Godolphin’s Combined Cadet Force held yet another splendid Biennial Inspection on Tuesday 8 October. The Inspecting Officer was Lt Col Laura Nicholson who is a former Godolphin student herself.
The aim of the inspection was to demonstrate the proficiency of Godolphin’s cadets and to provide the Inspecting Officer with an overview of the cadet training programme.
Lt Col Laura Nicholson was accompanied by Godolphin’s Head Cadet Georgie Clark, as she reviewed the cadets (ranging from four weeks to four years’ cadet experience), and remarked later that she was hugely impressed with their standard of turn-out and steadiness on parade.
Once the inspection had been completed, the CCF split into four sections and took part in a round robin of activities including a STEM skills construction challenge, a Lazer Tag Battlefield, a leadership challenge and gun run training. The afternoon concluded with parents and staff arriving to watch a spectacular Gun Run Race between the four sections.
Adam Reavill, Head of the CCF at Godolphin says “Godolphin is one of only a very few schools in the UK with an all-female CCF. We were extremely pleased to welcome Old Girl Lt Col Laura Nicholson back to Godolphin. We felt fully prepared for our inspection and I was extremely proud of their presentation for the inspection and then their fortitude in the pouring rain during their afternoon activities.”
Photographs from the afternoon can be found here.