Fencing

Fencing was one of the first sports to be played in the Olympics. Based on the traditional skills of swordsmanship, the modern sport arose at the end of the 19th century.  Competitive fencing is one of the five activities which have been featured in every modern Olympic Games.

 

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we can run your fencing session either in your hall, if you’re staying in one of our indoor accommodation centres, or in either our Centenary Hut or Explorer Centre

what you need to know…

  • up to 10 participants per group
  • one group of 10 participants will require one and a half hours to complete this activity
  • the minimum age limit for this activity is 8 years of age

 

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important points to note…

  • pre-booking is essential – BOOK NOW and we’ll make all the arrangements for you… we usually need seven days notice for instructor-led activity sessions
  • this activity can take place at any time, regardless of the weather conditions
  • all equipment is provided
  • participants should be wearing sensible footwear (no flip-flops, high heels or open-toed footwear) and old outdoor activity clothing suitable for the weather conditions
  • watches and other jewellery must be removed from arms, loose upper clothing must be tucked in and long hair must be tied back
  • this activity requires a qualified instructor – our instructors will run your session in accordance with British Fencing coaching session plans – if you’d like to use our fencing equipment with your own instructor you’ll need to either have a British Fencing Core Coach in Fencing Certificate or be able to demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills to run your own session safely
  • you must provide at least one adult to supervise each activity group – you remain responsible for the supervision and pastoral care of your group at all times
  • you must tell the instructor if any member of your group has any special needs or requirements relevant to this activity
  • you must complete your own risk assessment prior to taking part in this activity taking the age, experience and individual needs of your group in to consideration – copies of our risk assessments are available on request