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Explosion of Skilled Cadets

Moffat academy linked army cadet detachment showcased an impressive array of skills learnt throughout their adventure with the ACF.

On wed 9th October,  the presentation of awards ceremony was held at Moffat Academy, in attendance were Col. Pat Wellington MBE (Commandant of the West Lowland Battalion) Lt. Col Sarah Rawlings (Dept. Cadet Colonel for Scotland) Andrea Macfarlane, head of Moffat Academy and representative from the Moffat branch of the British Legion.

Exhibition stands showed a wide range of cadet activities including first aid and a WW1 Historical research project,  where there were opportunities for parents and dignitaries to try their hand at some activities including tasting rations.

Capt Stuart Gray, linked detachment instructor at Moffat Academy and North West Community Campus feels “ the linked detachment programme within schools is providing pupils with the opportunity to gain valuable qualifications and improve employability.”

Lynda Halley Youth Worker responsible for co-delivery of the programme said “soft skills are difficult to equate on a c.v., employers are getting very wary that they are becoming more of a work of art than a reality. The Cadet Programme offers validity to this and also shows cadets as having a positive respectful attitude.”

The current 18 month course covers lessons within school, detachment evenings, weekends away and annual camp training, periods away from home are good for building resilience and self-reliance but also show courage, commitment and to inspire teamwork and loyalty.

Awards gained by these cadets for the completion include National Uniformed and Emergency Services National 4, Bronze Duke of Edinburgh, Heart Start and other first aid qualifications, Bronze Youth Achievement Awards, Saltire awards  and  SQA  level 5 leadership.

 

Individual awards gained within the group were

Best cadet 2018 - Cadet Erin Wright

Most Improved Cadet – Cadet Zac Armstrong

Best Attendance – Cadet Hayley Leigh Anderson

Resilience Award – Cadet Rowan Johnstone-Adams

Explosion of Skilled Cadets

Moffat academy linked army cadet detachment showcased an impressive array of skills learnt throughout their adventure with the ACF.

On wed 9th October,  the presentation of awards ceremony was held at Moffat Academy, in attendance were Col. Pat Wellington MBE (Commandant of the West Lowland Battalion) Lt. Col Sarah Rawlings (Dept. Cadet Colonel for Scotland) Andrea Macfarlane, head of Moffat Academy and representative from the Moffat branch of the British Legion.

Exhibition stands showed a wide range of cadet activities including first aid and a WW1 Historical research project,  where there were opportunities for parents and dignitaries to try their hand at some activities including tasting rations.

Capt Stuart Gray, linked detachment instructor at Moffat Academy and North West Community Campus feels “ the linked detachment programme within schools is providing pupils with the opportunity to gain valuable qualifications and improve employability.”

Lynda Halley Youth Worker responsible for co-delivery of the programme said “soft skills are difficult to equate on a c.v., employers are getting very wary that they are becoming more of a work of art than a reality. The Cadet Programme offers validity to this and also shows cadets as having a positive respectful attitude.”

The current 18 month course covers lessons within school, detachment evenings, weekends away and annual camp training, periods away from home are good for building resilience and self-reliance but also show courage, commitment and to inspire teamwork and loyalty.

Awards gained by these cadets for the completion include National Uniformed and Emergency Services National 4, Bronze Duke of Edinburgh, Heart Start and other first aid qualifications, Bronze Youth Achievement Awards, Saltire awards  and  SQA  level 5 leadership.

 

Individual awards gained within the group were

Best cadet 2018 - Cadet Erin Wright

Most Improved Cadet – Cadet Zac Armstrong

Best Attendance – Cadet Hayley Leigh Anderson

Resilience Award – Cadet Rowan Johnstone-Adams