1st annual Bluewater Archery Tournament a resounding success

May 26, 2015


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Grades 4, 5 & 6 ...
(L) G. C. Huston Hawks .... (R) Chesley 

... and 7,8, 9

(L) Chesley and (R) G.C. Huston

The first annual Bluewater Archery Tournament was held in Chesley on Friday, May 22nd (2015).

The tournament included archers from Chesley School and G. C. Huston Public School in Southampton.

The 'archery program' was initiated by G. C. Huston's Principal Dan Russell, a master archer, and Chesley Phys-ed Teacher, Don Matheson.

Principal Dan Russell helps to adjust a bow tension

The program has developed into one of the most popular extra-curricula classes for both students and, in the case of G. C. Huston, their parents.

Archery is a skill that requires focus, persistence, patience and dexterity in addition to teaching competitive sport etiquette.

It is also a sport technique that does not differentiate between girls and boys. According to Russell, some of the best archers for accuracy in the G. C. Huston program are, in fact, girls. 

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Genesis Bows

"The new Genesis bows can be adjusted to fit anyone's ability and strength," says Russell, "so that everyone can participate regardless of size or gender."

"We only have the two schools involved in the archery program so far," says teacher Don Matheson, "but we would like to see it across the Bluewater school district.  These students have learned self-discipline, self-esteem, etiquette, the ability to concentrate and team spirit.  The value is far beyond learning to shoot an arrow at a target." 

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