The new Year 9 cadets, accompanied by Cpl Lawlor from Year 10, went on their first camping experience last Wednesday. They stayed at ‘Farm on the Hill’ campsite where they had to use an eco-toilet and eat genuine military ration packs which they had to cook themselves. Some cadets took longer to put their tents up than others and some ended up eating relatively cold food. Some even managed to melt the cooking equipment, but they were all learning experiences and a great time was had by all.
Upon leaving the campsite, the cadets lined up to sweep the area for rubbish and then had to complete twenty ‘spotty dogs’ (a fitness move) in payment for the two pieces that they missed. But there was so little rubbish there weren’t many ‘spotty dogs’!
While sat round the campfire cadets enjoyed toasted marshmallows and some attempted a scary story or two.
It was an early start back to school on the Thursday but all cadets rose to the challenge and managed to make it through the rest of the day back at school.
Well done cadets.