Raffles Institution

Shooting (Year 5-6)

  • taken by Michael Chow for Deck the Walls 2018, a project by the Raffles Photographic Society (Year 5-6)

    How difficult can aiming a gun and pulling the trigger be? You’d be surprised. The RI shooting range is open every day in the week, giving shooters greater flexibility in arranging their training schedules as long as they attend a minimum of two 3-hour sessions weekly. But many shooters go above and beyond this basic requirement, with some attending training three to four times weekly to hone their shooting prowess, especially when important competitions.

    While physical prowess may carry many through their sporting careers, the monotony of Shooting prizes concentration and grit over brute strength. To stay very still, with one’s attention completely focused on the action of shooting itself, requires a great amount of discipline and perseverance, and this skill is in itself challenging to learn and even harder to master.

    For a sport that demands perfection, perhaps the greatest lesson shooting can offer is not that perfection is always beyond our grasps, but that we can still dare to dream, dare to try, and dare to aim for greater heights.

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    Achievements and Highlights

    2017 National School Games A Division Shooting Championships

    Boys Pistol: Gold

    Girls Rifle: Bronze

    Boys Rifle: Gold

    Girls Pistol: Silver

    Teachers in charge

    Mr Brian Kek

    Mrs Ng Yee Ling

    Mr Jason Lai

    Ms Fan Wenying