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 2017Read 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