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“If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?”

Most of us around the world have heard, used or come into contact with the leading technology that has been at the forefront of the marketplace today – in Apple. Last week Steve Jobs, the former CEO and co-founder of Apple, passed away aged just 56. Aged 56 just shows how short life is; Steve Jobs […]

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Restructuring and Moving Forwards….

Following on from my last blog regarding me fleeing the motive8 nest to a new job, I thought it might be nice to give everyone an insight into what has been going on over the school summer holidays, but also provide a clear insight into the new structure of the schools department. It was always […]

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London 10K Report – Ashley Ironmonger

Waking up to a beautiful Sunday morning was always going to set the tone for what turned out to be a brilliant and rewarding day. Having always talked about doing a run for charity I thought it was finally time that I stepped up to the mark and completed one. After a lot of persuading […]

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Where did guilt come into it?

Since completing the Blenheim Triathlon back in June, I’ve continued to stick to my weekly workout routine. I still look forwards to the days when I take a break from exercise but feel equally pleased with myself after completing each of my set activites. However, the other morning, I had to miss my pre-work swimming session in […]

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My Work Experience Blog – Louis Price

My overall work experience has been great and I’d like to thank all the motive8 team for making it such a great experience by helping me, giving me advice and just being friendly. My 2 weeks have been great an I’ve learnt loads of new skills and acquired loads of new coaching knowledge. Every session […]

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Party Time for motive8’s Work Experience, James Manson

When I looked at my weekly rota I saw a party, so straight away I thought of little party games and hats with a room covered in balloons.  Well I can safely say after Thursdays motive8 children’s party my idea has changed. A week in advance Shawn called me into a party brief, I thought […]

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Motive8 Design & Technology Project at St. Philomena’s Catholic School for Girls

History We met Tunde Orelaja many years ago when he was Head Surveyor for Barratt East London, working on the construction of numerous new residential developments in east London. He was an immediate inspiration to us. A strong character, with fresh ideas and a no-nonsense approach to work, he was a keen fitness fan himself […]

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motive8 children’s Streetdance “End of Term” party

Today we had an amazing end of term party for a group of 37 eight year old girls, who luckily have already finished school for the Summer! They came across from school to their village hall and had a great time; I had a fun time too. Initially I was concerned that the children might not […]

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Our Children – The Next Generation

This is a conversation that comes up often with friends who have kids. How do we bring up our children to be independent in the society we live in?  We talk about our freedom as children of the 1980’s, free to ride our bikes and go out and play in muddy ditches, but what about […]

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The London-Paris 2011 – Cycling Event

On 23rd – 25th June, I cycled from London-Paris. As I write this it seems very simple, but the emotion, pain and elation that came with it is almost impossible to explain. I had been training for months leading up to this event and, since cycling is a new sport for me, I was pretty […]

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Commitment Issues!

I seem to have a slight commitment problem. I find myself feeling slightly claustrophobic when my life starts getting too ‘booked up’ in advance. So much of our time is planned and structured we have very little opportunity to be free and spontaneous. This had lead me to try and become more non-committal. Whilst routine […]

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Managing a Department

Becoming a manager of an entire department was brand new to me a year ago. I was used to leading teams, projects and focus group sessions but not actual managing. I love my role as the Schools Manager at motive8; I have great directors providing me with valuable support and a fantastic team of coaches […]

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