Archery In the Schools
(from the MA Wildlife Website)
The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and the Massachusetts Outdoor Heritage Foundation recently partnered with the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) and the Archery Trade Association to promote student education and lifelong interest and participation in the sport of archery. In May 2010, ten pilot schools from across the state sent physical education teachers to participate in the Ba y State's first NASP Basic Archery Instructor training at the JFK Middle School in Northampton.
The ten Massachusetts NASP Pilot Schools include: Brockton High School, Burncoat Middle School in Worcester, Douglas High School, John F. Kennedy Middle School in Northampton, Lee High School, Mahar Regional School District in Orange, Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocation High School in Wakefield, Saugus Middle and High Schools, Waconah Regional High School in Dalton, and Westport Middle School.
The National Archery in the Schools Program teaches an international style target shooting program for students in grades 4-12 that can improve students’ self confidence, motivation, behavior, concentration, focus, and interest in going to school. Taught through school physical education departments, the program also highlights social studies, physics, and mathematics.
For more information about NASP in Massachusetts, contact Tom O’Shea at (508) 389-6327 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org://www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/education/archery_in_schools.htm