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July 2013 – CPC successfully completes another year delivering further education courses in partnership with Leeds City College. This partnership has been in place since 1999. Each year CCPC has fulfilled an agreed contract of learner achievement and success in a wide range of courses. Our achievement and success rates have always been very high, which has been commented on favourably by funding bodies and other educational organisations over the years.

September 2012 – Grundtvig – EU Lifelong Learning Partnership. Start of a European-funded project to enable cooperation between 4 like-minded organisations across Europe. The aim of the project is to improve the capacity of each organisation to deliver learning in performance skills, coaching skills and sustainability.

January 2012 - sees the launch of an exciting new opportunity to train to become a teacher of movement and dance for health. The brochure below (which can also be downloaded by right-clicking here) provides further information and full details of the course programme will soon be available on the Leeds Trinity University College website. If you are interested and would like to come along to a taster event we will be holding on Saturday 5th November from 10am – 12pm then email energy[at]lishi.org to book a place or request further info

September 2011 - On September 25th 2011, twelve young people gathered at Yorkshire Dance for a two hour master class in Lishi Chinese Wushu Dance. Taking what they learned, they each choreographed a piece and performed in front of a professional film crew with the chance of winning a share of the prize money. A combination of public votes and the votes from a panel of experts will decide who wins. The details are posted here.

01.07.08 - In April 2008 Dr. Ian Kenvyn (Trinity and All Saints University, Leeds) brought together a focus group of young 'v' volunteers and teachers from the Essential Energy project to gain feedback about their experiences of volunteering. Overall, both the teachers and the volunteers who took part in the focus groups reflected upon a very positive experience. Click here to read the report.

26.2.08 - The College of CPC is set to receive funding from BingoLotto through its links with the Central Council for Physical Recreation.

17.08.07 Hot off the press! Chinese Physical Culture featured in Dance Today! Magazine
25.03.07 Who participates in CPC and what impact has it have on their lives? The Leeds Metropolitan University Carnegie Faculty of Sport and Education has been keen to find out.
17.01.07 The College of CPC gains recognition for the excellence of its adult provision by achieving a Grade 1
03.11.06 This Resurgence article asks if the ancient philosophy of Daoism can help us develop eco friendly ways to live
06.08.06 Hot off the press! Chinese Physical Culture featured in Dance Today! Magazine
01.05.06 Tai Chi and older people in the community: A preliminary study
12.04.06 CPC Newletter
03.02.06 Chinese Physical Culture featured in TES
08.06.04 Project Evaluation Reports
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July 2013 – Grundtvig – project achieves interim goals.
The CCPC Grundtvig ptoject has achieved the following key objectives:

  • research into key western practitioners of embodied practice disseminated via workshops
  • a tool for measuring the quality of teaching has been developed, completed and a baseline created
  • progress in developing common branding for Chinese movement activities

July 2013 – Leeds City College – successful partnership continues.
The CCPC continues to enjoy its long-standing relationship with Leeds City College, delivering Further Education and Adult Safeguarded Learning (Personal & Community Development Learning) to a wide range of learners. The courses Include:

  • Performing Skills
  • Teacher Training
  • Working in the Voluntary Sector
Funding this year came via Adult Community Learning (ACL) & Learner Responsiveness (LR) The ACL project enabled learners over the age of 19 to participate in local community classes and achieve OCN units from the NQF (National Qualifications Framework) at Levels 1 & 2. The LR contract had 2 streams: (1) 16-18 years completing units in Physical Theatre, and Sport; and (2) 19+ Physical theatre and Healthy Living.

February 2012 - New brochure website for CCPC - lishi-unlimited.org
CCPC is launching a new website designed to be a brochure of all its activities.partnerships and services. It is designed using the five elements of Chinese origin:

  • Water - Wellbeing services
  • Wood - Collaborations
  • Fire - Creativity
  • Earth - Bespoke solutions
  • Metal - Training (our teachers and other professionals)
The intention is to make the wide-ranging activities and applications of Lishi and CCPC easier to explain.

