Archive for February, 2010

Personal safety & Self-defence for school children

Posted in conflict resolution, managing violence & aggression, personal safety, street survival tips on February 16th, 2010 by Chris – 7 Comments

Brooks Jordan chosen to work with Bluecoat School
Brooks Jordan is working with the Bluecoat School in Nottingham to provide extracurricular training in personal safety and self-defence to their pupils. When the school was awarded central government funding for the training last year, they contacted Nottinghamshire Police to ask them to help source a suitable supplier – and the force recommended Brooks Jordan.

Initially, we ran a six week course for a class of teenage girls which covered the basics of personal safety, self- defence and some mixed martial arts training. This received tremendous feedback from both teachers and pupils. As a result, we are returning in the summer term to teach a similar course to a group of boys and Bluecoat is also considering asking us to run some of the other courses we provide.

Brooks Jordan director Chris Jordan comments: ‘We’re delighted that Bluecoat School has chosen Brooks Jordan to deliver personal safety training to its pupils. The school is very pleased with our work so far and we hope that the relationship will continue into the next academic year, possibly to include a broader range of subject matter. It’s great that Bluecoat is recognising the dangers that are posed to teenagers in today’s society and is taking action to help protect its pupils and give them the skills to get out of difficult situations without being hurt. We hope that other schools and colleges will follow Bluecoat’s example and take advantage of the available funding to offer similar training to their own students.’