Firstly I’d like to wish you all a very Happy Easter. I hope you all have a wonderful time with your family. Did you watch ‘The Olivier Awards’ on TV on Tuesday night? It was full of great performances and even better acceptance speeches. The message that came across loud and clear was… “if you want to be make it to the top and be successful then you have to dream big and practice, practice, practice.”
PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!
And at Flair we teach the same with our progressive gymnastics programmes. The more we do something, the easier it becomes. Repetition is the mother of all skill. Even the trickiest gymnastics moves become easy if you practise them often enough. Think about when you learnt to ride a bike. Something that seemed impossible to begin with, but after constant repetition it became like second nature.
ME ON THE LEFT IN HARRY POTTER
The biggest success of the night was the show Harry Potter and the Cursed Child which won a record-breaking nine Olivier Awards at this year’s ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall. I was lucky enough to have been involved in the filming of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I had a great time working on the movie. We filmed at Leavesden Studios, Herts which is now home to the Warner Bros Studio tour. In the films I got to play a Death Eater, a teacher and a Gringott Guard at the Gringott Bank. I was chosen as a stuntman to work on Harry Potter because they needed someone with a gymnastics background as the scenes involved a lot of somersaulting and balancing.
I was most impressed with the winners of the Outstanding Achievement in Music Award which was won by the 3 children’s bands who play instruments live every night in the musical ‘School of Rock.’ They stepped up to the stage with utter confidence and composure and thanked the legends that are the show’s composer Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and the writer Julian Fellowes. They then went on to say “Please pick up an instrument, learn to play and keep practising!” Great advice for everyone!
The Special Recognition Award went to actor and director Sir Kenneth Branagh who gave an inspirational acceptance speech. He said, “Dreams and fear do not mix. I was inspired to dream and when people ask me for advice about working in the theatre I always answer the same, wherever you are, wherever you’re from, dream big.” I worked on the film ‘As You Like It’ in 2006 which was directed by Kenneth Branagh. I found him to be a down to earth approachable guy with a clear vision of how he wanted his version of the Shakespeare play to look on film. He was focused on what he wanted to achieve and was able to communicate his ideas clearly to the cast and crew. Well done Ken, very well deserved.
Award winners and everyone at Flair Gymnastics know that the secret to success is practice, practice, practice. If you’d like your child to learn how to dream big and achieve their goals through GYMNASTICS and you live in the FARNHAM area, come along to our launch on Sunday 23rd April at All Hallows School in Farnham.
Please head over to www.FarnhamGymClub.com to check out times and further info!
Happy Easter everyone!
Founder & CEO
P.S. If you’d like your child to learn how to dream big and achieve their goals through GYMNASTICS and you live in the FARNHAM area, come along to our launch on Sunday 23rd April at All Hallows School in Farnham. Please head over to www.FarnhamGymClub.com to check out times and further info!