Meet Alissio

Have a read of one of our latest heartwarming success stories showing what can happen when we work together! Read more

Ali's Story

When we first met Ali, he was very hyperactive and badly behaved in lessons, often shouting out and being verbally aggressive towards other pupils. One day he told us his story... Read more

Meet Connor

The changes in Connor have been astounding and show the very best that SOHK can do. Connor himself has seen how he has grown and changed... Read more

Meet Malcolm

Seeing things differently - Malcolm Johnson tells us how a learning he had a degenerative eye condition led him to find SOHK and feel part of a team again. Read more

Meet Tom

Meet one of our recent graduates from our Adult Employability course, Tom. He tells us why getting back into work has helped him restore his sense of self-worth. Read more

Pedro - N London 2011

Pedro suffered dreadful abuse from his stepfather. He captained School of Hard Knocks Haringey, retrained and now works in IT. Read more

Mike - Cardiff 2015

Mike was kicked out of school, lost his dad and wanted to provide for his family. Since attending SOHK, he has been working full-time. Read more

Liam - Cardiff 2015

Liam came on our televised Cardiff course in 2015 - now he works for SOHK, changing lives every day through rugby. Read more

Christine - S London 2014

"This has been so fun. We all provide inspiration and support for each other." Read more

Sarah - S London 2018

Sarah (not her real name) presented as unkempt, shy and unable to make eye contact. Now she has her self-confidence back and a host of new friends. Read more

Elliot - E London 2016

Elliot used to make trouble for his classmates; now he makes trouble for the opposition on the rugby pitch. Read more

Frankie - E London 2016

Frankie is a Year 11 in his third year of SOHK for Schools, at a school in East London. He now has the confidence to do everyday things. Read more

Holly - Cardiff 2018

Holly (not her real name) is a Year 9 student at Cantonian High School, who has been engaged in the SOHK programme since September 2017 Read more

Lloyd - Cardiff 2018

Lloyd is an adult participant in SOHK Cymru who has secured a place in September to study barbering at Cardiff and Vale College. Read more

Salwa - S London 2014

Salwa would recommend School of Hard Knocks to anyone. She says it helped her to be herself again. Read more