Archery in Schools
What We Offer
Experience Archery works with Primary and Secondary schools and colleges, offering programmes for young people aged 8 upwards.
We can provide one-off taster sessions or can design an age appropriate programme to fit into termly or half-termly PE modules, or as an on going after school activity. We can also offer archery courses during school holidays.
If your school has suitable facilities, (sports hall/field or playground) we can come to you. Prior to running any sessions in your school, an instructor will visit to do a full risk assessment and discuss your requirements and any specific needs of participants.
Alternatively Why Not Come to Us?
Our main indoor venue is in Archway North London. Please contact us for more info.
Please note: All of our Instructors are fully CRB checked.
Current and Past Clients Include
River House Montessori School, Sir George Monoux College, North London International School, Highbury Quadrant School, Greg City Academy, Bowes Primary School, St James Boys School, Rosedale College, St Mary’s School, Hampton Junior School, Cookham Rise Primary School, Hillcross Primary School, Duncombe School, Abercorn School, Garden Primary School, Paddington Academy, South Grove Primary School, Dorchester Primary School, Star Hot Shots Sports Camps, Sports Galore Holiday Camps, Robert Clack Leisure Centre.
Social and Life Skills
Archery has many transferable skills which can be linked in with Citizenship lessons or Life Skills and Personal Development programmes. Some of the skills archery promotes include: self-discipline, mental arithmetic, staying calm under pressure, cooperation, following instructions, working individually and as part of a team.
In order to take part in an archery session, students must adhere to strict safety guidelines, which encourages personal responsibility and consideration of the safety of others. Furthermore, involvement in active, structured activities with tangible outcomes has been shown to promote self-esteem and emotional well-being in short-term and longer-term projects.
Structure of Sessions
Sessions can be self-contained or part of a longer term programme depending on your requirements. Sessions are designed to be educational and fun, and generally last between 1-2 hours.
A typical first session runs as follows:
- Sessions begin with a full safety briefing and providing equipment to each participant
- Demonstration of correct shooting technique
- Individual guidance to support each participant to shoot safely
- Group shooting
- Archery games and introduction to scoring
- Finish with light hearted competition
On-going programmes work towards developing greater technique and understanding of archery. Students can work towards gaining specific awards through the FITA Beginner Award Programme (accredited through the Grand National Archery Society – GNAS).