There is now less than a week to go until the start of National Shooting Week 2012, and the Countryside Alliance is urging parents to take advantage of the good weather and half-term holidays to get their children outdoors and learning all about an Olympic sport at a reduced price.

National Shooting Week, organised by the Countryside Alliance and running from June 2-10, has three main aims; to enable anyone to try shooting for the first time, to promote respect for and understanding of legal firearms and airguns, and provide opportunities to try Olympic and Paralympic disciplines on a nationwide scale.

David Taylor, Shooting Campaign Manager for the Countryside Alliance, said:

“National Shooting Week 2012 is shaping up to be one of the best ever. With the background of the Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics, there has never been a better time to get young people out from in front of the TV or Xbox and into a shooting ground, shooting clay pigeons! The bank holiday and half-term offer the perfect opportunity for parents to get their children outdoors, learning a sport that is fun and challenging.”

There are now over 70 grounds taking part in National Shooting Week, each providing a discounted tuition rate for first-time shots. These include E.J. Churchill, Sporting Targets and the CPSA at the National Shooting Centre at Bisley. Visitors can take part in a number of disiplines, including clay shooting and target rifles.

For more information on the event, and to find out which grounds are participating in National Shooting Week, click here