To place an Olympian in every classroom in the world
Although inspired by fencing, the CURTANNA® platform has enabled Musketeers Education to turn and modify the exercises used to practice the skills of the sport into a new and unique educational tool for the 21st century. Through the use of our user-friendly coaching platform and database services, the Curtanna platform innovatively brings founder James Beevers’ 30 years of fencing knowledge and expertise to help schools, parents, and psychotherapists achieve positive results in children. This revolutionary approach to grassroots coaching allows children the opportunity to have their social-emotional learning trained and challenged by the positive values instilled through our activities in a fun, structured and highly specialised environment.
If a child were a "rocket" and a happy, productive life were the "mission":
Analogy based on extensive scientific research of Executive Functions
James Beevers is a 3rd generation fencer who followed the success of his father, mother and grandfather, who all fenced at international and Olympic level. At the age of eight, he started fencing and has since won every British national title including being a four-time Senior British champion. James has represented Great Britain at 14 World & European Championships and was a member of the British team at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Following his retirement from the sport in 2009, James founded the very successful Little Musketeers fencing program which reaches over 350 schools teaching 3000 children each week in the UK. As a father of two young children, James has carefully developed exercises with executive functions and whole-child development in mind while gently exposing them to the sport of fencing.