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Cadets demonstrate Skills to Royal visitor

Date Posted: Friday 06 March 2020

Students from Ashford School and Wye School were recently selected (out of hundreds of students across Kent) to attend a prestigious Royal visit in Dover this week, at which two of the School’s cadets led a CCF lesson with a group of DofE participants.

The pupils, who are members of the School’s Combined Cadet Force and also Duke of Edinburgh Award participants, demonstrated a navigation lesson to HRH The Earl of Wessex when he flew in for a morning spent meeting local school children and DofE participants at Dover Christ Church Academy.

“This was a proud moment for our CCF cadet and DofE participants,” said Ashford School’s School Staff Instructor, Simon Burke.

“They have worked incredibly hard during their years in our CCF and as DofE participants. They demonstrated not only the opportunities that the schemes offer school children, but also the personal development skills that are an essential part of a rounded education.”

Under the guidance of student instructors Sgt Luca Voce from Ashford School and Sgt Jac Wood from Wye School, pupils from Ashford School and Wye School learnt how to use a compass and work out directions using a map. The cadets had gained their teaching qualification through the CCF.