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To Bow Or Not To Bow 2

Posted by jomac on December 18, 2014 at 3:20 PM

Hi archery folk and friends. This post is going to start with a statement many of my teachers would of loved to hear......I've done my homework!! Okay, okay (Father Christmas please skip this bit) I cheated, I asked my son about the background info on 'The Arrow' and 'Hawkeye' (Marvel).

Oliver Queen a.k.a  The Arrow, was a rich, spoiled playboy type, who after a shipwreck was missing pressumed dead for five years then miraculously returned home to fight crime and corruption with his new found skills with a bow and arrow. Turns out he'd been living on a mysterious island where he'd survived by mastering archery (me thinks it was mentioned he had a bit of help but it was at this point I was given a doughnut, mmmmmmmmmm doughnut :D).

Clint Barton a.k.a Hawkeye was orphaned at an early age who ran off with the circus after spending six years in an orphanage. It was there he was trained in archery as part of a circus act. It was these skills that he used when he bacame a hero with the rest of the Avengers. 

Now both of these stories are, erm slightly far fetched but, and I guess this is the point of this and blog 1, these characters and others like them, such as Merida (Brave) and Katniss (The Hunger Games), should and hopefully do encourage more people especially youngsters to take up the wonderful and ancient art of archery. As a parent anything that encourages kids off their backsides and out into the fresh air can only be a good thing! :D


Remember to check main page for shoot times and dates and please feel free to browse our shop. Jo :D

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