Year 8 and 9 Self Defence Lessons
Each Year 8 and 9 Form have now completed their self-defence lesson run by an external provider.
Year 8 and 9 have now completed their self-defence lesson run by an external provider.
Steve, who led these lessons got students thinking of ways they can prevent getting into potentially dangerous situations and if they do find themselves in a vulnerable position how they can help themselves to get out of them.
Steve shared the following statistics from London Metropolitan Police (statistics are London based):
- 46% of attacks on young girls and women happen during the day
- 54% of attacks on young girls and women happen during the night
- 74% of these attacks happen from behind
Steve’s main messages were:
- Be prepared
- Stay in pairs/small groups
- Travel in well-lit areas
- Be vigilant
- Tell people where you are going
- Make sure you have a phone with you that is charged
- Use your voice to alert people if and when needed
The session involved discussions and practical work such as:
- Basic ways of getting away from someone attacking from behind
- Fun boxing and pad work to increase their confidence
“I really enjoyed our Year 8 self-defence lesson. I found that it was very useful to know about what to do in a real life situation if someone grabs you from behind, as this happens in many places and most young women and girls wouldn't know what to do if this then happened to them. I found that it is very important to know these facts and how to use them if a time ever comes. Overall, I really found this self-defence lesson fascinating and important to learn about a real life situation” Year 8 student
The six lessons were paid for via School Fund, which has helped us to increase our student’s awareness relating to keeping themselves and others safe.
The students really enjoyed these lessons and we hope they found it useful.