Leverhulme Academy Trust

Leverhulme Academy Trust

Harper Green School Launches Weekly Boxing Intervention with Elite Boxing

Thursday, 9th May 2025

We are delighted to have recently partnered with Elite Boxing in Halliwell to offer a weekly boxing intervention to support our students and help build resilience, discipline and ways of dealing with emotions.

The programme not only focuses on physical fitness but also emphasises mental wellbeing and the development of transferable skills such as dedication, consistency, and commitment which will help them in school and future life. Currently, thirteen students from Years 7 to 10 take part in the intervention, which takes place every Wednesday afternoon from 2pm to 3pm.

Reflecting on their experience, one of our Year 9 students shared, "I've always wanted to be in a boxing ring, and now I have. Thanks for letting me take part!"

Mr Burke, Head of Key Stage 3, who oversees the intervention, commented, "It's great to see some of our students, especially those facing challenges, thrive in such a positive setting. They learn to channel difficult emotions and acquire new physical and mental skills. The students who have taken part have enjoyed every minute and have brought this positive attitude into school".

Through this initiative, our aim is to not only promote physical activity but also to equip our students with invaluable life skills that will serve them well in the future.

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