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Fencing group praised for efforts during Academic Enrichment

Fencing group praised for efforts during Academic Enrichment

A group of Rydal Penrhos pupils have been praised for their efforts during a special enrichment activity.

Throughout the academic year the school offers pupils’ a number different experience as part of the academic programme, which offers everything from Junior Drama, Mindfulness and Orchestra to Percussion group, Debating Club, Woodwind and Brass Group.

Rydal Penrhos also offers Fencing as an option during Academic Enrichment, which has seen a great deal of interest since it was implemented into the initiative some time ago.

One of the oldest sporting events featured at the Olympic Games, fencing is based on the traditional skills of swordsmanship, with the modern element arising at the end of the 19th century.

There are three forms of modern fencing, each using a different style of weapon and different rules, and as such the sport is divided into three competitive scenes: foil, épée, and sabre. Most competitive fencers choose to specialise in only one weapon.

Keen pupils’ have been learning the tricks of the trade from a specialised coach, and have been given guidance on everything from technique to stance to aid their progression.

Deputy Head Tim Cashell, said: “Our fencing classes are always very well supported, with a large number attending the sessions from all age groups at Rydal Penrhos.

“The academic enrichment programme we offer our pupils’ is a fantastic way for them to develop new skills, improve their ability to work as a team and increase both their self-esteem and confidence in a variety of different situations.”

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