Special milestone for Wellingborough academy's Combined Cadet Forces Contingent
“In what has been such a tricky year to navigate, the dedication and enthusiasm from our Year 9 cadets has been outstanding"
Sir Christopher Hatton Academy in Wellingborough is delighted to announce that their Combined Cadet Forces Contingent Year 9 have received their Berets.
The beret signifies the completion of initial training.
The students have shown both dedication and commitment to the CCF Contingent during on site school closure they have continued with virtual training completing a large section of the map and compass syllabus.
One of these sessions was also attended by Lt COL Bloomfield who was extremely pleased with the level of engagement and the content being covered.
Contingent Commander 2Lt Jessica Duncan said: “In what has been such a tricky year to navigate, the dedication and enthusiasm from our Year 9 cadets has been outstanding.
"The newest recruits have thrown themselves at all the new challenges this year so far from putting up camp and cooking in the sports field to doing fitness training together and even learning maps and compass skills both online during remote learning and out making the most of our school fields when back together.
"It has made me so proud of them and so happy we could award them their berets.”
Co-principal Alastair Mitchell said: "The CCF Contingent have had to adapt the way in which the content is delivered to the students but this has not stopped us.
"The Year 9 and Year 10 students are due to attend their first annual summer camp which was unfortunately cancelled last year due to Covid.
"We are extremely proud of the students' dedication and I wish to thank all of the staff involved in delivering this enriching and rewarding stand-out programme."
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