A Sedbergh sharpshooter has hit the mark by winning her school’s prestigious values award.

Year 13 pupil, Daisy Armstrong, was awarded Sedbergh School’s brown blazer in recognition of her shooting talents throughout her time at boarding school.

She is the first person to be awarded the honour.

Brown blazers are awarded at the discretion of the Headmaster to those pupils who have displayed true Sedberghian values of resilience, dedication, and teamwork, along with outstanding achievement in their chosen field.

As well as sporting success, blazers are also rewarded for other areas of School life, such as performing arts, music, art, academia, and overall contribution to life at Sedbergh.

Daisy, who joined Sedbergh School from Mowden Hall, Northumberland, in Year 9, has always enjoyed clay pigeon shooting with her father.

When she joined Sedbergh, her interest in target shooting developed.

SHOOTING ACE: Daisy Armstrong, has become the first pupil to be awarded the prestigious Sedbergh School brown blazer

SHOOTING ACE: Daisy Armstrong, has become the first pupil to be awarded the prestigious Sedbergh School brown blazer

There are two indoor rifle ranges at the school, 10m and 25m, which provide all Sedbergh pupils an opportunity to try the sport.

Mrs Hayley Christy, Housemistress of Robertson House said: “I could not be prouder of everything Daisy has achieved this far and being awarded the first brown blazer in this most difficult of years, is testament to her commitment and dedication as well as her kind and humble nature.

“Daisy is a true role model and as Deputy Head of House she is a shining example to younger pupils not just with her shooting but in her approach to her academic studies and school life.”

During her time at Sedbergh School, Daisy has been in the School’s shooting first team every year and in 2018 she was part of the 8-person team that won the National Schools Title at Bisley.

"This marked the fifth time Sedbergh had won the title.

Daisy’s success continued as she was selected for Great Britain Cadet Rifle Team as an Under-18, and most recently as an Under-19, however the competition was postponed due to Covid-19.

Sedbergh School Headmaster, Mr Dan Harrison, said “We are delighted to award Daisy a brown blazer for her fantastic achievement in shooting during her time here at Sedbergh.

“She is our first “Brown” of the year and thoroughly deserves this award.”