It was great to take a team of nine pupils from Years 5 and 6 to participate in the annual Cheltenham and North Tewkesbury School Sports Network's Level 2 School Games Archery Competition at Balcarras Secondary School in Cheltenham. After a treacherous Friday journey across Cheltenham, the team arrived in time to receive basic instruction on archery. They were then quickly into competition as they were first asked to score on the main target, using traditional bows and arrows, whilst wearing arm-guards for protection. The team split into three groups of three and had five rounds of shooting three arrows each to achieve a highly competitive total of 694 points altogether. The second half of the event was spent shooting with rubber arrows onto a smaller target to gain more points for the team. Elliot Thomas scored the most points in the individual round and qualified for the individual final - well done. When all the results were in, Tirlebrook finished in a very impressive sixth position out of ten teams, with 764 points altogether, just a few points behind the teams in third, fourth and fifth in what was a very close competition. A great time was had by all and the children represented the school excellently. They were engaged and enthusiastic throughout the competition and they should be proud of their achievements.
Team: Paige Broughton, Amy Fisher, Tom Francis, Rosie Hughes, Ella Jackson-Lockyer, Dan Phipps, Joe Robinson, Elliot Thomas & Paige Wilkinson
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