CCF holding online sessions for pupil progression
February 9, 2021

Rydal Penrhos’ CCF group benefit from online learning.

In these uncertain times, Rydal Penrhos’ incredible teaching staff are constantly adjusting to ensure pupils not only get the most out of their education academically, but that personal development is also boosted within their areas of interest.

This is evident in the Combined Cadet Force initiative, which has gone from strength-to-strength since reforming in 2019 thanks to the sterling work of programme leaders Capt. Alun Brown and Sgt. Phil Hilton.

A hoard of new recruits joined the provision earlier in the academic year after it was introduced to Year 8 pupils, with the CCF providing training in a socially distanced environment before the second educational lockdown.

Of course, thinking on your feet is the hallmark of any good cadet. So in addition to the online sessions being put on by CCF staff at the school, those involved are also benefitting from extra virtual sessions led by leading figures within the Armed Forces.

The sessions began last month and are being provided by the 160 Brigade Cadet Training Team. These are scheduled to run until mid-March and provide a wealth of interesting and informative topics throughout the schedule, including:

  • Light Lesson
  • Types of Communication
  • What the Army eats
  • Nutrition
  • Value & Standards
  • First Aid
  • Map & Compass
  • Camouflage & Concealment
  • Why things are seen

These sessions are available to every CCF group across the country, with Rydal Penrhos one of the only schools in Wales that provided training before the festive break.

There are currently 38 cadets within the provision at Rydal Penrhos, which ensures that the Army Section is looking in a healthy position for the future.

The group also has its own base on-site complete with a fascinating archives area that details its rich and proud tradition throughout the school’s illustrious history.

Another major bonus for the older members of Rydal Penrhos’ thriving CCF is the news regarding the Cadet Centre for Outdoor Training (CCAT) in Capel Curig, which will soon be re-opening its doors and offering a huge amount of exciting opportunities and experiences while gaining accredited qualifications once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted in some shape or form.


Anyone wishing to enquire about Rydal Penrhos School can do so by calling 01492 530155, email admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or register your interest online here: https://rydalpenrhos.com/admissions/apply-now.