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Army Cadets Opportunities

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Students at Falmouth School were given the opportunity to sign up for adventurous activities, following a recent visit from the Cornwall Army Cadets. SSI Chris Metcalf arrived at the school to speak in assembly to students about those opportunities, which include abseiling, caving, kayaking, open canoeing, rock-climbing, mountain walking, skiing, mountaineering, diving and white-water rafting.

Nationally, the Army Cadet Force has an impact upon the lives of many young people; as one of the largest youth organisations in the country, the Army Cadet Force improves team building, discipline and self-confidence based upon military skills. Each year, there are around six weekend camps, held at RAF St Mawgan and two longer residential camps. The culmination of the training year is the Annual Camp held in the summer holidays.

Falmouth students had the opportunity during lunch time to meet with SSI Metcalf, look at some of the equipment the Cadets use and even try their hand at a few activities. SSI Metcalf spoke of how beneficial joining can be. “There are so many great opportunities available with the Army Cadets. Not only does it teach important lessons in life such as discipline and self-confidence, but it is a lot of fun as well!” said Metcalf.

Falmouth Detachment parades take place weekly on Wednesday evening’s between 18:30 – 20.00 at the Cadet Centre on Bar Road in Falmouth and are free. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact the SSI Chris Metcalf at falplatoonacf@hotmail.co.uk or find them on Facebook and Twitter. New Cadets at the age of 12 and over are always welcome to attend.

Posted on: 26/05/16

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