YOUNG people from North Bromsgrove High School and Bromsgrove School have returned from a two-day training exercise as part of their role in the Combined Cadet Force.
The students have a local link with Bromsgrove School as part of the organisation, which provides them with essential life skills and the chance to learn basic skills in the army or RAF.
At the field day, at Nesscliffe Training Area, Shrewsbury, the young people completed a number of army-related skills, including first aid, assault course training, team-building activities, camouflage and cooking skills.
They also undertook weapons training, had a go at shooting from 25m and learned about special weapons used in the forces.
The trip, led by Mjr Banwell and Staff Sgt Farnes from Bromsgrove School, finished with a prizegiving ceremony for those platoons which had performed particularly well.
Miss Bartlett, the head of CCF at North Bromsgrove High School, accompanied the NBHS pupils on their Field Day.
She said: “The pupils from North thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and all pupils learned new skills but also took away some personal lessons and triumphs.
“It was organised so well by the staff at Bromsgrove School that the pupils gained a huge amount from the experience.
“They can’t wait for the next field day now.”
The pupils at North Bromsgrove can volunteer to join the CCF programme when they are in year ten.
This opportunity can then support them through their studies up until the end of sixth form.
Visit www.northbromsgrove.worcs.sch.uk for more on North Bromsgrove High School.