Cardiff primary school gets an introduction to fencing.
Year 5&6 students at Llysfaen Primary School in Wales were treated to a fencing session from British Fencing’s Neil Brown, Erin Corcoran, and Nat Lewis as part of the build up to this year’s Cardiff World Cup in January 2024.
The students got to fence each other and – best of all – their teachers at the session held on 7th December at the school in north Cardiff. Only a handful had ever fenced before, one pupil described the feeling of competition as “how to fence and how to block, and how to play and have fun”.
The Cardiff World Cup will bring athletes and fans from over 27 countries to Wales. British Fencing has prepared a visitor’s guide to the local area, with plenty more ideas to be found at Visit Wales.
Many students from the school will be in attendance at the event starting on the 11th January, giving young people a taste of a different international sport in the region with the goal of inspiring a new generation.
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