En Garde! New Fencing Lessons at BSB Sitges

The week commencing 13th November saw the children experience an activity that is somewhat unusual for Primary school PE. All children in Years 3 to 6 at the BSB Sitges took part in fencing sessions delivered expertly by Club d´Esgrima Garraf.

The highly energetic and engaging sessions enabled children to learn the basic footwork technical skills required of fencers through a range of fun and lively activities. Students took part in drills which required them to problem solve and display a high level of speed, agility and co-ordination. They learnt and understood fencing specific vocabulary such as salute, en garde, attack, parry, repost and lunge.

At the end of the session, the children had the opportunity to face their partner in combat and learnt the values and expectations required of a fencer. They all showed respect to each other and displayed a high-level of sportsmanship which was fantastic to see. The children thoroughly enjoyed the sessions, and many have asked if we will be continuing to learn the sport in our future PE lessons.

Mr McLachlan, EYFS & Primary PE and Sport Specialist at BSB Sitges, said: ‘I am delighted to say that as part of our extra-curricular provision, we hope to be starting an after-school fencing club in the new year. I feel that this will further strengthen our commitment to providing the children of the BSB with a rich PE curriculum. If your child is interested in taking part in this club, please contact me directly at adam.mclachlan@bsb.edu.es’.