young people were put through their paces this summer to help strengthen their life skills.
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service teamed up with The Prince’s Trust for a special summer course for young people that combines boxing with life skills.
The sessions at Stanningley Fire Station combined the fundamentals of non-contact boxing while addressing a range of topics from first aid to healthy living and employability. Station commander Dave Smith said: “The station has really been a hive of activity this week as the young people have been getting to grips with different technical skills and challenges.”
Alison Mattocks from The Prince’s Trust said: “It’s been fantastic to work with the fire service. We’re thrilled so many young people have been able to take part and make the first steps towards a positive future for themselves.”