This summer, Coniston will be offering two new program areas; mixed martial arts and music!
Our new mixed martial arts program will focus on taekwondo. Taekwondo is a Korean martial arts combat sport that embodies mind and body focus for its athletes.
Taekwondo can be performed in a multitude of ways including as a form of exercise, learning technical skill sets, and Poomsea – a performance where athletes show the tricks they have learned.
This new program area will teach campers respect, enable fun with values, teach a different culture of sport and campers will learn taekwondo kicks, tricks and punches. At Coniston we will provide a deeper meaning to taekwondo by applying our values and creativity into the program.
Campers will learn exciting new skills and take part in a fun training and fitness activity session.
We are extremely excited to welcome Adelaide Barnes to our staff who will lead the new program area. Adelaide has won several national titles and won the USA Grand Prix for taekwondo. She was also selected for Great Britain’s Development Squad for Olympic Taekwondo fighting when she was 16. That same year she was promoted to being on Great Britain’s national team to represent GB in the Olympics and other world competitions!
The other new program area is music. Music has always been part of Coniston and the achievements and passions of alumni have highlighted how special this is. When we look at our incredible alumni community, we see a surprising number of them storming the music industry. This summer, Coniston will offer a music program area in addition to the Coniston Singers!
The new music program will be offered to all ages and will explore musical creativity with different instruments including piano, guitar and ukulele. Grace Ferguson, a member of the band Luna and The Carpets, will create and run the new program as an official Coniston Fellowship.
If you would like to support the new music program, we are looking for instruments to be donated. Go to our Amazon Wishlist if you would like to help.