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Strike a balance success for Sandilands

  • 03 July 2012 17:50
  • Posted by David Clayton

City in the Community’s Health initiative ‘Strike a Balance’ is continuing to be a great success.

The latest school involved in the programme has been Sandilands Primary School in Wythenshawe. CITC Coach Hannah Steele has delivered the programme in Sandilands Primary school for the last two years and created a brilliant partnership with the school.


"It is great to venture out into Wythenshawe to deliver the Strike a Balance programme, the young people have lots of enthusiasm and their teacher tells me they can’t wait for me to arrive every week," said Hannah.

Sandilands Primary School, Year 5 Teacher Julie Garner added: "‘I would highly recommend the Strike a Balance programme. It was informative and fun and the children clearly enjoyed partaking in the sessions.

"The children have gained in confidence and are much more knowledgeable about how to live a healthy lifestyle. I cannot thank Manchester City and Hannah enough for allowing us to take part in the programme and we hope to be part of the programme again next year."

Strike a Balance is a partnership between CITC and Manchester Healthy Schools which see’s CITC offer a free five-week healthy living programme to 120 primary schools in Manchester. The programme is sponsored by Hill Dickinson.

Using examples of Premier League footballers such as Joe Hart and Gareth Barry, each session covers a different area of healthy eating and is followed by a football session. Topics covered include:

• The balance of good health

• Why we eat what we eat

• The importance of physical activity

• Cooking healthy, balanced meals

If you would like any further information on the programme or your school would like to sign up for this FREE programme please contact CITC’s Healthy Schools Project Manager Lisa Kimpton on 0161 438 7836 or alternatively email

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