Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

BOXING CLEVER; Pupil Helpers Get Stuck In

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

BOXING CLEVER; Pupil Helpers Get Stuck In

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Byline: JOANNA DESIRA

STUDENT ambassadors at a Teesside school are proving they can rise to the challenge of being given extra responsibility.

King's Manor, in Acklam, has appointed 150 of its pupils to become student ambassadors for the school.

This means they have responsibility to organise events and take on challenges as representatives of the school.

The student ambassadors include sporting students, fundraisers, pupils who can help others with reading, and those who work on the school's international link.

The scheme started two years ago with about seven students, when the school was invited to attend a student-led conference at Loughbrough University. The aim of the event was to raise pupil awareness of leadership and responsibility and talk about how this can be developed in school.

Among the student ambassadors are Anthony Snook, 15, and Shaun Grant, 15, both from Linthorpe.

They have just trained to become boxing tutors and from September they will go out to primary schools to teach non-combat boxing skills. …

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