupils from Irk Valley Primary School. 12 academy students from Years 7-11 volunteered to take part in peer reading with the Irk Valley pupils. It’s a pleasure to have the younger pupils in the academy, and our…

Working with primary schools: plastic fusion

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On Wednesday 5 June we have a group of Year 5 students from E-ACT Blackley Academy working with our art department. Over the next few weeks they’ll be making their own plastic fusion bags and cases. Today they’ve got stuck in designing their material out of plastic. By next week their design will…

Easter Holiday Activities Blog for Parents

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Easter is here and whilst it's a bit chilly outside, there's enough fun indoor activities to keep children aged 5-13 warm at the Co-operative Academy of Manchester. See more photos at www.facebook.com/CamDotCoop   Tuesday 2nd April 2013 Activities included: Glee Tastic! (singing and performing) Let's Learn Cricket Wallace & Gromit Animation…

Principal’s Blog: RHS partnership, charity fundraising & more

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Watch Mrs Leaver’s Video Blog: This week Mrs Leaver talks about the Academy becoming an RHS Partner School and the Higher Apprenticeships Fair we hosted. She also mentions the visit we are looking forward to from pupils at Bowker Vale Primary School and the great work being done by Sian, one…

Year 10 students ‘on the ball’ when coaching local school children

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This week, four Year 10 students at the Co-operative Academy of Manchester completed a six-week programme of football coaching with Year 4 students at the E-ACT Blackley Academy. The students were excellent role models to the younger pupils and most of them were familiar with the school, having been pupils…

Festive Concert for Camberwell Park

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The Academy's Big Band and Rock Band performed at neighbouring Camberwell Park Specialist Support School's Christmas Concert on Wednesday 19th December.  The pupils from Camberwell Park really enjoyed themselves whilst dancing and singing along to songs including 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer' and 'Jingle Bells'. Recently The Co-operative Academy of Manchester was also pleased…