We are pleased to announce over the last few years through hard work and the support of our partners we have gone from strength to strength. We have forged some long lasting partnerships and currently work alongside Doncaster Children Services Trust EPIC team, British Fencing Association, Sportivate, South Yorkshire Scouts association, The Girl Guides of Goldthorpe and Penistone, The South Yorkshire Air cadets (thanks 148 SQN) The Hoyland School Sports Partnership.
We are please to be supporters of Disability Sports Yorkshire and Sponsors of the DSY "Tony Powers" School award 2017.
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On the 11th of December, Cadets of 148 (Barnsley) Squadron tried their hand at fencing. It was for many including myself the first time they had tried the sport, but we adapted quickly thanks to the skilled and helpful instructors.
After introducing themselves, the instructors began by showing us the three types of fencing sword: the foil, the `ep`ee, and the sabre.
After warming up, we learned the commands and their positions such as: ‘en garde’ and ‘allez’ before moving on to attacking moves like thrusts and lunges for example. At the end pf the evening we used these moves when we had 1 on 1 bouts. For these we also used all the appropriate etiquette against each other in a competition style, which we had learned. Everyone was surprised to learn that they had picked up some new skills and had a great time doing it.
Overall, it was a very enjoyable experience as fencing is not something we get the opportunity to do every day. We are all looking forward to our next session!
Thanks the instructors that gave up their time to come and train us!
By Cdt Joe Field
"Thank you very much for running the session at Honeywell the Cadets have given some fantastic feedback, they all enjoyed it very much and they would very much like to continue with fencing.
148 (Barnsley) Sqn ATC Training Officer"
Thank you for a great day last Saturday, and I am most keen to get things going with my Scouts and Explorers.... so much so it is already on our programme for January.
I will certainly come back to you for help and advice.... going to take the manual etc to the sunshine over Christmas and year to got through it all.
180th Millhouses Sheffield Scouts and & WANATO Explorers."
I wanted to drop you all a note to say a big thank you for what sounds like a very successful course on Saturday. I have had an email from one of the candidates this morning commenting on your ‘excellent’ delivery and they are feeling very enthused now to crack on and deliver! "
Virginia Bailey British Fencing
Thank you for today. The families at the Sport 4 life all inclusive sports day really enjoyed the sessions you ran. I was extremely impressed by your organisation, patience and ability to adapt your session to be abilities of the children. We will definitely be inviting you to our next sport for life event. We would welcome any constructive criticism to improve our sports day for next year.
Helen, Sport 4 Life
It was very fun because we worked as a team and i liked there being two battling sides in the games" DH Year 6 Pupil
James and Emma from fencing 4 All provided a fabulous afternoon of Battle Clan Fencing for year 6 children. The class were split into two teams – The Pirates and The Royal Navy. Each team had to hide, protect and defend their treasure through fencing one another. There was also the opportunity to practise archery skills within the game. The children enjoyed working as a team and discussing the best tactics to lead their team to victory. It was a great afternoon! A huge thank you must go to James and Emma for organising this super event for us.
Mrs Gilsome Yr6 Silkstone Primary
One of the best sports i have ever done. I like being able to attack and fence against the other team" LW Year 6 Pupil
I enjoyed it today. but I also enjoy Emma and James Wednesday Morning Fencing club" AG year 6 Pupil
I love Clan Battle Its not just fencing- Its archery and tactics too" GG Year 6 Pupil
Thanks for a great day fencing,Thank you for a great day.It was enjoyed by all. Andrea Holt Headteacher Sharneyford Primary, Todmorden Lancanshire
I Would like to say a huge thank you to James and Emma for organising a wonderful afternoon of Clan Battle. The children were completely engaged and enthused by the idea of an opposing "clan" game and had such much fun whilst developing their fencing and archery skills. The game led to a fantastic amount of discussion about the tactics needed and the best methods of attack. During play, it was great to see all children so motivated and such active participation from all of them. I would thoroughly recommend this session!
Mrs Glisson Year 6 teacher, Silkstone Primary School