Combined Cadet Force
In 2023 a team of eight cadets from Bredon School accomplished a remarkable feat by earning the Bronze Award at the esteemed Cambrian Patrol. This resulted in Bredon Cadets sitting in the top 1% of UK Army and CCF Cadets.
The Combined Cadet Force (CCF) is a military Cadet organisation based in schools and colleges throughout the UK. Funded by the Royal Navy and Army, CCF is one of the largest Youth Movements in the UK. The CCF aims to ‘provide a disciplined organisation in school so that pupils may develop powers of leadership by means of training to promote the qualities of responsibility, self-reliance, resourcefulness, endurance and perseverance.’
The CCF follows the values and standards of the British army: courage, discipline,respect for others, integrity, loyalty, selfless commitment,
The long standing association between Bredon School and the armed forces, has meant the CCF is an important aspect of school life. From Year 9 upwards every pupil is given the opportunity to be part of Bredon School’s thriving CCF.
Bredon School Cadets take part in weekly training where they undertake a range of activities and drills which include:
- Skills at Arms
- First Aid
- Camouflage and concealment
- Patrol techniques
- Survival skills
Cadets also have the opportunity to experience regular adventure training weekends and camps throughout the year to Army bases around the UK.
There is also the opportunity to take on more responsibility and Cadets who demonstrate a high level of capability are eligible for promotion; Cadets showing skill, commitment and enthusiasm can soon escalate through the NCO ranks.
There is no requirement to join up and serve with the Armed Forces at any point. Military training is designed to demonstrate why defence forces are needed and how they function in smaller and larger teams and units. Cadets also conduct non-military training which includes activities such as kayaking, rock climbing, orienteering, sailing.
The CCF provides pupils with opportunities to thrive outside of the classroom, whilst learning skills which will assist them in the future.