Laura Wright is a 6th Form pupil and is a member of Wisbech Grammar School Archery Club. She has been enjoying archery as part of what the School has to offer in their co-curricular programme and Games lessons. Laura recently travelled to Archery GB Junior (under 21s) Masters hosted by Oxford Archers. This is an invite only competition which only has the top 2 % of junior archers in the country. There were 10 other archers in her category: five of whom were archery GB academy archers.
Laura started shooting at 8.30 am and continued shooting most of the day; finally finishing at 7pm. The competition is in two parts; the ranking round (where Laura was ranked 4th) and then the head to heads. In the head to heads Laura won her first two and got through to the semi-final, but in the third head to head she came up against the archer ranked number 1. Unfortunately Laura lost this match by only 2 points and so was placed 4th overall.
Sean Fox, County Coach and Head of Archery at WGS said “This is a fantastic result for Laura in what is her highest stake competition to date. Although she narrowly missed out on a medal, she gained invaluable experience of the pressure of head to head rounds which are new to her. She never ceases to amaze me with her dedication to Archery, her resilience and the way she continues to improve: all this while also maintaining a sense of humour and dedication to her A level studies”.
“We are certainly keeping a close eye on Laura’s future and everyone at WGS is very proud of her. Pupils also have the amazing opportunity to take part in Archery as part of the timetable in Period 5, after lunch. We have a professional club that comes in and trains our pupils and there are many opportunities to compete and take part in competitions for all levels of ability”. Dr Kevin Mann, Assistant Head Co-curricular