Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Training for Success

After completing his BTEC in Sport at Year 13, former pupil Shaun Williams went on to complete a Personal Trainer Diploma and is now enjoying a new career at Cardinal Heenan's Lifestyle's Gym.

Shaun said "I studied Sport at 6th Form, but I knew that I didn't want to go to university and study for a degree. I play rugby to a good standard and love lifting weights. Speaking to my tutor, Andrew Allen, just confirmed what I already felt - I wanted to be a Personal Trainer! The course was excellent and I learnt so much. I couldn't have asked for more motivating or enthusiastic staff. It was exactly what I expected from this type of course."

After graduating, Shaun went straight into his job at the gym. "I was working part time in a supermarket while I was in 6th Form but I applied for a job as a Part Time Gym Instructor as soon as I finished my course and I got it. I was so happy!"

Shaun added "The role involves doing gym inductions and writing programmes for members but, because the gym has leisure facilities, I sometimes have to supervise those activities as well. I had experience training real personal training clients while on the course and I am allowed to train them outside of my shifts. So I am gradually building up my client base as well as having regular paid income."

We are all confident that Shaun will go on to further success in his career. He is a great example of how passion and hard work can help you reach your goals and we would like to congratulate him on his achievements so far. Well done Shaun!

Bible Quote

“Praise the Lord because he is good.  His faithful love will last forever.”
Psalm 136:1

Word of the Week

Machiavellian (adjective)

Subject which uses this term: English Literature; Drama; History; Politics

Meaning: cunning, scheming, and unscrupulous.

For example: ‘Mrs Lyons is Machiavellian. She manipulates Mrs Johnstone into giving up her baby. She uses Mrs Johnstone’s superstitious nature to ensure she gets what she wants.’

MRS. LYONS: You do know what they say about twins, secretly parted, don’t you?


MRS. LYONS: They say…they say that if either twin learns that he once was a pair, that they shall both immediately die. It means, Mrs. Johnstone, that these brothers shall grow up, unaware of the other’s existence. They shall be raised apart and never, ever told what was once the truth. You won’t tell anyone about this, Mrs. Johnstone, because if you do, you will kill them."

Thought for the Week


"Don't be afraid! I am here with good news for you, which will bring great joy to all the people."

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