Tuesday 2nd February saw the start of the fencing club at Mosslands School, at the moment the only school on the Wirral to have its own club.
Tuesday 2nd February saw the start of the fencing club at Mosslands School, at the moment the only school on the Wirral to have its own club. Coach Paul Court joined a selection of boys from years nine through to upper sixth to take them through the basics of fencing epee.
The first order of the session was to equip all of the students in the correct safety gear. The School has been fortunate enough to be able to buy its own equipment thanks to funding from the extended schools project, including state of the art wireless scoring boxes. The boys were then taught correct footwork and stance as part of the class lesson and were then shown how to perform a number of attacks and parries that they would use in a match. They were then given the opportunity to practice these against each other in pairs with coaching from Paul and assistance from Mr. Woodward and Mr. Mair both of whom are experienced fencers.
Over the next weeks and months the boys should develop a good level of skill and we are hoping to get the boys up to competition standard before too long so that they can enter some of the local competitions. The coach was very pleased with the work from the boys and, as before when Wirral Fencing Club coaches have visited us, was impressed with the potential and hard work that the boys displayed.