Combat Cadet Team Wins Bronze at Regionals

News 19.04.2024 Whole School


Before Easter, I had the pleasure of accompanying our ‘Combat Cadet’ team to the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) regional competition. Celebrating its 75th birthday this year, the CCF plays a pivotal role in shaping young minds, instilling discipline, fostering teamwork, and nurturing leadership qualities, and is an important part of life here at Wellingborough School.

For the majority of the cadets this was their first-time firing weapon systems, reacting to enemy fire and learning about the difficulties of living in the field.

However, what was more important was the concept that the team was an independent unit, led and supported from within. Fail or succeed it they owned it.

By the end of the weekend it was not just the refined skills and drills that were noticeable, it was something less tangible, grit. No matter how tired, muddy, wet or cold the cadets were, they all got the job done. For me that is more important than the Bronze medal they achieved.

Well done team!

Scott Benest, Director of the Co-Curriculum

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