• Team RESOLVEit

Kings Monkton School, BTEC level 2 qualification in self-defence and breakaway techniques.

Pupils aged between 16 - 18 years from Kings Monkton School took part in the one day course, which was run by Community Interest Company, RESOLVEit.

The aim of the course was to instruct pupils with breakaway or disengagement and self-defence skills to enable them to protect themselves when faced with the risk of physical violence in a situation of serious and imminent threat to their personal safety.

During the workshop, pupils learned four principles - awareness, avoidance, dialogue and action - to develop their self-confidence in dealing with dangerous situations.

In order to pass, pupils had to demonstrate that they understood the law in relation to the use of physical force for personal defence of self and others. They also needed to demonstrate the appropriate and effective physical skills for the purpose of breaking away and defending against a violent assault.

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