“Ladies and gentlemen, let’s get ready to rumble…” so learners might not have been thrown straight in the ring for a fight but they’ve had the fantastic experience of being taught boxing tips and techniques.

Learners on R.E.A.L’s BTEC Sports course visited Nuneaton Combat and Exercise centre for a session led by professional boxing and MMA trainers.

Kerry Newton, Hinckley Site Lead Teacher said: “The learners loved the excellent training and discipline involved. The facilities were top notch and learners soon developed a great rapport with the trainers.”

The session involved them doing warm-ups, skipping, training on the bags and pads, footwork training and individual time in the ring with the trainers.

Kerry said: “It was such a positive and encouraging delivery and the trainers were thrilled to discover real natural talent they could work with. We’ll be coming back again and possibly starting some kickboxing sessions in the near future too.”