Two Day Taster Proves a Knockout
Queensberry AP recently held a two day taster as an introduction to our 12 Rounds for a group of students from our partner school, UCAN Northwich. The "2 Rounds" proved to be hugely successful receiving fantastic feedback from students, parents and school. Over the two days students took part in a number of workshops and activities which introduced them to a number of key themes about Queensberry AP and helped developed skills they could take away with them and use both in and out of school.
The expectations and ground rules were set by the students during the first workshop, all students worked well together in their groups and agreed upon the following:
Work as a team
Workshops over the two days included themes such as Self-Reflection, Crime and Consequences, Restorative Justice and of course practical boxing in which students were introduced to the basics of the sport through a number of fun activities.
On the second day we were joined by a volunteer from HMP Thorn Cross who delivered a truly inspirational workshop which had each student engrossed from start to finish and two prison officers who gave an insight into prison life. The workshop focused on the life choices he made from an early age disengaging with school and becoming involved in offending behaviour. The workshop had a huge impact on all students and feedback received from parents was extremely positive with some students already showing a change in behaviours at home just a few days after attending.
There were prizes on offer for the "King of the Ring", the student who was the most engaged throughout the two days and also showed the most progress in all areas, as well as a prize for the "Best Boxer". The King of the Ring received a boxing glove signed by the Smith Brothers and the best boxer won a signed sports bag. A huge "thank you" to Paul, Callum, Stephen and Liam and also our friends over at the Rotunda ABC.
Meals over the two days were kindly provided by Myles Smethurst, owner of Eat Clean Cuisine in Northwich. For more information please visit their website here
To read our article in the Northwich Guardian please click here