Since the Academy opened in 2009 we have raised £18,704.44, since September 2014 alone we have raised £1,301.72 (Updated March 2015)
Most of the Academy fund raising is student led. Students express an interest to raise funds, some due to personal reasons and some just to show they care. Working with the Extended School Manager, students put together a plan of action for their activity to ensure it is implemented correctly, safely and the event has the maximum impact and publicity for their chosen charity.
We have supported National and local charities from Macmillan Cancer Support, Help for Heroes, Comic Relief, Children in Need, British Heart Foundation, The Royal British Legion, World Wide Flood Appeals, to local charities such as The Christie, Willow Wood Hospice and St Francis House.
Academy students are very caring and show a genuine interest in supporting others, as well as raising money for charities they have supported local campaigns by making hampers for nursing homes and the women and children’s refuge, collecting toys for the Wood Street Mission in Manchester and Cash for Kids.
This year, each year group will support a local or national charity of their choice as well as supporting whole Academy initiatives which will include for example the Poppy Appeal and Comic Relief.
YEAR 7 - Manchester Children's Hospital
YEAR 8 - Manchester Deaf Centre
YEAR 9 - Help for Heroes
YEAR 10 - 'Stars' - Heart Charity
YEAR 11 - National Alzheimer’s Society
We are very proud of the achievements of our students, especially when they take the lead themselves, there are several events planned before the end of the summer term which will include the Summer Fair in support of the World Challenge students and Millie’s Trust.
The Academy building has successfully allowed more access to the local community and feeder primary schools. Students in Year’s 5 and 6 have visited the Academy, taking part in lessons and activities, and enjoyed lunch in the atrium on many occasions.
Work with the Community Police and PCSO’s continues, their presence in the Academy is very positive and the support they have given staff has been invaluable. The PCSO’s hold regular drop in sessions where students can talk freely about concerns and issues and get advice on staying safe.
During September and October Droylsden Academy is the host to over 100 Chinese teachers through our close relationship with Suman Education International. During the visits the teachers have a tour of the Academy, get to observe lessons and attend a Q&A session. The purpose of the visits is to build relationships with sister schools and learn about the cultural differences and teaching methods.
As of 1st November 2014 the lettings is now solely managed by the Academy, if you wish to book or make an enquiry please contact Liam Whelan on 0161 301 7600 between 9.00 – 4.00pm.
The Academy building has regular weekly bookings and is used 7 days a week. The most popular space used is the outdoor pitches. The main Atrium space and the Sports Hall can be booked for birthday parties and events.
In November in support of one of our community groups ‘Prime Film Cuts’ Ms Williams attended the premier night for their film “A hard day’s night”, at the Etihad Stadium. The evening showcased all the hard work and dedication by Mark Turton and his team put into creating some fantastic films to warn young people about the dangers they could face in regards to Sexual Exploitation, Loan Sharks and Illegal contraband. Also supporting the event was Alex Williams MBE and Bryn Hughes, Father of PC Nicola Hughes.
In December we held our annual OAP Christmas Party. This year was even bigger and we had the pleasure of residents from Chatsworth House, Northolt Court and Fairfield House. They all enjoyed a 3 course meal with a glass of wine, carol singing from the students and a game of bingo to end the evening.
In January Greater Manchester Police provided £15,000 for community groups in Droylsden to start innovative projects to help make Droylsden a safer and stronger community. Several Droylsden Community Groups pitched their project stating why they should be awarded the money and the residents of Droylsden got the final vote. The Community Groups consisted of :
The day was a huge success for the Community Groups who won their bids.
In March the building was let out to Tameside Council who held their District Assembly followed by the Pride of Tameside Awards. We are proud to say that we had students in the following categories, either individually or as part of a community group -
The Pride of Tameside Award Winners 2015 are:
Business of the Year - Bespoke Flowers Droylsden
Greenspace Award - Dave Pinnock
Youth of the Year - Daniel Holden
Person of the Year - Brian Horsfall
Volunteer/Neighbour of the Year - Bradley Buckley
Community Group/Club of the Year - Ryecroft Hall Management Committee
Community Safety - Kings Road Homewatch
Special Achievement Award goes to Ben Turton, Mickey Davies, Connor Hanfin, Anthony Clark, Gemma Manson, Leanne Cottle, Katrina Perry and Rochelle Robertson all from Prime Film Cuts
Special Merit Award - Phoenix Club
Special Recognition Award - Shaun Massey
Special Contribution Award - Droylsden Pub Watch
Hate incidents and crimes
The Academy is a centre for the reporting of hate incidents and hate crimes in the community. If you, or someone you know, experiences such an incident then you can report it here and our staff can pass the details to the relevant authorities.
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