Notes for Participants
Please note that this course is not suitable for those who have not fenced before.
There are no facilities to hire or borrow kit and your will need to bring all necessary items of fencing kit with you. You should bring a coaching plastron, glove, mask and weapons (including spares). For those doing sabre and epee appropriate arm and leg protection is required. A tracksuit and spare tee shirts are also recommended.
During the examinations, it is expected that pupils for class and individual lessons will wear fencing whites.
The accommodation is not en-suite.
It is possible that a washing machine/dryer will be available for our use (although this cannot be guaranteed). Washing powder/detergent is not supplied.
Participants have the use of a common room with a television. The adjoining kitchen has facilities for making tea and coffee.
Other items to bring:
Spare paper and pen/pencil (for making notes)
All meals are provided: breakfast, lunch, and evening meal, along with morning and afternoon coffee/tea. If you have any special dietary requirements e.g. vegetarian, nut allergy, etc., then it is essential that you inform the Course Officer (Liam Harrington) as soon as possible and well before the start of the course.
It has become a tradition that the course assembles for an informal dinner ('Last Supper') on the Friday night. If you wish to have wine/beer with this meal, then you may bring your own or, as has happened on previous courses, a collection is taken and drinks purchased during the course of the week. The consumption of alcohol is entirely voluntary.
Examination fees are not included in the course fee.
There is a pub and a small shop (newsagents) with a very limited range of products in the village. The nearest supermarket, with petrol and cash machine facilities is located in Uttoxeter.