Archery Guyana successfully conducts PVC bow making seminar with School of the Nations
As it continues to advance the sport of archery’s development in Guyana, Archery Guyana conducted a 3-day PVC bow making seminar with School of the Nations on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th January, and on 5th February, 2022. This was in keeping with an agreement to jump-start archery in the school, since they formed the first school archery club in the country in August 2021.
The participation and enthusiasm by the students and parents was overwhelming and heartening. They were excited to learn how a simple PVC pipe could be transformed into a bow capable of teaching the sport of Olympic recurve archery. This is the same type of bow-building seminar that was conducted with Archery Guyana by World Archery Americas Coach Diego Torres in 2015.
The seminar was conducted by Archery Guyana’s Head Coach, Nicholas Hing with the assistance of School of the Nations Physical Education teacher, Kenrick Cheeks and Mathematics and Physics teacher, Stefan Farier who also documented the event with video photography and interviews for the school.
At the end of the seminar, the students were introduced to the actual use of the bow as they were taught the basics of archery.
The school’s archery club will now organize practice days and times with their student members and Archery Guyana’s coaches will help with their development in the sport.