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16/10/18

It may only be October but our PTA are busy planning the Christmas bazaar on Thursday 22nd November. Please come along to enjoy the Christmas cheer! https://t.co/CsgXv9AGpP

13/10/18

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, the deadline to apply for a place for your child in 2019 is October 31 2018: https://t.co/OaxvfBEaWO https://t.co/Wsm8AMdtxp

13/10/18

Busy morning in school today. Our exceptional historians preparing for their exams this year https://t.co/5WOWNIs6Q1

11/10/18

We are proud to be open and serving our community. https://t.co/8FPCjY0tay

11/10/18

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. in on track to reach its target of 560 students by 2020. Full story - https://t.co/rcIgYeXZSI https://t.co/wDCw39ipxD

10/10/18

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If you need advice on mental health related issues, please visit BBC Advice https://t.co/m96OL3qcWw

10/10/18

Amazing work from our eco club after school today! Our students really are exceptional and go the extra mile! https://t.co/rwEnZuLGIr

10/10/18

Tea and Talk - a chance to promote mental wellbeing and raise awareness the importance of looking after your mental health https://t.co/s151L5FReh

10/10/18

Great welcoming our Danish friends to FHS. Can’t wait for our exchange visit https://t.co/cgxJCg7jpT

08/10/18

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We've relaunched our termly magazine. Latitude - The magazine for BMAT Schools, Parents and Communities. Read the latest issue here - https://t.co/VvzQNalzNy https://t.co/XfJ6G3PmdY

06/10/18

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Parents play such a key role in supporting children to take part in sport and be active. Thank you https://t.co/6BkQlXeBsx https://t.co/ODrB8I8RAB

06/10/18

Rehearsals for our Aladdin production in full swing. Such dedication and passion on display! Well done to all involved https://t.co/sn8667W59p

06/10/18

A massive well done to our KS4 Geography students for their hard work this morning. The rain didn’t keep them away 🌧 https://t.co/EDrG3q2Hvc

04/10/18

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National Poetry Day

Happy everyone! Enjoy the celebrations! https://t.co/0i8nPajjWL https://t.co/Y5y7ZYESwb

04/10/18

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Are you excited for this week? One lucky person can win a full set of the recommended books for by writing a poem about this year's theme: change. Post your poem on Twitter by 4 October and tag us for the chance to win https://t.co/DBdprTqm7E

03/10/18

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This afternoon, Ricky from is talking to our year 9 students about the differences between being homeless and having a home. Delivering some “home truths” to our students today. https://t.co/K90qhLqf4m

03/10/18

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7 new cases of homeless every day last year. Today our Year 9s at are learning about some “Home Truths” with with the wonderful Ricky and Sarah. https://t.co/O6JVKJBwZH

03/10/18

Eco club busy planning our new garden area at school! https://t.co/HRJD1NluSe

02/10/18

Looking forward to Tea & Talk next Wednesday 10th October as part of mental health awareness https://t.co/fvNFvh6izl

02/10/18

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TEEN RAISES MONEY IN RELATIVES' MEMORY - https://t.co/HtvdSpHzfq https://t.co/X2jgXzO1T3

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Boxing Champ Faces GCSE Fight

Boxing Champ Faces GCSE Fight

Posted: 4th May 2018

A national boxing champion is preparing to take on his next big opponent – his GCSE exams.

John-James Hedges, 16, is the national junior Amateur Boxing Association (ABA) champion, having started the sport at the age of seven.

His position in Team England means he is committed to a daily cardio workout, plus four visits to the gym each week with his focus being on reaching the 2019 Youth Olympics and 2024 Paris Olympics.

Having won all four fights at the ABA championships, the teenager is now ranked number one in England. His next goal is to become number one in Great Britain when he competes at the GB Tri-nations Championships in Scotland. If he achieves that, he will be picked for the European Championships in Russia in October.

But, despite his huge sporting success, the Year 11 student at Forest Hall School is still finding the fight to take on his GCSE exams this summer.

He said: “I have been a part of Team England since 2016. Back then, I was not expected to win championships and so everything I achieved was a bonus. Now, the pressure is on a bit more as I am ranked number one and I am expected to win.

“As part of Team England, I am getting to work and train with the best, such as Anthony Joshua. There’s nothing better than that.

“It can be hard to balance my boxing with the exams. But, while I’m in school, my pure focus is on school and achieving well in my exams; I work through my breaks and lunchtime. I have done my mock exams and got decent results and know in what areas I need to step up my revision. I am all about sport, sport, sport, but I know I have to have a plan B.

“The school has been fantastic and supports me in both areas. I am not allowed to take part in sports such as football because of my boxing commitments, so instead I am allowed to go into the gym and work on my fitness during PE lessons. That has helped me 100 per cent.

“As soon as I get home, I’m into my training clothes and off to train. After the success of this year, I am looking to make boxing my future. But, I have an apprenticeship in carpentry as my back-up plan.”

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