The SVS Shooting team left for Bisley on Saturday 4th December to attend the BSSRA Winter Open competition. The competition invited a total of ten schools, with 148 competitors for a day of excellent shooting. It was held at the Lord Robert’s Centre on Bisley camp, and was a 50-metre competition, over twice the distance of the school 25-yard range, requiring some swift sight elevations before firing commenced.
Each shooter had to shoot 40 rounds in total, with the highest possible score being 400. The team, all of whom had practised their shooting in the BSSRA Winter Postal League competition, included Callum Davis (Lower Sixth), Daniel Wild (Lower Sixth), Thomas Duckworth (Fifth Form), Alexander Cook (Fourth Form), Freddy Deans (Fourth Form), Jacob Doyle (Fourth Form), Georgina Godfrey (Fourth Form), Elyse Ratcliffe (Fourth Form), Angus Brown (Third Form) and Jasmine Kirk (Third Form).
The team performed admirably for their first outing at a 50-metre range, with special mention to Daniel Wild for his score of 382.5, landing him fifth place overall and the top 16-year-old shooter. The Winter Open marked a fitting end to a strong term in SVS Shooting. We look forward to more CCF and BSSRA competitions next term.