2017-05-23 06:00

Local ward councillor Helen Jacobs says she the initiative will bring about positive change in the community. She says Kensington has recently been experiencing a high level of criminal activities that is affecting the children. Through the judo parents will know their children spend time in a safer environment than having them on the streets after school, she says.

The school’s principal, Edward Rabie, says: “Judo is going to expose learners to all aspects of life, hence I opened the doors as soon as the idea was brought forward by Scenel. It will help by uplifting them and making sure we have safer schools.”

People’s Post spent time at a judo class observing the techniques used and the response of the children, who were excited and wanted to take turns to do the demonstrations.

Federees Martin (11) said: “I am fully dedicated and excited to learn more and to know how to defend ourselves should we get attacked.”

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