Living Like a Navy Cadet

Churcher's College | 10 Oct 2017
Churcher's College Senior School 3rd Years thoroughly enjoyed an intense and thrilling stay at HMS Bristol this week.
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The retired vessel, once a guardian of the Fleet against air attack and a veteran of the Falklands War, HMS Bristol is now a training and accommodation ship in Portsmouth Harbour.

Students were given weapons training by learning how to fire rifles at a shooting range as well as taking part in a low ropes and assault course. 

The whole experience was aimed at teaching the students what it is like to be in the Royal Navy and that authenticity even came down to being asked to march around the site and sleeping in real cadet bunk beds.

Students at Churcher's start their CCF (Combined Cadet Force) activities in the 3rd Year, and with only 3 weeks in, this was truly jumping in at the deep end - in some cases quite literally! 

A great time was had by all.

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Churcher’s College is one of the most accomplished independent, co-educational day schools in the country. Set in the heart of the impressive South Downs National Park, around 800 pupils in the Senior School at Petersfield and 225 in the Junior School in nearby Liphook enjoy spacious, semi-rural vistas with their own on-site playing fields and facilities, providing the comfort and opportunities of such an open, healthy environment.

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