Friday, November 26, 2010

MINCE PIE CALORIE CALCULATOR

We will put on an average 5lb over the Christmas period. A brisk walk can help burn off some calories, be enjoyable and make you feel better. Try this fun calculator to see how many mince pie calories you could burn off with an enjoyable walk.


http://www.walkingworks.org.uk/calculator

ISABELLA CENTRE HEALTHY BUSINESS GOLD AWARD

The Isabella Community Centre in Blyth is now into its third year (2011) of participation in the NHS Healthy Business Healthy People Award scheme. Having “cut our teeth” at the Bronze and Silver levels, we are now “Going for Gold”.

The scheme in Northumberland has for several years been organised by the Northumberland Care Trust with the intention of promoting good health and well-being in the population, rather than just managing those that are sick. The workplace can be the ideal place to promote good health practices and there are many benefits to be had for the business. As a community organisation we would like everyone in our vicinity to benefit from our health-promotion activities and we will be inviting all our residents and neighbouring businesses to take advantage of the activities we will have on offer over the coming year.

Over the past two years we have hosted: Healthy Eating and Snacktimes, Workplace Stress, Display Screen Equipment, Manual Handling, Gentle Exercise Classes, Zumba Classes, Lunchtime Badminton and Indoor Sports Sessions, Tai Chi Taster, Personal MOTs (blood pressure, carbon monoxide testing etc) Health Quizzes, Wii and PC Fitness and many more events. We also reviewed all our Health, Safety and Welfare procedures with the aim of becoming an exemplar employer. All of this was led by staff and community, who were surveyed to find out how, together, we could improve the general well-being within the organisation. The winning of the Silver Award was recognition of the substantial efforts and improvements that we made.

At Gold level we are looking to extend our campaign to the families of our staff and placements as well as the wider, including business, community. We are also looking to become a much “greener” business. See photo gallery of our campaign...

HEADWAY ARTS - PHOTOS FROM COME ON DOWN FESTIVAL

Photos from Headway Arts Come on Down Festival 24th Nov 2010 at the Isabella Community Centre.




Monday, November 8, 2010

THE SECRET OF MOONACRE - FILM NIGHT AT THE ISABELLA CENTRE

 
Wednesday 15th December 6.15pm at the Isabella Community Centre


£2.00 Adults   £1.00 Children 


The Secret of Moonacre Poster


When 13 year old Maria Merryweather's father dies, leaving her orphaned and homeless, she is forced to leave her luxurious London life to go and live with Sir Benjamin, an eccentric uncle she didn't know she had, at the mysterious Moonacre Manor. Soon Maria finds herself in a crumbling moonlit world torn apart by the hatred of an ancient feud with the dark and sinister De Noir family... See full summary »
Director:
Writers:
Lucy Shuttleworth (screenplay), Graham Alborough (screenplay), and 1 more credit »
Stars:
Release Date:
6 February 2009 (UK)


ISABELLA CENTRE AND UK ONLINE MOVIE STARS




The Isabella Community Centre played host to the Movie Cameras for a video promoting Dip in and Try IT Digital Inclusion events. We will put the finished result on the website as soon as it is completed, but here are some photos of our IT Suite users as the cameras rolled.



Tuesday, November 2, 2010

KARATE CLUB - TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT

Are you looking for something different? Meet new people? Get a bit more exercise?

Karate Club meet two evenings per week at the Isabella Centre. New members are always welcome.

Go to our feature article for photos, videos and more information...