Student carries out more than 1,000 Taekwondo kicks for charity

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A student has performed more than 1,000 Taekwondo kicks to raise money for Children in Need.

Ethan Mitchell, Year 8, carried out the fundraising activity on Monday evening with other members of his GTI club at Pool Academy.

He said they all planned to complete 1,000 kicks each in one hour but he managed to do 1,030 of them.

He said: “I didn’t think I would be able to do that many, I thought I’d only be able to do half that.

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“So far I have managed to raise £50 for charity. I asked my mum to put up a sponsor form at her work to see if she could get anyone there to sponsor me too.

“My mum was really proud of me for doing it.”

Ethan has been going to Taekwondo classes for six years now and he is only three belts away from becoming a black belt in the sport.

He said: “I love it because it makes you feel good.”

He said he would like to do something similar for the BBC Children in Need charity again next year.