Gateshead Gets Fencing

A group of teachers from the Ryton cluster have become the first staff in Gateshead to embark on a programme of mini fencing delivery and undertake a mini fencing course (pictured).

Mini-fencing is an 8 to 10 week programme which uses plastic swords and safety masks, providing primary age pupils with the fundamental movements used in fencing.  A massive part of the appeal is that pupils get to experience the excitement of combat!

Mini-fencing activities aim to develop initial talent that will enable participants to progress to metal fencing at a fencing club or after school activity. 

Gateshead SSP in partnership with British Fencing have purchased 5 bags of equipment for use in after school clubs and School Sport Coaching Sessions.  If you are interested in finding out more please contact Alex Perkins via the contacts section of this website.