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Olympic boxer gives pupils lesson in dedication
10:50am Thursday 24th October 2013 in News
AN Olympic boxer visited Bedford High School to show pupils how she packs a punch.
Liverpool-born lightweight Natasha Jonas visited Bedford in her role as a mentor for Sky Sports’ Living for Sport initiative.
The scheme uses real life sporting heroes to encourage and motivate young people to boost their confidence, increase their attainment at school and improve their life skills.
Natasha said: “We want to inspire children to do their best.
“They may not want to become boxers, but the lesson about trying hard and giving it your best is the same whatever the sport or career choice.”
The 29-year-old told pupils about her eight-year road to become the first British woman to qualify and later compete in the Olympics, and about the discipline and dedication required to be a boxer.
She gave a masterclass in the finer points of the guard, the jab, cross, hook, slipping, bobbing and weaving.
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