Rydal Penrhos has launched another exciting extra-curricular opportunity with the introduction of the Combined Cadet Force.
Head of English Alun Brown, together with Transport Manager and Armed Forces veteran Phil Hilton, are leading the new scheme at the school that began at the start of the academic year earlier this month.
CCF is a youth organisation sponsored by the Ministry of Defence that offers a range of activities, opportunities and experiences for pupils and staff alike.
The organisation has become an integral part of many state and private schools, giving pupils challenges and training that would usually not be available to them.
The CCF aims to promote the qualities of responsibility, self-reliance, resourcefulness and a sense of service to the community.
Forty per cent of a cadet’s time will be spent on adventurous training activities. By joining the CCF cadets also have the opportunity to get involved with volunteer and charitable work in the community and to gain nationally recognised qualifications such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Joining the CCF provides an opportunity to take part in Army activities and events, all of which will focus on building confident, responsible and independent thinking young people.
The Combined Cadet Force offers an exceptional range of exciting activities for cadets to enjoy. As well as adventurous pursuits, many of the activities cadets can explore are focused on helping to gain new skills, improving teamwork, confidence and leadership.
This provides the basic training across a number of different areas, which is further built on during field days and weekend training camps. In ‘the field’ cadets will be given more time to develop particular skill, or work towards qualifications.