Youth worker wants boxing in schools.
A leading youth welfare worker is calling for boxing to be included in Australian school
education programs in a bid to combat violence and poor health.
Les Twentyman, a former teacher and social worker, said including boxing in school curriculams would go
along way to tackling problems like street violence, bullying in schools and obesity.
"Apart from the basic point of being able to look after yourself, there's also the issue of boosting your self-confidence, it honours the rules of engagement and also creates a sense of dignity"
"You read the newspapers and watch TV and see attacks with six or seven people attacking one person, and then you have kids carrying weapons-it's just wrong. There's no sense of fair play".
"Gangs of youths attacking individuals showed that many youngsters lacked respect and were incapable of sorting out problems sensibly and responsibly"
"Teaching boxing in schools would bring back some sense of decency and dignity because kids today cannot sort things out sensibly"
Les Twentyman is a well respected social worker down here.
Apart from the physical and health benefits (look at how many fat kids are walking around and boxing training is hard) I think he might have something here?
I would be interested to know what you think of this idea.