As a Co-operative Academy we feel it is vital to work in partnership with our local Community and undertake a number of community initiatives to support both our students and the members of our community.
Examples of our Community Partnerships:
A local charitable housing company providing housing to a number of our families. We have recently collaborated with Southway Housing to provide digital inclusion afternoons for elderly residents delivered by our students. Elderly residents from Southway Housing also attend our annual Community Christmas Party.
|Challenge for Change (C4C)||A local charity that provides learning through fun physical activities whilst making a real difference. By teaching effective communication skills, team skills, inspires confidence and motivation, C4C enables people to overcome their perceived barriers in order to progress. We have worked in partnership with C4C to develop tailored sessions for students who are having difficulty accessing learning through more conventional settings.|
A local recording studio based in Chorlton with whom we have worked to give students the experience of recording in a professional studio.
|Sports partnerships||We work in partnership with a number of local sports facilities including Longford Park Athletics Stadium, Sale Rugby Club and Broughton Park Rugby.|
|Chorlton Arts Festival||We are proud to support this thriving local Arts festival and our Blue Box Theatre is used a venue during the festival and our students perform in various events throughout the week.|
In addition to Chorlton Arts Festival we have a range of other Arts Partnerships including Z Arts in Hulme, Walk the Plank and Tip of the Iceberg.
|Manchester Music Hub||Works with schools, communities and a range of partners to ensure that all young people’s musical needs are met. The Chorlton Music Centre, run by One Education, is based at Chorlton High School on Saturday mornings offering a wide range of music lessons and ensembles for children at all ability levels.|
|Chorlton Traders Association||A community association of Chorlton traders,working together for the benefit of all.|
|Chorlton Good Neighbours||A neighbourhood care group who look after older people in the local community. We have hosted a range of intergenerational events with Chorlton Good Neighbours as part of the Chorlton Book Festival. Residents from Chorlton Good Neighbours also attend our annual Community Christmas Party.|
|Manchester City Council||Students have worked alongside Manchester City Council on planting projects in Chorlton Park and Chorlton Water Park.|
|Morrisons Chorlton||Students took part in a charity bag packing event at their local supermarket to raise money for Beat Bullying as part of the Text Santa charity appeal.|
|TAG!||A loyalty card scheme to encourage smart shopping with independent businesses. We have shown support of the scheme by giving cards out as a membership benefit to our Co-operative Academy Members.|
|Red Rose Forrest||Red Rose Forrest work to transform Manchester into a greener, healthier and more satisfying place to live and work. Our students have helped Red Rose Forrest plant trees in the local areas as well as taken part in a number of community projects.|
|Arden Court||Students have helped to plant wild flower seeds at a local retirement home, as well as interacting and engaging with some of their residents.|
|City Year||City Year volunteers will be assisting students in Year 7 and 8 and will be working in and out of classrooms as peer mentors and coaches over the course of 2015-16.|
|Ogden Trust||The OGDEN Trust have been working with our Science Department for a number of years to help promote Physics and careers in Physics with students.|
|Sow the City||Sow the City have helped us to kick start our community garden project, delivered 'grow your own food' sessions with students and facilitated visits to local community gardens.|
|Cracking Good Food||Cracking Good Food hire out our food technology rooms on a Saturday morning to deliver their cookery courses which aim to promote cooking skills as well as affordable, sustainable and healthier food for all.|
|Home Instead||We have supported Home Instead's 'Be a Santa to a Senior' project with students in Year 8 donating and wrapping Christmas presents for local elderly residents.|
If you are interested in working with Chorlton High School on a community partnership project please contact our Community and Marketing Officer, Christine Taggart.