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Archive for March, 2009

Fun Camp at Mosborough

Posted on: March 6th, 2009 by Nathan Reid

Interserve Active8 hosted their first fun camp during the February half term over three days at Mosborough Primary School. Throughout the three days various activities were held, ranging from fitness exercises, sports skills, fun games and creative activities that we hope will be a good base for everyone involved to lead healthy lifestyles. The course was run from 10.00am – 3.00pm each day. Regular breaks were given and when the weather was fine the groups ventured outdoors for play and also to search for various objects to use for the creative activities.

The group were of primary school age and mostly went to Mosborough Primary School. We hope that we can strengthen our working relationship within the school and keep these activities going to benefit the local community by providing the children with fun learning experiences from an early age. Integrated into the course were educational based tasks such as time keeping and scoring. We have also created a link with a local business to provide the participants with further options and benefits for attending our course.

Each day we had a volunteer to help the coach and to learn the nature and objectives of the sessions and gain valuable experience, so that they may be able to work closely with us on future camps. These coaches brought bright new ideas that we can develop in order to improve these fun camps over time.

The children responded positively to the coaches and activities, which made for a hugely enjoyable camp. The group had the opportunity to express themselves by designing their own games, participating in different sports skills, enjoying fun games and creating pieces of work using various objects they had selected.

We would just like to say a big thank you to all those that supported and took part in this camp and hope that we can work with you all closely in the future.

We would just like to say a big thank you to all those that supported and took part in this camp and hope that we can work with you all closely in the future.

Chinese New Year

Posted on: March 6th, 2009 by Nathan Reid

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The event is organised by the Sheffield & District Chinese Association to celebrate the year of the Ox which is one of the 12 Chinese Zodiac signs. The Chinese New Year day was on 26th Jan 2008. Normally there are 15 days of celebration period. Our celebration day was on 1st Feb 2008 (Sunday). The year of the ox is suppose to be hard working and fruitful. A person who is born in the year of the ox is suppose to be loyal and persistent in the pursue of their course.

Amongst the guests attended were

  • The Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire (the Queen’s representative), Mr. David Moody
  • The Lord Mayor and Consort of Sheffield (Cllr. Jane Bird and Mr. Roger Bird)
  • The Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield (Cllr. Fred Qualyle and Mrs. Shirley Boulton)
  • Leader of Sheffield City Council, Cllr. Paul Scriven
  • Representative of the Leader of Labour Cllrs., Cllr. Joe Pye
  • Others Cllrs. were also present together with leaders of community groups, King Edward VII school teachers and of course representative of Interserve Education!

Our association also organised Chinese language Classes which is based King Edward VII School Upper School at Glossop Road. It is administrated under the name of Sheffield & District Chinese School. The school operates during normal main stream school term time every Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. There are Mandarin and Cantonese Classes for children and adults. Levels from beginners to G.C.S.E.

On behalf of our association, I would like to thank you and Interserve for the assistanace and co-operation during the past few years. We are particularly grateful to the staff who are based in King Edward VII Lower School who have gone out all the way to make sure that our event has gone on smoothly and successfully.