Back to school for boxer

Children from Whitehill Community Academy were in for a treat at the school’s showcase event, with special guests from across the region.

Among the guests was boxing legend Henry Wharton, who showed pupils a few tricks of the trade, as part of a drive to encourage fitness and self-discipline at the school.

There was also a demonstration from the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, with firefighter Steve Bowers on hand to show children how to use the hose.

The showcase included cycle training and a visit from one of the school’s trustees and Mayor of Calderdale, Lisa Lambert.

As well as showing what the school has to offer, the event was the official opening ceremony of the school’s new classroom extension, in time for this year’s school starters to enjoy.