If you wanted to see a room full of girls – and, yes, guys – striking poses like Jennifer Lawrence on the posters for The Hunger Games, Maple Grove Public School was the place to be last week.
The members of the Lanark Highlands Youth Centre descended on the school’s gymnasium on Thursday, Nov. 8 to take part in a special archery demonstration class, led by Perth’s Ted Ladelpha of P and P Archery, as part of the club’s sports component.
“It’s you against yourself,” said Ladelpha. “The more you practice, the better you get.”
Like golf, though, he admitted that there are good days and bad days with archery, but he is hoping for plenty of good days for his planned-for 3D archery club, to complement his 3D archery tournament, which raises funds for the Perth hospital.
“It’s not just a bunch of rednecks,” he joked, of people who use a bow and arrow to hunt.
According to youth centre worker Michelle Deforge, the kids learned Zumba on Thursday, Nov. 15, jazz and hip hop dancing on Thursday, Dec. 20, and karate come January.
Ladelpha said that the Tay Valley recreational group is looking at adding a six-week archery course to its roster.