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The QM2 has visited Liverpool
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ON 16 July 2019, the 345m RMS Queen Mary 2, the largest ocean liner ever built was in the Mersey, berth at the Liverpool Pier Head's Cruise Liner Terminal. But as the Sun set, the massive flagship of the Cunard Line made it's way out of the river. People came from all over the North West to watch Her sail into the sun set, and what an amazing site She made. As she departed fireworks where let off, as a way to say farewell. Also, it was not just spectators on the ground watching her depart, as around Crosby a chap was paramotoring and even a light aircraft passed at very low level, along the Merseyside coastline, taking in the site. This year the Cruise Liner Terminal will see 86 ships carrying 165,000 passengers along with their crew members visiting Liverpool and the the Queen Elizabeth 2 was just 1 of those liners.

College students gives her career goals a workout

HUGH Baird College Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training student Josie Fryer has got her career off to a great start thanks to landing her 1st role at Lifestyle Fitness, Bootle. Fitness mad Josie, joined the college on the Level 2 Personal Training qualification. After showing a passion and dedication to the course she progressed onto the Level 3 programme, but wanted to start to help others realise their fitness goals. Thanks to Lifestyle Fitness being located on the College's Balliol Road Campus, she didn't have far to look. After approaching Club Manager, Jake McKie, Josie was offered a trial period as a Fitness Advisor and soon showed that she had was it took to be offered the role full time at the hugely popular state of the art fitness centre.

Josie said:- "I have always been in to keeping fit and looking after my own body, but I really wanted to help others realise their goals and feel better about themselves. The course at Hugh Baird College was great for me. It was taught by people who are personal trainers themselves and who understand the ever-changing fitness market. I also benefitted from actually being taught in Lifestyle Fitness right here at the College. The gym is open to the public and gets really busy, so not only have I developed a knowledge of how to train customers, but I have also developed my customer services and communications skills. I built up a good relationship with the team at the gym so I decided to enquire about working at the centre while pursuing my Level 3 qualification. I was delighted when they agreed, and I am really enjoying my first role with the company."

The Personal Training courses at Hugh Baird College give students the opportunity to learn and improve their knowledge in the health and fitness industry, preparing them for a career as a Personal Trainer. The physical components and practical assessments involve both gym and outdoor based sessions and provide students with the opportunity to develop a range of skills, techniques and personal qualities that they will need for successful performance in the workplace.

Rachael Blunsum, Lifestyle Fitness Club Manager, said:- "Josie has been a credit to herself and has integrated really well into our team since starting with us. It's clear to see that Josie has been taught to a very high standard with hands on practical experience being a large part of what she's learned. It's crucial to us that we have a strong relationship with Hugh Baird College students as they're the future of our industry."

Graham Peters, Hugh Baird College Curriculum Coordinator in Sport and Public Services, said:- "It is great to see Josie move on and take her first steps in the fitness industry and I would like to thank Lifestyle Fitness for recognising her potential and for working so well with the College's curriculum teams. Clean living and wellness are areas of real growth in society so she can be sure she will be kept busy. Moving students on to the world of work is something that all courses at the College work tirelessly to do and this is just another fine example of this. We all wish Josie luck and we are delighted that she is continuing her studies with us on the Level 3 programme."

For more information about Personal Training courses at Hugh Baird College, please visit:- HughBaird.AC.UK or alternatively call:- 0151 353 4444.

Damien Moore MP speaks out in support of Alzheimer's Society dementia care campaign

ON Tuesday, 9 July 2019, Damien Moore MP joined 120 other Members of Parliament at an Alzheimer's Society photography exhibition to showcase the human cost of the dementia care crisis.  The photo exhibition:- 'Dementia Care: -The Crisis Behind Closed Doors,' depicts the human cost of a care system that is unfair, unsustainable and in urgent need of reform up and down the country. At the exhibition, Parliamentarians met with people affected by dementia to hear about how the dementia crisis has affected them and their families. Alzheimer's Society is calling for a Dementia Fund in the upcoming Spending Review to end the dementia penalty, bringing fairness into the system and improving quality of care.

Responding to the Alzheimer's Society event, Damien Moore MP said:- 'I am proud to stand with people affected by dementia and make the case for more funding for dementia care in the upcoming spending review. One million people will have dementia by 2021 and it is vital that we are able to deliver high quality dementia care to everyone that needs it."

Sally Copley, Director of Policy, Campaigns and Partnerships at Alzheimer's Society said:- 'It is fantastic to see MPs from across parliament coming together to champion the voices of people with dementia and call for reform. We urge the next Prime Minister to make addressing the dementia crisis an urgent priority. The injustice of people battling to get the care they so desperately need, while also battling the devastating effects of dementia, must be addressed now. We must Fix Dementia Care."

Alzheimer's Society is here for anyone affected by dementia. For information and support, call the National Dementia Helpline on:- 0300 222 1122 or visit:- Alzheimers.Org.UK.

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