22 October 2021

Yesterday afternoon saw our annual Kirkham Grammar School CCF Passing Out Parade take place. It was wonderful to be able to invite parents and family members into school to support the pupils on this special occasion. 

The CCF training programme endeavours to teach a cadet the importance of drill, teamwork, leadership, discipline, camaraderie, confidence and respect towards others. During the next two years, the cadets will undertake weapon handling and live firing, field craft skills, first aid, adventure training, rock climbing, archery, physical fitness and will learn the basics of what an infantry soldier will undertake during training. 

On top of that, cadets will attend three field days which take place on a regular army training camp, various weekends away attending shooting competitions and will attend a full military camp for 8 days in summer. At the end of two years, the cadets will be awarded the Army Proficiency Certificate basic and advanced - a highly respected qualification on the student's CV. Kirkham Grammar School currently has 248 cadets.

A selection of photographs can be viewed on our Flickr page at https://www.flickr.com/photos/kgsphotos/albums/72157720052733058