After 4 years of training and a gruelling 7 hour examination held in Coventry over the weekend Eleanor Kay (aged 17) from Bungay Taekwondo Club achieved a major life aim by passing her black belt.
Eleanor performed superbly in front of Grand Master Oldham and various other senior Dan grades in order to be awarded his highly coveted black belt.
She had to perform patterns, demonstrate techniques, perform free sparring and set sparring techniques, answer theory questions and submit a written thesis all topped off by performing various power destruction techniques through wood which required a great deal of practice as well as excellent technique and focus?
By passing her grading it takes the black belt tally at the club to 31 since it opened in 2003 and Clinton Gillett said, Eleanor smashed everything and demonstrated great determination and dedication, she is a humble and respectful student, but at the same time incredibly approachable and friendly to all other members of the club .
The club always needs new recruits who want to get their black belt in this Olympic Martial Art so please pop along to Bungay High School on Tuesday or Thursday from 7pm or check out the website www.bungay-taekwondo.co.uk1
The photos show Eleanor with other members of the club at a sparring session gearing up for the GTUK British Championships on 2nd April 2016.
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- ^ www.bungay-taekwondo.co.uk (www.bungay-taekwondo.co.uk)
- ^ Bungay Taekwon-do Club! (www.bungay-taekwondo.co.uk)
- ^ Beccles (www.beccles-taekwondo.co.uk)
- ^ Taekwon-do Club (www.beccles-taekwondo.co.uk)
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden has a busy programme of events over the Easter holidays. There s a daily Scavenger Hunt in the garden from March 25 to April 10 and the annual Easter Egg Hunt is on Good Friday, March 25. A special Dawn Chorus boat trip follows on April 9, along with the evening Forest Night Adventure, also on April 9.
Scavenger Hunt Bonanza, Friday, March 25 to Sunday, April 10, 10am to 5pm, family event a fortnight of scavenger hunting in the woods; fit as many tiny objects as you can into a small container.
Included in garden entry.
Easter Egg Hunt, Good Friday, March 25, 11am to 4pm. Family event hunt for the colourful eggs that will lead you to a chocolate egg prize, plus face painting and Easter crafts for children. Garden entry: 6.50 adult, 5.90 concessions, 3.75 child (under 5 free), 2 extra per child for the Easter Egg trail (every child gets an egg).
Dawn Chorus, Saturday, April 9 at 6.30am.
This special guided boat trip round Fairhaven s private broad will get you close to the garden s wildlife, followed by tea, coffee and croissants in the tearoom. Ticket 10 adult, 5 child. Booking essential.
Forest Night Adventure, Saturday, April 9, 8pm to 10pm.
Experience the magic of the woodland garden at night with Jon Tyler of Wildforwoods; an adventure with astronomy, wildlife and sensory discovery rounded off with just a touch of night magic. Ticket 8.50 adult, 5.50 child. Age 8+.
Booking is essential. Sorry no dogs allowed on this event.
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is at South Walsham NR13 6DZ, nine miles east of Norwich, signposted off A47 at B1140 junction, t.
The garden is open daily all year from 10am to 5pm (closed Christmas Day), and on Wednesdays until 9pm from May to the end of August. Garden entry is 6.50 adult, 5.90 concessions, 3.75 child (under 5 free); free entry to tearoom, gift shop and plant sales.
There is wheelchair access throughout the garden, including a Sensory Garden and an accessible boat for trips on the broad from April to October (additional charge).
Visitors requiring special facilities are advised to telephone in advance, mobility scooters available.
Dogs are welcome on leads; small charge to cover poop scoop.
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Easter Holidays Events at Fairhaven Garden 2016
Pop-up planetarium at Halesworth Library Saturday 12 March plus Forensic science workshops at Saxmundham and Woodbridge Libraries
Anyone inspired by British astronaut Tim Peake can take their own journey into space this Saturday (12 March) by visiting a pop-up planetarium at Halesworth Library.
The team from local interactive science and maths centre, Kinetic Adventure, will be bringing their pop-up planetarium for all the family to experience. There will be a number of sessions running throughout the day at 10am, 10.45am, 11.30am, 12.15am, 2pm, and 2.45pm. Tickets are 2 for adults and 1 for children.
Please contact the library on 01986 879095 to book your place in advance as the sessions are filling up but there are still plenty of places.
Kinetic Adventure will also be running forensic science workshops at Woodbridge and Saxmundham libraries this month. There will be a workshop on Saturday 19 March at 2pm at Saxmundham Library and on Thursday 31 March there will be two Forensic Science Workshops at Woodbridge Library at 10.30am-12 noon and 1-2.30pm. These workshops are a chance for children aged five and over to dress up as a forensic scientist and solve a crime.
Have a go at dusting for fingerprints and looking under the microscope! It s 3 per child and places will be limited so please book your child s place in advance.
Kesgrave Library refurbishment and temporary closure
Kesgrave Library will be closing for a week in April to enable extensive redecoration to take place. The library will be closed from Monday 18 April to Friday 22 April and reopening on Saturday 23 April at 10am.
The work will involve repainting the public library area, installing new shelving which will create more storage space, cleaning the carpets and installing new blinds.
The work is being paid for by a combination of the Kesgrave Library Community Group and the local Kesgrave charity SPARK.
Customers can use any other library during the closure with Rosehill and Woodbridge libraries being the closest.
There is also a mobile service which will visit stops in Rushmere and Martlesham on Tuesday 19 April, and other stops in Rushmere, Playford and Little and Great Bealings on Thursday 21 April.
Any library loans due back during the closure will be extended to the following week.
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Pop-up planetarium at Halesworth Library