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Kids getting a kick out of combat

FIFTEEN pupils from Light Hall School have been attending Combat Sports Centre, in Acocks Green, for the last eight weeks.

FIFTEEN pupils from Light Hall School have been attending Combat Sports Centre, in Acocks Green, for the last eight weeks.

The Year Nine students have been learning the basics of kickboxing on a course, that has been supported by funding from Sports Unlimited.

Control, discipline, and a number of different skills and techniques were all included on the kickboxing curriculum.

Paul Gilmore, from Combat Sports Centre, said the students had enjoyed their time at the centre, and were all hoping to join the academy in the new year.

“We’ve had students from all the schools in Solihull come to us, every group has really enjoyed it.”

Sports Unlimited is part of the School Sports Partnership – a Government-funded project to increase pupils’ interest in sport, and give them opportunities to try out new activities.

Education Secretary, Michael Gove, had announced the project would be abolished – only to appear to change his mind after objections from sports people, headteachers, and pupils.

 

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