Plastic-and-Foam Fencing FunLeague
InterClub Match now postponed due to bad weather
The Match will now be held on Saturday,
January 22nd, 2011.
Check-in will be slightly earlier - 11:30am until
11:50am, and Fencing will finish no later than 4pm.
Craiglockhart Primary School Class re-opens
Craiglockhart Primary School is now open again,
we will hold our class there today. We expect to hold next
week's classes there, as planned.
Classes closed due to snow
has closed our classes at:
New Class opening in New Year
We finally have an open class in the Gorgie /
Dalry / Shandon / Polwarth area.
It will run from 3:45 until 4:45pm, on Wednesday
afternoons, starting 12th January 2011, in
Hall, at the junction of Slateford Road, Harrison
Ardmillan Terrace and Angle Park Terrace.
The venue is right on the 4, 44, 25, 34
and 35 bus routes,
and very close to the 1, 2, 3, 10, 25, 27 and 33 bus
Full details are on the Classes page.
More than 600 people now introduced to fencing
After yesterday's tasters, and today's tasters at
we've now given more than 600 people their first taste of
First Tasters held for the Guiding
The Rainbows and Brownies of St. Michael's Parish
Church all got a taste of fencing today, using our new "buzzer"
More than 500 children now introduced to fencing
Thanks to our initial batch of
taster sessions at Stenhouse
Primary School, we broke the magical 500 barrier for children
introduced to fencing.
Announcing the first Matchday for the PaFF
(Plastic-and-Foam Fencing) Interclub
We're delighted to announce that this will be held
Leisure Centre in Kirkliston, just west
of Edinburgh Airport, on Saturday, the 11th of December, 2010, from
12pm until 4pm.
There is a map and directions
to Kirkliston Leisure
Centre, from the M9 at Newbridge at:
Approximate travel times:
From Ratho: 11 minutes
From Linlithgow: 13 minutes
From Carrickvale: 19 minutes
From Gorgie: 21 minutes
From Shandon: 24 minutes
From Wallacestone: 24 minutes
From Polton: 27 minutes
From East Kilbride: 50 minutes
From Strathaven: 57 minutes
From Paisley: 1 hour 1 minute
Craiglockhart Primary School - classes
Today our regular weekly classes at Craiglockhart
Ratho - Reminder about new class times!
The first class at Ratho on a Monday
evening now begins at 6pm!.
Performance class starts
week saw the start of our first competition-preparation class,
Ratho. Several of our best performing youngsters have eagerly
grasped the opportunity to take part. 1/11/10
New Taster Sessions held
This week we held several taster sessions
as part of
the Opening Day events at the Community Education
Wing of the
new Tynecastle High School.
We're now looking forward to seeing our local councillor wield a Roman
shortsword in earnest. 29/10/10
Hawthornden Primary School - classes
We had a great response to the
new classes, with
both pupils and teachers leaving with big
Ratho and Carrickvale - October holiday
We're taking a holiday now for the October school
The Ratho class returns
on Monday, 25th October
at the new time of 6pm - before
the children return to school.
The Carrickvale class
November 2010, once schools have gone back, at the new
time of 4:15pm. 16/10/10
Ratho and Carrickvale - New class times
The Carrickvale class now runs from 4:15pm until
5:15pm, starting on
the 1st November 2010.
The classes at Ratho now run from 6pm until 7pm,
then 7pm until 8pm,
with bouting, sparring and individual lessons from 8pm until 9:15pm,
starting from the 25th of October, 2010. 16/10/10
New Taster Sessions held
This week we've held a family taster session at
Carrickvale, and a
taster for the Youth Club at Gorgie Memorial Hall.
Hawthornden Primary School - new classes
Two new classes are beginning, for the Primary 5
pupils in the
The weekly classes begin in the last week
Craiglockhart Primary School - new classes
Two new classes are beginning, for pupils of the
We've had all of the tasters, and they went very well.
Regular weekly classes begin on the second
FiF's classes at Ratho Primary School are now
Sorry to everyone who has had to make do with a
place on the waiting
Adult beginners' class now open!
Classes currently begin at 7:30pm, and finish at
Come along and try, free of charge for your first
night, with all
equipment supplied. 13/9/10
FiF recruits a new trainee coaching assistant
Welcome Julie! Initially, Julie is going
to be assisting with
the classes at Ratho Primary School.
FiF begin working with the ActiveSchools
Today we introduced another 104 children to
fencing, and welcomed
back 18 of our summer class members, at Ratho Primary School.
Thank you to all the members of staff who helped with our Fencing is
Fun day. 7/9/10
FiF starts a second weekly class
Welcome to the new fencers at Carrickvale
You joined our second weekly class, which runs
Monday, from 4:30pm until 5:30pm from now until Christmas. 30/8/10
FiF arrange classes at a fourth venue
Classes for children from Primary 1 to Primary
4 will start on
Thursday 9th September, at Ratho Primary School. 24/8/10
We're in the newspaper!
This week's edition of the Edinburgh Herald & Post
has a story on the Ratho and Carrickvale FiF clubs.
On the web edition, it's page 34.
In the printed version,
it's page 31.
Thanks to every one who took part in our
photoshoots. Sorry if you didn't make it into the paper,
but you can still see the photographs on our Photos page.
Fun goes green
has taken it's taster sessions to green pastures -
literally! We extended our grassroots fencing-outreach programme to the
music festival circuit this summer, gaining a whole new bunch of
converts to the fun of fencing.
We had planned to run for an hour or so.
But, bowing to
continuous demand from the kids, the sessions ran continuously
from breakfast time until sunset, and then started up again the
following day too! In the end, 32 children had a
go. And then another, and then another...
Fencing is Fun in the newspaper
A story about FiF
will be appearing soon in a local Edinburgh paper.
Keep your eyes peeled for news.
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Fencing is Fun start weekly classes
Today we began holding weekly classes in Ratho. We've had to
start a waiting list, so we are going to add additional coaches in
future weeks. 23 / 7 / 10
Announcing the Fencing is Fun Summer programme
Leaflets for this and many other activities at Carrickvale have now
been sent to every pupil in 10 schools in the South-West area of the
City of Edinburgh, and also to a further 8 schools.
You can also now find us at the City
of Edinburgh council's website in its listings of summer
activities provided via Community
Learning and Development. FiF appears
in the South West area's summer activity list - http://southwest.stufftodo.org.uk/.
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