Peterlee and Horden - Down Your Way

Leigh Newton, from Wheatley Hill, won a silver medal at the World Kickboxing and Karate Union's World Championships in Spain.
Leigh Newton, from Wheatley Hill, won a silver medal at the World Kickboxing and Karate Union's World Championships in Spain.
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Brush up on your skills and take a look at what adult learning courses One Point Centre has on offer. All courses have a free crèche available, so no need to worry about childcare. For more details, ring Seascape Children’s Centre on 03000 266391.

Leigh Newton, 17, from Wheatley Hill, an East Durham College student, competed at the World Kickboxing and Karate Union’s World Championships held in Benidorm, Spain, where more than 30 federations from around the world took part. Following qualification for Team England, through a national competition in Birmingham earlier last year, Leigh, joined up with other members of the team to represent England at the finals. Leigh, who studies on a level 3 sports studies course competing in the 55kg Thai Boxing category fought through three tough rounds to make the final where she narrowly lost out to a Canadian opponent. She only took up the sport three years ago and, was disappointed with her performance in the final despite giving away 7kg to her larger opponent; but she was still proud to have won a silver medal for her country. 

The timetable for Sure Start children’s centre in Peterlee Central from from now until March is available online. To find out more about the activities available in Seascape Children’s Centre and Peterlee, Dene House and Howletch areas. You can also find them at Seascape Children’s Centre, Ellison Road, tel: 03000 266 391 or Seascape Children’s Centre is aligned to Peterlee One Point Hub. the leisure centre, St Cuthbert’s Way, tel: 03000 261 116.

More than 1,000 students from The Academy at Shotton Hall generously donated tins, packets, dried food and treats to East Durham Trust’s Feed (Food Emergency East Durham) project. The foodbank provides food parcels to people in East Durham who are in crisis situations whether it’s for an individual or a family. The Feed project relies entirely on donations of either food or cash from the public and from local businesses.  Students at The Academy at Shotton Hall chose the project for the third year running because it is a cause close to home. The idea that they are helping neighbours, friends and their local community, especially at this time of year, motivates them to give generously.

There is a local Job Club based in Seascape Children’s Centre, Ellison Road, which meets every Monday from 10am to noon. For further information, contact Helen Waller on 0191 5693511.

A Retail Course for anyone who wants to gain employment in the retail sector will be held at Horden Children’s Centre starting Thursday, January 28, from 9.30am – 12.30pm. Contact the centre on 03000 264 973. The course is free for those in receipt of certain benefits.