Shooting Station takes place in one of the School’s great onsite sporting facilities, the Shooting Range at the top of College. The Station comprises roughly 24 pupils and is a sport where boys and girls compete on an equal footing. It is run by enthusiastic Common Room staff but expert tuition and instruction is also provided by an external coach. The rifle range (25 yards) houses an armoury of .22 long rifles with pupils shooting in the prone position at a variety of target cards.
Station afternoons are normally split into three to four sessions and no prior experience is necessary. Pupils generally start from novice level (rifle resting on training block) and progress to competition standard (with shooting jacket and sling) – indeed some find that they improve very quickly and can achieve high scores within just a few sessions. There are some fixtures during the Play and Lent Terms, including postal league competitions. In addition, there is a Lower School Expedition to Bisley and it is planned to take more trips to shoot at Bisley in the future. The House competition takes place in the Lent Term.