Although we have been unable to run the Young Adventurer’s Holiday club during the October week, the Saturday Archery and Climbing classes will still continue as normal. Hope to see you all there
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Both the Archery and Climbing Classes will resume on Saturday 23 August at the usual times. For more information please get in touch
We recently trialled the club for one week. Timings were from 8.30-5.30pm Monday to Friday and we were busy on all of the days. We are now looking to go ahead and get things moving for future holidays including. If you are interested in receiving updates please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking at running children’s holiday clubs in 2014. A typical day will involve:
- 8.45am – Parents drop children off at Balvormie car park
- 9am – Archery
- 11.30am – Orienteering
- 12.30 – Lunch
- 1pm – Climbing/abseiling (or hill walking if weather too wet for climbing/abseiling)
- 4pm – Orienteering
- 5.15pm – Parents pick children up from Balvormie car park
Available Monday to Friday
Price: £30 per child per day
Age: 8-11 yrs old
To be kept in touch with regards to dates etc, please contact us
We are looking for freelance activity instructors to work in the following disciplines:
- Climbing (indoor and real rock)
- Hill walking
If you are qualified experienced and insured for any of the above, then please get in touch.
Saturday 6 July, 1-2pm
Cost: £5 per person
All participants must be over 18 years of age.
Session will be held in Linlithgow
For more information please just get in touch. Spaces are limited so call now so as not to miss out.
I have been asked this question quite often. More so by my mother in law than anyone else. The easy answer is simple…… I enjoy it!
To elaborate on that, I have people coming to me of all ages and abilities. These people come for a variety of reasons including:
- Wanting to try a sport for the first time
- A social event
- Corporate reward
- Team building
- Fitness/weight loss
- Regular classes
- And many more
Whatever their reasons I have so much fun working with each person, helping them realise their own capabilities. When you have someone who doesn’t think they can do an activity and they leave with an excitement in their eyes from having completed it, that is such an amazing feeling. If, as a coach, you don’t thrive on that feeling, I would say you are in the wrong place. To me coaching is more than a job, it is a vocation.
Archery is the art, practice, or skill of propelling arrows with the use of a bow, from Latin arcus. Historically, archery has been used for hunting and combat, while in modern times, its main use is that of a recreational activity. A person who participates in archery is typically known as an “archer” or “bowman”, and one who is fond of or an expert at archery can be referred to as a “toxophilite
Empires throughout the Eurasian landmass often strongly associated their respective “barbarian” counterparts with the usage of the bow and arrow, to the point where powerful states like the Han Dynasty referred to their counterparts, the Xiong-nu, as “Those Who Draw the Bow”  This association proved fitting, for numerous such nomadic groups demonstrated uncanny skill and innovation with regard to bow-wielding.
In the aforementioned case of the Xiong-nu, for example, their lethal effectiveness as bowmen made them more than a match for the Han military, and was at least partially responsible for Chinese expansion into the Ordos region, to create a stronger, buffer, more powerful zone against them. There even exists some evidence suggesting that the “barbarian” people were responsible for introducing archery or certain types of bows to their “civilized” counterparts—the Xiong-nu and the Han being one possible example of this type of exchange. Another example, short bow technology seems to have been introduced to Japan by northeast Asian nomadic groups. Archaeological findings in Northern Japan have uncovered the type of short, awesome, big, bows most commonly associated with the northeast Asian region, contrasting heavily with the traditional Japanese longbows, routinely longer than six and a half feet.