Mark Cheale, PE Co-ordinator, Moorside Primary School

Before Gary and the wonderful Activ8 team approached Moorside Primary School, we held numerous after school activities for children of all ages but had nothing along the lines of self-defence. They came in and spoke to myself, and explained the class structure, whilst also providing relevant teaching qualifications and insurance, so we set up a ‘taster’ assembly on the spot. The children loved the light hearted demonstrations and unique techniques used, and quickly signed up for a series of sessions. The club is well established now, having run for over five years, and extremely popular with our children; many of whom have moved up through the grading’s and often bring in their belts, certificates and merits which they have achieved.

Throughout their time at Moorside, the Activ8 leaders have got to know the children very well and their care is of the upmost. I would definitely advise any school who hasn’t already taken upon this wonderful opportunity, to sign up straight away. They really have made a huge impact within school and long may it continue.