WDS at Okehampton Scouts

1st Okehampton Scouts 2020We paid a return visit to 1st Okehampton Scouts this week; 24 scouts in two sessions with full metal kit in not the largest hut; no incidents and a fun time had by all. We’ll see them again in the Easter term for a little light archery.

Federation Schools Multi-skills for Summer 2019

As the second half of the Summer term rolls around, West Devon Swords is out at the Devon Federation Schools annual sports jamboree, the Federation Schools Multi-skills 2019Multi-skills Festival for primary age pupils.

Hosted once again at Whitchurch Cricket Club, the outfield becomes a circuit for a collection of different sports, with each group of 9-20 pupils rotating through all the sports in the course of a morning or afternoon. …

West Devon Swords ‘Schools for Summer’

Image: Primary school sports Summer 2018Before the Summer term ended, we made it out to some of the primary schools in the area to run some fencing and archery sessions and in one school, attended their very own school-wide multi-sports day.

Our standard format, split-session of fencing and archery using the two sets of plastic kit, enabled a quick turnaround and two activities in the space of one for several primary year groups. …

OCRA Juniors advance

Image: Grade Two passes: Todd Rook and Brendan Miles
Grade Two passes: Todd Rook and Brendan Miles

Further congratulations to Todd Rook and Brendan Miles (pictured) who achieved British Fencing Grade Two Foil just before our Summer break.

Well-drilled after going through the grade one and two syllabus back-to-back, it was a pass with honours, just in time to put weapons down for the first round of Summer weather. …