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Idea Store Learning Course for Stewart Headlam School at Idea Store Whitechapel

Health and fitness learner success stories

Keith Turpin | Tour Guiding in Tower Hamlets

The course was professionally led and provided me with a thorough grounding in the principles and practice of guiding, both specifically in Tower Hamlets and generally for London or other urban environments.

I learned techniques for researching, compiling and delivering guided walks; for managing and directing groups safely with particular reference to traffic, physical hazards and awareness of selected routes, as well as voice projection, audience engagement and entertainment.

I benefited from this foundation in going on to complete the Camden Tour Guide Association qualification and have used all these skills frequently, working as a part time guide in a number of London locations on both a paid and voluntary basis.

Stephen Walker | Tai Chi Intermediate

I wanted to keep fit and meet people so I joined Get Started in Tai Chi a year ago. I didn’t realise it would be as good as it was. At the end of each lesson I walk home relaxed and de-stressed. I have mastered 8 form and I’m now working on 24 form in the Intermediate class.

The tutor is excellent! He corrects my posture and includes a variety of movement so I am always interested and looking forward to the next lesson.

As I am getting older I find Tai Chi helps me both mentally and physically. I hope to keep it up in my old age.

Harumi Welford | Public Speaking Taster

The course was a great introduction to public speaking -– very informative, interactive and full of actions! I have learned nor only the basic technique of public speaking, but also the importance of relaxation, use of breath and how posture influences your voice.

I would like further improve my skills in public speaking and strengthen my voice so I am thinking about enrolling onto another public speaking course in the near future.
I would definitely recommend this course to people who would like to improve their skills and confidence in public speaking – the class was fun and was great to be taught by a professional actor!