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Former professional boxer, Paul “Silky” Jones gives inspirational talk to Year 7

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Year 7 students were pleasantly surprised during their assembly this morning to find British former professional boxer and former undefeated light middleweight champion of the world, Paul “Silky”Jones,  delivering an inspirational talk.

The ambassador for SportFX South Yorkshire along with Community Support Officer for South Yorkshire Police, PC Butcher, held the assembly in aid of the launch of new non-contact boxing club.

The FREE boxing sessions which take place every Friday evening 6-9pm will be held in our sports hall for both  boys and girls ages 10-19 and will be hosted by a boxing coach.

For more information please see the poster below. Make sure you get yourself down and take part!

We would like to say a huge thank you to Paul “Silky” Jones and PC Butcher for taking the time to join us in assembly and for inspiring our Year 7s.

 

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Sixth Form student visits Parliament

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Niamh Lawton Press Cutting March 2014 Parliament

Press cutting taken from the South Yorkshire Times (26/03/15)

 

One of our very lucky Sixth Form students was invited to join MPs in Westminster to celebrate International Women’s Day on Thursday 12th March by local MP, John Healey.

Year 13 student, Niamh Lawton, joined 72 other girls chosen from different constituencies across the country after winning a national essay writing competition where the candidate was required to explain what they would do if they were Prime Minister for the day to make the lives of women better.

The aspiring politician based her essay on her strong belief that all women across the world should be given an education.
 

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Niamh joined John Healey where she was given a tour of the Houses of Parliament, 10 Downing Street and after attended a Q&A session with Mary McCleod, British Conservative Party politician, (who arranged the opportunity for the girls to shadow their local MPs). She was also given the opportunity to shadow Mr Healey during an important meeting concerning the Association of Colleges where she had to undertake a research task to get a feel for what it is like to be a politician. She rounded off her eventful day by enjoying tea at the residence of the Speaker of the House of Commons where important and influential business women from companies such as HSBC spoke about the challenges they face being a women and how they have overcome them.

Niamh said, “My favourite part of the day was definitely going on a tour of Number 10 as it was so interesting to learn the history of the place. Overall it was a very special day for me and I am very honoured to have been chosen to take part in such a wonderful event.”

She has also been offered the opportunity to further her political experience by shadowing the local MP for Wentworth and Dearne at his Labour office in Wath.

Want to get involved and discuss politics? Join our Debating Society, every Tuesday 3-4pm in the Le@rning Hub.

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