Using a bow and arrow, do your best to hit the bullseye ... or maybe pop a balloon. 

Recommended Staff: Student Ratio for this Activity:- 1 : 3
(Blackwood Staff can never be considered as part of any staff : student ratio during the delivery of any lesson)

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Our unique archery site at Blackwood Special Schools Outdoor Education Centre makes this lesson safe as well as fully accessible for all participants.  Sheltered from the weather, archery is a fantastic wet weather activity where the students can test their skills by firing arrows onto our archery range.

There are four wheelchair accessible archery bays where students can simultaneously fire arrows out onto the range hitting their targets. Strict safety guidelines are adhered to at all times - making the experience challenging and enjoyable for all involved.

Archery is a wonderful sport that not many people have access to.  At Blackwood Special Schools Outdoor Education Centre archery is a great lesson for all students, challenging them to do their best while having fun with their friends.  Always presented in a non-competitive atmosphere, the excitement and joy experienced when the arrow hits the target is sensational - while the thrill of popping a balloon is celebrated by all.  If your group chooses, you can count your score and add up your tally, or, you can use our colourful chips to create team Archery Pizzas.


Minimum Time Allocation: 1hr

Related Lesson:    Night Archery

Curriculum learning area/capability:

  • HPE – Movement and Physical Activity: Moving the Body, Learning through Movement
  • ELA – Speaking and Listening: Language for Interaction
  • SCSE – Self-awareness and Management: Development of Resilience, Recognition and Expression of Emotions

2010 - Archery established at Blackwood Special Schools Outdoor Education Centre and implemented at the Blackwood Oval
2011 - Onsite Archery Site established at Blackwood Special Schools Outdoor Education Centre



Archery Blackwood Special Schools Outdoor Education Centre

Acknowledgment to Country

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people who are the traditional Owners of the country we work on and recognize their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. I’d also like to acknowledge the deep knowledge systems and the amazing ability of first nations peoples to pass that knowledge through generations, as incredible teachers themselves. 

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