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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How much does a visit cost?
    The current prices can be viewed here
     

  2. Which areas do you cover?
    The North West area, normally within 30 miles (enquire if unsure) of my North Manchester 
    postcode (though the hirable topic boxes are available countrywide).
     

  3. Do you offer a half day option?
    Yes, please enquire or see prices page.
     

  4. Do you have an enhanced CRB check and do you bring it with you on the visit?
    Yes.
     

  5. Are you fully insured?
    Yes, up to £5 million liability., both with regular company insurance and also specific sports sword fencing insurance.
     

  6. What are your qualifications?
    BA (hons) PGCE (Primary) and I have also been a fencing coach for over 20 years.
     

  7. Are you experienced at working with primary aged children?
    Very, see my about page here.
     

  8. How do we pay?
    I always invoice the school around a week before the visit and you can pay either on the day or afterwards by school cheque or BACS.
     

  9. Do you cater for pupils with special needs?
    Yes, I have a fully inclusive teaching style and cater for pupils of any needs.
     

  10. Are the activities and the equipment safe to take part in and to handle?
    Yes, all equipment is safe and constantly maintained and I have full risk assessments for all the activities.

Providing primary school sword fencing days for key stage 1 and key stage 2 in the North West of England in the following areas:  Manchester, Oldham, Wigan, Trafford, Rochdale, St Helens, Warrington, Stockport, Bury, Tameside, Bolton,  Liverpool, Salford, (parts of) Cheshire, (parts of) Derbyshire and Lancashire

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