Teacher hoping to be top of the class in world power lifting competition

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A teacher from Northamptonshire who inspires his pupils to use their mental muscles - is flexing his own muscles in powerlifting competitions in his spare time.

Stephen Fraher is an assistant principal and PE teacher at Kettering Buccleuch Academy, but is a champion powerlifter in his spare time.

Stephen with his students. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Stephen competes as a powerlifter and in strongman contests.

In 2019 he won the title of Birmingham's Strongest Man.

This year he was 8th in Britain's Strongest Man.

Stephen competing in previous competitions

He's also won titles in his weight category at the British and European powerlifting championships.

All while encouraging the youngsters at the academy. to develop their own strengths.

Here's what his student's think...

Stephen's shown he's a class act when it comes to lifting huge weights.

And he also wants to be a strong role model for his pupils.

Stephen hopes to be a role model for his students. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The international competition next month will be a chance for Stephen to test himself against some of the best powerlifters from around the world.

He'll head to Portugal for the big contest in November.