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Martial arts experts delivered a day of self defence classes during PE lessons.
Instructors worked with five groups of students to teach them the basics of self defence, drawing on the principles of karate and jujitsu.
Andrew Walker, chief instructor from the Zen Goshin Ryu Martial Arts School, said: "The students have been learning very simple self defence, such as how to release themselves from grips to the wrist, throat and shoulder.
"It is to give them some confidence if someone does every grab hold of them. It is not something to be afraid of, as long as they are confident of their own ability. If these lessons help young people in a situation with an attacker, they will have been worth it."
All the students involved are in Year10/ 11 and are following core PE or BTEC PE courses.