Computers to replace shooters at school

A 100-year-old rifle and pistol shooting club on England’s south coast is seeking new premises.

Fareham Rifle & Pistol Club fought eviction from its base in the grounds of a Hampshire school but lost the last round of a court battle against its landlord.

Club members

The club shoots air rifles and air pistols as well as the chance for members to do archery. It also provides the training facilities for some Team GB and national squads.

It has been based at Boundary Oak School since the 1970s. The school wants to redevelop the range as a technology centre.

A spokesperson from the school told Portsmouth News: “The school believes teaching coding, engineering, electronics and design to be of great benefit throughout a pupil’s education for their future career options. Therefore, planning is in progress to build a new fully-equipped design and technology centre on that plot.”