May 2011 CCPC receive confirmation of support from The Transition Fund
CCPC have received confirmation from the Big Fund that they will receive substantial support from the Transition Fund. Big Fund is delivering the Transition Fund on behalf of the Office for Civil Society (OCS), Cabinet Office.

The funding is to help CCPC become a fully functioning Social Enterprise with trading activities to continue to support the people that we already work with.

The key activity strands are:
  • management and leadership
  • functional skills
  • teaching children and adults
  • organisational change
  • lifestyle skills and changes
  • Health related exercise

Sept 2009 - Vote for Headingley to win £1000!
To support its launch BingoLotto are running a prize draw of a £1000 to be distributed to a member of CCPR. This means you can vote for us or one of our groups to win the prize draw to support activities.

Headingley Lishi Arts - one of members - have some very excited activities lined up which they are currently raising funds for. We suggest you vote for them to win.

To submit a vote please click here

Sept 2009 - BingoLotto launches!
BingoLotto is a new Sunday night experience on TV (Virgin:119; Sky: 121, Freeview: 20) that combines the play along fun of live bingo games with a lottery draw, hosted by Ulrika Jonsson. You can buy a BingoLotto Gamecard for �2 at Tesco stores.
BingoLotto is dedicated to supporting voluntary, community and sporting organisations across the UK and helping to deliver much needed funding. For every �2 Gamecard purchased, 20% will go directly to support a wide range of UK good causes, with The Central Council of Physical Recreation (CCPR) being one of the main beneficiaries.

The CCPC is a member of the CCPR which means that any BingoLotto sales will help us to deliver more exciting activities within the community. Click here to see poster.

July 2009 - Visit by Feng Shui World Authority
CCPC is sponsoring the visit to the UK of a world authority on the complex Daoist science of Feng Shui. Feng Shui can bring success & prosperity by increasing the flow of positive energy & minimising the flow of harmful energy.� Zhao Yuanfu, an Abbot at the White Cloud Temple in Beijing, will be giving 2 seminars during his visit. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity not to be missed. For details on how to book click the blue button.

Big Dance 2008
Mem, Lesley and Anthony from The College of CPC took part in a photo shoot at Trafalgar Square featuring Joe Pasquale, Suzanne Shaw and Mr Bing the hosts of the new BingoLotto show. The College of CPC is set to receive funding from BingoLotto through its links with the Central Council for Physical Recreation.

Trafalgar Square photo shoot
Mem, Lesley and Anthony from The College of CPC took part in a photo shoot at Trafalgar Square featuring Joe Pasquale, Suzanne Shaw and Mr Bing the hosts of the new BingoLotto show. The College of CPC is set to receive funding from BingoLotto through its links with the Central Council for Physical Recreation.

The Royal Albert Hall
The College of CPC is a member of the Central Council of Physical Recreation. Please click to see our performance at The Royal Albert Hall as part of the CCPRs "On Show" Celebration of Movement and Dance.

The Stepping Forward Project
This project had an impressive impact on the lives of the 1300 people involved. CCPC staff worked, on-site, with other agencies to create a flexible, client-centred programme that developed practical skills and attitudes focussed on lifelong learning.

The Funky Chinese Moves Project
The project used an innovative and challenging programme of holistic exercise. It developed the learning potential, health, fitness and life skills of disadvantaged young people and adults with learning difficulties.

The People Plus Project
Engaged 10 employers in North Yorkshire in a highly innovative & effective training programme aimed at improving communication skills, personal awareness, confidence, and reduce the effects of stress.
The College of Chinese Physical Culture has for the past fifteen years offered an innovative and challenging programme of holistic exercise. It uses fun and motivational learning activities to promote lifelong learning in focused and practical areas of personal development, health and interpersonal skills. The programme can bring about immediate short-term benefits and substantial long-term positive change to the individual, the workplace, the family and the community.
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