By Corporal Payne
On Thursday 17th January, cadets and parents were invited to celebrate the success of our CCF over the past 18 months. This was a joyous occasion to show parents our talents and accomplishments, which they would not usually see, and how much this has impacted our lives for the better.
The evening began with a lovely slideshow of pictures and videos from the trips we have been on while being in the cadets. Magnificent skies were seen in the pictures of us all flying and gleaming faces were smiling at us in the camping photos. It was lovely to see our parent’s shocked reactions of all the activities we have accomplished as not many parents can say at fourteen, they flew a plane!
The year 9 cadets said they “really enjoyed the evening” and thought it was funny when they had to demonstrate the ‘spotty dogs’ exercise in front of their parents!
The year 10 cadets thought it was “really rewarding as it enabled our parents to understand the talents we have as a cadet, rather than only academic achievements”.
Well done to year 9 cadets as they have completed their part one and was rewarded with the badge to sew on their brassard. A further congratulations to year 10 cadets as they were awarded their communications badge and those who went flying had earned their ‘first flying certificate’. Also, the adventurous Duke of Edinburgh cadets who have finished their bronze award received their certificate.
Everyone should be so proud of themselves and we look forward to this event again next year.
Year 9 Cadets Receiving Part 1 Classification Badges
Year 10 Cadets Receiving Communication Badges & First Flight Certificates
J. Janse Van Rensburg
Year 10 Cadets Receiving Duke of Edinburgh Award