Students at Carew Academy, part of the Orchard Hill College Academy Trust are now enjoying learning archery as part of their PE GCSE.

Having started off in the hall at a 10m distance, the group has developed their skills so much that the distance was increased to 15m, and they braved the elements by taking the equipment outside onto the sports fields.

The group demonstrated their skills,and students were then asked to explain to others through the whole process of shooting – how to measure the bow, how to choose the correct arrow for your arm span, how to stand correctly, all the steps right through to releasing the arrow, counting your score and removing the arrow from the target correctly and safely.

This was perfect practise for a unit of the GCSE where students will need to guide someone else through the process.