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Premier and British Fencing are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership that will see Premier become the “Official Delivery Partner within Primary Education”. Working together, Premier and British Fencing will share knowledge and resources to better communicate the vast benefits of fencing to the body and mind to get more children active during and after school hours.

Premier is the biggest provider of Physical Activity and School Sport in the UK and Claire has represented Great Britain in European and World Championships since the age of 14. As captain of England, Claire won individual Bronze and Team Gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Fencing Games.

“This partnership represents a great opportunity for everyone” said Danny Melling, Operational Director at Premier. Danny went on to say “We are delighted to become the official delivery partner of such a well respected and established governing body. At Premier our aim is to get more children physically active by providing innovative, exciting opportunities delivered by our network of more than 1,000 highly qualified Activity Professionals. With British Fencing we have the perfect partners to support this aim. Fencing is a fun, exciting and inclusive sport which can appeal to all children.”

Premier currently deliver weekly PE, Sport and Physical Activity sessions within 15% of all Primary Schools in England and one of the increasingly popular sports delivered has been Fencing. Fencing has been steadily growing as a recreational sport and it is now estimated that 30,000 people fence weekly, with figures set to soar throughout 2017. It’s one of a few sports that offers mental stimulation and improves children’s strategic thinking, attention and decision-making abilities and can help those with ADD and ADHD to focus.

Georgina Usher, CEO of British Fencing said “This partnership will enable us to increase the scale and impact of the sport and maximise the benefits of fencing as an intriguing have-a-go activity that attracts sporty and non-sporty types alike. Over time, we look forward to welcoming more young people inspired by their Premier activity sessions into British Fencing clubs and community”

On Wednesday 6th June 2018, we are inviting several schools to our two venues, West Park Primary School in Worthing in the morning, and then Storrington Primary School in the afternoon. Both sessions will start with a 15minute assembly from Claire, then the children will take part in coaching sessions and tasters, finishing with a mini competition and certificates. Each school has been asked to bring a maximum of 5 children in total and this will be aimed at Years 4 and 5, and the less active.

The objective is to have a positive impact on the children, opening their eyes to different activities and different delivery techniques. This experience with like-minded children who are not sporty will improve their confidence as the gifted and talented are not attending.

For more information on this Fencing event please email sbarton@premier-education.com