Our 'Arch-angels' Target The Final

archersLast Thursday a team of Milepost 3 Blue Coat archers were selected to take part in the District heat of an archery competition held at KLB.

Many had never set their hands on a bow before let alone fired one! Nonetheless, we pride ourselves in resilient and resourceful learners at Blue Coat and it didn't take long for many to hit the central regions of the target board.

After a whistlestop practice, the team of 10 embarked upon their first round of archery taking on 3 other local schools. They racked up a very respectable score of 165 points shot from 3 arrows each in a rallied team effort, fending off their nearest competitors by 23 points.

A holding round of arrows then offered a buffer before the team took on established local teams such as North Nibley and The British School, both with respectable scores in their initial round. Our team shot well, but not quite as consistently as in the first round, and couldn't hold off a surge by North Nibley and then the British School so as to finish 3rd place overall out of the 8 teams taking part.

Our archers did us proud in their attitudes, confidence, maturity (Felix offered to sit on neighbouring team Uley who had missing members) and with how they held their nerve in a fiercely fought final. I was extremely proud of all of them.

A huge well done to: Abi, Beth, Callum, Dylan, Felix, Harris, Hattie, Jessica, Martha, Oliver

Thanks to Mrs Arnold and the support staff for organising the event in school and more widely Mrs Bates and the archery team for offering our children this brilliant opportunity.