Why Fencing

Fencing is fun, challenging and offers an alternative opportunity for pupils to develop their sporting talents. Fencing:-

  • - is both mentally and physically challenging
  • - is a sport that both girls and boys can enjoy
  • - is excellent at aiding the development of coordination and concentration
  • - helps children to develop self-discipline and self confidence

What we are offering?

Currently we are able to offer schools the following options which can be tailored to your schools needs and times.

  • - Enrichment Session – a one off fencing session designed to introduce the basics of the sport and hopefully encourage new fencers to take up the sport at a local club
  • - After School/Breakfast clubs - half term, full term or whole year activity sessions that enable children and young people to truly learn the sport of fencing. Generally sessions would be 1-2 hours long depending on available time.

All these sessions could be for both teachers and pupils, either as seperate groups or as a joint activity.

Learn2Fence Schools

  • Ashfield Community Primary School - Otley
  • Bingley Grammar School - Bingley
  • Cowling Community Primary School - Cowling
  • Ermysted's Grammar School - Skipton
  • Greatwood Community Primary School - Skipton
  • Lothersdale Community Primary School - Lothersdale
  • St Cuthbert's C of E School - Pateley Bridge
  • Sutton Community Primary School - Sutton
  • Water Street Community School - Skipton

Testimonials From Schools

St Cuthbert’s CE Primary School

"Jim came into school to do a one off taster session, followed by a 5 week block of sessions. The children loved these sessions; they were engaged and active throughout! Jim's fencing coaching encouraged them to be physically active, but with control and skill, they were also encouraged think and engage their brains! The sessions appealed to many children who are not usually so engaged in PE and sports clubs, as well as our most active children. I would throughly recommend 'Learn2Fence'."

Rachel Wilcox PE teacher St Cuthbert's Primary

Cowling Community Primary School

"We are thrilled to have been able to offer fencing as an additional sporting activity at Cowling Primary. Learning techniques and the self-discipline required to be an effective fencer has been invaluable to our Year 5 and 6 pupils. The sessions are skillfully managed and taught by Jim and he always strives to make sessions fun for everyone."

Susan Marshall - Headteacher

Bingley Grammar

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jim from Learn2Fence for taking part in our Elizabethan Day on the 5th July 2014. The primary school groups that took part in this activity were buzzing from learning this new skill. The whole day was a tremendous success and was thoroughly enjoyed by all who took part. Once again Jim thank you for a very enjoyable day."

Jill Lee - Faculty Administrator Creative and Performing Arts & PE