Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Year 12 Students Train at The Martial Arts Studio

A group of Year 12 Fitness Instructor students were put through their paces in a recent strength and conditioning workshop at The Martial Arts Studio.

Tutor Andrew Allen said "As a fitness instructor you may be asked to write gym programmes for very fit individuals. I think it is important that our students' experience working and training in high performance environments. These sorts of regular off-site trips, to venues like The Martial Arts Studio, are fundamental to helping the students become better coaches."

The students practised their lifting technique with Olympic standard weights and had to deliver coaching sessions on dead lifts, high pulls and squats. To finish the day, Daniel Stoddart led a boxing workshop, teaching boxing drills to small groups of students and finished off with "touch sparring" in the ring.

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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