Doody's Educational Workshops specialises in offering archery workshops in schools, however we also provide archery workshops for scouts, guides, youth groups and corporate environments - ideal for teambuilding events.
Experience this Olympic sport, delivered in your school by qualified and experienced coaches.
All equipment is supplied.
As archery is one of the few sports that can be undertaken by almost anyone and it is ideal for pupils with SEN, please ask how we can help your SEN pupils.
Benefits of Archery
Archery can be done by both able and disabled people alike
It is a great activity to promote inclusion across the group of participants.
Archery can be a physically demanding sport
While it is a fun sport, archery can be physically demanding at times.
Archery promotes focus and improves patience
Archers require not only some physical strength, but also mental fitness, and archers develop their focus, flexibility, and attention skills.
Archery improves self-confidence
Archery provides great satisfaction in combining both mental and physical attributes to good effect. Whatever the results at the target, every archer is able to draw satisfaction to a lesser or greater extent, from having won a personal mental battle. The ultimate goal of the recreational archer is enjoyment.
Archery is a social sport and improves team work
People from many walks of life enjoy archery. Almost every age group can participate, and children as young as 6 or 7 have taken well to the sport, while it is not unheard of for people in their 80s to be shooting competitively. It also teaches the benefits of teamwork in some cases with some competitions involving groups of people.
Archery teaches the importance of safety
The sport can be extremely dangerous if people are reckless. Archery teaches everyone to be responsible for one another and also for the equipment they are using.
- An assembly. This can be a stand alone talk if required or part of the full day experience. We give a brief talk on the history of Archery and the types of bows and arrows used. If used on a shooting day we also use it to introduce the equipment and the format of the sessions to all staff and pupils. We also discuss safety and explain how to act when on or near the "range"
- A quick taster, lots of different groups (up to 6 ) during the day where the pupils get to shoot an Olympic style recurve or a short composite longbow style. These last about 45 minutes.
- A full day with 1,2 or 3 groups. This session is where the pupils learn more about archery and get to actually handle a LONG BOW, a RECURVE BOW and a HIGH TECH COMPOUND BOW. We will discuss the way bows are made and the materials used along with the technology incorporated to their manufacture.
- Regular sessions providing your archery support long term. Either as a lunchtime or after school club.
- Short programs over a period of a few days to a few weeks.
- Inset or staff days. You can use these sessions with staff on inset and for team building or reward days.
- School cluster / inter-school competitions set over a few days, we select pupils who not only show promise but have been engaged and put lots of effort into their shooting - it is not always students who are traditionally good at sports that are picked. Students are brought together in a single location and have a tournament. Great is the kudos for the students who can say "I shoot for my school".
As you can see above we can adapt the sessions to offer the best archery experience possible.
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