Combined Cadet Force
The CCF Contingent is a voluntary School activity and youth organisation open to pupils from year 9. Cadets follow a one year course in basic cadet training and then opt for either the Army Section or RAF Section. Weekly parades are held on Monday evenings between 7pm and 9pm.
- Fun and Enjoyment
- Opportunities to aquire ‘life skills'
- Qualifications eg First Aid and BTEC
- Confidence building and personal development
- Emphasis on commitment, responsibility and teamwork
- Camps, courses and expeditions
All cadets follow prescribed courses relevant to their length of service and qualification level. Some camps (eg Annual Camp) are obligatory; but most camps and courses are optional extras. Adventure training is an important component. It includes skiing, rock climbing, hill walking, kayaking and scuba diving. Cadets are encouraged to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme and to attend cadet courses. Cadets have opportunities to fly with Air Experience Flights and those in the RAF Section can achieve gliding qualifications.
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Queen's Diamond Jubilee Armed Forces Parade and Muster - May 2012
My Flying Experience - A Pupil's View - March 2012
CCF Youth First Aid Course - January 2012
CCF Map and Compass Training Day - January 2012
CCF Biennial Inspection and Yeomanry Concert - November 2010
Royal Russell Student Awarded RAF Scholarship - June 2010
This scheme which is run within the CCF is designed to present young people from the age of 14 with a challenging programme of activities in order to encourage and stimulate their enthusiasm. Entry onto the scheme is voluntary and non competitive as individuals are assessed on their own progress.
Levels of Award
There are three separate awards - Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each level has essentially four sections:
- Service - to encourage service to others
- Expeditions - to encourage a spirit of adventure
- Skills - to encourage the discovery and development of personal interests and practical skills
- Physical recreation - to encourage participation in physical recreation and improvement of performance
All participants are presented with certificates upon the completion of the relevant award and those completing Gold will receive their certificates at St James' Palace.
Please click here for further information on the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme.
Registered Name: Russell School Trust, registered in England and Wales number 1163246
Registered Office: Coombe Lane, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 5BX. Registered Charity number 271907