Self Defense To Become School Curriculum UK

Self Defense To Become School Curriculum UK

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Self defense is a very important skill for safety, against trafficking and otherwise but sadly it is rarely ever taught in schools. This petition is to try and make it National P.E curriculum for self defense and/or martial art to be taught in secondary schools across the UK.  

Why self defence should be in the national curriculum:

As you will see below, there are many benefits to self defence. But not everyone can afford (financially or otherwise)to pay for and take these lessons in their own time.

Benefits of self defense:

Improves confidence
Increases balance
Increases street awareness
Teaches self respect
Helps you develop a fighters reflex                    Reduces anxiety when going out

Statistics:

The National Crime Agency’s annual data on the number of people referred into the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) – the UK’s official system for identifying victims - shows there was a staggering 45% increase in the number of children identified as potential victims in 2019 compared to 2018.

A total of 4,550 children were identified by UK authorities as potential victims of trafficking in 2019, up from 3,137 in 2018. Additionally, nearly half of all victims identified were children – in line with findings from the previous year.

 

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