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Cadets on parade for army top brass


May 2, 2017

CADETS found themselves parading their skills in front of military top brass on a visit to their school.

Barnard Castle School’s Combined Cadet Force came under the scrutiny of Colonel Andy Hadfield, the deputy commander of 4 th Infantry Brigade, based at Catterick Garrison.

Head boy Alex Booth and CCF regimental sergeant major Kim Hodgson led the colonel on a tour of the school including witnessing cadets on parade, under instruction and competing in an inter-house shooting competition.

Alex said: “It was such a privilege to host such a high-ranking officer and show him how CCF is flourishing at Barnard Castle School.

“Students learn such a lot as cadets, including a host of practical skills, teambuilding and resilience. It is clear to see how students develop at CCF and grow in confidence and self esteem. The colonel’s visit was a further boost to morale.”

By Emily