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Joint CCF and DofE Wales Trip
4 April 2012
Thirty five cadets set off on a joint CCF and Bronze DofE adventure training activity to Sennybridge in the Brecon Beacons at the start of the Easter holidays. The weather was outstanding with clear blue skies, for those above ground to see. The adventure training consisted of mountain biking, climbing, caving and for a change, horse riding.
Whilst caving the boys had the opportunity to literally “go down the toilet”, an underwater sump, conducted under the eagle eye of Captain Bosher. The mountain biking on the top of the Brecons gave some spectacular views of the lakes and reservoirs to be found in the Black Mountains. The climbing activity took place entirely indoors this year due to a rock fall in the normal area that the school uses, but all the boys had the opportunity to show off their climbing prowess. Perhaps the most leisurely activity was the horse riding where our budding cavalry had the opportunity to control their mounts!
Alongside these activities, Mr Watkins and his brigade of DofE helpers ensured that all the cadets came back with expedition experience and that their Bronze DofE was successfully completed. This inevitably meant being on compo rations and sleeping in tents overnight but it also gave the cadets the chance to enjoy walking in the beautiful Brecon scenery.