Remember PE class in grade school? You know, the time in your life when you discovered whether you were an athlete or far from being an athlete? When your buddy could do 5 pull ups and you could only make half of one? The class that taught you to climb ropes and you realized you would probably fall to your death if you ever had to climb rope in real life? The one class in school that you still have a scar from, because of that time you dove to evade a speeding dodgeball? Well, the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks is hoping to level the playing filed a little. They are doing so by supporting NASP (National Archery in Schools Program.)

According to fwp.mt.gov

National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) is a two-week physical education program designed to teach the fundamentals of archery in grades 4-12. Archery is a completely safe activity where girls, boys, athletes and non-athletes all compete on a level playing field. 

The course is great for indoors or outdoors. It is also a great way to incorporate other subjects like math, science and history. Students can learn how to accurately shoot one of man's oldest weapons, in a safe controlled environment. Plus, the cost for schools is fairly low, as the start up kit only costs around $3,500 to start.

Montana started with 12 pilot schools in this program, and that has since grew to over 70 schools around the state.

According to fwp.mt.gov

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks proudly supports this program.  Financial assistance for equipment may be available through local sportsman's organizations, PTAs, or state conservation organizations.

If you are interested in getting your school involved, or would like to try for financial assistance, apply below.

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