Billy the Boxer Teaches Life Skills Through Boxing at the Forging Futures Campus
Specialist planning and highways law practice, LB & Co, have entered into a partnership with EN:Able Communities to provide enrichment activities that support trainees on the Introduction to Construction courses being run at CEG’s Forging Futures Campus. Billy the Boxer, a well-known local boxing trainer, will run the activities, which are designed to provide skill development and therapy through boxing.
LB & Co have donated £5000 to run four boxing training courses in 2019/20, and are looking to donate the same again in the following financial year.
The first of these enrichment days was run in July 2020 for a cohort of 15 learners: and it was a great success! In addition to supporting the young people with their physical and mental health, the activities also build self-confidence and provide a mechanism for anger management so that they develop the right behaviours to bring to the workplace.
You can find about more about the Forging Futures Campus at Kirkstall Forge here.