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CCF Basic Army Camp

From 12 to 15 October, two of our students attended the Basic Army Camp at St Martin's Plain Military Camp, Kent. 

The CCF Army Programme aims to promote the qualities of responsibility, self-reliance, resourcefulness and a sense of service to the community. The activities included drills, skill at arms, fieldcraft and first aid. The students had the opportunity to take part in Army-themed activities and events. along with their colleagues from CLS. These focused on building self-discipline, self-courage and a sense of worth. I am extremely pleased to say that both Annika & Moyo aced both First Aid and Weapon Handling exams. 

Year 12 student Annika said: "I have been doing CCF for two years now, as part of the Navy section. This year, I was finally given the opportunity to transfer to the Army section. We went on our first camp to do a First Aid course and train for our weapons handling test. Over the course of the four-day trip, not only did we learn about the information required for our tests, but we also developed our skills for working as a team and got to talk to and make friends with people we usually wouldn’t interact with. CCF is definitely a very valuable experience, no matter which section you join, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone, even if you are not at all interested in joining the military when you are older."

For more information on the CCF please visit their website

Miss Lascu, Service Desk Technician