Archery at BMS teaching more than shooting skills

During the month of December, I have had the opportunity to instruct students across all grades at Brewton Middle School in safe use of archery equipment.

During the first week of December, students were instructed in range safety and about types of bows (longbow, recurve, and compound), their parts, and the advantages of types of bows available.

After a couple of days of safety instruction, students were each individually coached through their first shot to make sure they knew where to nock their arrow and how the fletchings of the arrow were supposed to line up so that they didn’t damage equ...

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