The school has been able to aquire the expertise of a coach to teach fencing to different year groups. All the children are very keen to experience this new activity.
During the lessons the children learn not only the different moves in fencing but also some extra French language as all the different terms used in this sport are in French.
After the Christmas break some of the children who have already had coaching will be taking part in a friendly competition with another school in Gateshead and later this year another inter school tournament will be run by the Gateshead Schools Sports Partnership.
The staff also took part in some of the coaching and in the new year will be taking part in some training to allow them to teach this sport in their curriculum PE time. The teachers may even be allowed to use the foils!