Posted by Alice Irvine on the 28 Jan 2016

This week Year 7 students from Young People's Academy enjoyed a trip to the Olympic Park’s Copper Box to try their hand at a number of sports including handball, football, dodgeball and boxing. This brilliant outing was part of the Hit The Top, which is a scheme organised by The Change Foundation.
Hit The Top’s aim is to support a team of five young leaders and coaches with disabilities to engage and inspire other young people with a disability and teach them about the benefits of participating in sport. Hit The Top Heroes works with parents, teachers and other disability organisations to introduce more young people under the age of 13 in Special Educational Needs schools to sport.
Students took part in boxing sessions that were supported by the Frank Bruno Academy, and even met Rio 2016 Olympic Boxing hopeful Lawrence Okolie, who did a mini master class with our students!
Click here to find out more about Hit The Top: http://www.thechangefoundation.org.uk/our-programmes/hit-the-top/hit-the-top-heroes/