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Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Eagerly awaiting...

Third week back in school and my email account is burning with firing off so many emails! I am eagerly awaiting replies on how PhysiFun is going in our first 10 Surrey schools. It is a very exciting time and it is certainly keeping me out of mischief (and cleaning the house)!

Also looking forward to attending some courses over the next couple of months;
Sensory Processing at Sensational Kids Practice in Kingston
Live well Course
And hoping to attend
Dyspraxia Foundation Conference

Will be working at the Gooseberry bush Pamper Evening

and a few stints at The Portland Hospital and The Harley Street Clinic - keeping myself sharp on all fronts to make PhysiFun the best it can be!

Lots to be done, but looking forward to the hard work and learning!

Friday, 14 September 2012

Slowly but surely...

On the 4th of September I did my first Teachers Inset at Stepgates Primary School in Chertsey. The PhysiFun programme training had already been done by Tracy and this was the general information chat with the whole of the school staff.

Its always a bit nerve racking to stand up in front of a room full of people and speak sense (for me anyway). I find I too easily 'fill space' with rambling and talk too quickly. Fortunately my contact Sarah Billinghurst was very lovely and helped me feel at ease. The talk time seemed to fly past and I really enjoyed seeing faces light up as I was telling them something useful.

Stepgates is doing a great job implementing the programme and I am looking forward to going back out there to observe a class and get feedback from the teachers. It has inspired me to get moving on getting into more schools. There is so much to share to give children with Dyspraxia, Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder and the like, a really positive experience of exercise!

This week I organised a photoshoot with a great photographer to invigorate the website a bit. It was a mad 2 hours as I completely underestimated how much planning and bribery is required to keep 2 four year olds and a 2 year old compliant! In the end the photos look great and I am very excited to get my husband working this weekend on the site.

The next course of PhysiBall starts soon at the Gooseberrybush Centre in Kingston Road. A lot of marketing needed but with the great new images should be a whole lot easier to come up with the words to match.