Commonwealth Champion Visits BDA

A group of lucky year 8s were treated to a visit from professional boxer Hannah Beharry this week. The former GB and Commonwealth Champion visited BDA as part of the Sky Sports Living for Sport Incentive. 

Hannah told the exciting story of how she was introduced to the sport, detailing the barriers she faced as the first female British boxing champion. She then went on to lead practical boxing sessions with each PE class. She praised Mr French's group, saying that there was “some natural talent within the group”. This was a huge compliment coming from a professional and gold medal champion. 

Where next? Mr French will be targeting a specific group of pupils who will benefit from sessions designed to increase their self-confidence and leadership skills around the academy. We are looking forward to a second visit from Hannah later in the year.