Arrows is available to buy online as a three bow taster pack, a six bow or ten bow pack:
Launched in September 2012, Arrows has been created for primary schools to introduce young children to archery in a fun and safe way. It has been designed to be delivered by teachers and sports co-ordinators who have no formal archery experience or qualification.
This 'mini' version of archery provides teachers with child-friendly equipment and resources to get you started quickly and easily. Simple ideas for activities and competitions are provided that can be used in PE lessons, across the curriculum, in out of hours clubs and as part of the School Games. The equipment and resources provided make it possible for teachers to deliver archery in almost any setting in school.
We have produced eight different activity cards for Arrows. These make it possible to introduce archery concepts and skills through fun activities rather than technical instruction. The activities enable you to use archery as a way of encouraging learning in other areas; for example, maths through scoring, literacy through language, and citizenship though cooperation and self-discipline. They are designed to be flexible enough for teachers to adapt them depending on the ability and age of the group. These activities provide an alternative and complementary way of developing movement skills (e.g. coordination, balance, and strength), personal, social and mental skills, as well as archery skills.
Sharp shooters taking part in Arrows will only need regular PE kit.
We hope that once young people have experienced fun and active archery games at school through Arrows, they will be enthused to have a go at the traditional sport of archery. A competitive festival format is included with Arrows and this is the suggested competition format for the primary School Games.
The Arrows Young Leader Award is available for 14-19 year olds who want to deliver Arrows archery to children.
There are two different sized Arrows packs available. The costs include VAT.
|Six bow pack||10 bow pack|
|Six bows||10 bows|
|21 arrows||33 arrows|
|Three double-sided targets||Four double-sided targets|
|Six arm bracers||10 arm bracers|
|Guide for Teachers||Guide for Teachers|
|Reference card||Reference card|
|Eight activity cards||Eight activity cards|
|Festival card||Festival card|
Two supporting Arrows videos provide information on setting up the Rapid Range and some simple guidance on shooting technique. These videos aim to reinforce the information contained within the Guide for Teachers.
NEW: Archery GB has designed an optional course for teachers and adults who want a practical opportunity to familiarise themselves with the equipment, resources, and activities. The duration of the course is 1.5 hours and up to 15 learners can attend each course (with a minimum of 6). The cost to organise a course is £100.00.
Please see the About the course document for more information. Use the Course registration form to register a course with us.