Thanks from Joanne Fearon, Head of Bransty school:
‘We have been holding a Judo club at school for the last 3 years and have realised the full potential of children participating in the sport: they have benefited from being part of a well supported team and their skills have increased greatly. The children have grasped a good sense of self defence but with controlled and well managed support. They work well as a team and their self confidence and self esteem has flourished. The children participating at the moment have even asked to return next year upon leaving for Secondary school to further develop their love for the sport. I am pleased with how the club has been organised and led and am willing to work further with Janice Knight.'
Thanks from Shaun Monaghan, Head of Jericho school:
‘..Janice is an excellent Judo coach and inspires her pupils in a fun and ‘gentle way’. Our children thoroughly enjoy their sessions and many have gone on to gain different gradings. She is always punctual and reliable and shows great enthusiasm.'
Thanks from Anne Francis, Head of Lamplugh school:
‘Having Judo in our school has provided us with a new dimension and the opportunity to try a sport that is generally not accessible. All children who take part do so with enthusiasm and enjoyment: the social aspect being just as important as the skills training. Janice caters for a wide range of ages and currently teaches a group of our children aged between 7 and 11. She is a committed and enthusiastic Judo teacher who enjoys a very positive relationship with the pupils.’
Praise from Alex Price, PE teacher, West Lakes Academy:
‘Janice provided our GCSE students with a fantastic ten week course, after which the students were able to raise their attainment scores. They also had a lot of fun. Janice was an extremely professional, knowledgeable instructor and I would recommend booking a judo course wholeheartedly and without reservation.’
Thanks from John Barrett, Whitehaven school:
‘Janice has run a number of effective and enjoyable taster sessions that have formed part of the positive transition process for students attending Whitehaven School. Students have been fully involved and participated with enthusiasm throughout the sessions.’
Thanks from Sam Milliner, PE co-ordinator, Arlecdon school:
‘Having Judo as an extra-curricular sports option in our after school club has greatly benefited all children from years 1-6. Everyone who attends has learnt a great deal from the Judo sessions, including self-control and discipline, and the children particularly enjoy gaining awards.’
Thanks from Russell Hardy, Bookwell school:
‘The children thoroughly enjoyed trying a new sport. Before the course some of them were a little nervous but once they started they looked forward to the variety of each Judo lesson.’