Fantasy fun

Live Action Role Play battles in costumes.

Live Action Role Play battles in costumes. - Credit: Archant

FANTASY fans have been creating their own costumes and battling against their peers in a live action role play club (LARP) at Nailsea School.

Live Action Role Play battles in costumes.

Live Action Role Play battles in costumes. - Credit: Archant

After holding a few LARP workshops during an activities week, teacher Chris Smith was asked by pupils to set up a school LARP club. He now has 12 members who meet each week to practice the art, which involves taking on different characters and making costumes and weapons.

Mr Smith is also taking the group to a LARP event in Northamptonshire at Easter where 1,600 players from across the country will be taking on roles of politicians, traders, explorers, fighters or inventors to help rebuild a fictional empire.

Mr Smith said: “It gives the children a great opportunity to develop social skills in a new environment and also explore multiculturalism and religion in a different way.

“The students have made their own costumes and we are also going to be making our own weapons to build on what they are doing at school.”


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The club has been given materials by Gelder Carpets in Clevedon to help them make their own costumes and props.

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