‘Children that learn together, learn to live together’
“At Jubliee International High School in Addlestone, a one-time problem school in an under privileged pocket of otherwise well-heeled Surrey, non-contact boxing has been introduced as part of a broader pupil motivation initiative …..This really works,” Gareth Balch the Principal says, adding that the programme has also had some “major unintended positive effects”, helping to get hyperactive students off medication and to make girls more assertive. The school recently passed its first Ofsted report for several years.” – FT Weekend Magazine – 7/8th February 2009
The Ultimate School Contender has been running at Jubliee for the last three years and has now submitted to the Guinness Book of Records as the first combined academic and sporting achievement programme.
Testimonial - Denise and Paul Roberts – parents of Nadine Roberts of Jubilee
“Nadine attended a course a few months ago with the Surrey FA to achieve an accredited 'Youth Leadership Camp' award . The course covered refereeing, tournament organisation, working with disabled, and general coaching. Nadine was awarded the certificate. A superb achievement in itself but . .. . .. From the course the FA HQ would award four Surrey candidates a place on the National Leadership Camp. Nadine has received a letter offering her a place on the National Leadership Camp. We are told she won her place with over 1,000 candidates in contention.
And, it gets better. Up to six candidates will be chosen from the National Camp to support the FA in Africa in 2010. This is only open to candidates aged 16-18 and Nadine had only just made the age group, but her experiences in Holland and China will stand her in good stead.
Here is where JIHS (Jubilee International High School) played a very important part in Nadine's education and well being. Her tuition in Sport and Boxing has been significant and vital to her confidence. The opportunities offered to her with the Holland and China trips have given her immense international travel experience, the confidence to deal with 'out of comfort zone' as well as spur on others finding times difficult. She herself will come into her own without our references, but you must applaud yourselves for that.
Thank you for helping to build Nadine!”