Feature Silver medal was a Shaw thing!
Student Jonathan Shaw has just returned from Germany with a silver medal after representing Great Britain at the Junior European Canoe Slalom Championships.
Jonathan is currently studying for a National Diploma in Sport (Outdoor Adventure) at Newton Rigg and won the medal competing in the Canadian Double Teams event held on a purpose-built white water course just outside Leipzig.
Jonathan only started canoeing in 2004 but quickly developed a real desire to compete seriously in the sport and was selected to train with the GB World Class Junior Development Squad the following year. In May this year Jonathan and his paddling partner, Liam Allwood from Doncaster, were selected to represent their country in the Canadian Double Team event at both the World and European Championships.
Jonathan says: “This is the first year we’ve been selected to represent Great Britain in this event, and earlier this summer we were placed 11th in the individual C2 class of the Junior World Canoe Slalom Championships in France, so winning silver at the European Championships is a dream come true.
European Silver medal winners Jonathan Shaw (front) and Liam Allwood
“My tutors have been extremely supportive, especially when training commitments have clashed with my studies. I’m just starting the final year of my course and ideally, I’d eventually like to combine my love of the outdoors and canoeing with being a paramedic”.
Mark Lawton, one of Jonathan’s tutors at Newton Rigg, says: “This is a fantastic achievement for Jonathan and no less than he deserves. He has worked hard to balance his studies, his training commitments and the large amount of travelling and is progressing extremely well in his course. The result in Germany is testament to his determination and hard work. “
‘A Time for Tea’ at Hoopers department store
Natalie Bingham, an artist and graduate of the university, will be showing her work in the restaurant of Hoopers department store, Castle Street, Carlisle in an exhibition entitled ‘A Time for Tea’.
Natalie says, “From an early age, drawing has always excited me. Getting messy and creating has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember, and that still hasn’t changed, although I would like to think it has developed somewhat in that time frame! These printed panels have been influenced by the idea of afternoon tea parties: afternoon tea and scones with cake stands filled with delicious cream cakes. Vintage fabrics inspire my colour schemes too.
From the beginning of my degree, it was quite clear to me that print was the area that inspired me most. The whole process excites me. From the drawing, to the layouts, to colour mixing to the actual silk-screen printing itself; I truly love it. I continued to develop this fascination further and specialised primarily in print in my final year.”
The exhibition runs until Thursday 4 November 2010.
“ printed panels… influenced by the idea of afternoon tea parties”
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