BOXING lessons are helping stressed-out pupils at Almondbury High School.
Davis Dyer, a behaviour support worker, says he uses different strategies to influence pupils when they are upset and come out of lessons to calm down.
He says he offers anger management, Life coaching and mentoring but is always open to new ideas and help from anyone with good advice.
He said: “I am a very keen boxing fan and know training and techniques are very good for discipline, so one day after a parent/pupil meeting I started browsing the internet for a good boxing club.
“I had heard of Rawthorpe Amateur Boxing Club and read about them in the Examiner on a few occasions but had no contact details until looking at the website. “What I read about Mark Reynolds and what he had to offer was just what I knew would be beneficial to our pupils here at Almondbury High.
“I took this information to our headteacher, Janet Tolley, and a meeting was arranged just before the summer break and Mark has been attending since September on a weekly basis.
“He delivers a lunchtime ‘boxercise’ session for boys and girls of all ages, which is full of fun, then in the afternoon he works individually with pupils concentrating on their anger issues and encouraging positive behaviour in and out of school.
“His work is excellent, has had an immediate effect on our pupils and I highly recommend Mark Reynolds to any school or organisation for such work.”