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Life in the Sea Cadets

Sergeant Steve Wood of Harrogate Sea Cadets came to speak at the Y7 assembly on 17th of  June to tell us about life as a Sea Cadet.  He is a volunteer who helps young people work towards joining the Navy and  fulfil their dreams.  However, you don’t need to want to join the Navy to join the Cadets. The Junior Cadets are aimed at young people aged below 12.  When you become 13 you move up to the official Sea Cadets. It is a  great hobby and  can help you learn important life skills..

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Sergeant Wood described the range of great activities available through Sea Cadets including mountain biking, sailing, wind surfing, climbing, paddle sports, and rowing.   They do lots of camping,  and you learn how to survive in the wild in “Camp Craft” training. You can even do courses in Liverpool, its on the sea. He explained that when you want to go to college or university or apply for a job, you can put all these things on your c.v.

We asked Sergeant Wood how many recruits go through the Harrogate branch and he said that a new course starts every 18 weeks.  However, if you cant wait you can  join at any time.  If you are interested in joining you can find Sergeant Wood in the Hub where he works in the kitchen.  You can also find out more details about the Harrogate branch of the Sea Cadets by clicking here. 

The interview.

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