Letters to the Editor:- "New martial arts club in Southport"
"I am starting
up a new martial arts club in Southport. I have been training on and
off for 20+ years getting my Black belt in 2003. I moved to
Southport 5 years ago to find the nearest clubs were Preston/
Manchester/ Liverpool so thought about running my own. It is finally
happening! Aikido is a powerful martial art that can only be used
for self-defence. Aikido uses angles and balance to overpower larger
or stronger opponents. Since aikido does not rely on strength to be
effective, it is suitable for men and women of differing ages and
abilities. We study a traditional style of aikido called Iwama
Style. This is a style of aikido developed by the late Morihiro
Saito Sensei 9th Dan, a long-term student of O'Sensei, the founder
of aikido. It concentrates on the study of basic but powerful aikido
techniques. Southport Aikido Club was founded in 2004 under the
authority of Sensei Roger Tabberer 5th Dan of the West Midlands
Aikido Association the club is affiliated to UKCK. The club will
train at Dunes Leisure Centre on Sunday mornings initially from 9.00
to 10.00 am. The first class is on 7 September 2008 with the first
lesson free. I would love to find out how many are interested in
Aikdo, in Southport?" Sinon Wells
EDGE HILL JUDGED TO BE ‘OUTSTANDING'
teacher training at Edge Hill University has been assessed as
‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education. The
standards body awarded grade 1 for both Quality of Training and
Management and Quality Assurance following a review earlier this
year. Edge Hill is one of the largest providers of teacher training
in the country and works in partnership with over 2,000 institutions
across the UK including schools in Southport to provide initial
teacher training (ITT) programmes.
The Edge Hill Ofsted report identified a number of key strengths
including the well-managed and highly-effective links with
partnership schools and the University, the attention given to
trainees’ individual needs and how this shapes school placements and
the strong relationship that exists between professional values and
professional development. Other strengths highlighted were the
outstanding support that trainees receive from the University and
partnership schools, the provision of high-quality resources across
all training programmes and the highly-effective recruitment and
selection systems. Vice-Chancellor Dr John Cater said:-
“This result is another endorsement of the professionalism and
commitment of the Faculty of Education, our partner schools and the
trainees themselves. We are proud to be offering a higher education
experience that is judged to be at the highest possible standard.”
Due to the popularity of primary teacher training programmes, no
places remain for 2008. Applicants are advised to apply as soon as
possible in September for 2009. A few places remain on Key Stage 2/3
and Secondary programmes starting in September 2008. For
information, please call 0800 028 6677 or visit
Popular Saturday Morning Classes return!!!
productions, the team behind the sell out musical ‘Our Benny’
are currently trawling Merseyside and West Lancashire
looking for talented youngsters to enrol in two exciting new
musicals to be staged in Crosby this coming Christmas!
No previous experience is required as professional tutors (all C.R.B
checked) will put the cast through their paces to bring out their
natural talents in the fields of drama, singing and dance. It’s a
great way to boost confidence and is sure to provide new skills
which those attending will take with them into adulthood. For many
it will be the first opportunity they’ve had to appear on stage!
Children between the ages of 5 and 7 will be working towards
performing a brand new production called:- ‘Christmas Recipe’.
This is a feel good musical where those involved will explore the
different elements which, when put together, make Christmas the most
magical time of the year. From the Nativity, through o Father
Christmas himself, the musical will wow younger audiences and bring
a tear to Granny’s eye!
Older children between the ages of 8 and 18 will be working hard on
a brand new musical extravaganza! Produced by the award winning
writer Anne Dalton, with elements from ‘Wicked’, ‘Peter Pan’, ‘Lorenzo’s Quest’, ‘The
Blue Crystal’ and ‘Joseph’. This full scale
production will feature catchy songs, rousing dance numbers and
professional sound and lighting design.
Director Anne Dalton explains:- "We’re not necessarily looking
for young people who’ve ever acted before as there will be mixed
abilities across the age range. By Christmas those taking part will
have been tutored in acting, dance and singing … there are young
people who’ve been with us a number of years and have gained a great
deal of experience, others are newcomers … staging productions with
young people is always lots of fun, and often we unearth new
Registration is at Crosby Civic Hall this coming Saturday, 6
Ages 5 to 7 to arrive for 9.15am. Their session runs between 9.30am
Age group 8 to 18 should register at 10.15am. Their session runs
from 10.30am to 12.15pm.
More information is available by calling ABD Productions on:- 01704
This weeks Funny - Dooms Day!
DO not book
your holidays! Yes, the Nostradamus Prophecy is back again, if the
current interpretations of his predictions come to pass this time...
The latest doom watch notice comes as CERN becomes fully active. The
worry is that CERN will create a Black Hole or Strangelet that will
eat the Earth. Doomsday is noted to be on 12 September 2008..!