Pupils at Barningham Primary take aim with archery club

Will Goldsmith (From SCCo) with Ryan Guest

Will Goldsmith (From SCCo) with Ryan Guest

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On target to follow in the footsteps of icons such as Robin Hood and Lord of the Rings’ Legolas, pupils at Barningham Primary are trying their hand at archery through a new club.

Ten youngsters at the school are practicing their aim and learning basic archery skills through the popular six week club.

The club runs on rotation at schools in the Thurston School Sport Partnership.

Headteacher Frances Parr said: “It offers a different kind of sport - it’s non contact and requires lots of concentration, physical stamina and patience.

“I’m particularly pleased because children who aren’t normally engaged in sport have signed up. We had enough wanting to do it we could have run two clubs.”

After the six weeks, the school will then offer kickboxing.

Barningham also welcomed Harkirat Singh, a representative from the Leicestershire Sikh Association to teach pupils about his faith.

n Police officers gave an e-safety talk to parents at Great Whelnetham Primary to ensure their children surf the web safely. Meanwhile, parents have been attending seminars run by The Triple P group on positive parenting and raising children’s confidence.

n During an Art Day at Chilton Primary, in Stowmarket, pupils looked at the techniques needed to become artists such as brush strokes and colour mixing.

They also created giant pieces of artwork with local company PPG.

n Pupils at Sebert Wood Primary are collecting food for their harvest festival service at Christ Church, in Moreton Hall, on October 2.

n Roald Dahl characters were due to make the journey from the literary page to Hardwick Primary as youngsters donned colourful costumes.

The school was among a number celebrating Jeans for Genes day by wearing denim in aid of children with genetic disorders.

n Culford’s Senior School spent time with practising printmakers from The Cambridge Curwen Print Study Centre, which is an educational print studio.

Students focused on drypoint printmaking.

n Thurston Community College held three open evenings for potential Year 6,7 and 8 students, who will join next September in the move to two tier.