I have been working as a youth worker for 20 years. I work for a company called 'Sport and Thought' which uses the medium of sport to engage young people who are at risk of exclusion, or have behavioural difficulties in school by giving them the opportunity to be in touch with their emotions, so that they can learn to process and respond calmly, rather than react inappropriately. We support them to develop the necessary life skills to help them through their education, thus breaking the cycle of underachievement.