Duration: 3 months (or as required by DofE)
How to?: Complete a beginners course and extra hours
Physical Activity – If you are looking to participate in Archery as part of your Duke of Edinburgh Award, then this is a perfect opportunity. Archery is ideal to demonstrate a sustained level of energy and physical activity. Most participants we see will undertake learning archery as a new physical activity over 3 months for their DofE award.
Skills and Volunteering – It is possible to achieve these sections participating in archery, but we would need to create a very bespoke learning plan to attain these. To do this you would usually already be a competent archer. For example, if you wanted to train be an archery coach then this would be a Skills section activity, whilst being a volunteer coach counts for the Volunteering section.
Duration – The DofE scheme states that Sectional activities need to average an hour a week. But there is there is some flexibility with this as the scheme recognises that this is not possible with some sporting activites. It is best that you discuss your options and develop a programme planner with your DofE leader/coordinator to determine timescales for completion.
How you can achieve this? – First you must complete our Archery Beginners Course.
Following this we will then monitor your development over the following weeks. You are able to return to use the range on a pay&play basis to participate in the number of hours that you choose. Towards the end of your 3 month duration we will then make a further assessment to validate your learning and complete your DofE log as your evidence of completion.
Overall this is a bespoke session that you can adapt to suit your timescale and participation levels. We can also build in further tuition and support sessions as you wish. Please get in touch with us to discuss how this might work for you.
Please also check with your DofE Leader for applicability before booking.
As you know, archery is a safe sport as long as we all follow a few basic rules. Our insurers are very strict on how we assess and demonstrate your competency to shoot. As a consequence we will need to ask you for some basic information before you can shoot, this will include your agreement to the rules of the range and is for the safety of everyone.
For under 18’s a parent or guardian must remain on the premises, but don’t fear, you can relax in our viewing area with a cappuccino, and watch all those arrows hitting the gold!