“Students at The Brier School (SEN – MLD), Dudley, West Midlands have been put through their paces during PE lessons recently. The Year 11 young people have been working on the ABA National Boxing Awards. The three awards they have been achieving are the Preliminary, Standard and Bronze Awards delivered by PE staff and qualified ABA Boxing Tutors Sam Newton and Neil Pardoe.

The students have been learning that boxing training can contribute to a healthy lifestyle, fitness, weight management and increased self-esteem and confidence.

While working towards all three awards, students have found and identified that they have benefited from skills and disciplines in amateur boxing, as well as, being active, keeping fit, making friends and above all having fun.

Staff would like to thank the students for their time and efforts that made the lessons and the Boxing Awards programme a success.”