Despite the impact of COVID-19 both British Fencing and Little Musketeers are delighted to be carrying on the partnership work that has been established by signing another 12-month extension.
Work will continue to support Curtanna® establish themselves in the U.K. and help them as a partner with successfully integrating that product into the Little Musketeers delivery network’s service to schools and pupils, as well as the ability to distribute the technology through the British Fencing Licensed Partner Programme (LPP). Both British Fencing and Little Musketeers are also enthused to be working together to see the impact of an SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) based curriculum take root in the UK due to the success of launching similar curriculums in the United States.
An excerpt from the press release, from James Beevers (CEO/Founder of Little Musketeers and Curtanna®) on the partnership:
“I’m delighted to be working with British Fencing as an ‘Official Delivery Partner’ and having our digital platform exclusively endorsed,” said James Beevers, Director and Founder of Little Musketeers. James went on to say “…being a 3rd generation fencer I see both the physical & cognitive benefits of the sport. I developed this programme with these in mind. Our network of franchises actively teaches thousands of children a week and it is our hope that we can inspire the next generation to take up the sport through links with existing fencing clubs across the country. If anyone is interested in becoming involved with our programme I would love to hear from you.”
“Curtanna challenges all the critical executive functions — including self-control, focused attention, working memory, and creative problem-solving — in a way that’s fun for kids. Kids clearly derive great joy from Curtanna; they help and encourage one another, and a supportive community develops; those emotional and social benefits of Curtanna work to support the executive function benefits of the program.” (Adele Diamond, Tier 1 Cognitive Developmental Neuroscientist, University of British Columbia, Canada).
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