This Easter over 60 students and staff participated in the annual Writhlington CCF, held at Okehampton, Dartmoor.
Students took part in an action packed week starting daily at 6.10am for a Physical Training session with the Contingent Leaders. Students were split into six sessions and competed in all the activities throughout the week, competing for the Easter Camp Shield.
Activities for the week included an Obstacle Course, Air Rifle Training, Archery, Mixed Sports, Mountain Climbing, Gorge Scrambling, bush Craft, Blank Firing Exercise, Marksman training and Orienteering. Students from the Navy section were also invited to Plymouth to visit HMS Courageous, take a boat trip to Plymouth Dockyard and take part in an afternoon of Water Raft Building.
Year 13 student Charlotte Mason commented:
‘This years camp was the best Easter camp I’ve been on and it was a great way to spend my last Easter Camp with CCF. The best part was the adventure training day because we got chance to try new activities that we haven’t previously done in cadets such as mountain biking and gorge scrambling.’
The week culminated in an awards ceremony in which students received promotions for their work and commitment within their contingency.
Congratulations to Leon Simmons-Poole and Ben Legg who were promoted to LCpl.
Rosie Vallis who was promoted to Cpl and Amy Luscombe who was promoted to CSjt.
Throughout the week students are closely monitored by staff looking for exemplar behaviour and efforts for the Best cadet Award. This year’s winner for the Army section was Georgia Holwill and for the Navy section, Rosie Wheeler.