School Offices: Junior: 0161 740 4696Infants: 0161 205 7131

Healthy Living, Physical Activity & Sports


Children are encouraged to live a healthy lifestyle at Mount Carmel. Through the topic Brainwave and other topics, the children are taught the importance of eating a balanced diet, drinking water, getting a good night sleep and being physically active. Children are able to engage in physical activity and the sporting life of the school through our many clubs: Irish dancing, multi- sports, football, netball, basketball and dance.

Active Playtimes

Playground Friends set up equipment and games for the children. During lunchtime, City in the Community target specific year groups for physical activity. 

Wellbeing Breaks

Wellbeing breaks of 15 minutes in the afternoon provide additional time to be physically active in the day. 

What's going on in Manchester?

To find more clubs and classes in the local area and to to find out about free swimming at the weekend, please visit the Manchester Active website so the whole family can be active:



Healthy Living & Physical Activity


The Chief Medical Officer recommends that children aged 5-11 engage in 60 minutes of physical activity every day and 180 minutes in EYFS. There are a number of websites with ideas for active games and healthy recipes. 


NHS Change4Life (recipes and Disney activities):

Cosmic Yoga:

Go Noodle (mindfulness & movement):

Premier League Primary Stars:







School Games Values

Intra- Sport & Sports Day


Intra-sport competitions between houses take place in the year. Children have the opportunity to compete in: dodgeball, football, dance, athletics, hockey, netball and rounders.



In the summer, a Sports Day is held where children compete in teams to complete a Mini- Olympics. 


School Sport Organising Crew

The School Sport Organising Crew from Year 6 lead the planning and delivery of competitions. 

The duties include:

  • Working with teachers and fellow pupils to organise intra- school competitions and school sport opportunities.
  • Organising a survey to find out what young people think of sport in school. 
  • Reporting back to pupils on what improvements have been or are going to be made. 




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Junior Dept: 0161 740 4696

Infant Dept: 0161 205 7131

Junior Building:

Mount Carmel RC Primary,
Wilson Road, Blackley, Manchester M9 8BG

Tel: Cheryl Holland: 0161 740 4696

Infant Building:

Mount Carmel RC Primary,
Hunt Street, Blackley, Manchester M9 8BL

Tel: Cheryl Clancy: 0161 205 7131