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Daisy Platts

Daisy Platts

Sports

ESSA - Liverpool

Had a fantastic weekend in Liverpool with my East midland team mates.

On Saturday I swam the 200m backstroke and 200m IM which I pb'd in and achieved my British qualifying time.

Yesterday I swam the 100m backstroke with a massive 2 second pb and gained my 4th British qualifying time!! Finally I swam the 400m IM with a 7 second pb!!

A great weekend of racing bringing home 2 bronze medals and a gold!

13th Mar, 2017

Edinburgh International Open Meet March 10th - 12th.

Thursday 9th March I travelled to Edinburgh, I had entered 4 events 50m, 100m, 200m Breaststroke and 100m Fly.

First race was 100m Breaststroke which I qualified for the B final and swam a PB which I was pleased with. Saturday was 100m Fly and 50m Breaststroke,both just outside my Pb's.

Sunday was the 200m Breaststroke which I qualified for the A Final, just outside my Pb by half a second but the best time I have achieved in 18 months. I was very pleased with this time as we are still in hard training.

Looking forward now to British Champs in April.

13th Mar, 2017

William Bell

William Bell

Sports

Great to be racing again

Have spent the weekend racing for East Midlands at the English Schools Inter-divisional Championships at the Liverpool Aquatics Centre. Very pleased with my first races back from injury. Came home as Inter Boys Champion 200 breast (just off my PB). Won bronze in the Men's Open 1500 free and silver in the Inter Boys 200 IM, with a new PB and a new lc Leicestershire County record. Looking forward to racing again at the Sheffield Premier meet in 2 weeks.

13th Mar, 2017

Dave Mccullagh Memorial Meet, Bangor Ireland March 3rd - 5th

On March 2nd I travelled from East Midlands Airport to Bangor Ireland with Loughborough Uni Swim Team.

I entered 4 events over the weekend 50M , 100M , 200M Breaststroke and 50m Fly. I qualified for A finals in all the events.

On Friday I swam the 100m Breaststroke coming 4th in the A Final just off my PB, on Saturday I swam 50m Fly coming 6th and 200m Breaststroke 2nd in the A Final again just off my PB. Sunday was just the 50m Breaststroke coming 3rd in the A Final.

Overall I was very pleased with my swims, looking forward to Edinburgh International meet March 10th - 12th.

7th Mar, 2017

Thank you

I would like to say a big thank you to the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust for choosing to accept me for the Inspire Award, the grant they have awarded me will help massively with my progress regarding track and field. The money will enable me to purchase new running equipment, allowing me to perform at my best as the outdoor season approaches and I begin to target my aim of reaching English Schools for 400m hurdles.

Once again, a big thank you to the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust,

David Aryeetey

28th Feb, 2017

Abby Smith

Abby Smith

Community

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Ideas

So it has been a while since I updated you on my shenanigans, it has been very busy but I still have been trying to make sure I am being productive.

So since getting the lens I have been using it to build up my portfolio and experiment with shoots. My latest journey was to Bradgate park, the attached photo is an example of what I got. I really enjoyed exploring and the experience of travelling there on my own and back that it has got me eager to go further afield whilst I am still in England but also once university is done I am keen to take my camera with and my lens that JHMT helped fund and carry on my aspirations abroad. I want to learn cultures, experience other lifestyles whilst capturing and blogging about my experiences, this would not have been possible without JHMT's help to inspire and give me the equipment I needed to know that it would be something I am interested in, JHMT have fuelled my creativity and made me aware anything is possible.

So thank you, I will keep you guys up to date on what I am doing still but so far I am just trying to plan my future around what I want to do.

27th Feb, 2017

Abby Smith

Abby Smith

Community

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Ideas

So it has been a while since I updated you on my shenanigans, it has been very busy but I still have been trying to make sure I am being productive.

So since getting the lens I have been using it to build up my portfolio and experiment with shoots. My latest journey was to Bradgate park, the attached photo is an example of what I got. I really enjoyed exploring and the experience of travelling there on my own and back that it has got me eager to go further afield whilst I am still in England but also once university is done I am keen to take my camera with and my lens that JHMT helped fund and carry on my aspirations abroad. I want to learn cultures, experience other lifestyles whilst capturing and blogging about my experiences, this would not have been possible without JHMT's help to inspire and give me the equipment I needed to know that it would be something I am interested in, JHMT have fuelled my creativity and made me aware anything is possible.

So thank you, I will keep you guys up to date on what I am doing still but so far I am just trying to plan my future around what I want to do.

27th Feb, 2017

Kimiri Singh

Kimiri Singh

Creative Arts

Portfolio building

Since last month I have been continuing with the graphics course I started earlier on this month and also getting my digital artwork printed, ready to be mounted and placed in a portfolio folder, for when I find the right course which will help me achieve the grades I need to work in a school. This will be after I have completed the Advanced diploma- I'm currently doing the standard diploma.

Alongside the course, I've been continuing to work in my sketchbook and on the tablet, just re-learning to basics, using those skills to create some simple pieces using Adobe illustrator- some I hope to incorporate into some embroidery art.

Also, in the near future, I will doing two commission pieces for a hotel and a music artist in the spring- where I have been contacted directly through social media, and also the opportunity to work along side another professional artist in Leicester, to learn some new digital skills.

23rd Feb, 2017

Adam Hames

Adam Hames

Sports

End of the Winter Season

So the winter season has finished now and I am back home in the UK for the summer. I am going to continue regular my training schedule in the gym and on track. I'm still following the rest of the senior squad who prepare for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Korea

21st Feb, 2017

Daisy Platts

Daisy Platts

Sports

Warm weather training in Cyprus

All packed and ready for the flight tomorrow, looking forward to some hard training and getting ready for the long course season ahead.
I swam well at the Counties recently and the Burns Meet, gaining a few pb's, but most of all great race experience and practising my underwater work off my turns

9th Feb, 2017