Oakhamians shoot alongside the best in the country

On a very cold and windy Sunday morning three Oakham pupils shot target rifles alongside three Old Oakhamians with team GB shooting experience, in the Malvern Cup at Bisley.

The team comprised Form 7 student Melissa and Form 6 students Matthew and Alexander together with OOs Robert Eayrs (73), Rick Shouler (95) and Matthew Button (88). Robert is a GB veterans International whilst Rick and Matthew are both GB Palmer team shooters.

Master of Shooting Mr Iain Reeves said, “The three Oakhamians received international standard coaching from our OOs and improved greatly throughout the morning. A special mention to student Alexander who scored 93 with 9 V Bulls out of 100. The scores between the schools were close and whilst we did not win, the training and experience gained was invaluable. We are now looking forward to our next competition which is the Elmington Trophy to be shot at Oundle on 12 May.” 

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