Locksley Archery was created as a not-for-profit vehicle to teach archery in secondary schools providing programmes for young people aged from 11 to 18 years. We can run sessions as part of the curriculum (for example within Key Stage 4) in addition to the after-school (evening or weekend) club*.
At the time of its creation, Locksley Archery offers a unique combination of traditional archery that is renowned for enhancing focus and concentration and the cardio-workout hi-adrenalin Ambush Archery that is pure fun.
After School & Weekend Club
Our after-school clubs provides the base structure for your young people to learn how to shoot a bow and improve their skills. Under the guidance of our Professional Coaches, every junior’s progress is monitored through the lessons and competitions, using the latest technology including digital coaching techniques and equipment.
Our typical suggestion is
- After-school afternoon club session (2 hours) or Saturday Morning Coaching session (3 hours) (or both)
- Occasional Sundays in the month for Tournament-style shoot-outs (including tournaments with other schools)
- 4th week in the month, Archery Ambush sessionS
Subject to school regulations, we permit siblings to attend weekend sessions, although our Sunday Archery Ambush sessions are normally open only to members of the School Archery Club.
We are also affiliated with an external ArcheryGB club which provides a route to archery out of the school environment and after you leave school.
We can offer workshops for children of all ages, over half days, full days, activity weeks or long term projects. The activities can be designed to suit your requirements.
For example we recently provided archery for a Robin Hood topic where the students were able to handle medieval longbows & replica arrows as well as shoot lower-powered longbows.
All of our coaches are Archery GB qualified to at least Level 1 UKCC standard. The coaches all have enhanced DBS clearance, child protection course certification and full specific archery insurance. They can also carry out any necessary risk assessments.
Archery is a low impact gateway sport, that is both physically and mentally challenging. The benefits from archery include improving mental capacity, physical health and general fitness. Archery can also improve patience and focus and can give the student a strong sense of personal achievement.
Ways of including archery in your school’s programme:
- After School Clubs
- Weekend Sessions
- Activity Days
- Curriculum Enrichment opportunities (i.e History, Science and Maths) inc SEN (Special Educational Needs provision)
- Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
- Archery GB Progress & Badge Awards
- Tailored Key Stage Archery Sessions
- SEN Provision
* it’s rarely feasible to run Key Stage sessions without clubs, and due to the set-up and take-down times for ranges (excluding permanent ranges) all activities should be on the same day.