Young Rangers March 2013

Wednesday 27th March 2013

YR Archery March 2013March’s Young Ranger activity had a historic theme beginning with a chance to learn the ancient skill of archery and finishing with a visit to wells and Museum to find out about the history of the AONB.


The archery course, run by Wells City Archers, began with an introduction to the range of equipment and techniques used before each member of the group was kitted out with a suitable bow and had their ‘leading eye’ to determine if they would shoot with their right or left hand.  There was plenty of time for target practice before finishing with a competition to see who could pop the most balloons attached to the targets.


In Wells and Mendip Museum the Young rangers enjoyed exhibits on the history of caving and quarrying before exploring the range of archaeological finds on display ranging from the tusk of a woolly mammoth to Bronze Age arrow heads and spears.