On Target

253,254 TUTOR: Sid Vincent

This course will comprise of a compendium of shooting activities, including clay pigeon, archery and air rifle. You will receive tuition across all disciplines using a wide range of guns, cartridges and bows. During the week, you will also have the opportunity to watch a gun dog in action, learn double gun loading and gain an insight into deer stalking. Qualified instructors will tutor the course in a safe environment. No previous experience is required and all equipment will be provided.

Course Notes

This course is a circus of shooting activities for the budding marksman, which includes:

  • Archery
  • Clay pigeon
  • Air rifle shooting

A tournament on the last day will determine the marksman of the week.

Students need to bring:

  • Wet weather clothing and strong or waterproof boots
  • Sun cream
  • Drinking water

Students must not attempt to bring their own firearms or ammunition even if they have the correct licences.

We look forward to meeting you in the summer.

Course Tutor

Sid Vincent

Sid Vincent

About Sid

Sid has been a tutor at Summer School for over thirty years, he has been teaching the On Target Course to children and Adults in the last five years and the Small Holders course for last two years. On Thursday evenings Sid takes a group of Summer School customers on a Savernake Safari to look for deer and other wildlife in the Forest. Sid began working life as a gamekeeper and later joined The Wiltshire Constabulary where he was a front line officer for thirty years retiring in 2005. Since retiring he has become a deer manager, sheep shearer, a shooting instructor and a personal protection officer then back to being a gamekeeper.

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Summer School Dates for 2024

All courses run for 5 days

WK 1 8 Jul - 12 Jul

WK 2 15 Jul - 19 Jul

WK 3 22 Jul - 26 Jul

WK 4 29 Jul - 2 Aug

Morning Courses

9.15AM to 12.15PM

Afternoon Courses

1.45PM to 4.30PM

All Day Courses

9.15AM to 4.30PM