Forge Teen Fencing Teen Leadership Quarterly Meeting kicked off its season on September 17th. Schools all around the triangle came to Forge Academy such as East Chapel Hill High, Chapel Hill High, Riverside High, NCSSM, Kinston Forrest (VA), Homeschool, Durham Academy, Early College High School, Jordan High, Reedy Creek Magnet Middle School, Northwood High, Durham School of the Arts, and UNC-CH.
Activities included testing a revolutionary VR Fencing system, created by the Head Epee coach at Duke University, with the goal of expanding the reach of the sport through a more accessible environment. Christophe Duclos, and Darrell Fruth, a technology attorney with Smith Anderson, led the testing and captivated the high school students in live-action testing using an Oculus.
If interested, check out some exciting new developments in the VR world of fencing through Zuckerberg’ lens here.
Students testing out Christophe Duclos’ VR System
The students also engaged in a series of IceBreakers to get to know each other a little before starting to collaborate on ideas. They then brainstormed ideas about possible shortcomings of fencing within the community and helped develop a system for the Teen Leadership program.
Students in deep thought during their brainstorming session
There was a lot of excitement and the students were provided takeout from one of our favorite local Mexican spots, Ex-Voto.
We’re looking forward to our future meetings, and are excited to help foster a framework for this leadership journey!
Please make sure to sign up for the next event – Find the link here and celebrate the Holidays with other leaders of the next generation!