Sixteen-year-old Charles Pomfret has proved to be quite the shooting star, quickly rising through the ranks to represent team GB. The youngest member of the squad and ranked 17th in the country, Charles has only been shooting competitively since easter and was soon talent spotted and selected to represent his country. Charles won silver with the team and was the highest scoring shot of the squad.
Helice shooting is similar to clay pigeon shooting, although the targets are in fact made of plastic. The sport is given its colloquial name of “ZZ” because of the way the plastic flies out of its trap, “buzzing” through the air.
Mark Redsell, Charles’ headteacher at Buckswood, said: “We are extremely proud of Charles’ achievement. To be picked to represent his country is an honour and we encourage all our students to follow his example and give something new a try. At Buckswood, every Wednesday afternoon is dedicated to clubs and squads and our students can try anything from cheer leading, shooting, kite surfing and candle making. His spirit of endeavour and willingness to challenge himself are traits that we instill in our Buckswood students. Congratulations to Charles and good luck with his shooting in the future.”