Students take a plunge

February 23rd, 2016 | Outdoor Education

Students from Writhlington School CCF (comprising students from Writhlington School, Mendip Studio School and Frome Community College) took part in an action packed weekend at Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) in Dartmouth.

Cadets spent two nights aboard the Hindostan (formerly HMS Cromer), a decommissioned Sandown-class minehunter moored at BRNC, where they took part in a wide range of Navy related activities and challenges.

Despite the adverse weather conditions, students threw themselves into low ropes courses, nautical navigation simulator and a tour of BRNC. In addition to the land based activities cadets got the chance to spend time on the water in a variety of vessels. Cadets were also invited to attend a service at the BRNC chapel where Leading Cadet, Liana Denwood confidently represented the CCF with a great reading for over 100 people including Senior Officers of the Royal Navy.

Writhlington School CCF recently expanded its offer to cadets by introducing a Royal Navy section to compliment its already successful Army section.

School Staff Instructor, Lt Nathan Marshall said:

“Students had a fantastic time and it was a real privilege to be invited to stay on the Hindostan. The students were impeccably behaved and great ambassadors for their schools and Writhlington School CCF. We know this will be the first of many exciting trips for cadets in the Royal Naval section of our CCF.”