On Sunday a group of 10 boys from Shrewsbury School went to Ellesmere College with Will Simper for an introductory clay shooting session run by the school's shooting coach, Tom Rylands. Tom regularly competes in national championships, and has been a member of the Great Britain Rifle Team since 1988.
The boys started with two difficult 5 clay stands shooting 20 bore 12 bore and .410 shotguns. Although some did not manage to hit these challenging clays, it was clear that there were two or three good shots amongst the group. We then shot a flurry and there was much excitement as we competed to see who could hit the most clays with their 20 cartridges. Ben Remnant was the top gun hitting eight clays.
There will be another (fully subscribed) session on 9th December, and the plan is that we will shoot at Ellesmere on a regular basis next term; in time, we hope to start competing against Ellesmere and other schools.