Kids have a stab at fencing

Pupils at Newton Poppleford Primary School had a go at fencing under the instruction of headteacher

Pupils at Newton Poppleford Primary School had a go at fencing under the instruction of headteacher Mr Vaughan. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 1218-19-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24 - Credit: Archant

CHILDREN at Newton Poppleford Primary School had a stab at fencing when they enjoyed an activities week with a difference.

The school staged an ‘all sorts of sports’ week where youngsters got the chance to take part in forms of exercise they normally would not.

Boxercise, karate and gymnastics and even pole vaulting were all on the cards.

Youngsters were surprised to learn their headteacher Stuart Vaughan is a qualified fencing coach and he duly put on a pair of sessions.

“It added to the entertainment that they were allowed to stab me!,” joked Mr Vaughan.

The school was lent kit by Bicton College for the activity and now hopes to set up a fencing club.